Whew! I think I have finally recovered from our little adventure in LA. Thursday was a looong day. We woke up and were at the CBS studios by 8:30am and got right in. Megan and Melissa were talking with the guy who works for the show and somehow talked him into giving us spots on the risers. We got our special wristbands and got to go in first. We had really good spots on the risers for the first taping. We were right above the judges which was fun. We had a couple hours in between taping so we went back to the Grove for a little shopping and some lunch. Went to Farmers Market which is so fun. We went back for the final taping, had to get there at 4pm and the taping didn't start until 6pm. It was live for back east. Megan and Melissa had the best spots on the risers and Cat Deely (the host) came up and stood next to them for a little bit. They got their cute little faces on TV. It was such a fun little adventure but oh so exhausting! I don't know how those dancers do it. Sounds terrible to me. I wish I had more pictures but they didn't allow cameras, phones, purses etc into the studio.
Remember that one time my husband bought a tv wall mount and then I decided we needed a new tv stand? And then it made me realize our dark furniture would look way better if I lightened it up? And then it was time to get rid of the old dark throw pillows and dark rug? And then all of a sudden that fireplace looked so out of place. So we gutted it. All because we put the tv on the wall! Here’s a little walk down our DIY family room makeover. Before . I started with this old corner cabinet that i got for free years ago and painted chocolate brown. I dusted her off and went to town with chalk paint. Then I got rid of the old dark rug and started changing out our throw pillows. Then it was onto the fireplace. Before Chris took out part of the wood floor to extend the floor of the tiny fireplace. We also cleaned out the fireplace and sprayed it with cream paint that can withstand 1,200 degree temperatures. And then we sucked out the old volcano rock and put in this fire glass fr