Wednesday, May 07, 2008

HGTV...HERE I COME!

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I JUST GOT AN EMAIL FROM THE PRODUCER! THEY ARE COMING ON TUESDAY TO FILM....YIKES! I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO AND THE TIMING COULD NOT BE ANY WORSE BECAUSE I'M WORKING ON A HUGE PROJECT AT WORK! I JUST CALLED THE CARPET CLEANERS AND LEFT A MESSAGE...I SURE HOPE I CAN GET MY CARPETS CLEANED FRIDAY! I'M SO STRESSED, EXCITED, SCARED, HAPPY, WORRIED....

update:  I should have mentioned that I will be on a new show based on the HGTV Rate my Space website.  They take a room from there that wasn't rated very well and make it over.  The homeowner gets to pick inspiration from other homes on the website.  Someone chose my armoire as their inspiration...who knows maybe she even reads my blog...I don't know.  I put my blog address on some of my rooms I have posted there and I know some of you have found me that way.  Angelo from 24-Hour Design is going to be the host of this new show which is starting to air in June!  

Here is a link to my place on RMS.

83 comments:

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Cindy, I am so excited for you! Your home looks just incredibly nice! HGTV will LOve it!!....Your tablescape is lovely as well! I can't wait to hear about it all!...Relax & enjoy the process!...Heidi :)

Alison Gibbs said...

OMG Cindy - how exciting.
Don't panic - enjoy it!!
Your home is beautiful.
Alison

Lisa M said...

That is wonderful news! Which show are you going to be on?

Darla said...

Oh I am SO EXCITED for you. Don't worry - it'll all fall into place.

ceekay said...

Congrats. I have just been looking at your Flicker photos. I know you are anxious and nervous, but what a special treat and a memory you will NEVER forget! I am very happy for you!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Congratulations! I'd be peeing my pants about now!

:-) Rosie

Cindy's Red Door said...

And just think we'll all watch that episode and say out loud, I know her, yes that piece she refinished last month and she ask us what we all thought. We'll all brag that we now know a SUPER HGTV star.........Cindy will you be dancing with the stars next? I hope soooooo.
I am so excited for you. I guess me and rosie might need to sit on plastic while we watch you!!LOL
XO Cindy

Carla said...

Congratulations, Cindy, and wow was that fast! Don't worry--with all the beautiful things you have no one will even notice the carpet!

Marlene said...

Congratulations! I'd be in a dead panic! But what fun....tell us what show you will be on.

Sue said...

Cindy,
What a thrill for you. It will be so fun to be able to feel like I actually know someone on HGTV. Isn't it something that us bloggers feel such a knowing of eachother when few of us have actually met in real life.
It has been really fun watching your journey in blogging and now into another media, TV. We are all so happy for you.
Hugs,
Sue

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

WHOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! See girl, I KNEW they would pick you...how could they not!! Congrats to you...I am so EXCITED for you...may I suggest which jewelry accessories to wear while they film you? hee hee...really, you will be wonderful...I say call in sick on the day before they come and take time to breath and enjoy the experience. Our friends said the crew is wonderful...and I know you will be wonderful too! P.S. can I get my autograph now? ~ xoxo ~ Joy J.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

SOOOOOOO EXCITED for YOU!!! YaHOOOOOOO!!!
You will be beautiful, your home will be beautiful! All will be great!!!!
Yeahhhhhh for YOU!!

Abbie said...

Congratulations Cindy!! With all the expertise you have, you totally deserve this11

Jessica Leman said...

Oh my heavens! I have never commented on your blog before but I read it! CONGRATS! I am thrilled for you!

Shari said...

OH! MY! GOSH! I am so incredibly excited for you! Do you think your landlord could get that wood laminate floor laid before Tuesday??? LOL! I can't wait to read your post after they have been there. Good luck!

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

Cindy! I too am so excited for you! I've been reading your blog for a couple of months now and love it! Your home is beautiful. You should be very proud of yourself! This is a HUGE accomplishment!

Anonymous said...

YEAAAAAA! Congratulations! But, of course, this comes as no surprise to your adoring fans in blogland. I think you are on your way!
Debbie from homewithhospitality@yahoo.com

Joanne Kennedy said...

I to re-read your post because at first I thought you said YOUR room didn't get highly rated. I was going to say there was something wrong with that. Then I read that someone else's room didn't get highly rated and they wanted to use YOUR things for the room make over.

How exciting! Can't wait to see the show. Be sure to let us all know when to watch.

I bet you are so proud. After all the years of hard work you have put into your home you should be proud. I would be.

Joanne

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

You go girl! Thats amazing! I'd be panic stricken though! You have done so much and been such an inspiration to so many!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Cindy,
Happy dance time!!! Don't stress, just seize the moment and enjoy. It will be wonderful!

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Debbie Kay My Vintage Daydreams said...

Hi my friend:

CONGRATULATIONS, I knew it would work out for you. I am SOOOOO excited for you.....

We will email (talk) soon....I'll be thinking about you over the next few days and praying everything goes well. Love Ya!

Debbie Kay

Rosemary said...

Congrats on that one Cindy!!
That is very exciting.
Don't worry, it will be fine.
Can't wait to see it on tv.
Enjoy it,
Rosemary

Glenda said...

Oh lordy be. Do I have my underwear on ??
That's what I can hear myself saying if I was in your shoes. I would be coming and going in so many directions. Yikes.
I am excited for you. It will be an experience you will never forget and can tell your grandkids about someday.
Make a list an check it off as you go dear.
Good luck and let us know when you'll be a star.

Glenda

Jen r. said...

Oh Cindy! I am so excited for you!!!! Good Luck! I can't wait to see when it's on!
Jen R

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Melissa said...

Woo-hoo!! Can you hear the clapping in Washington?? I'm so excited for you and look forward to all the details you can provide!!!

Many Blessings,
M.

Tracie said...

Hi Cindy,
That's wonderful news. You'll be fine. Deep breaths and just think of how much you love to re-do, decorate and all that makes you happy!

Congratulations - just enjoy the moment.
~Tracie

Anonymous said...

I'm not at all surprised you were chosen. You are very deserving. We're all so happy for you. Just be yourself and everyone at HGTV and TV land will love you. Congratulations!!!

Donna Lynn said...

So thrilled and excited for you Cindy! You must be beside yourself with joy and nervous upset! :)
It will be such fun, relax and enjoy it all and make sure you tell us when it will be on TV!!!
Bless you sweetie!
Donna Lynn

Joy said...

woohoo... I just found your blog... what a awesome thing.. .cant wait to see it.

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Oh my gosh! Congratulations!!

vivian said...

how excieting for you! you'll have to let us know when its going to air! I'd be a wreck too.. but try to enjoy!
have a great day!
vivian

Carousel222 said...

This is so exciting. All of us who are regular readers of your blog know how inspirational your ideas and projects are. You have given us all many wonderful ideas. I'm so very happy for you. You are so deserving of this. I will be anxiously waiting for the show. Again, congratulations!~

Melissa Lester said...

Congratulations! I visited the site and enjoyed seeing all your spaces. Can't wait to see the show!

Anonymous said...

Cindy, It's so wonderful! We all are behind you, your home is great! I would say not to stress--however, I know I would too! We all will be waiting to here the air date. Your friend, Deb G.

Blue Castle said...

Congratulations! You deserve to be on HGTV. Your house is amazing.

dalavosius said...

Hi Cindi, it's deborala from rate my space. congratulations on being selected for the show. A HGTV producer contacted me as well to use my living room as an inspiration room for the show .. however, as you know, the production goes very fast and I am having windows installed this week (actually work is stalled today because of rain) and begin a complete gut of my bathroom next week, then exterior painting. All of these upgrades are really exciting for me because (being a single mom!!) I've waited and saved for years to get it done. The production crew would have to film in my house no later than the 19th of May ... I got really excited about it when I talked to the producer but I just don't want to stop my renovations ... I feel really sad that I'm missing such an exciting opportunity but I will take great pleasure in seeing your house featured. Have fun with it.

dalavosius said...

Hi Cindi, Its deborala from rate my space. Congratulations on being selected for the show. Your rooms definately are inspirational. A producer from the show contacted me as well to use my living room as an inspiration room for a show that they will be doing. I was so excited and all set to do it until he told me that they needed to have the production crew in my home no later than May 19th. As you know the prodution goes very fast. I am having windows installed this week (actually rain has stalled the project and it will not be completed until later next week), then a complete gut and renovation of my bathroom, then new doors and the house gets painted. (Being a single mom) I have waited and saved for years to do these upgrades to my home and I don't want to postpone them .... so I decided not to do the show. I'm really sad about that but I will take great pleasure in watching your home be featured. Have fun with it!

Beverly said...

Cindy, this is all just so exciting. I definitely want to see that show.

Have fun.

LBP said...

How exciting! Please let us know when "your" show will air.

Blessings

Linda

ROMANTICO ESPACIO said...

Hi Cindi, I am very happy for you, I love your apartment, I think a new super star born, don't worry. Please let me know the day exact of the show, I don't want missed

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

That is amazing...congratulations!

Marie said...

Omg. I got butterflies for you. Congratulations and good luck!!

dalavosius said...

hi

dalavosius said...

Sorry for all the posts Cindi, I was trying to figure out how to post and I guess i got it right the first time and didn't realize it. So happy for you!!! Deb aka deborala from rate my space.

Kay said...

Cindy,
That is so exciting... I love RMS and I love your blog. You are an inspiration to me also. Last weekend I painted an old white wicker love seat black...a bit unusual for me, but if Cindy can go with black... You can see my attempt at being Cindy at my blog... Women all over the US are looking to you for inspiration! You go girl!

tricia said...

After months of lurking, I have to come out and say congratulations! HGTV has chosen very wisely:)

Sharon said...

Hi!
I am thrilled that you are going to be on HGTV. Maybe next you will have your own show!!!!
Of course you are nervous and all of those other emotions that go along with it. But don't feel like you need to do so much--your home is beautiful.

Creating Myself said...

I haven't watched HGTV in a couple of years. They took all my favorite shows off (Country Living, Kitty Bartholomew & even stopped showcasing the viewer's homes on Decorating Cents) .... all the make-over shows just don't interest me much but I'll tune in to this one...congrats!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh my gosh.... that is soooo exciting... I know you must be going nuts.... I wish we could all come and help you. I'm glad you didn't have to wait long to hear from them...ohmygosh....Cindy is going to be on TV...Cindy is going to be on TV...wooohooo
Hugs
Linda

Debbie from NJ said...

Cindy, how wonderful!!! I am so happy for you! I can't wait to see the show. Don't panic, all will be fine.

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Be sure and let HGTV know to expect a dramatic spike in their ratings when your segment airs! :-)

I am so happy and excited for you. This honor is well deserved.

Rhondi said...

Congratulations Cindi
We will all want to be notified when that episode is on! Try to relax and just enjoy the experience. It will be fun.
Rhondi xo

southernbelle said...

Hi Cindy,
First of all let me say how much I
enjoy your blogspot and all you post on RMS.You are truly a gift to me and others who know you in
cyberspace.I'm so happy and excited for you being selected for
the new show on HGTV. Can't wait to see it.
Congratulations and Warmest Wishes,
Southernbelle (Mimi)

julie said...

How awesome! So, you are going to be the next HGTV star! I cant wait to see! Keep us posted on the date and time! Enjoy! Julie

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Cindy I am so so very happy for you!!! Congratulations! I feel like I know a movie star :) :)


Hugs,
Dena

Adrienne said...

Oh Cindy, I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to hear all about it and to see your wonderful home featured on TV. You will do well and your home will be perfect! Keep us posted - blog friends want to know! ~Adrienne~

Mary said...

HOLY CRAP! (Sorry, but that's what I said when I saw the HGTV logo) I'm SO THRILLED for you! You are such a terrific inspiration for so many people, and we are all just over the moon for you. :) Don't worry, just be your usual sweet and friendly self -- and have fun!
xoxo,
Mary

Tracy said...

Good luck! I think your home looks fabulous....HGTV will too!

Susie Q said...

This is so exciting for you and yes, for us too! Just relax, it will all go just fine. Your home is beautiful and so are you.
Enjoy his experience sweetie...you deserve it!!

Love,
Sue

OKGardners said...

Good for you! Your place is TV-worthy, so don't worry. Take it easy and enjoy the experience.

Be sure to REMIND us (with feeble minds) WHEN your home will be on HGTV. We watch it non-stop.

Betty in Oklahoma

JoAnne said...

How exciting! Tuesday? Boy, they don't waste any time. Be sure to keep us posted on how the filming goes and when the show will air. Good luck!

Joanne said...

Before I found your blog, I never even saw one before but you got me hooked. I absolutely love to see everything that you've done on your home - especially knowing that you do it on finds from garage sales, etc. I adore garage sales but up here in NY, we don't have them year round -- more like from April to October. I love going to the "rich" areas and getting gorgeous expensive pieces for very little. Even though are homes are very different (yours is cottagy, mine more old world), I love seeing how you take your items and fix them, paint them, display them, etc. I laugh 'cos you love to paint everything white while I practically paint everything black. Talk about opposites. But, we each know what we like and how to make something what we want it to be. Congrats on HGTV contacting you. I hope that everything goes well. I'll be thinking of you on Tuesday. Don't fret too much -- remember, they already like what they saw! Joanne

Joanne said...

Hi Cindy -- I have never even seen a blog until I saw yours. Now, I am addicted. Your home is so beautiful and, the best part, is that you've done it all with bargain pieces at bargain prices. I'm up here in NY and we don't have garage sales all year long -- just from April - maybe October. Winter can be very long when you're waiting for the "thrill of the hunt". Your decor is so different from mine but I love your home and what you do. I laugh when you paint everything white 'cos I practically paint everything black. Congrats on being chosen. Well deserved.

Gloria said...

Oh Cindy way to go girl, I stopped by the other day on RMS and told her you would make it, your home and all you do is just beautiful and I am so glad that HGTV see this also. How super for you. I will be watching you on TV. Congrats and you rock girl.

Michele said...

WOW!!! What an honor!! That's so exciting!! Congrats, and I can't wait to read about the experience!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
Congratulations & good luck.It will be fine stop stressing.I'm so happy for you.
Take care
Chris

Becky H said...

be sure and let us know when it will be on. this must be so exciting for you!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS Cindy,
I cannot wait to see you and your lovely home on HGTV. Please keep us posted as to when you will be on. Don't be nervous, you have alot to be proud of! Chris

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Congrats, Cindy! Can't wait to see your episode on HGTV. We'll all be watching.

Rhoda

Victorian Lady said...

Congratulations Cindy! :) You totally deserve this! It wasn't until just a couple days ago that I found out that your home is an apartment! This whole time I thought it was a huge house! Just goes to show how lovely your sense of design is that you could make me think that! :) Enjoy it!

Mere

Crossroads Cottage said...

Wow! Congrats Cindy! I've always wanted to be featured on HGTV - although I've always joked that my husbands and my projects start out as "Weekend Warriors" and then turn into "DIY to the Rescue". Anyway, congrats again - please let us know when the show will air. :-)

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Cindy, I am so happy and excited for you. What a dream come true. First magazines now tv. Your landlord should give you a free months rent just because~~~~~~ Please let us know for sure when it is on.
Best of luck to you,
ginger

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Way to go, Cindy! You will have to let us know when the show will be airing!!...Donna

Charlotte said...

74 comments. I couldn't believe it. I started not to make a comment thinking 74 was enough, but shucks. I decided why not be number 75. That sounds like a good number. I'm so excited for you. I can hardly wait to see it on TV. Be sure to keep us posted on when it will air.
Hugs & Blessings,
Charlotte

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I love your decorating style. :)

Devonia said...

Oh my, gasping for breath here Cindy. Let me be the 77th person to say how lucky HGTV is to have found you. I can't wait - keep us updated!

My bests,
Devonia

Anonymous said...

Cindy, How exciting! I am so happy for you! I love everything that you have done with your home - wish I were half as creative as you! Can't wait to see you on HGTV! Lucy

daisy cottage said...

CONGRATULATIONS CINDY!!!!
I'm soooooooooo happy for you!!!!!!!!

(((hugs)))
Kim

TattingChic said...

How exciting to be on HGTV! After looking at you blog I can see why your home is HGTV material. How exciting for you. Can't wait to hear more details. Good luck with everything. You'll do great!

Teal Chic said...

Hi Cindy, So glad you left a comment on my flickr, as I absolutely love your blog! It's so beautiful!!!! :) Congrats on HGTV coming to your home, it's gorgeous, can't wait to see it when it airs :)

Candi

christina-defining moments said...

I love HGTV - I am so jealous :)I found your blog through several others and will keep up with it! Good luck with HGTV!

christina-defining moments said...

I love HGTV! I am jealous:) Good luck and I will can't wait to see!