Yesterday started off like any other day. John went off to work, I published the morning post and started working on a design dilemma, Burger chased a few bugs on the back patio. Then John called me to say that we were just on CNN.
It turns out that they liked our bench makeover so much that not only was it featured on the top of CNN’s homepage, but our names and website were actually mentioned in a live broadcast on CNN along with the before & after bench pictures. Needless to say it was no longer a normal day.
One of the kind folks over at CNN had actually contacted us on Tuesday to ask a few follow up questions about the project, so we had an inkling that we might get a random mention on their website in the coming week, but little did we know it would be a shout out on live TV less than 24 hours later. How crazy is that??!! And John wasn’t calling me because he’d seen it (contrary to popular belief, people in advertising do more than play pool, drink brandy, and watch TV). He actually found out about it because one of his coworker’s husbands had called his wife to tell her he’d seen it. We heard it through the grapevine. Insane! Anyway, here’s the link to our little CNN appearance (that’s a sentence I never thought I’d write).
So a huge wet smooch goes out to the bench-makeover-loving peeps at CNN! Thanks so much for the mention. And thanks for making just another ordinary day… not so ordinary at all. We’re still pinching ourselves.
Way cool!!! Congrats! :-)
Sandra J. says
That is FABULOUS news!!!!!
You guys deserve it :)
How exciting! Congrats!
that is amazing!!!!!! congrats!!!!
So fun! Happy Birthday, Sherry :)
That’s awesome guys – nothing pumps you up more than being on TV! ;)
Being on TV for something good that is!
That’s awesome! Congrats! You both have added so much to the renovating and decorating world that you should be on national television getting recognition!
That is really awesome!!! You two have a really great ideas for decorating on a budget! Congrats!
Too funny that you had to hear it through the grapevine! congrats!
ansley b. says
That’s great for you guys–congrats!
Wow, congrats to you both! That’s so cool!
ashley morgan says
Very cool. And, it’s your bday Sherry? Happy birthday!
Diva Style says
Congratulations, Sherry and John!! Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!
That’s huge!!! Congrats! You guys totally deserve it!
congratulations! so awesome! what a nice treat!
Congrats! Congrats! I’m pinching myself for you! How exciting. You’ve made it to the big time!
Congrats! Your blog never fails to inspire–and it’s given me confidence to take on projects in my own home. I say it’s a matter of time before you two have a TV show of your own :)
Summer Smith says
couldn’t have happened to a more talented couple! Congratulations!
Ami Rae says
Congratulations! I hope this is the last step before your own show.
Wow! That’s so exciting! Congratulations to you both! :)
That is awesome! way to go!!!
Beauty Fully Used says
Amazing! Well done! You guys DO have some great tutorials for chic stuff on the cheap.
Kathleen T says
Congrats! Haha – I work as an art director in advertising and decided after watching 2 seasons of Mad Men that I need a couch, brandy and a torrid love affair in my work space.
How exciting! Congratulations!
I don’t work in advertising and yet I need those things that Kathleen T said in my office too.
You guys are so stinkin’ cool! CNN–what the heck.
What you guys are doing is SO great. You are at the center of showing people how to do more with less. And isn’t that the name of the game right now? I’m so glad you are getting so much exposure! I wouldn’t be surpised if the next step is your own T.V. show…I know you’d have more than enough viewers supporting you!!!!
Just want to add my congrats! You guys rock!
So neat!!! Congrats!!
That’s so exciting! Congratulations!
Congrats guys! I second the your own tv show idea, it sounds fab-u-less. PS Sherry – happy birthday!
AliCherri1 (HisBirdie) says
That is awesome! Congrats :)
Denise T. says
Congratulations!! It’s hard to believe that once upon a time there were only a few comments on your posts. CNN – way to go!
Congrats! It’s a great project and you guys totally deserve the attention :)
kristin jo says
congrats! you guys work so hard and have great ideas, very well deserved.
Congrats! That is so cool! Happy Birthday to you Sherry!
Oh my gosh, congratulations you guys!! :)
And I know this isn’t CNN, but your guest room is on thenest.com right now:
In case you didn’t know :)
Thanks so much for the link to our guest bedroom on The Nest! We also did a video house tour with them, so here’s that link:
Fun, fun, fun! We love those guys over there.
Thanks so much for all the kind words! It’s super fun to share the excitement with you! Smooches to every last one of ya!
Sam & Jacci says
AHHHH!!!!!!! (girly squealing). How awesome is THAT!!!?? Oops, sorry for the shouting, but that is extremely exciting stuff :) Yay for you all!
That’s how I found your website and in the last 24 hours I have poured over your site. I am hooked!
Shannon Mignone says
Congrats ~ that’s totally awesome & certainly well deserved!!
I have to confess something…
I actually hope against the TV idea that readers mention so much. It’s a selfish thing. We can’t see things like HGTV online stuff in Germany. You never know how many of the things you enjoy require an IP address from the US until you’re not there.
Then again, if everyone else cheers in that direction, I’ll be sad, but I’ll cheer for you too.
WTG!!! Congrats you both deserve it.
Way to go..congrats yall!
Erin J says
That’s awesome! Yay guys!!
Regan Rothery says
Precious! Congrats to you guys! It’s awesome to see large media outlets take notice of the little things folks everywhere are doing to repurpose old items. Your site is such a wealth of great ideas and information, always explained in a way that takes out the intimidation. I am so glad it was shared with such a huge audience!! Woot woot!!
Congrats! How cool is that?