Food Network’s American Diner Revival show. We stayed up all night to help

Yes, we love to help with an insane TV show challenge like Ty Pennington’s American Diner Revival.

George's Place Food Network AMERICAN DINER REVIVAL THERESA

Charmed by this donut sign find at George’s Place, a diner featured on a new Food Network Show: American Diner Revival.

We’re makeover addicts.

So when we got a call to help with part of a fast-paced Food Network makeover show, our answer was:

Of course!

In the world of TV shows, we know that most of the carpentry happens when the story-line cameras are gone for the day. Producers usually have an overnight shooter and set-up GoPros for time-lapse, which is always fun to see progress made in lightning speed. So without the entire crew on set, it’s easier to make makeover progress.

Our part of the big makeover for American Diner Revival was to install the new ceiling. With water damage and years of wear-and-tear in the diner, the ceiling was sad. We worked with Armstrong to make the entire diner look incredibly more polished and, well, clean. If you want to know the how-to of the project, Mark wrote a blog about the details.

Always a treat to spend a few minutes with Ty, too. With his charm and well-known persona, it was delightful to see all of the hustle-and-bustle surrounding the project. And for anyone who thinks Ty Pennington doesn’t actually work on his projects, stop those thoughts from spreading. He works after the cameras are down. And the producers had to tell him to take a break. He’s a passionate artist-carpenter who creates more than just extreme makeovers like the American Diner Revival. He’s a craftsman who designs fabrics, furniture, and more.

So we hope you’ll tune into Food Network for this American Diner Revival episode called ‘Farm Fresh Fiasco‘ about George’s Place in Carmel, NY.

I’m definitely tuning in to find out what happened to my little donut friend.

Oh, and as a mom who works weird hours and travels, I trade videos with my 6-year-old Jack. Here’s a fun little behind-the-scenes video of us working very late at night. (And ‘Bear’ is my mommy nickname for Jack.)

George's Place Food Network AMERICAN DINER REVIVAL Armstrong ceiling

Our friends at Armstrong are awesome, and their ceilings are easy to install.

 

George's Place Food Network AMERICAN DINER REVIVAL Armstrong ceiling

Andy Doyle is part of our super-talented TV makeover crew.

George's Place Food Network AMERICAN DINER REVIVAL Armstrong ceiling

Yes, I do my own stunts. Installing a new Armstrong ceiling.

George's Place Food Network AMERICAN DINER REVIVAL Armstrong ceiling

Yes, that’s a box of ceiling tile. By tile, I mean one. (hehe)

George's Place Food Network AMERICAN DINER REVIVAL Armstrong ceiling

Now this is what a ceiling should look like.

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