My first thought? Bitch is crazy! My second thought? Damn, Miera is good at one thing: biting the hand that feeds her. Miera seems to have no consideration whatsoever for the team of people who work with and for her. I pity any carpenter, painter, carpet installer, etc. that ever works with this woman. Danielle stops her project to assist the carpenter since she seems to have an awareness of the enormity of all that wood being cut to the wrong size, but Miera is busy focusing on Miera.
Based on this choice of image, I know which side the editor is on.
Cija (the carpenter) settles the spat with a plea to just get the new measurements so the wood can be recut to the new dimensions. Miera can’t understand the ‘bad attitudes’ of the people around her. Danielle has a whole lot of painting in her future.
Day 3 and Rachel is creating her little kids corner play area next to the recycling bins. Would you guess that set is #1 or #5? Dave comes around for the camera challenge of the week, “Show how to bring the outside in or inside out (in less than $100).” I’m not going to lie; it was a snoozer of a camera challenge this week.
Here’s a quick summary:
Mikel: Use books, rope and flame to create a pile of charred art. Awkward delivery.
Hilari: Buy a clear glass lamp, stuff a stem of plant in it. Charming camera presence, but I have nightmares about fruit flies or other insects from fresh plant and fake stuff is tacky.
Stanley: Using old wood to make a simple wall sconce. Good delivery but not instructive enough for me to do the project I think.
Britany: Hang old or cheap plates as art outside. Acceptable.
Danielle: Art project, framing a gold leaf. Easy and I’d do it, but man she looks beat down on camera!
Miera: Framing fabric for an art project. Falls over her words, not a winner on camera.
Kris: Takes a tumbleweed from the nursery and runs an umbrella lighting kit through to create an outside fixture. Kris still has that singsong cadence that can be very fake, but he’s getting better.
Rachel: Buy plastic kids’ stuff and put it outside? Huh? She bombs on camera and the ‘project’ isn’t a real design thing at all.
Now we’re down to the last hour and Danielle is still helping with Miera’s Cabinet of Chaos. Just like last week, she’s scrambling at the last minute. Unlike last week, this problem wasn’t of her own making. Miera’s rushing around too, but she’s composing verbal alibis for the mess as sponsored products are placed.
I gave them a built-in piece of furniture. Maybe it’s not done, but I’m just playing on nostalgia for the good old Trading Spaces days of crappy projects which lower home value.
Time is up and everyone looks close to tears, about to drop from exhaustion or both. Let’s judge with our guest this week, HGTV’s own Sabrina Soto, shall we?
Hilari and Mikel
The judges love this room, and I have to agree. The sectional is an easy place to go wrong, but this one was spot on. Of course I hope it is fabric treated because that color will have many spots on it after the first party. It’s my only real complaint, however, since I never expected to enjoy something inspired by ‘flea market’.
So many features are loved, actually: The sectional, the sideboard, the colors, the carpet, the mirror, the old Russian in the corner reading tarot, it’s all a winner for the judges.
Stanley and Britany
Before, it was a concrete jungle. After, it’s woody and inviting. Genevieve wants more color, Vern loves the fence detail and Sabrina loves that cabana. I would love this backyard. David doesn’t mention this on air, but he loves this one best with the exception of no lounge chair space. As an extremely fair skinned person I have to disagree. The reclaimed wood deck saves my feet and the cabana saves my face. What’s so bad about a natural brown and green color scheme for the outside, Genevieve? I also love the fence, as much as I thought I would hate it.
Danielle and Miera