Design Star & HGTV.com

Once upon a time, I thought it would be a good idea to try out for HGTV’s hit reality show “Design Star”.

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I thought it might be a fun experience and that I might actually be able to keep up with the hundred-million-mile-an-hour pace the contestants endure while they’re filming the show.

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And it wasn’t until a casting agent for the show contacted me and told me I had made it past the first round of the audition process, that I really started to think about what it would be like to be on the show.

(Insert nervous stomach and a mini panic attack here.)

Long story short, I didn’t end up getting cast, and although I had already convinced myself that I probably wasn’t cut out for the show anyway, for some reason I just couldn’t help but get all emotional the day I received the thumbs down from the casting agency.

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I’ll never forget the day they told me. I was home alone. It was Valentine’s Day, and because he was on tour, I hadn’t seen Kevin in weeks.
Oh yeah, I’m talkin’ major pity party that night.

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Not to worry though- time heals all wounds. And amazingly enough, I actually ended up signing a contract with HGTV.com earlier this year.
(High five!)

I’m writing articles for their website, which I absolutely LOVE doing.
And the gig is not only fun, but it’s completely stress-free too.
No other contestants to battle against, and no nervous moments standing in front of the superstar judges every week. LOL!

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So today, I thought I’d show ya what I’ve been up to over at HGTV.com this Summer, in case you’re looking for inspiration regarding any of the following topics…

(click on the photos below check out the articles)

Bedroom Updates For Any Budget

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Budget-Friendly Dining Room Updates

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9 Tiny, But Beautiful Bedrooms

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Turn Your Before Bathroom Into An After Bath

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And here’s one called “10 Stylish Dining Room Storage Ideas”.
(I didn’t write this one, but I was one of the “expert designers” Kayla Kitts interviewed for it!) :-)

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I’m currently working on a series of articles called “Fast Fixes” that will be published on their site between now and the end of the year. I’ll be shooting step-by-step footage and writing about a wide variety of interior and exterior projects. Everything from how to transform a vintage wall-mount sink into a birdbath, to how to antique kitchen cabinets, to how to create end tables out of architectural elements- and many, many more.

I’ll continue to post links to the articles as they appear on HGTV.com on our Facebook page, and I hope that you can draw inspiration from a few of them along the way!

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In the meantime, let’s check out what the original Design Star, David Bromstad, had to say about last weeks episode of the show…

What do you think?
Any thoughts on who’s gonna win this year?

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