Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Kinda cool...

So, you know I'm in love with my kitchen, right? So happy.
But, we still have a way to go.
 Butler's panty isn't done:
We want to put in cabinets, dishwasher, wine fridge and a ice maker in.
We also want to put in a patio:
But guess what kids?
That will have to wait while we play catch-up with all the money that went to construction and college tuition this past year.

So I put on my thinking cap and remembered that there was a girl in our town that rented out their kitchen for use in commercials, ads and movies. She felt there was little downside and that the money was big enough to put up with all the inconvenience.
I have heard some horror stories but decided to send the pictures shown above that my kitchen designer (Sharon Sherman, Thyme and Place Design, Wyckoff, NJ) had taken and generously gave to me.

Well, we were signed right away! Within a few days we received our first call and there I was running around crazy taking pictures of the french doors leading out of the kitchen, both inside and out. Apparently ABC wanted to shoot a promo with Mario Batali at... OUR HOUSE!!!!

However, it's show biz folks. They really needed a kitchen island that had a cook top on it!
Ours, thankfully does not. We were a contender unless they found one and... they did.

Aah, our brush with fame! Our location agent assured me that our house/kitchen is a star and that we can look forward to plenty more opportunities.

We're ready for our close-up Mr. De Mille!
 Or at least some bucks to do the patio!!


JMW said...

I'm having major kitchen envy right now - what a beautiful space! I can see why you love it so much and why it would be a great setting for a cooking show. :)

Formerly known as Frau said...

I love your kitchen it's gorgeous! I hope some jobs come from it! So cool!

Ina in Alaska said...

That is AWESOME!!! And can you imagine the leftovers from celebrity chefs cooking in your kitchen??? Fantastic!!! What a great idea!

Jg. for FatScribe said...

sweet! locations scouts will love your hearth and home, prepster!

next time, kid!


trifitmom said...

very cool !!!

Ronda said...

That is great, and I love what Ina said about the great leftovers! I am in love with your kitchen, it is so beautiful!! Is your backsplash a subway tile? I can't really see it. This is the last thing we are waiting for, and we are doing 3x6 tiles. I wish I could see a close-up of yours! Congratulations again on your new kitchen!

Joyce said...

I love your kitchen and just know I will be seeing it on the screen looking at it saying "I knew her when..."!! That is pretty cool you heard about this fab idea to bring in some "dough".
Do you think I could present this pitch to my DH, why we should redo our kitchen?!! Hmmm... I wonderful if they have something like this in our corner. I think you open up another career for us all.
I remember when my sister lived in California they used the outside of her home for a movie. It was a blur, but she did get a couple of thousand for that blink.
Enjoy my friend. xo

Lisa said...

I love your kitchen. I think I might need a new one now. I do not like cook tops in islands either. I think they take up so much "social space".