The DIY Network is launching some exciting new renovation shows over the next year. Before I go into it, I want to assure you that you are not dreaming. This is real. I’m not saying theses shows aren’t long-awaited much-anticipated dreams come true, but I want to assure you that you are awake and this is not that weird dream you had once about Vanilla Ice.
Debuting later this year, the new series Vanilla Ice Goes Amish features Vanilla Ice learning from the greatest craftsmen in the world. With no frills, no music, and no power tools, Vanilla Ice tackles life, including building a barn, at the largest U.S. Amish settlement in Holmes County, Ohio.
I am so in.
Next up, Joseph Ward Simmons, best known as “Rev. Run” from American hip hop group Run DMC, keeps it in the family as his 9,000 sq. ft. home in New Jersey undergoes a complete renovation in The Rev. Run Project. Premiering in 2014, DIY Network documents Rev. Run, his wife Justine and his three children, as they give their 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom a much-needed facelift. The series captures this family-based project as they update the entire house, including the great room, kitchen, garage and more. They even add an indoor swimming pool.
Walk this way, ONTO MY TIVO WISH LIST.
Also next year, DIY Network debuts The Daryl Hall Project, featuring singer/songwriter Daryl Hall from musical duo Hall & Oates as he fuels his second passion for historic home restoration with his latest project, a quaint 1700s Connecticut farm house. In the new series, Hall plans to revive this 1-bedroom into a new family home that was originally built by a widowed sea captain. Hall’s care in historically accurate restoration must be melded with the mandates of modernity and small town regulations.
I can go for that. Yes can do.
“Celebrities own and renovate homes just like the rest of us some even know enough about renovation and real estate to flip homes for a profit,” said Kathleen Finch, general manager of DIY Network and sister property HGTV. “Watching Vanilla Ice swing a hammer, Rev. Run and his wife debate over what color to paint the living room, or Daryl Hall deal with his local zoning board, makes them real and fascinating to watch. Fans rarely get the chance to see celebrities deal with these kinds of issues and it is fun to see them tackling the same things all homeowners do.”
Weird idea! But I’m glad someone thought of it. It’s just the kind of thing I love to tune in for.