Thursday, April 15, 2010

I did not say “Um”

Well, first of all, I have to tell you how much I loved reading your comments on my last post. I wrote that one hoping to help some of you that get negative comments, but look what happened yet again…you go and make me feel all gushy and mushy and LOVED. Thank you so much. (Really truly.)

So anyhoo -- today I was on TV! Yes, freak. out!

It was a local morning show called Indy Style. I have been on television a couple of times before, back in the day when I worked in PR/marketing. But it was usually during some kind of crisis with five microphones stuck in my face. Needless to say, it wasn’t fun. Notsomuch.

This was fun!! I really did have a ball. I was a little anxious beforehand, but that was mostly due to the I hope I don’t sleep in on accident, I gotta do my hair and put on makeup, make sure the car is packed, I hope I didn’t leave a light on in the car and walk out to dead battery, have to get the kiddo up and to the sitter, and gotta get through rush hour traffic (oh how I DON’T miss that!) stuff that goes into getting downtown early. (Early for ME.)

I really wish I would have added “gotta get a spray tan” to that list because OH LORDY I am pasty, Elmer’s glue, blindingly white:

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But it was a feat I got everything else done and got there in time, so I’m not complaining. (Did I mention I’m not a morning person?)

My sis served as my assistant for the morning, and it was so wonderful to have her there with me. :) She took a few pics of my segment from the “green room”:

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We both couldn’t believe how big the set looks on TV, but it’s just one large room, with areas for different segments:

040I imagined it being four times this size! It was super cool to see the behind the scenes work to make a show like this happen -- really impressive. And everyone there was so fun and SO nice. Ack! I loved it!

Of course, the video of my segment is the only one not working online, so until it’s fixed, I took a video of it on our TV. It looks awful, bear with me. I figured some of you would want to see it and didn’t want to leave you hanging.

Oh, and I can operate a saw and nail gun like nobody’s business, but I don’t know how to turn off closed captioning on the TV:

 

You’ll notice that I didn’t say “um” much but I did say “Yes,” “Yep,” and “Yeah” about a bagillion times. Gah.

Yep. Yes I did. Yeah.

(And those of you who know me in real life – YES I am still married. :) I use my maiden name for press stuff.)

I was so tired from the day when we got home, I didn’t finish up the chair just yet (six minutes went SO FAST and we ran out of time to show it!), but I’ll show you this weekend. It’s super cute!

If they are able to get the video working on the web site, I’ll link to that instead because the quality is MUCH better. :)

Because I know many of you wanted to know more about the airplane art above the Bub’s bed – here’s a run down of how I hung it:

1. Take a large poster frame – the cheapy ones with the thin plastic frame around them – and discard the cheapy plastic frame. 

2. I kept the cardboard backing, put the poster on top, then put the acrylic over the poster. I wrapped pieces of painter’s tape along the sides and edges to keep the poster from slipping out while I installed it.

3. Put the whole thing up on the wall (figure out your center first!) then secure it temporarily. I actually used my nail gun and put a nail into it, thinking I would secure the whole thing to the wall that way and then put molding over it. I realized after the first nail that is NOT a good idea – it split the acrylic. Oops!

4. The acrylic did end up coming loose from the nail towards the end, but it served it’s purpose and held it up long enough for me to get most of the molding installed around it. If you just have a second set of hands, that should be all you need.

5. Then I just installed the molding, but I only nailed into the molding on the bottom and middle, if that makes sense. I didn’t nail into the molding on the inside – near the poster. I only nailed around the outside. So it’s is secure enough to hold the poster and acrylic but I didn’t nail into the acrylic.

From what I can tell, there’s enough give in the acrylic so that I can wedge it out someday to replace the art. I have not tried to take it out because I spent too much time putting it up and wasn’t about to mess it up. :) But it feels like I’ll be able to get it out of there fine.

Even if I’m not able to get it out, it won’t take long at all to pry the molding off of one side to slide it all out, replace the art, and slide it back in.

I hope that helps – sorry I don’t have visuals for that one, but I didn’t take any pictures of the process. I know, bad DIY blogger!!

Another giveaway weekend is coming up tomorrow! Till then, have a GREAT Friday!

63 comments:

  1. You were tooo Ca-ute!!!!!!!!! Great job!

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  2. How fun! So glad you shared your recording! You did great...very calm, cool and collected. I would have been tripping all of my words. ;) Way to go!

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  3. How exciting to be on TV and you managed to make it through without error..bravo! I would have made a complete fool of myself! :0)

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  4. AWESOME JOB! I think you need to come down to Louisville and do a segment here too. :)

    ***applause***

    Cheers~
    e

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  5. Yep, I'd say you did an awesome job! Yeah, I would. Yep, you looked totally fab up there! Yeah, ya did!

    Ha! Seriously, loved it! Looks like you had fun. Yep.

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  6. How exciting! Way 2 go! And you don't look pasty white ;-) LOVE LOVE LOVE the plane-framed-wall art thingies by the way! HOW FUN!

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  7. You are just so wonderful, and I'm so so very excited to see you be featured on TV, incredible ! Way to wield that industrial strength staple gun, girl, you pave the way for all of us. So glad they featured your other projects too. Hip hip hooray for TDC and her merry band of DIY followers !

    :-)

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  8. Ohh we are in the presence of someone famous!! : )
    How fun that must have been for you!!

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  9. LOVED the captions! I'm deaf so I was able to enjoy this video. I'm glad you don't know how to turn them off ;-)

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  10. You did great on the show! Yay for you!

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  11. Maybe you wouldn't have had to say "ya" so much if the host would've SHUT HER YAP and stop explaining what you did. WHATEV. You were fabulous.

    And the PC term for paste-y is alabraster brow. That is an all-inclusive term, so it can also refer to thighs.

    At least mine.

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  12. Sarah, you are so cute!! Loved it!! You did a wonderful job. Look forward to the finished chair.

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  13. Great job!! Love all your stuff! You got me excited to decorate on a budget! ;)

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  15. What great fun. You did a great job. I can't wait to see the finished chair. I have been on the news a few times for a charity I am involved with and it is soo fun. I am always amazed by the technology they use to produce and broadcast things on TV.
    Thanks for sharing your TV adventure.

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  16. Congratulations on a wonderful appearance. You look great - not pasty white at all.

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  17. Very cool. I am still scouring the local Goodwills, so I can make a cloche of my own! Grrr. I'll be at another one today! In the big city! Cross your fingers! ;)

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  18. Oooh, very exciting! I'll have to watch that video ~ as soon as I figure out how to get the sound working on my laptop!

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  19. You did a great job! I would not have made it through without stammering or stuttering! You should have a regular segment!

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  20. Congratulations on your TV appearance! And, thank you for explaining how you did the airplane picture frame! I'm so impressed -- you miter your own molding and everything?! I keep sending links to my husband saying, "I want you to do this: ... "! Have a great weekend!

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  21. I think you were great on TV!! I love that you said yeah and yep! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Loved Rebecca@older and wisor's comment! Did you feel like you couldn't get a word in??? You were adorable!

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  23. Awesome!!! You're a celebrity now! :) Great job!

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  24. Great job!! I would have been saying "like" and "um" the entire time. Hopefully this will inspire other shows to call you....like Oprah maybe. Thanks for sharing all your great tips!!

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  25. great job sarah! You are braver than I am! :)
    I'm sure they'll have you back, heck maybe you'll be a regular feature!
    have a great weekend
    gail

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  26. Great job! If I wasnt already following you, I sure would be now ;) Makes me miss American TV :(
    (Army Overseas) Hello from Germany!

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  27. Hey TV STAR!! You looked wonderful by the way, good for you!

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  28. How fun that you're a TV star now! Loved watching the video. Great job, Sarah! :-)

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  29. Congrats on the TV spot, that's amazing and thanks for the tips on hanging the art. I never thought of that idea before.

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  30. You are so cute! And so calm. I would have been talking like 100 miles an hour!

    Great job!

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  31. Wow, you did a great job on TV! You are a very pretty lady. I love your blog and all of your ideas. Thanks,Mel

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  32. I only heard a couple of um's, but I was laughing at how many yeah, yep, yes's there were....but only because you pointed it out before hand! LOL
    I would completely forget how to talk altogether if I were on TV, so I think you did a great job!

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  33. I have a severe-profound hearing loss, so I'm glad you weren't able to shut off the captioning! :)

    Good job on your tv segment. I would have probably stood there blushing and stuttering.

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  34. Congratulations, Sarah! How exciting. Today, Indy Style, tomorrow. . . Good Morning America? Woo hoo!

    I have to disagree with you, though. Your skin is not the color of Elmer's Glue. That would be the color of my skin, and you're definitely not that pasty! Seriously, you look great. Super caauute, in fact!

    Yeah. Yes. Yep. Love ya.

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  35. Congratulations on your TV appearance! Great job!

    ~ Tracy

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  36. You did a wonderful job, don't worry! Your awesome skills and project are what people will remember and want to see more of.

    You are TRULY an inspiration to me and many others. Keep up the good work!

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  37. Okay, so what's next? Today Show, GMA, The View, Jay Leno, hosting SNL? HA HA... you were too cute, a bit nervous maybe, but HEY... it's your first time in front of the big lights, right?

    Loved it!
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  38. Thanks for sharing on your blog! I am new to this blogging world and I am amazed at what I have been missing! I am a stay home mom of 5 who loves to do things that make my family happy, from cooking a warm breakfast to making the house a pretty and comfortable place to come to. I get a lot of satisfaction from that! But I get frustrated looking at home and decorator magazines because everything seems expensive or not realistic. (We are a real family, that really live, I dont want a showcase home!) Then I read your blog and think to myself, "DUH!". That is so easy! So, if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then consider yourself flattered! I love many of your ideas and use them in my home! Thanks again

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  39. I thought you looked great. You did a great job!!!!

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  40. Great piece Sarah! You did awesome! Could you share the make and model or your electric staple gun? I'm sure more people than just me want to know. Thanks!

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  41. Famous TV girl, can I have your autograph??! :) How exciting for you!! Girl, if you think you're pasty, you ain't seen nuthin' yet. I am vampire pale, no kidding. I wish they'd cast me in the last Twilight movie. :s

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  42. Hehee, youre just being over critical of yourself!

    Lucky you, being on a show! Congratulations!

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  43. You did an amazing job Sarah! Thanks for sharing the video. Can't wait to see the finished chair. :)

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  44. What a beauty you are! Promise me that you'll never mention the words "spray tan" again-- you don't need it! Also, your shirt is super cute.

    Oh yeah, and I guess you're pretty crafty too. (ha, ha!)

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  45. You look great, did a super job! I love your ideas!

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  46. Congrats on your TV segment. You were awesome!

    -FringeGirl

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  47. I follow your blog quiet a bit but I never really leave a comment. That's so cool that you're in my area and I didn't even know it! I wish I would have known ahead of time, I would have watched you yesterday. I thought you did great though!

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  48. You know, when you started blogging, did you ever imagine you'd have a fan base as big as you do? Let alone that you'd be on television one day? Holy cow! You are an inspiration. BTW, I LURVE (yes, I used it!) your ideas. Thanks for sharing so willingly.

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  49. You know, when you started blogging, did you ever imagine you'd have a fan base as big as you do? Let alone that you'd be on television one day? Holy cow! You are an inspiration. BTW, I LURVE (yes, I used it!) your ideas. Thanks for sharing so willingly.

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  50. How exciting! You look great in that pink top. :)

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  51. Way to go!!! I'm so happy for you. I would be so incredibly nervous to be on T.V. I'm pretty sure I'd either ramble on uncontrollably or pass out. Way to play it cool :).

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  52. You were fabulous! Enjoy your success, you've earned it!

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  53. Ha, ha, how cute are you!? And love your cardigan :)

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  54. Lol. The yep's and yeah's are made even more cute by the closed captioning.

    You did a great job! I hate sets like that. The lights are so hot!

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  55. You did so great, and you only said yeah and yep because she was talking too much. ;) You couldn't get a word in.

    Looks like tons of fun (although I, too, could do without the early morning).

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  56. You are a doll!!

    I'm so thrilled for you.

    And there weren't nearly enough "yeah"'s in there. ;-)

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  57. The molding around your pic looks like a million bucks. I loved your tv spot, congratulations!

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  58. Congrats on the TV gig! I'm so excited to see local stations giving home bloggers their due :). Way to go girl.

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  59. Congrats on the TV segment! :-)

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  60. You were awesome sista! I'm so glad I was able to be there with you! I love you and am proud to be your sister.

    p.s. Nice airplane pic...where'd you get it? Oh right, me.

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  61. You are so stinkin' cute! You looked like a natural!

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  62. Ok so I am a teensy bit late reading this post but had to say that you were great on the show!
    First, you weren't "pasty" buuut if I had to stand next to her, I might look like I needed a tan too. :)

    You should really think about taking your act on the road and doing seminars showing how to create fun trash to treasure items. I love your blog but it seems so much easier seeing and hearing you do it than reading about it. I am a fellow blogger so I find that it is so hard to describe how to do it by writing about it rather than showing it in person. You would be FABOO (my speak for fabulous) in a seminar and a huge hit all over the country...somethin' to think about. ;)

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