|Pre-makeover: Joy Stewart's House "as was".|
On February 14th, on a modest street in the Kimberly Village section of North Lauderdale, FL I attended my very first LIVE reality TV home makeover reveal. Just like when I watch it on TV, I cried. But unlike when I watch it at home, I joined by many teary-eyed folk including police officers, neighbors, teachers, executives, local politicians, TV producers, and reporters as we anticipated the Designing Spaces's Dream Team welcoming Joy Stewart and her four grandchildren into their newly renovated home.
|There was a police escort on Welcome Home Day|
|News crews waited to capture unrehearsed emotion.|
|Joy and her family join hosts Debi Marie and David Jones and KC from KC and the Sunshine Band for a moment before going inside their newly refurbished digs.|
|The kitchen had no "hearth of the home" personality nor working fridge|
|Flooring had taken a beating over the years.|
|stay tuned for transformation.|
I cannot show you anymore of the "after" part. I am sworn to reality TV secrecy.
The story unfolds in 3 parts on Lifetime. The first episode airs tomorrow, April 4th, 7:30 a.m. The 2nd and 3rd parts will air on Designing Spaces on April 11th and 18th respectively.