Open Concept on HGTV!

Good morning friends!  Most of you that follow us on social media have heard our fun news… Our pilot is airing this weekend!  It’s called Open Concept and it airs on HGTV this Sunday, September 20th at 1pm CST/ 2pm EST!

Open Concept on HGTV

To say we are excited would be a bit of an understatement!  So… What is the show about??  Here is the description from HGTV.com.

Sisters, Whitney and Ashley tear down the walls of Brooke and Dack’s boxy house. Four small rooms become one large open concept space that is the perfect home for entertaining. They use their mad carpentry skills to fill the home with 16 pieces of custom furniture they make for a fraction of the cost it would be in store. The end result is a stunning reveal of the living room, kitchen, family room and laundry.

Basically, we tore down the walls to bring a family together, and then we built them the furniture to fill it up!

AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!  This is a pilot episode for HGTV.  If the ratings are good, the network will pick the show up for a series.  So, we need you to watch the pilot, and we need you to SHARE the heck out of it!  It would mean the world to us.

We will be doing some awesome tool giveaways on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter over the next 48 hours leading up to the show and we will also be doing live Periscope videos before and after the show as well as live tweeting, so make sure to follow us on all of our social platforms!

So many of you have told us you will be having watch parties!  That makes our hearts so happy!  Please, please send us photos of your parties so we can share them with everyone!

Here are a couple of photos you can save and share!

Twitter

Show Share for FB

Instagram

We had an amazing time along the way.

This was the first day of filming and meeting the sweet family that we helped out!

Shanty2Chic HGTV

And demo day…

Open Concept on HGTV Demo Day

And the final day when we got to share our work with the family and cut the cake after we wrapped!

Cutting the Cake Open Concept

We are extremely thankful for this entire opportunity, and so many people that have walked the journey with us.  We are thankful for our families.  We are thankful for our stepdad (that will make more sense after you watch the show 😉 ) We are thankful for all of you guys and your continued support.  We are thankful for RTR Media, our production company in Canada.  We are thankful for Lindsey Weidhorn, from Scripps who has surrounded us with a great team.  We are thankful for our sweet friends, Lauren and Stephen Alvarez.  They were our producers, and quickly became like family.

Lauren and Stephen

That’s about it!

Please tune in, and share away!  You guys are amazing, and have always been an incredible support for us.   We can’t believe that we have been given this opportunity, but we are so thankful for it.  We know this plan is none of our doings.  It is much bigger than us, but we are thrilled to be along for the ride.

Thanks friends!

Whitney and Ashley

  • Lynne Paul Cox

    I just saw Open Concept for the first time on DIY. Love the show- has it been picked up for more episodes??

    • Not yet! We are hopeful and should know more soon! 🙂 Thank you for your sweet words!

  • Vicky Turek

    I love your show Open Concept, i would love to build some of the items from the show, where can i find the plans for the table and the potted plant wall item from episode 3.

  • Crystal Nicole

    So I have been searching and searching for the Open Concept episode to watch because i missed it and I can’t seem to find it anywhere! 😩 I hope and pray that it is picked up for more episodes! Who do I need to talk to in order to make this happen?! 😉 I have been obsessed with your blog for the last couple of years and I would love to see your show stay on! Good luck girls!

  • Tami Bordelon

    I have been searching for info on “Open Concept”; I watched the premiere (twice). I am hoping it will be picked up as a series. It was great! You are both so talented, makes me wanna learn to do some building now!!! Good Luck with this amazing show!!!

  • Sandra Beres

    I saw the premiere. It was very refreshing seeing these beautiful young women making such beautiful furniture (so many pieces) and the overall design that they created was very impressive. I’m looking forward to the next episodes. I hope there are many. Thank you for Open Concept!

  • Tamara Carpentier

    k so I missed the first one because I was away and I can’t find out when it is on again! any idea??

  • Dawn Jenkins-Disbrow

    I craving more episodes! When will we see more?

  • Deanna Morgan

    what was the name of the store in fort worth that y’all went shopping in. it had all the metal and knobs etc. am planning a trip down there and would love to stop in if time permits!

  • Can we view on line at HGTV? We moved so we are not set up cable wise yet. Show looks awesome!

  • Kristin Del Mul

    Just stumbled across a rerun of your pilot. LOVED IT!!! I was watching it and thought, “I wonder if these girls are the same people I follow on Pinterest and sure enough! I really hope HGTV runs a full season! If you need more houses to renovate I’ll happily offer mine in Allen! 🙂

    • Thank you so much :))) you can email our producers openconceptcasting@rtrmedia.com to be added to the list!

      • Kristin Del Mul

        Who do I contact to tell them to please air a whole season of Open Concept now that it’s “after-the-fact” of your premier? Happy to help promote in any way I can!

  • Katie Devolve

    Is there any way I could get where that sofa is from in the main living room when you first walk in. I NEEEED IT!

  • Meg

    Just watched Open Concept for the second time – best new show I have seen on HGTV in years! You two are so cute and super talented. Hope to see lots more episodes!!!!!!

    • Thank you so much Meg! We are so happy you liked it! Thanks for your sweet message!

  • Misty Dawn Rigdon

    I caught your show for the first time last night and really, really, loved it. As a DIY furniture amateur and HGTV addict I was hooked. I got up this morning, eager to find more episodes and maybe even binge watch since it is rainy and cloudy today where I live. I didn’t find much on HGTV’s website but after a google search I found you…and found that you are the writers of one of my favorite blogs! I was soooo excited. I am proud to have ‘found’ you before were TV stars…when you were mere blog stars ;). Enjoy this success. Everything I love about your blog was even better on the show. I am so jealous you get to do the house and the furniture and the accents…what a fun, amazing career and your personalities and families make it even more entertaining to watch! I wish my sister enjoyed DIY! Let me know how/when/where to help out with some social media shouts! You have a true fan here. I have been looking at, researching, considering a kreg because of all the cool projects and after watching your show last night I am getting one today!

    • Thank you SO much Misty! What an awesome compliment… We appreciate your support and encouragement so much!

  • Hannah Griffith Wildner

    saw it for the first time tonight! loved it and thx for showing “how to do it.” I even called my husband to the TV to watch.

    • Yeah Hannah! LOVE hearing that… Thank you for your sweet words!

    • Love that! Thank you 🙂

  • Stephanie

    Just saw this…it was great! The home was gorgeous. And so thrilled to see another Texan show (I’m from Temple, TX)!

    On another note, where is the “Home is where your story begins” canvas from? It was in the kitchen over the bench. I would love to buy or make one myself!

  • Anna Burress Flippo

    Just caught this by accident. Loved it! Hope there will be lots more episodes. Your designs are great, very talented.

  • Danielle Wood

    Sorry, didn’t mean to offend, but it really is time to wean her. On a brighter note, I do like the fact that you two give specific tips/directions on how to make some of the pieces you do. On other shows, we don’t get that information.

  • Danielle Wood

    I have to comment on the scene in a vehicle. A girl in the backseat, who was at least five years old, had a pacifier in her mouth. Really?! She is way too old for that!

    • Thanks so much! She had just turned four. If that is the biggest fault I have as her parent that’s alright with me 😉

  • Lauren

    Loved it – hope they pick up the show for more episodes!!

  • Jacqueline Gentry

    I saw the show Sunday accidentally also. I’m so glad I caught it. I love you guys and am watching the rerun I taped right now. You girls are so talented and I really hope this show gets picked up. I love how y’all build all your own furniture…that’s so awesome. And let’s girls know they can do that stuff too.
    I’m a huge Fixer Upper fan, and let me just say…you guys are gonna give Jo a run for her money. I would be glued to this show also each week and hope it gets picked up. Oh I’m from Paradise, Tx…so it’s cool to see some Ft Worth girls representing Texas !!!

  • Carla

    I happened upon the show Sunday too and loved it. I really love that you give plans to make your projects here!!! That is wonderful. I am going to make the harvest table…I love it! And the savings over buying a table are tremendous. HG better pick you up if they know what is good for them! Can’t wait for the next episode.

    • Hank you so much Carla!! Please send us finished shots when you are done 🙂 good luck!!!

  • Sara Gideon

    how do I watch this show, i missed it

    • Hey Sara! We have been told they will probably re air it at some different times… As soon as we have an update we will let you know!

  • Kim W

    I also happened upon this pilot by accident and LOVED it! I don’t think HGTV did you justice in promoting this show, but I do hope they pick it up as a series! So, the big question now is – WHEN WILL YOU FIND OUT?! 🙂

    • Hopefully soon so we don’t both continue to stress eat :-)) Thank you for your support! We will keep you guys posted!

  • Mindi Lents

    Loved the show! I’ve been following your blog for years and was so excited for you girls. I’m going to have my husband watch it with me later so that he can see that I’m not crazy in wanting to build my own stuff, have done a couple of things from your and Ana’s blog, but still am not extremely comfortable with using all of his tools on my own, so hopefully once he sees you two in action he’ll be a little more excited about what I’ve wanted to do these past several years!;)

    • LOVE hearing that Mindi! Thank you so much for your sweet words and YOU CAN DO IT! 🙂

  • Diana

    Loved the show today! Will you be doing homes in other area’s? We live in Arizona and would love you to tear down some walls!

    • Thank you Diana! For now, the plan is to stay here in DFW… With all the kiddos it gets hard to travel 🙂 If that changes we will let y’all know!

  • Jennifer Leible

    I don’t have cable. Do you know if it’s available on Hulu?! I really want to watch!

  • Luke Justigner

    Watched the showed today and loved it!!! Hope HGTV contiunes to show it.

  • Ceil Stryminski

    I also found it by accident; loved the show. Hope HGTV picks it up.

  • Julie M

    Found the show by accident today. Started watching, and when they showed you in your homes, I kept thinking some things looked familiar. Googled it and found out you are from this blog. I love everything you make and your style. Fixer Upper is already one of my favorite shows, and I would LOVE for them to pick up your show and make it, too! Texas proud!!!

    • Awww thank you Julie! So happy you found it and thank you so much for your sweet words!

  • Jessica Thomas

    Loved the show. Didnt realize it was a pilot. And i swear i searched for it to record on DVR and couldnt find it…i was so confused. Then I googled and found out. Omg they better pick it up. I like plenty of hgtv shows but never have i tried to record any of their series until yalls. Keep up the legit work.

    • Haha thank you Jessica! We are crossing our fingers with you 🙂

  • Ann Carlton Archer

    Loved the show and LOVE your style!!! You girls are awesome!!

  • Evelyn Robinson Porretta

    I just finished watching your show. You girls are adorable. I loved the makeover. You did a great job. Wish you lived in PA.

  • Susan

    I think I’ve got a new show to love. Love Nicole, and Fixer Upper but I’m waiting for the next episode of this one!

  • queenopearls .

    WOW!!! Loving the show! Emily Blunt and Reese Witherspoon do home remodeling. 🙂 Great tips… adore the coffee table! Where did you find those wheels? ~ Christina

    • Haha this made us smile! THANK YOU for your sweet words!

  • Stephanie Ziegler

    Awesome show! Can’t wait to watch more and go out and buy some tools. Thank you for inspiring WOMEN to take out some tools and build!

    • Yeah Stephanie! Love hearing that… Thank yoU!

  • Tonya Sweat Boswell

    Watching the show, totally love seeing some fellow Texans being in their own show.

    • Susan

      Yeah, what is it with you Texans? You’re so genuine. Makes me want to live there.

      • Susan

        And I’m from Philly! Game at 4:30 (eastern)

      • Haha! Thank you Susan!

    • Thank you Tonya! 🙂

  • royalewithcheez

    Luckily the Cowboy game doesn’t start until 3. Best of luck to y’all.

  • Jodi Elliott

    Love it. Shared it. Following you on Pinterest. Do you do free consultations?

  • Mi Beauchamp

    Cannot wait to watch it!!! I am so looking forward to it. I know you girls will do great, as always! Best of luck with the pilot!

  • queenopearls .

    WOW!!! How completely exciting!!! I have a reminder on my phone and will record it as well. I am SO happy for you two and HGTV… so smart on HGTV’s part. 🙂 Can’t wait to watch it. Thanks!!!!! ~ Christina

  • Tijana

    will it be online somewhere? no HGTV here in Ireland 🙁

  • John Collins

    Will be watching this weekend for sure!

  • Love that the production company is Canadian… now if only they played it here! Hoping it gets picked up and they air it across the border 🙂

  • Anne @ DesignDreams by Anne

    So cool!!! Congratulations on the show & I will be sharing it for sure (already have!!)