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

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!


Show Share for FB


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


  1. Diana on September 20, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    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!

    • Shanty2Chic on September 22, 2015 at 5:25 am

      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!

  2. Jennifer Leible on September 20, 2015 at 7:24 pm

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

  3. Luke Justigner on September 20, 2015 at 6:56 pm

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

  4. Ceil Stryminski on September 20, 2015 at 5:19 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on September 22, 2015 at 5:26 am

      Thank you Ceil! We appreciate it!

  5. Julie M on September 20, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    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!!!

    • Shanty2Chic on September 22, 2015 at 5:26 am

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

  6. Jessica Thomas on September 20, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    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.

    • Shanty2Chic on September 22, 2015 at 5:26 am

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

  7. Ann Carlton Archer on September 20, 2015 at 1:35 pm

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

  8. Evelyn Robinson Porretta on September 20, 2015 at 1:16 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on September 22, 2015 at 5:27 am

      Thank you Evelyn! That means a lot to us!

  9. Susan on September 20, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    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!

    • Shanty2Chic on September 22, 2015 at 5:27 am

      Woohoo Susan… Love hearing that!

  10. queenopearls . on September 20, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    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

    • Shanty2Chic on September 22, 2015 at 5:27 am

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

  11. Stephanie Ziegler on September 20, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    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!

    • Shanty2Chic on September 22, 2015 at 5:28 am

      Yeah Stephanie! Love hearing that… Thank yoU!

  12. Tonya Sweat Boswell on September 20, 2015 at 12:17 pm

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

    • Susan on September 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm

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

      • Susan on September 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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

      • Shanty2Chic on September 22, 2015 at 5:28 am

        Haha! Thank you Susan!

    • Shanty2Chic on September 22, 2015 at 5:28 am

      Thank you Tonya! 🙂

  13. royalewithcheez on September 20, 2015 at 12:13 pm

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

  14. Jodi Elliott on September 20, 2015 at 12:11 pm

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

  15. Mi Beauchamp on September 19, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    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!

  16. queenopearls . on September 19, 2015 at 9:11 am

    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

  17. Tijana on September 19, 2015 at 5:40 am

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

  18. John Collins on September 18, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Will be watching this weekend for sure!

  19. Nicole Q. on September 18, 2015 at 9:18 am

    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 🙂

  20. Anne @ DesignDreams by Anne on September 18, 2015 at 6:09 am

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

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