Yes, I know I’ve been missing in action regarding posting blogs and I apologize. I still read the blogs I subscribe to and do a lot of behind the scenes stuff with fellow bloggers who are my friends. I’ve read some pretty funny blogs recently and they always put a smile (and laughter) to my mornings and nights. I also subscribe to several people on YouTube and I am insanely behind in catching up with their Vblogs as well. Other than that, everything is cool and good. My camera is not cooperating, so I haven’t been able to upload pictures like I want to. Hopefully, soon I will get a new camera and I will start showing you all my adventures I have planned for the rest of the year.
So the other day, I was channel surfing and looking for something interesting to watch on tv and I came upon a show called “The Bronson Pinchot Project” on the DIY channel. I checked out one of his episodes and fell in love with it! I’m a huge shabby chic decor nut and I always thought, “If I ever get married and I want to make my house shabby chic, how can I make it neutral so it’s not completely girly?”. Well, the heaven’s opened and the angels sang and viola! Down comes this show which answered my question. What I love about this show is that Bronson (who has always loved antique things and refurnishing homes) has a vast amount of knowledge of architecture and history of the 18th century decor and beyond. Most people don’t know I love architecture. I literally can walk around any town or city in the world and just be awed and inspired by how a building looks. I look at every detail of the buildings and it just mesmerizes me. Back to Bronson. So, Mr. Pinchot (aka Balki from the show “Perfect Strangers”) not only rebuilds his homes, but he rebuilds them with really old doors, light fixtures and walls. He seriously goes nuts about ancient glass panels and frames-it’s kinda cute to watch. Pretty much how I am whenever I enter Pier 1 Imports and I am suddenly like a kid at a candystore. Sounds crazy when he describes what he wants done in a room, but the end results are genius! I’m still surprised HGTV hasn’t picked his show up as his show is a lot better than what they have on there now. Luckily, his show has been renewed on DIY and I’m looking forward to the new episodes.
I’ve always been a fan of Bronson, especially when he played the fun lovin’ Balki. I had to do some massive research online to see what makes this man tick and what inspires him to create such interesting homes. One of the coolest things I discovered is that he’s also a huge Mozart fan such as myself! Relevent to his inspirations of his interests is that he mentioned his mother was the biggest influence due to her wanting her kids to focus on Shakespeare and the core classics of studies. She knew eventually her kids would like pop culture later on, so she didn’t rush her kids to have or know everything that was “in” at the moment, therefor; allowing Bronson to focus on 18th century architecture and literature. This reminds me of how my mother got me interested in Mozart and the classical music when I was only 3 years old. She didn’t want to rush me to listen to “rock music” early on like my friends were doing. But later in life, of course, I’ve come to appreciate all kinds of music, but classical music will always be my first love. In Brazil, we stayed at this really big place which just screamed amazing Portuguese architecture and as a small child, I’d sit on the steps and dream about what kind of people lived there before as I took in every detail of the arched doorways and paintings on the ceilings.
Ok. If you don’t get DIY channel, you can always catch some of his shows on YouTube.
Here’s another clip which I found pretty funny of Bronson doing his Balki impersonation!
Video credit: AlyceJeniffer