Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Vanilla Ice Project

Courtesy of DIY Network Website

I have a guilty confession to make...I kinda dig the "The Vanilla Ice Project" on DIY Network.  Go ahead, laugh, but I know you remember and love the infamous early 90's rapper and his catchy "Ice, Ice Baby" song.  You're singing it now, aren't you?

Now in it's second season (it just started January 21st, so it's not too late to tune in), the 30 minute show follows Vanilla Ice and his team as they renovate and flip foreclosed upon mansions in Palm Beach, Florida.  It's so sad (that's the bleeding heart designer in me) to see these beautiful homes in a state of disrepair - yards overgrown, swimming pools neglected and full of algae and worse yet, flooring, lighting, plumbing fixtures and kitchen cabinets torn out by angry former homeowners, etc.  Thankfully, the fun-loving, yet hardworking, team of guys are there to bring these homes back to their former glory! 

I enjoy watching the cool, high end and often custom-made products being installed.  And, I hate to say it, but I love it when trouble strikes and they have to put their thinking caps on to come up with a creative solution to the problem.  "Handsome Dan"- as he's known on the show - is very handy (no pun intended) when it comes to thinking outside of the box AND is knowledgeable enough to be able to correct almost any wrong.

And finally, I digg it when Vanilla Ice himself breaks out the "rhythm and the rhyme" and busts into a little jam session amidst the middle of the work day.  Check out the preview below and set your DVR's to record Saturday nights at 10pm Eastern Time on DIY. 

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