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Blog Cabin Behind the Scenes Photos

Blog Cabin’s talented crew of home improvement experts takes pride in their work. And they also know how let loose and have a little (a lot of) fun on the set. Photographer Frank Murray captured some classic moments from the filming of this year’s episodes. Take a peek at the adorable pictures and post your thoughts below. Got a fave? Tell us why.

  • Posted at 4:22 pm on July 7, 2012
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388 Comments

  1. Seriously, all the ones with Chris Grundy and Josh Temple just look like they are having way too much fun?

    Sisypete on July 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm
  2. Great photos! My favorites are 5 and 20.
    #5 is a playful shot in the bathroom, and 20 has the Great Dane licking Chris' face……cute!

    Summer on July 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm
    • I also liked 20

      Eugenia27 on July 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm
  3. I love 'em all Mary!! Thanks bunches. My favorite pics are Grundy being kissed by Victoria's Great Dane, and the last shot that shows more of the kitchen. I'm loving the industrial chic design/decor of this kitchen!!
    Also agree with Sisypete about Josh Temple and Grundy's pics–those two kids look like they are having so much fun. Josh is so funny. Even his How To lists on this website crack me up!
    Now I'm back to my own DiY project, converting a spare bedroom into a home office. I can't wait to be finished.

    Mel on July 10, 2012 at 5:16 pm
    • Hey Mel, let us know how your project turns out !

      LLColeman on July 11, 2012 at 2:38 am
    • Boy Mel that sounds like a fun project. But you will enjoy it when it is done.

      vicki_in_Utah on July 11, 2012 at 11:35 am
    • Thanks Mel – There is a PLETHORA of information on the HOW TO LIST right here on the DIY WEBSITE!
      I was looking at it EVERY day and did not even think to TYPE IN MY QUESTIONS! — UGH! Right in front of my face – Just needed to LOOK! Have a great day! Truly Lilly

      Lilly on July 11, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    • Lilly I like to be entertained as I learn, that's probably why I adore some of the DIY host so much, they never fail to do both.
      I'm glad you went looking for Josh Temple's How To List, each list is so serious, practical and exactly what you need to know until you get to number ten. Here are a couple of his number tens.
      # ten on How to save on your electric bill-JT says, "Grow back your body hair in the winter to stay nice & warm".
      # ten on How to save money on your water bill-JT says, "Reuse ice in cocktails".
      His great sense of humor comes out in everything he does, and his fans can't help but appreciate that!

      Mel on July 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm
    • Lilly this is my second reply. I'm too tired to remember what I said. Maybe the offending reply will eventually show up!
      I used to come to this website for the How To's and stumbled across the Blog Cabin Blog. Like you said there is a Plethora of information here.
      Josh Temple's How To list are so serious, practical and educational until you read the last (tenth) one.
      JT's Ways to Save on your electric bill- "Grow back your body hair in the winter to stay nice & warm".
      JT's Ways to Save on your water bill- "Reuse ice in co ck tails."
      This is why his fans love him, he entertains you why he teaches you something.

      Mel on July 11, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    • Well so far I can tell you this much about a "real world" renovation project, you aren't finished in thirty minutes.
      Crown moulding has been "idiot proofed" I'm quoting my husband, because trust me I was looking at that moulding very much like an idiot, and still would be, if I wasn't just the helper. My husband bought the corner pieces for crown moulding (so you don't have to make any of the corner cuts) which your moulding slides into the back of. He said, "Wow that was easy"! after we finished putting it up. Mentally I was exhausted, carpentry math is hard!
      Paint isn't smelly now. The paint with the primer in it is the "bomb". I have none of Anitra Mecadons' painting skills, but with a few more shampoos all of the paint should be out of my hair. Putting down the flooring is yet to come.. I wish my knees were younger.

      Mel on July 11, 2012 at 7:37 pm
    • Well, Mel, sound like you and Hubby got it all figured out! Cool!:pB)<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on July 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    • Thanks for the vote of confidence Kitty. As bad as the room looked before, surely the "after" will look better??

      Mel on July 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm
    • Positive!!! Maybe some of those knee pads like our Tool Expert Chris has? He has gadgets for everything!;):*<3

      Just a confession here, the 1st time I hung crown molding and chair rail (a millennium ago) I didn't know carpenter's math and I also didn't have the correct tools. Like a dodo bird I eyeballed my end cuts, which I made with a hacksaw. Thank goodness for spackling and vinyl patch compound, which I used liberally, especially in the corners…:p<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on July 11, 2012 at 9:47 pm
    • LOL…Good thing the ceiling is wayyyyy up there. :) I'm sure it looked just fine, thank God for compound…:) I can relate….have done a few crazy things myself. Example: Fire place wall in living room and dinning room had 70's paneling on it so I spackled 78 or so grooves two or three times with compound, sanded primed & painted it over to look like a wall. It worked but not before my arm fell off. LOL…….Hope all is well…………..Good Luck Mel!
      PS. Got two tool boxes for my birthday that year to which my daughter replied, Mommy now you can build your house. Aren't little kids great!!! If she only knew,……lol

      Windee :) on July 12, 2012 at 10:28 pm
    • That's so funny! I did something like that too. My old kitchen years ago was paneled and I spackled it like you did, then treated the wood so it would take wallpaper glue and paper, of course. That was back in the day of orange formica and avocado green appliances. Now they call Avocado green "SAGE." LOL! Great to hear from you, Windee! Have a good night!!!^_^<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on July 12, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    • Hi Mel, The hubby sounds idealistic, love to do those short cuts, if that wall isn't square shave the back area, thats what I did n this old house nothing is square. Then when he looks at u with crossed eyes, say see o.0 got the tip from DIY. hahahahaha GOOD LUCK.
      P.S. I put on one of those disposable shower caps ,after my lesson with paint.hahahaha.
      Wishing you well with that new floor. xD
      P.S. They make everything so easy when it's done on TV :o

      MaryPA on July 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm
    • AGREE with you Mel wholeheartedly!!! I love them all but my fav when it comes to the house is that last one of the kitchen. I got so excited when I saw what they did :) :) :) My 8 year old came around the corner as I was looking through the photos and the first one he saw was the one with Chris getting that nice smooch and he laughed so hard at that that it made me just start laughing so if I had to pick just one it would be that one. Such beautiful dogs Victoria!!!!

      heaven-bound23 on July 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm
  4. My fav pic is #29. Chris' face near Victoria's… ah 'behind', classic!! :$;)

    Phil/AZ on July 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    • omg i was thinkin the same lol

      MaryPA on July 10, 2012 at 11:25 pm
  5. I had to look through them twice to pick my fav. I came up with #1 each time. It is just so in the moment real. That was great fun…Thank you for posting the pictures. There are some reveals (sneak peeks) in a few rooms.

    joanlife on July 10, 2012 at 5:34 pm
  6. 1) the height of the basement.
    2) the woodland setting all around the house.
    3) seeing the look of the kitchen.

    Hawkweed on July 10, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    • I don't see any pictures of the basement (aka 'Hobbit Hole'). ;) Which picture are you referring to?

      Sally on July 11, 2012 at 10:15 am
    • lol Am I bad? I was looking at picture 4 of 29 and thought it was the basement. Wishful thinking on my side?

      Hawkweed on July 11, 2012 at 11:10 am
    • Nice barn though. I like the 'equine pizza' shovel. I wonder if they found a suitable place to re-purpose that item. ^_^

      Sally on July 11, 2012 at 11:27 am
    • I hope that they left it behind for the new owner, not me, who may just have a horse or 2.

      YankeeNuke on July 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm
  7. Thank you Mary…love all the pics, especially love the kitchen and the Master bedroom sneak peeks and finally saw the raisin color ..As a few have said Josh and Chris were having way too much fun. I like the smack attack on Chris by the Dane…that was so cute! I really enjoyed them all……how uplifting those were..Thank you so much, Mary we really needed those Photos!
    One more thing, Matt B was having so much fun on the mower, it would be so nice if that little mower was parked in the barn for the new homeowner as a bonus gift!!!!

    Jennie/Florida on July 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    • My sentiments exactly! One will not be able to mow this property without a machine like that and how nice to have the one with which the good-looking guys mowed!

      Home Lover on July 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    • Not just the mower but also a couple nice guys to run it!

      :p

      MJCBS on July 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm
    • I second that one!B):*:p<3<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on July 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    • I want good looking girls to be my yard crew, if you want to volunteer the line forms at the barn door.

      YankeeNuke on July 11, 2012 at 12:47 pm
  8. #3, #4 & #29. #3 looks like something you would see in an art galley as a depiction of an American worker.
    #4 becasue a lot of city folk might not know what that is. #29 The woman is working but the man is still useful.

    Eugenia27 on July 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    • Eugenia is the device in the #4 picture an old timey pancake flipper?
      Yep, I could go for a big stack of giant pancakes righta 'bout now :)

      Another thought, could this be a used as a Great Dane pooper scooper?

      I'm not a city folk, maybe just too young to know what this is? LOL I would love to know what Grundy & Josh were thinkin' & sayin'

      Mel on July 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    • Why do I get the feeling Josh was thinking along the lines of a spanking device ? xD

      LLColeman on July 11, 2012 at 2:41 am
    • LLColeman can you imagine the wedgie a paddle that big could cause?

      Mel on July 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm
    • I'm going with the giant pancake flipper………NOPE, nope….. pooper scooper. I'm a little bit country, I'm a little bit city (rock and roll)

      11241224 on July 11, 2012 at 2:47 am
    • Stall mucking shovel, comes with bib overalls, barn boots and rubber gloves and a wheel barrow.

      YankeeNuke on July 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    • I had a feeling it had something to do with clean up, I was just kidding.

      11241224 on July 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    • I thought that was the case, my reply was just picturesque kidding as well.

      YankeeNuke on July 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm
  9. #18 and #19 are my Fav, Josh Temple has a way of making everything fun and humorous, We love watching his show.

    11241224 on July 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm
  10. Love the rain pix, wish we had some in So Ut. I was trying to get a good look at the roadside yard, but couldn't see much. That is one big back yard! Thanks Mary

    vicki_in_Utah on July 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm
    • The rain pic was also my favorite. I bet that was a cold rain? I like taking walks in the rain as long as there is no lightening.

      Hawkweed on July 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

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