TLC’s ‘Trading Spaces’: It’s Baaa-aaack!

That’s right! TLC is reviving its Emmy-nominated series Trading Spaces, the network just announced.

The popular show — which ran from 2000 to 2008 — features two sets of neighbors redecorating one room in each other’s houses. And they have 48 hours, a carpenter, an interior designer and a $1,000 budget to do so.

Since Trading Spaces first hit the small screens, the popularity of home improvement or renovation reality shows has grown a lot.

“TLC is back into home and property with Nate & Jeremiah By Design, our new show helping distressed homeowners turn disasters into dream homes,” Nancy Daniels, TLC president and general manager, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to expand in this space, and what better way to do that than to bring back Trading Spaces, the series that put property on the map.”

While we wait for TLC to announce the cast and premiere date for Trading Spaces: The Revival, let’s take a stroll down memory lane of “quirky” Trading Spaces interior designer Hildi’s greatest hits, shall we?

Oh, Hildi.

Hildi’s Greatest Hits

#1 – The Hildi Mural

Yes, she splashed a mosaic mural of herself across somebody’s living room wall.

#2 – The Flower Bathroom

You’d think stapling 7,000 silk flowers to the walls would make an ample statement, but no…! The cabinets and moldings were also painted gold.

#3 – The Cabana

Hildi says she was creating an “oasis.” We say a sand-filled circus tent (which we can’t deny our children would LOVE).

#4 – The Upside-Down Room

Just what everyone wants: their furniture fastened to the ceiling.

#5 – The Hay House

The homeowners wanted a family-friendly living room so, naturally, Hildi glued straw to the walls. Which made the couple go, “HAY, TAKE THIS DOWN!” Removal took 17 hours and was apparently paid for by the production company.

Bonus! Perhaps the most uncomfortable reveal EVER:

Yeah, we’re looking forward to this coming back.


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