August 10, 2022

Rayjin Teppanyaki

Beauty in design


‘Home Town Takeover’ Renovates a Famous Movie House

Right after five seasons of renovations in Laurel, MS, “Home Town” hosts Erin and Ben Napier are in Wetumpka, AL, for their new display, “Home City Takeover.”

In the next episode, “The Mayor Is Also the Barber,” Erin and Ben renovate a city treasure: a huge, white property applied in the 2003 Tim Burton movie “Big Fish.” Nonetheless, since this 1874 house was applied (within and out) as a film set, it has a great deal of unfinished capabilities and desires far more than the standard update.

As if just one undertaking weren’t plenty of, the Napiers also meet up with up with the city barber (who also takes place to be the mayor) to support him update his barbershop. With new floors, new partitions, and a entire large amount of fashion, the Napiers give this house a entire new seem without taking absent from the heritage of the making.

Find out how the Napiers end these two substantial tasks, which could just inspire some imaginative updates in your personal abode, as well.

Combine spindles for a distinctive staircase

Prior to “Big Fish,” this house was just one particular story, but the filmmakers included far more concentrations.


Wade and Shellie Whitfield bought the “Big Fish” residence three years back with huge strategies.

“We had these large hopes that we were being likely to be ready to do great items and conserve the ‘Big Fish’ House,” explains Shellie. “It’s having way extra time and way a lot more cash than we have.”

One of the most significant difficulties with this residence is that the second story was constructed for the motion picture, so the staircase does not have the good quality of the relaxation of the floor ground. Of study course, Ben and Erin concur that the stairs will need lots of operate.

This staircase wanted a good deal of function.


Ben decides to change the banister with a tailor made just one, making use of aged rafters from the kitchen for the handrails and several spindles gathered from all about town. He paints the spindles white, and they glance amazing.

“Not only do you have truly awesome, eclectic spindles, you have obtained a railing that is first to the initial home, 1870,” Ben states.

Whilst Ben and Erin bring a great deal of manufacturer-new options into this renovation, this banister is a nod to the proud background of the house and the attractive history of the town.

These spindles give this staircase a punch of character.


Simply cannot come across the right wallpaper? Make it!

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The wallpaper from “Big Fish” was changed with blue paint.


Erin loves “Big Fish,” so she needs to honor the film by copying some of the exact decor.

Sadly, the rather yellow wallpaper that was featured in the eating/residing place for the movie has been replaced with blue paint. Although the paint seems great, Erin is established to re-create the original wallpaper seem.

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Erin Napier was capable to re-produce the wallpaper from the film.


“We sent it to a wallpaper manufacturer,” Erin tells Wade and Shellie as they admire the new wallpaper. “They replicated the design as carefully as they could. They customized-printed this wallpaper just for your dwelling.”

This charming wallpaper is stylish and really worth the additional function.


Use toned-down shades in a large room

This vibrant kitchen area is bright and timeless.


Erin aims to cater to Shellie’s design, significantly in phrases of her preferred colors.

“She loves blues, yellows,” Erin states. “Those colours, into a kitchen area this significant, which is a whole lot. I want to tone them down a little little bit.”

Erin ends up using gentle shades of blue for the cabinets and tender butter yellow on the partitions. Then she provides accents of avocado green to insert some extra individuality. This combine of delicate shades seems fresh and ideal for this room.

Match exterior paint colours to the hues in your brick

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This barbershop appeared darkish and uninviting.


With the “Big Fish” house is looking fantastic, Erin and Ben transform their notice to the town barbershop owned by Mayor Jerry Willis.

Willis has been operating out of his barbershop for a long time, and though this previous constructing should truly feel historic, it just appears to be like dated. Erin and Ben update the exterior with some new blue paint, which offers this shop a fresher, much more welcoming 1st effect. Having said that, they’re also mindful to use a tone that will do the job with the typical fashion of the creating.

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The navy paint adds design and style to this storefront.


“To do the navy, I paint-matched to those bricks that experienced navy on them,” Erin says. Absolutely sure enough, some of the darker bricks have a little bit of navy, which beautifully matches Erin’s paint shade.

After applied, the paint complements the brick in a way that brings together the old and the new seamlessly. It is a terrific seem that can set a good instance for householders wanting to add some a lot more coloration to their brick household.

The blue pulls out the darker tones in this aged brick.


Opt for effortless-to-thoroughly clean flooring

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This black-and-white floor provides appeal to this barbershop.


This barbershop was as soon as a dentist’s office environment, and it still form of seems to be like it! Erin and Ben want to modify the sterile white walls and update the household furniture, but their key issue is the carpet.

“I just believe about all the hair that lives in it,” she states. They switch the carpet with a vinyl flooring that will be less complicated to thoroughly clean and adds some character.

“This appears to be like like a vintage checkerboard ground you could possibly see in a barbershop in Brooklyn, but it’s vinyl,” Erin factors out.