Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chroma Lab TV

We've been hinting around for awhile now on Twitter that we have some tv-related news, and here it is: We're going to be on This Old House!



Some weeks back, the interior design firm Terrat Elms asked us to come on board a This Old House venture they were undertaking in Bedford, Mass. The house being renovated dates from 1720 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. I don't talk much on this blog about my enormous nerd love for Revolutionary War-era history, but holy moley, the house once belonged to Nathaniel Page, a standard bearer in the battle of Concord in 1775! The battle flag, which according to every sign in Bedford is the city's crowning glory, remained in the house for a century before it was donated to the local library. It's a fascinating building and thankfully it's being both lovingly preserved and thoughtfully updated by its owners, Rebecca and Joe, and the team at This Old House. For more on the house and the project, check out the site here.

I don't want to give away any surprises, so I'll just say that we've been working on a special project off-site which we'll be installing for the show's filming tomorrow (see if you can find us on the webcams--we'll wave). The season focusing on the Bedford house will be 16 episodes long; you can watch the first three episodes that have already aired here. Our episode probably won't be airing for a few months, but we hope you'll enjoy seeing everything come together before we arrive on the scene. And of course, we'll let you know when it's scheduled and give you a behind the scenes look at how it all happened.

4 comments:

Kerry Hawkins said...

Super cool. I love history and old things. I will have to be sure to watch the episodes you are in.

The Rotary said...

that is SO great!! congratulations! what a wonderful opportunity for you guys.

I saw an episode on the Bedford house this past weekend, can’t wait to see your episode!

this old house has been one of my favorite shows since I was a kid. I still remember the bob vila days…

Cheoy Lee said...

Wow, congratulations!

Manny Tacbobo said...

Looking at old houses and its splendor is really nice. Kind of mysterious at the same time. I saw this old house once being repainted by Painters Markham back to its former coating. It really looks great after the work is done.