woman saving money to redo Hildi’s room; says it “isn’t what I asked for.”

woman saving money to redo Hildi’s room; says it “isn’t what I asked for.”
On Saturday’s new episode of Trading Spaces, designer Hildi “what the hell is she thinking?” Santo-Tomas spray painted a chair and covered a homeowner’s wall with records, which were each screwed into the drywall. Dana Howard, whose wall got screwed, says she is saving money to redo the room, including patching the holes left by the records and recovering the painted furniture. Of her reaction to seeing the room, Dana tells the San Antonio Express-News that the experience was “such a blur and, in a way, such a disappointment because the room isn’t what I asked for.” While that statement makes her sound as if she’s never seen the show before, she adds later that she “knew going in this could happen” and says “she would participate in the show again ‘in a heartbeat.'”

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.