Those stylin' siblings, Carolyn Wilbrink and Billy Pearson, are back with a second season of Farmhouse Facelift (Tuesdays on HGTV and streamable on StackTV). They launch their ten new episodes by tackling a much-needed renovation on an Ontario farmhouse built in 1881.
Shooting a second season in the middle of the pandemic was a challenge, they say, not just in having to obseve all the production protocols, but also dealing with sharply-rising prices and supply issues. In some cases, projects started in summer did not get finished until winter and vice-versa.
Still, the wait was worth it for Ron and Jason, whose 141-year-old farmhouse needed a whole re-think. Carolyn and Billy had to put together a plan that would also accommodate Ron's 84-year-old grandmother, who raised her family in the cherished homestead.
The challenge for Billy and Carolyn, who were raised in a farmhouse themselves, was to combine country charm with 21st century convenience on a multi-generational level -- and on a $100,000 budget (stretched thanks to sponsor support).
It all leads to a sweet and satisfying happy ending. Hear more from Carolyn and Billy on a fun and free-wheeling podcast conversation.