Chicago furnishings store takes heart stage on HGTV ‘Renovation Goldmine’

CHICAGO — Ten years in the past, Meg and Joe Piercy had been principally broke. They had been caught in the course of a house renovation and the contractor had walked away from the job. With a child on the way in which, they couldn’t afford a altering desk.  

“We had no cash for a altering desk,” Meg Piercy mentioned. “We had been too proud to ask for cash from our mother and father and we had gotten ourselves into this mess and our neighbor had simply gotten rid of a dresser.” 

They grabbed the dresser earlier than the rubbish collectors may. For the following few nights, they sanded and painted it. It turned out properly. So, properly, in truth that their buddies inspired them to promote it. The put an advert on Craigslist.   

“So, we bought it for $85 and it was like, ‘Huh, that was form of enjoyable. I can do that,” Meg Piercy mentioned.  

It was a pastime for her.  

Meantime, Joe Piercy realized the development trades to finish the unfinished work at their house himself.

The brand new expertise led to a enterprise – house furnishings and décor.  They now have a ten,000-square foot store in Logan Sq. the place thy work collectively to refurbish and re-finish items, then promote them. 

“Not a variety of {couples} work collectively, however we truly work collectively. And we increase our household collectively. And we’re truly collectively in all probability 22 to 23 hours a day,” Joe Piercy mentioned. 

They complement one another with their strengths.

“I really feel like our relationship is a bit of bit like a mullet – like Meg is enterprise within the entrance and I’m celebration within the again,” he mentioned.  

The couple’s chemistry attracted the eye of HGTV ,the favored cable channel targeted on house enchancment. They only launched a brand new present referred to as “Renovation Goldmine.”  The present follows the Piercys as they assist Chicago-area households discover the so-called “goldmine” of priceless furnishings already within their purchasers’ properties. 

“Renovation: to make issues new,” Meg Piercy mentioned. “That’s what we needed to do with folks. We needed to carry life and light-weight to the internal metropolis, that’s what I used to be doing. He was doing it by means of the church.  Then the goldmine. The rationale it’s referred to as goldmine, is as a result of we’re continually reminding our workers, our children ourselves, to seek out the gold in folks locations and issues.” 

The present airs on HGTV at 7 p.m. CST on Saturdays.

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