Thursday, March 17, 2016

Recap: "Time to Reno-Bate"

Bringing Up Bates "Time to Reno-Bate!"
  • Now that three of the ten Bates girls have left the nest, the remaining seven sisters decide to give their bedroom a makeover. The room had previously been decorated with all of Michael's pictures and love letters from Brandon. 
  • "We are definitely going to make some rules about boyfriends being on the wall," says Josie. "My rule is that they can have one picture by their bed."
  • "The problem with trying to come up with a plan or idea in our family is that there's so many opinions," says Tori, as she and her sister sit down with Kelly to make a plan.
  • Josie chooses a dark gray shade for the walls and is able to convince a few of her sisters to support her. Tori and Kelly, on the other hand, are a little skeptical, even after the girls paint the room.
  • Josie, the head interior designer, assures them that the curtains and decorations will tone it down. She's right! When the room is finished, everyone loves it. Kelly says the girls did a great job combining what she calls an "urban" wall color with rustic, colorful decorations.
  • While the girls are in the middle of their redecorating project, Lawson and Nathan return home from a trip to New York to visit Nathan's friend Ashley, whom viewers met last year on "Blessings...And New Beginnings?" Ashely comes back with the boys to spend a week with the Bates. 
  • Nathan and Ashley having been getting to know each other for the past several months. "Something's up, I think," says Trace.
  • Meanwhile, Zach and Whitney work on a redecorating project of their own. They are at the tail end of modernizing their house, a process which has included knocking down walls, repainting, and installing trim. 
  • Whitney has decided that their pure white couches no longer match with their white walls and black picture frames. She and Zach head to a furniture store to pick out a brand new black leather couch and love seat.
  • When the couch and love seat are delivered, Zach and Whitney are both very pleased. "I love it," says Whitney. "It just makes the whole room feel like it's finished."
  • Later, Tori, Carlin, and Kelly try out a new recipe, honey-mustard chicken. (Tori is currently on break from college, where she is pursuing an education major.) Now that Michael is gone, Tori and Carlin say they are spending more time cooking.

16 comments:

  1. About time UP admitted Nathan and Ashley are courting.

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  2. I really loved this episode. I can't wait to see what happens with Nathan and Ashely!
    Thanks for having the blog! It's nice to hear about the Bates!
    Alissa

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  3. The newly decorated bedroom looks beautiful!

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  4. I am so excited about Nathan and Ashley! I really hope things are actually moving in the direction that I know a million of us are thinking!

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  5. I'm with Kelly - I couldn't see how that paint was going to look good, but the girls did a great job!

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  6. Really loved how the bedroom turned out. So modern with the gray walls. My favorite part was the new wall decorations. If possible could you please tell me where you found the inspirational hangings. Would absolutely love for my kids' rooms. Thank you!

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  7. Loved the finished room! May I ask where you found the inspirational wall hangings? Would love to find for my kids' rooms. Thank you!

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  8. This family is so fun to watch. They keep it real!

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  9. Room decor question here... I live the live laugh love sign with those colors. Where did they purchase it And the other decor

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  10. So when do we get the new chicken recipe?? :-)

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  11. Could you post a picture of the room? Before and after?

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  12. I love the paint & the new wall art too. I'd love to know where they purchased the one with the birds & the clothespins that says; Dream. Super cute.

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  13. Reno-bate... Hee hee too cute

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  14. Many are asking about the wall decorations, really hope you can help us out.

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  15. Hmm. My earlier comment/question wasn't posted. I just wanted to know if they'd be willing to share their new honey mustard chicken recipe??

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  16. Bates family or Lilly and Ellie

    Where did the family buy the decor for the room?

    PLEASE HELP!

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