Meet inspiring renovation duo 'The Brownstone Boys'

The popular DIY couple shares home renovation and restoration tips and tricks with viewers.
4:27 | 03/06/21

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'gram." Ready to switch up your space? We're meeting the couple behind an Instagram account that is serving up serious home renovation inspiration. Take a look. Reporter: The work we do, the food we eat and the movies we watch are all happening in one place, at home. A lot of people are at home thinking of different ways they can revamp their space. There's a bigger focus on the home now than ever before men Reporter: Say hello to Jordan Slocumb and Barry Bordelon. We're the brownstone boys, Barry. Jordan. We are project managers for historic home renovations in Brooklyn, New York. Reporter: With nearly 33,000 followers on Instagram, anyone from families to first time homeowners can get their advice on home Renos and dos and don'ts of DIY. They're not afraid of getting their hands dirty. Welcome to our basement. Right now it is a big old hot mess. Reporter: Followers flock to them for their aesthetics. The couple admits an effortless look takes a lot of work. It's a roller coaster ride. We experience the highs and lows. Reporter: If you want to hop on the ride and repurpose your space, the boys have just one tip for you. Don't be afraid to go for it. And Jordan and Barry are joining us live. Good morning to the both of you. Good to have you. I got to admit, you know, I toy around with your Instagram account from time to time. Big fan of doing projects at home although I'm not very good so I'm always looking for inspiration. Of all the projects you've done is there one that stands out as your favorite? Ooh. That's a tough question. I would have to say our backyard makeover. We used the time during our covid lockdown to work on blank space. We had a blank space so we turned it into our outdoor oasis. We carried a thousand pounds of gravel from the front to the back and repurposed and grew grass, which is quit the challenge in New York. Warmer months and the pandemic, people are at home, perfect. Okay, a lot of your followers, they're always asking about one specific piece of advice time and time again, what is that? Yeah, so everyone wants to know about budget. You know, what does it cost and rightly so because renovating can be very expensive. So sometimes we have to get creative to stretch the budget a little bit. We'll use salvaged items and repurpose them or sometimes get an inexpensive piece like an IKEA dresser and remake it into something new and interesting. We have a similar piece in the studio. I got some things all laid out here. Walk me through what are the supplies you need to get started? Yeah, really easy, just need a couple supplies. First you need the chest of drawers. The one you have in the studio is perfect. Handles kind of elevate the design. We worked with a nice webbing that we got online. There's so many different options out there. Simple molding you can get at your hardware store and worked with a quarter round then basic supplies such as sandpaper and wood filler, wood glue and then, of course, your favorite color of paint. Excellent, we got that. How do you then turn all this and make your renovation magic happen? Yes, so it's pretty easy process. Took us probably just a few hours over a couple of days. We disassembled the drawer front. Pretty easy to do on an IKEA cabinet and marked and measured where we wanted to cut the opening in the middle and used a jigsaw to cut it out. That might be one of the harder parts of the process. If you're friends with someone good with power tools invite them over. You don't have to do it perfectly. You'll use the quarter round to put on the cut edge. That will hide a lot of mystics. We made some ourselves and used wood filler to fill in the gap that might develop between the molding and the front and left that sit overnight and we sanded it all down in the morning and gave it a couple of coats of paint and stapled in the webbing in the opening here and then we just assembled the drawer fronts and put the hardware on. Love that. My wife gets nervous when I bring the power tools out. Doesn't quite trust me yet. We've had some incidents. Jordan and Barry, thank you very much. We do appreciate it. Thanks so much. All right.

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