Trent and Crystal Gatlin live in a beautiful home at the edge of a cotton field with their daughters, Madeline, Reese and Hayden.

In this episode, we’re helping the couple add some rustic charm to their family room.

Here are some of the projects we will tackle:

  • Install split-brick fireplace surround
  • Apply a German Schmear finish
  • Add a faux beam to living room
  • Add faux shiplap

Check out the “Family Room Gets Rustic Renovation” episode article for more information!

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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