Husband and wife Joe and Meg Piercy are the stars of HGTV's Renovation Goldmine, which premiered April 30 and is a must-watch for anyone who gets a kick out of refurbishing furniture. In each episode of the show, the Piercys will revive families' furniture pieces in order to help them save money as they renovate their homes. "We’re most excited to inspire people to make their space around them beautiful," Meg says. "With some paint and elbow grease you can really make your home one-of-a-kind without a ton of money."
It Started With a Changing Table
The concept of flipping furniture isn't anything new for the Piercys, whose company, MegMade, took off years ago due to their own personal need and now serves clients all across the nation. "Our first son was on the way and at the time we didn’t have the money to buy him a brand new changing table, so we took an old dresser of our neighbor’s and repainted it," Meg says of how she got her start reviving furniture. "What started as a one-off became something we did every night. We would paint dressers in our living room every night and sell them on Craigslist. From there, we took the leap to start MegMade and the rest is history!"
In the Piercys work, they are tasked with reviving all sorts of furniture items, but there are some pieces in particular that they particularly enjoy giving a new life—heirlooms, for one, are among the couple's favorites. "We’re getting back into the wave of people wanting to incorporate items in their homes that mean something to them," Meg says. "Whether it’s a piece passed down from generation to generation or furniture their grandma gave them, I love that we can really make the next generation feel like it’s a brand new piece made for them."
I think people are beginning to realize that they can look right inside their home to find things that can be brought back to life.
The services that MegMade offers are especially key at a time when supply chain delays continue to persist, meaning that those ordering brand new furniture from major retailers often have to wait months on end to receive their items. "We’re definitely in a world that just gets rid of everything and wants everything new," Meg reflects. "I think people are beginning to realize that they can look right inside their home to find things that can be brought back to life. Sometimes all it takes is a fresh can of paint to really transform a piece to match your home’s personality and style."
Taking It Step-by-Step
Because Renovation Goldmine can't go majorly in depth highlighting each project the Piercys tackle, DIY enthusiasts can get their fill of the entire makeover process online—the couple will be launching a YouTube series that showcases the home projects you'll see on air. "On TV, you see people do all these home projects for 30 seconds, so we want to really dive deep into the step-by-step process of how you can create that same look within your space," Meg says.
And if you need a new favorite HGTV couple to love, the Piercys are sure to check that box, too. "Joe and I always say we’re better together," Meg says of running a business with her husband, "Once we figured out how to divide and conquer, we’ve had so much success working together rather than apart. I can’t imagine working without him anymore." The two greatly enjoyed the filming process as well. " I loved that it was something that Joe and I could do together," Meg says. "It showcases what we already do, which is awesome, because we went into it being really confident that we could create something beautiful within each home." She adds, "Our crew is absolutely amazing, and you never knew what Joe was going to do to make everyone laugh. It was a lot of hard work, but so worth it. We can’t wait for everyone to see what we created!"
What's next for MegMade once the show wraps? Well, the Piercys have lots of exciting developments! They'll be offering a tutorial series on home improvement and will also be launching their own line of furniture. "It is completely made in the USA and inspired by our favorite vintage pieces," Meg says. "I love creating, so hopefully expanding our wallpaper line and creating textiles and rugs in the future as well."