kevin_o'connor-preferredKevin O'Connor

Host of the popular PBS television programs This Old House and Ask this Old House

This Old House is currently working on an 1879 Four Square in Massachusetts and an 1840's "Single" in Charleston, South Carolina. At the presentation Kevin will give a sneak preview of the current projects, talk about how the show is made, and share behind the scenes stories. Kevin will answer any questions people have about their own homes, shake hands and sign autographs


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See Kevin on stage Friday and Saturday!

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Kortney and Dave Wilson

Hosts of HGTV'S Masters of Flip

What began as two separate musical careers has become a lifelong partnership for Kortney and Dave Wilson. After a solid run as a country music duo, they traded in their microphones for tool belts and began flipping houses while raising their three children. With over 60 homes flipped to date, Kortney and Dave have become one of Nashville’s premiere house flipping forces, renowned as much for their acute knowledge of the local real estate market as for their artistic design in transforming run-down disasters into stunning one-of-a-kind family homes. In their hit Television Series Masters of Flip, Kortney and Dave Wilson breathe new life into old, rundown Nashville homes. Each one-­hour episode opens with Kortney and Dave house-­hunting for properties that have seen better days and gambling on which one to flip to make the most profit. With limited timelines and even tighter budgets, these Masters of Flip take on the challenge of transforming each real estate disaster into a stunning family dream home. What follows is an exciting journey through the mess and stress of renovation, the magic of transformation and the anticipation of enormous profits. The rollercoaster of buying, renovating and staging each house all hinges on that final sale; will their gamble garner maximum profits every time?  While the US housing market is clearly on the rise, nowhere is that growth more evident than in the city of Nashville, Tennessee. The hometown of country music is experiencing a dramatic resurgence in both new home starts and renovations and house flipping masters Kortney and Dave Wilson are leading the charge.

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See Kortney and Dave on stage Saturday!


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Come Learn How to Use Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan from Furniture Painting Pro Kelly Millspaugh Thompson!

Kelly Millspaugh Thompson, the owner of the home décor shop Stylish Patina in Falls Church, Virginia, left corporate America to become a DIY entrepreneur in 2011. She hung up her business executive suit to explore her creative side and meld her passions for business and design into a new career.  After finding and using the internationally renowned Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan to design, transform, and sell her vintage furniture, Kelly became one of the first retailers in the United States. She will show you how easy it is to take your dated furniture and kitchen cabinets and turn them into something you will love on a budget with Chalk Paint! Kelly is a Northern Virginia native and her Stylish Patina shop and blog, www.stylishpatina.com, is where vintage meets modern in home furnishings and interior design. Stylish Patina is the premier retailer in the D.C. area of the famous Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, as well as other DIY products. Chalk Paint is the leading product on the market for transforming outdated furniture and giving it a fresh, clean new look without breaking the bank. Kelly’s flair for finding vintage and antique pieces and affordably giving them new life is at the heart of her success. Her concepts center on the ideas that a home should be a comfortable place and that design should be livable.  Her favorite tools to refresh vintage furniture are Chalk Paint® and Milk Paint, both which she sells at the shop and teaches classes on how to use.

Kelly offers the following services at her shop: custom furniture painting, DIY classes, and design.  Check out her blog for more inspiration at www.stylishpatina.com and follow along on Instagram @stylishpatina and on Facebook at www.facebook.com /stylishpatinashop.


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