Dale Earnhardt Jr. — former NASCAR driver, current NBC Sports analyst, and unabashed lover of — can now add another bulletpoint to his resumé: DIY Network star. He and wife Amy Earnhardt are the focus of a four-part series airing this Saturday on the channel, and for their TV debut, they really rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty.
Renovation Realities: Dale Jr. & Amy follows the couple as they tear down the walls and rebuild a 150-year-old house in Key West that, well, doesn't look a day over 280. "It was a huge eyesore," Amy said in a press release. But the duo had a vision for restoring its former glory.
Dale and Amy have shared glimpses of the home on Instagram, tearing up floorboards, drilling holes in walls, and filling Dumpsters with the dilapidated remains of the historic home. This was no show up, smile for the cameras, and leave as soon as the hammers come out kind of situation.
Over the course of four episodes, Dale and Amy will excavate old, faulty plumbing, repurpose 100-year-old bricks to create a bathroom accent wall, and add a guest bedroom and two bathrooms to the two-story home. Oh, and they'll landscape the backyard to look like a tropical oasis, complete with an outdoor kitchen, pool, and hot tub. Because if you're going this far, you might as well go all out.
It's too soon to tell whether the Earnhardts will be the next Chip and Joanna Gaines, but they did follow the Fixer Upper couple's ethos when it came to choosing a house: Picking the one most in need of a little TLC on the block and creating something that both nods to the past and has all of the amenities of the present.
Renovation Realities airs Saturday, June 2, at 9 p.m. EST on DIY.
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