Rock star Wes Borland and his fiancée, fellow musician Carré Callaway, traded their guitars for sledgehammers in DIY Network’s new series Sight Unseen.
Wes Borland and Carre Callaway explore the run-down Detroit mansion they purchased sight unseen. The amount of work they need to do to this house is overwhelming. They start off their renovations with the master suite, where they turn an adjoining bedroom into a walk-in closet that feels like a 1920s dressing room. The master bathroom is a total gut job but they're able to maintain the art deco style mixed with modern amenities. With windows and doors on every wall in the bedroom, Wes and Carre get creative by building a custom bed that frames one of the windows.
While their kitchen was originally designed as a place for servants to work and eat, Wes and Carre renovate it for more functional modern-day use. They begin work on their claustrophobic kitchen by removing tiles that run from the floor to the ceiling and knocking down a wall to create an open floor plan. Wes then forges an art deco light fixture while Carre repurposes cabinetry from other parts of the house. Finally, the couple finds a creative solution to remove the old floral wallpaper and restores a 1920s dumbwaiter.
Wes and Carre add functionality to each of their home's three living areas. The living room gets a fresh new look while the sunroom becomes an art studio complete with a crate and pallet shelving unit that is truly a piece of art. The library is then converted into a speakeasy that is tucked away behind a hidden door disguised as a bookshelf.
Two bedrooms and a bathroom originally used to house servants are converted into a cozy guest apartment where visiting family and band members can relax and spend the weekend. Reclaimed wood from a barn in Michigan is repurposed to create a wood accent wall with a built-in desk and shelving. To maximize the amount of guests that can sleep in the bedroom, Wes and Carre build a custom bunk bed with a trundle bed underneath. Repurposing this part of the house proves to be a huge challenge when water damage is discovered both underneath the wood floors inside and the metal flooring on the terrace outside.