The Bronson Pinchot Project

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  • 2012
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.8  (70)

The Bronson Pinchot Project is a DIY renovation show that aired on DIY Network from 2012 to 2013 starring Bronson Pinchot, best known for his role as Balki Bartokomous in the TV series "Perfect Strangers." The show followed Pinchot as he renovated his 19th-century home in Harford, Pennsylvania, combining his passion for history, architecture, and design.

Throughout the series, viewers were taken on a journey of Pinchot's renovation process as he transformed his dilapidated home into a beautiful and functional living space. Each episode focused on a specific part of the renovation process, ranging from structural repairs, painting, custom woodworking, to furniture restoration.

One of the unique aspects of the show was Pinchot's commitment to utilizing salvage materials and antiques wherever possible. He even owned a salvage business, which he used to source materials for his renovation projects. Viewers were able to catch a glimpse of his collection, as Pinchot often incorporated these pieces into his home décor.

In addition to the renovation aspect, The Bronson Pinchot Project also highlighted Pinchot's comedic personality, making the show more entertaining and engaging for viewers. Throughout the series, he interacted with his friends and family while working on his home, and his sense of humor and wit were on full display.

Another interesting aspect of the show was the emphasis on design and history. Pinchot made several trips to antique stores and flea markets, looking for pieces that would complement the historical significance of his home. He also consulted with local experts about the style of his home, which was built in the mid-1800s, to ensure that his renovation work was historically accurate.

Pinchot was not alone in his renovation efforts, as he had the help of his contractor, Mikey Papusha, who served as his right-hand man throughout the series. Papusha's expertise in construction and carpentry was invaluable to Pinchot, and their dynamic was a highlight of the show. Their on-screen chemistry made for entertaining banter, and viewers enjoyed watching them collaborate on various renovation challenges.

Overall, The Bronson Pinchot Project was a unique show that blended renovation, design, and history in a way that appealed to both DIY enthusiasts and history buffs. Pinchot's comedic personality and commitment to utilizing salvage materials made the show more entertaining, while his focus on historical accuracy and design added a level of educational value. Papusha's role as Pinchot's contractor added an extra dimension to the show, creating a dynamic that kept viewers engrossed in each episode.

The Bronson Pinchot Project is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (23 episodes). The series first aired on February 11, 2012.

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Decker Bathroom
16. Decker Bathroom
April 28, 2013
A the kitchen?! It may sound slightly unorthodox, but this is exactly what Bronson sets out to build in this unique episode. The existing bathroom in the Decker House is a hideous, cramped and outdated disaster.
Main House Gallery: East
15. Main House Gallery: East
January 1, 1970
Summary is not available.
Main House Gallery (East)
13. Main House Gallery (East)
April 20, 2013
In this episode Bronson renovates the second floor of his Main House into his own private Man Cave. Using space, light and beautiful artifacts, Bronson sets out to build himself the perfect personal refuge.
Main House Entry
12. Main House Entry
April 13, 2013
Bronson transforms his entryway into a functional 19th-century-inspired room.
Decker Cupola
11. Decker Cupola
April 6, 2013
Bronson restores a 19th-century cupola discovered in a friend's antique shop.
Main House Mudroom Interior
10. Main House Mudroom Interior
March 30, 2013
To most people a mudroom is just an afterthought - for storage of everyday items, but not Bronson! Bronson wants his mudroom to match the beauty of the entire house. Using architectural salvage and some clever design ideas, Bronson seeks to take a room that's usually all function and turn it into pure form.
Decker Entry
9. Decker Entry
March 23, 2013
The entry to Bronson's Decker house is a scattered mess of mismatched ceilings and floors. Plus, it lacks a clear purpose or definition.
Elf House Interior
8. Elf House Interior
March 2, 2013
The team decorate the interior of Bronson's Elf House.
Elf House Exterior
7. Elf House Exterior
February 23, 2013
If you ever dreamed of having your own little space you have to watch this episode. Bronson and the team build an addition on to his house which they affectionately call the Elf House. It's a small room that is beautifully designed - and perfectly fit for an...Elf.
Brimfield Antique Show
6. Brimfield Antique Show
February 16, 2013
Bronson and his crew head off to one of the Country's largest antique shows to buy and sell, and of course make a profit.
South Parlor INT
5. South Parlor INT
February 9, 2013
Bronson is building a guest house in his home and completes the interior. He also shares a few tricks to make smaller spaces appear larger.
South Parlor EXT
4. South Parlor EXT
February 2, 2013
Bronson designs and constructs a guest house in the south parlor of his preexisting home.
Freetown Salvage
3. Freetown Salvage
January 26, 2013
Bronson inspires a crew rebuilding a Greek Revival house.
2. Freetown
January 19, 2013
It's Bronson's dream come true - he's found an entire Greek Revival home and has purchased the salvage rights to it. Now it's time to disassemble it while saving the valuable elements.
Federal Sitting Room
1. Federal Sitting Room
January 12, 2013
Bronson Pinchot takes an awkward space and transforms it into a room straight out of George Washington's home.
Where to Watch The Bronson Pinchot Project
The Bronson Pinchot Project is available for streaming on the DIY Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Bronson Pinchot Project on demand at Discovery+ and Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    February 11, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    8.8  (70)