HomeHGTV: Celebrity I.O.U. - Anna Faris

HGTV: Celebrity I.O.U. - Anna Faris

The Property Brothers and Anna Faris Bring A Swanky Speakeasy - Style Kitchen For A Friend on HGTV's Celebrity I.O.U.

By: Ahroon Y.
January 12, 2024

HGTV's popular home renovation series Celebrity I.O.U, hosted by Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, gives celebrities the chance to show their appreciation for important people in their lives. In Season 7, Episode 1, the Property Brothers helped famed actress Anna Faris surprise her best friend of 24 years, Amanda, with a swanky speakeasy-style kitchen. The Plant Landscape Of The Cretaceous Period Wall Mural from Murals Your Way became a significant feature of the kitchen design that not only exudes style but also conceals a hidden speakeasy bar, adding an element of surprise and sophistication. Read on to learn the touching story behind the episode and to see how our engraved-style wallpaper mural brings a fun, interesting style that totally fits the bill for Amanda.

Anna Faris’ best friend, Amanda, loves to entertain, be it big dinner parties, game nights or cozy nights in. She is always spending time in the kitchen. Her initial plans for a kitchen remodel were waylaid by a tough year which saw Amanda battling cancer and two devastating losses - her dog, who was a constant companion through her diagnosis and treatment, and her father shortly thereafter.

Costly medical bills got in the way of fixing her nightmare of a kitchen with cabinet doors falling off the hinges and cramped working space that does not match Amanda’s energy and personality. Enter Anna and the Property Bros to create a spectacular makeover.


The makeover included knocking down walls to open up the space, incorporating an old storage space and adding new cabinetry, countertops and floors. An important focal feature of the kitchen was created by adding a vivid illustration-style mural to the back corner. The Plant Landscape Of The Cretaceous Period Wall Mural, one of our engraved landscape murals, was chosen as a means to draw your eye into the space while adding a swanky vintage art vibe. For its durability, cleanability and beauty, Vinyl HD Texture wallcovering material was used, this will ensure Amanda’s wallcovering mural will look magnificent for years to come!

The best part of the mural is that it hides a fun little secret…

The mural hides a super cool hidden speakeasy bar. Color block cabinets and doors add a pop of color to the kitchen. The secret bar is perfect for entertaining and fits Amanda to a “T” or marTini!

Murals Your Way was thrilled to work with The Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan to help Anna Faris with the surprise kitchen makeover for her friend Amanda. Using a wall mural to create a focal point in any room is a great part of any makeover. Reach out to us if you want to discuss your project and how wall murals can make a difference. Please email us or call us at 888-558-0279 to connect with one of our knowledgeable Account Managers.