The Jennie Garth Project: Behind the Scenes

Actress Jennie Garth shows that her talents extend beyond TV and filmmaking in her HGTV series The Jennie Garth Project — wherein she guts and renovates a 1970s ranch home in the Hollywood Hills. Here's a first look.
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Photo By: Matt Harbicht/Getty Images

Photo By: Matt Harbicht/Getty Images

Photo By: Matt Harbicht/Getty Images

Photo By: Matt Harbicht/Getty Images

Photo By: Matt Harbicht/Getty Images

Photo By: Matt Harbicht/Getty Images

Photo By: Matt Harbicht/Getty Images

Photo By: Matt Harbicht/Getty Images

Photo By: Matt Harbicht/Getty Images

Photo By: Matt Harbicht/Getty Images

Blond Ambition

Actress and director Jennie Garth takes on a new avocation, striking out on her own in a big way with a top-to-bottom renovation of a house in Studio City, Calif. Jennie's seen here in her new project home as renovations get started.

Heavy Landscaping

Well before things like design and decorating can begin at Jennie's new home, some serious exterior work is called for. A first order of business: the removal of a large juniper tree that partially blocks the entry of the soon-to-be-remodeled home. Jennie is dressed and outfitted for the task and willing to lend a hand.

Heavy Landscaping

Jennie talks with the crew as they prep for taking down the unwanted tree.

Heavy Landscaping

Jennie gets hands-on with a chainsaw, cutting the tree into sections for removal.

Heavy Landscaping

Jennie helps with clearing away of some of the brush and debris from downed tree.

Heavy Machinery

If chainsaws aren't intimidating enough, Jennie tries her hand at operating a Bobcat as part of the demolition and exterior clearing.

Heavy Machinery

The TV crew documents Jennie's first attempt at operation of earth-moving equipment.

Heavy Machinery

Jennie uses the backhoe to clear away some of the remains of the juniper tree.

Multi-Talented

Jennie demonstrates her mastery of a circular saw, cutting 2x4's to length as interior framing gets started.

We're Still Rolling

Jennie recounts some of the details of the tree-removal in an on-camera moment.

Down a Tree? No Problem.

Jennie strikes a tough pose at the end of the day, but confides that actually power tools do make her a tad nervous.

Love, Jennie

Jennie leaves warm wishes for her construction crew as the renovation gets underway.
Come back soon to see photos of Jennie's completed home renovation.