Feb 27, 2024, 18:00 PM


See celebrity guest expert MINA STARSIAK HAWK on the Main Stage

Saturday, March 2 at 1 pm


With her keen real estate acumen and strong sense of purpose, Mina Starsiak Hawk is dedicated to the art and the business of saving old homes.


Mina founded the home renovation company Two Chicks and a Hammer in the late 2000s, with the goal of revitalizing decrepit properties in her hometown of Indianapolis. She became the star of the hit HGTV network show Good Bones, one of the network's most successful series.



woman standing in a large kitchen with a vase of flowers


Mina has also starred in the popular HGTV series A Very Brady Renovation, Rock the Block and Battle On the Beach, and is developing another new series for HGTV. When she is not running her business, filming television shows, and working on national campaigns, Mina is a devoted mom to son Jack and daughter Charlotte.


Here are some of the design tips that Mina is sharing with us:


What is a fairly easy but high-impact DIY project that you recommend?

PAINT! Paint is affordable in the grand scheme of improvements and low risk for problems.



What is one DIY project you tell people to NOT attempt on their own?

Anything that can flood or set their house on fire, so no electrical or plumbing.



Is there an older or outdated home trend you’d actually like to see more of? Which one do you hope doesn’t come back?

I would be happy to never see shiplap again. I love marble; it is timeless and can work almost anywhere with any style.



What’s a tool that you find yourself using almost every day, and why?

A drill - for hanging art, assembling furniture, hanging curtains.



a green drill putting a hole in a wall



What’s your “absolutely NO WAY, I’m NEVER using that” color?




What’s the most important takeaway or insight you’ve gained from working on the homes in your Good Bones series?

Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Always budget extra time, money and patience.



What project(s) are you currently working on?

Getting my new location of Two Chicks District Co home decor retail store up and running!