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The Decline of Good Bones: What Happened to Two Chicks and a Hammer

The Decline of Good Bones: What Happened to Two Chicks and a Hammer

Great HGTV shows are never hard to come by, but losing one can be tough. After eight seasons, Good Bones came to an end, leaving home improvement fans heartbroken.
The show followed the renovation company, Two Chicks and a Hammer. Towards the end, the company faced several challenges. Host Mina Starsiak Hawk had to make significant decisions affecting the future of the business.
Mina expressed her gratitude for the production company and HGTV in September 2023. “After eight years of doing Good Bones, I love our production company. They are amazingly talented and have taught me so much. I don’t want to stop working with them. If I could create content for HGTV until I die, that would be a dream come true,” she told the Indianapolis Business Journal.
However, the company was struggling. The show’s end captured Mina’s emotional decision to step back due to the staff’s burnout from renovating numerous houses while filming every step.
During her podcast, Mina AF, Mina revealed that COVID-19 had strained the family business. “It got to the point that our small team wasn’t even enjoying each other’s company. We got through COVID, several seasons, and everyone was just very burnt out. Everyone was sore and miserable,” she explained.
When the show concluded, so did the company. Mina seriously reconsidered her career, resulting in the permanent closure of Two Chicks and a Hammer, as confirmed by WTHR.
The company’s physical store also shut down in September 2023. Mina announced the closure on Instagram, mentioning the challenges faced during COVID. “The incredibly difficult decision to close the store is one that I have not made lightly. Being an anchor on our corner these last three years has been an honor,” she wrote.
She added, “Please know how much I value every single person I got to meet and hear their stories while in the store. Many met my children and husband there. Saying goodbye is gut-wrenching, but it’s necessary for my family. What seems to be is often not what is.”
Fortunately, Two Chicks and a Hammer is trying something new. On March 8, 2024, their Instagram account shared that they were back in business with a new storefront in Noblesville, Ind.
Mina has not stepped away from renovations entirely. She and her husband, Steve Hawk, bought a lake house they are fixing up and documenting the process. There might be a new show for fans to anticipate, although nothing is guaranteed in showbiz.
Mina shared, “Right now, we are filming for a two-episode spinoff, and it’s been really fun so far. Steve is involved a lot, the kids are there, MJ and Austin [Aynes] are there for demo. It feels like getting back to when I started, and it was just really fun and joyful.”
Source: Distractify, Indianapolis Business Journal, WTHR