GMA: “The Vanilla Ice Project” Review & Vanilla Ice Renovates Homes

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GMA: Lara Spencer Rapping Vanilla Ice Lyrics

Lara Spencer introduced guest Vanilla Ice on Good Morning America February 15 2013 by saying, “You know the guy. You know the song. Vanilla Ice is with us. He’s got a brand new invention.” That last line was a lyric from Vanilla Ice’s 1990 hit “Ice Ice Baby.” She acted really tough while saying the lyrics, before looking to Vanilla Ice, who was smiling at her.

“How’d I do? No? Stop, collaborate and listen?” she asked. This time, she seemed a lot less sure of the lyrics. Vanilla Ice nodded and told her she was good.

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I was kind of hoping she’d rap more. Lara Spencer, when’s the rap album coming out?

GMA: Vanilla Ice “Ninja Rap” & Furniture Shopping

GMA: "The Vanilla Ice Project" Review & Vanilla Ice Renovates Homes

Vanilla Ice has become an expert home renovator and furniture reinventer. His show The Vanilla Ice Project airs Sundays at 10 p.m. and I’d recommend checking it out, because he’s really good at it. (s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

Lara Spencer and Vanilla Ice went furniture shopping. That’s right, I said “furniture shopping.” Being a kid who grew up in the 90’s and was born in the 80’s, I remember Vanilla Ice not for “Ice Ice Baby” but for “Ninja Rap,” his song for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze movie, with the refrain, “Go ninja, go ninja, go ninja, go.” So my first thought was, there is nothing ninja about furniture shopping.

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Except there is. Vanilla Ice is really, really good at discount furniture shopping and creating new furniture out of old furniture. Who knew?

GMA: Vanilla Ice Project & Trash To Treasure

Vanilla Ice has a new show, The Vanilla Ice Project, where he repairs and renovates foreclosed homes and turns old furniture at vintage shops into brand new furniture. Lara Spencer asked him if he’d ever thought he’d be tying drapes and building coffee tables when his hip hop career was booming in the early 90’s. He said he never imagined it. “But I don’t care – no shame in my game. I love it,” Vanilla Ice said.

The renovated home he showed Lara Spencer was beautiful, with a walk-in closet as big as a bedroom, a brand new pool and a light that changes colors when you clap. “I don’t know why, but you need to have that,” Lara Spencer said as she clapped and danced and Vanilla Ice hummed the tune for I Dream Of Jeannie, while the light turned from red to purple to blue with each clap.

I never thought I’d say this, but I want to hang out with Vanilla Ice and Lara Spencer. Every part of this segment was fun. The two of them should have their own show. Vanilla Ice said that they cut out half of the master bedroom in order to make the huge walk-in closet possible. He said that it was the big selling point of the house. The closet was so big, it even had wall art, a window with curtains and a dresser that filled one entire wall.

GMA: Vanilla Ice Junk Hunting

Vanilla Ice and Lara Spencer went to a Salvation Army to hunt through some old junk to use in creating new furniture. They found an old art easel, a hanging light, a window panel, old coffee table legs and a mirror.

GMA: Vanilla Ice Furniture Renovation

The wood frame on the mirror they found was painted silver, with mirrored tile added around the main mirror panel. The mirror rested on the art easel. Vanilla Ice said it was perfect for the kid’s room or the foyer. The entire mirror sparkled and looked wonderful. Vanilla Ice combined the window panel and the coffee table legs and painted them green. This new coffee table looked new and modern. It was really cool looking.

Vanilla Ice made me completely change my mind about him. I guess if Marky-Mark from The Funky Bunch can become an Oscar-winning actor, Vanilla Ice can make awesome furniture and renovate homes.

The Vanilla Ice Project airs on the DIY channel Sundays at 10 p.m.

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