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Celebrity IOU: John C. Reilly surprises longtime friend Johnny Agnew with funky log cabin makeover – Daily Mail

John C. Reilly surprised his ‘brother from another mother’ and longtime friend Johnny Agnew with a funky cabin makeover on Monday’s episode of Celebrity IOU.

The 57-year-old comedian fully restored his close friend’s 1920’s log cabin by renovating the exterior and interior and adding a kitchen and a bathroom.

John told identical twins Jonathan and Drew Scott that he first met Johnny when he came to his property Funky Junk Farm in Altadena, California, looking for a vintage trailer.

Close bond: John C. Reilly surprised his ‘brother from another mother’ and longtime friend Johnny Agnew with a funky cabin makeover on Monday’s episode of Celebrity IOU

‘We had a connection right away,’ Johnny said to the camera. ‘We were lucky enough that we just connected right away, like brothers. Like brothers from another mother. We loved the same things and he’s a collector.’

Johnny besides running the Funky Junk Farm also currently works as a driver on movie sets. John said over the years he has come to depend on Johnny because he was such a good person and hard worker. He said he wanted to do something to help him.

‘Johnny has been there for me so many times,’ John said.

John said that Johnny even took a friend’s child and mentored him to the point that he just graduated from Stanford Law School.

Cabin renovation: The 57-year-old comedian fully restored his close friend's 1920's log cabin by renovating the exterior and interior and adding a kitchen and a bathroom

Cabin renovation: The 57-year-old comedian fully restored his close friend’s 1920’s log cabin by renovating the exterior and interior and adding a kitchen and a bathroom

‘That guy does so much for other people all the time,’ John said.

John explained to Drew and Jonathan that the log cabin on the property they were going to work on was a 1920’s original log cabin. The brothers asked John if he thought his friend wanted to modernize the cabin, but John said no.

‘It’s called Funky Junk Farms,’ John said. ‘He embraces the funkiness and the junkiness of it.’

Challenge accepted: Jonathan and Drew Scott took on the challenge of renovating the old cabin

Challenge accepted: Jonathan and Drew Scott took on the challenge of renovating the old cabin

John told the brothers that he was going to be hands-on for the project as he had experience doing carpentry during school to make ends meet.

‘Let’s just blow his mind and do something for him that he would never be able to do for himself,’ John said.

Drew and Jonathan took a look inside the cabin.

Mind blowing: 'Let's just blow his mind and do something for him that he would never be able to do for himself,' John said

Mind blowing: ‘Let’s just blow his mind and do something for him that he would never be able to do for himself,’ John said

‘Definitely some room for improvement here,’ John said.

‘That’s an understatement ,’ Jonathan said.

John said the cabin was used for storage but that he thought it could be used for so much more and believed it could be a great gathering place.

The before: Drew and Jonathan took a look inside the cabin and noted there was plenty of room for improvement

The before: Drew and Jonathan took a look inside the cabin and noted there was plenty of room for improvement

‘Just to make it a usable space would be such a gift,’ John said.

John helped the brothers clean out the cabin and pull off its rotten logs. Johnny was out of town working for a month, which gave them time to complete the work.

‘When it came to demolition, I think I did okay,’ John said. ‘That’s a great low-skill job for me.’

Helping hand: John helped the brothers clean out the cabin and pull off its rotten logs

Helping hand: John helped the brothers clean out the cabin and pull off its rotten logs

They threw hammers through the windows to smash them and John used a concrete saw to break up the floor.

John also helped them pick the finishes that would keep the cabin funky including log veneers and rugged floors.

The Hollywood star asked them if they could incorporate a broken tile motif that was already in other parts of the property. They also resident artist Edward Lum create a Funky Junk sign to display on the outside of the cabin.

Hammer throw: They threw hammers through the windows to smash them

Hammer throw: They threw hammers through the windows to smash them

‘You call it Celebrity IOU and I don’t really think of myself as a celebrity but the IOU part I can really get behind,’ John said. ‘Because Johnny’s given me a lot that, you know, it’s hard to quantify.’

John helped them put on the new log veneers on the cabin.

‘I’m not afraid to get dirty and I’m not afraid to work,’ John said to the camera. ‘I come from a family of working people.’

Giving back: 'You call it Celebrity IOU and I don't really think of myself as a celebrity but the IOU part I can really get behind,' John said. 'Because Johnny's given me a lot that, you know, it's hard to quantify'

Giving back: ‘You call it Celebrity IOU and I don’t really think of myself as a celebrity but the IOU part I can really get behind,’ John said. ‘Because Johnny’s given me a lot that, you know, it’s hard to quantify’

They searched the farm property and found items to use as decorations.

‘I’m really excited,’ John said. ‘Once everything’s painted and installed, it’s really going to come together beautifully.’

They also added a kitchen and bathroom to the restored cabin mixing old finishes with new ones.

Really excited: 'I'm really excited,' John said. 'Once everything's painted and installed, it's really going to come together beautifully'

Really excited: ‘I’m really excited,’ John said. ‘Once everything’s painted and installed, it’s really going to come together beautifully’

‘Johnny is going to be very surprised when he gets back,’ John said. ‘He’s going to flip out.’

John called Johnny and said he wanted him to look at a trailer on the property. When Johnny got there he was shocked.

‘Is this a set up?,’ Johnny asked.

Good question: 'Is this a set up?,' Johnny asked when he saw John again at the property

Good question: ‘Is this a set up?,’ Johnny asked when he saw John again at the property

‘Yes it is a set up,’ John said as Jonathan and Drew crouched outside behind a pickup truck.

‘Oh my God,’ Johnny said when he saw his newly restored log cabin. ‘I can’t believe it.’

Drew and Jonathan popped out from behind the truck when John revealed he didn’t do the work alone.

Hiding out: Drew and Jonathan popped out from behind the truck when John revealed he didn't do the work alone

Hiding out: Drew and Jonathan popped out from behind the truck when John revealed he didn’t do the work alone

‘John did this because you are an amazing person and an amazing human and you deserve to have something special as a space for yourself,’ Jonathan said.

‘I don’t know if I’m worthy, I’m just so overwhelmed,’ Johnny said.

‘Johnny, you do so much for other people,’ John said. ‘You’ve done so much for me, and I just thought ”you know, before that place falls down…”’

New look: 'Johnny, you do so much for other people,' John said. 'You've done so much for me, and I just thought ''you know, before that place falls down…'''

New look: ‘Johnny, you do so much for other people,’ John said. ‘You’ve done so much for me, and I just thought ”you know, before that place falls down…”’

Johnny laughed as they went inside and showed him the renovated interior.

‘I can’t believe it,’ Johnny said. ‘It’s beautiful.’

‘This is so much cooler than I could have ever imagined,’ John said.

‘I feel like I’m dreaming,’ Johnny said. ‘I can’t thank you guys enough, this means the world.’

Renovated interior: Johnny laughed as they went inside and showed him the renovated interior

Renovated interior: Johnny laughed as they went inside and showed him the renovated interior

Redone bathroom: The newly renovated  bathroom also was a big hit

Redone bathroom: The newly renovated  bathroom also was a big hit

Dream feeling: 'I feel like I'm dreaming,' Johnny said. 'I can't thank you guys enough, this means the world'

Dream feeling: ‘I feel like I’m dreaming,’ Johnny said. ‘I can’t thank you guys enough, this means the world’

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