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Inspired by Joanna Gaines and Fixer Upper on HGTV

By Steph's Scribe @stephverni
Joanna and Chip Gaines. Photo credit: HGTV Fixer UpperJoanna and Chip Gaines. Photo credit: HGTV Fixer Upper

My husband and I have been updating our home since we bought it in June of 2013. Little by little we have tackled the project of making our home something we love. In our previous residence, we did the same thing, though on a much smaller scale. I think we both enjoy watching our projects turn into our visions. Of course, we can’t do it on our own–we need help, and we have received it in the form of an architect and builders who have helped us along the way.

Lately, I’ve started watching HGTV again, and have become attached to Fixer Upper, as many of you readers may have as well. Joanna and Chip Gaines star in this hour-long program whereby they help people buy a more inexpensive home with the idea that they put the balance of what they can afford into renovating the property. It’s fun to watch Joanna and Chip interact with the homeowners, and it’s even more fun to watch Chip and Joanna interact with each other. Chip’s fun-loving, goofy, frat-boy disposition as a contractor complements Joanna’s sweet, kind, and savvy personality as the visionary designer. The two work extremely well together and pull off an entertaining show that makes you yearn to see how the property transforms throughout the hour.

The two own a farm in Waco, Texas; they are entrepreneurs and own Magnolia Market at the Silos, Magnolia bed and breakfast, and Magnolia Realty. They are certainly an inspiring duo. As my husband and I have recently tackled remodeling our kitchen, I’ve been inspired by some of Joanna’s ideas, and have incorporated them into our own rooms. While I am not at all a trained interior decorator, I enjoy design making my home feel like a place where people are welcome to come and relax. Joanna’s “Bakery” sign that Magnolia sells inspired me to create my own sign for our renovated space.

What I have included below are some photos of our kitchen and dining areas that have been inspired by Fixer Upper and what Joanna and Chip have done to many, many properties during the three seasons the pair has been on HGTV. Visit to find out more about their show and to watch episodes online, or visit Magnolia Market by clicking here.

There are only a couple of things left to do in the room, and one includes swapping out a cabinet door (you will see it still in the box next to the red hutch) as the glass for the white hutch came with a little scratch on it. But soon we will be done.









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