With summer time in full force and so many people away to escape the heat, we have had fun completing projects while our vacationing clients are away!!!
It’s so exciting to see their faces as we reveal the new space! In a small way, I’m getting a bit of the thrill that Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper — whose show I am slightly obsessed with — must feel when they reveal their amazing renovations to their clients once the home is completed, styled, and move-in ready!!
Segreto painted the ceiling in the room above; the hand-cut stencil pattern on the pop-up ceiling was inspired by the client’s favorite fabric. If there isn’t a pre-cut stencil available, one can be customized to any size and design.
Here are the reveal superstars, both from Waco Texas, and Baylor graduates. Chip knew that Joanna was “the one” when he saw her picture at her father’s mechanic shop. Meeting at a later date, these two fell in love and have become such a dynamic duo both on and off their show.
Tying the knot in 2003, Chip bought houses, renovated them and sold them to Waco home buyers, while Joanna did the interiors and opened a local shop called Magnolia Market. With their four children, they now live in this 100-year-old farmhouse that they completely renovated! With 40 acres, there is lots of space for their 60 animals, as well as for roaming around!!
On their show, Chip and Joanna present their client with three homes and give their ideas on how they can customize it to the family’s needs. The properties are in great areas at bargain prices — and all need a lot of work!! Even with my imagination, I am amazed that they can see though the rubble and come up with such beautiful and creative design ideas. And now for this home above’s final Fixer Upper reveal!!!!
These homeowners all-in budget, inclusive of purchase price and renovation costs was $650,000. Just the new driveway, new windows and doors, and that charming new front entrance must have taken up a chunk of change! Quite a remarkable transformation!!!!
It gets even better when you see the “befores” and “afters” of the interior!!!
Chip and Joanna are masters of opening spaces up, fashioning a better flow, and creating more functionality!! Are you obsessed yet?
Here is Joanna’s little boutique shop in Waco before she remodeled it!
Here it after, filled with her flea market finds and wonderful items from local vendors!!! I really want to drive to Waco just to sneak a peak.
Joanna also writes a blog, filled with DIY crafts, farm fresh recipes and sweet entertaining ideas. This one features instructions on how to make “Dinosaur Eggs” filled with small plastic dinosaurs, gems, or other small toys. How cute is that?!
In this blog, Joanna shows how to make these decorative vases with milk bottles!!! And there are so many more ideas, all beautifully styled and photographed!!
Their biggest renovation to date is bring to life this old cotton mill. Their Silos Project will house the new Magnolia Market!! It’s due to open this fall and I might just have to take a trip for the opening party!!! YOU???
Well, being so enamored with their talents, I sent the pair a copy of both of my Segreto books — hoping I might inspire them half as much as they have inspired me!! Look what a sweet note I received back!!! Thanks, Chip and Joanna!!! Let me know if you fall for this pair when you watch Fixer Upper!!!