The Farmhouse

After living in nine different homes, we were ready to settle on some land and stay a while. Living on a farm has always been a dream of ours, and we were excited when it finally became a reality. We bought the farmhouse in 2012 and spent a year and a half carefully piecing it back together. The oak trees that surround the property are what drew us to the place. The house, however, was too small for our family of 6. It started as a two bedroom house and the attic was unfinished. The only add on was our master bedroom and we reconfigured the rest of the walls within the existing home and worked with what we had. My main priority was to open up the main living, dining, and kitchen area. We also finished out the upstairs and created a nice size family room, a guest bedroom and craft room. It took several months to get all my ideas on paper because there was a lot of reconfiguring to do to make the space work for our family.

No one really knew what year the house was built, but when we started tearing off the vinyl siding on the exterior we found paperwork from 1895. If these oak trees could talk I would love to hear their stories! As we started the demo and the renovation process I wanted to make sure all the character of this amazing old house would not get lost. Since we added on our master bedroom I used the flooring in the attic for my floors and I also incorporated old doors so the space felt like the rest of the house. I had the best time looking for older fixtures and doors to use and we salvaged all the existing trim and molding to preserve the timeless look of this home.

The process took longer than anticipated because we were juggling our business renovations with our personal one. It was a good day when we finally moved in late October of 2013.  I chose whites and soft neutral tones in the farmhouse so that it would be a clam place for the family when life gets full. We are finally in and settled and it is home sweet home for us. We are loving farm life and all the animals that call it their home too. It’s been quite an adventure!

Welcome to the Farmhouse

 

 Front Elevation

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 Rear Elevation

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Front Entry

Laundry and Pantry Hall

Kitchen

Living, Dining, and Kitchen

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Office and Sitting Room

   

 

Master Bedroom

   

Master Bathroom

Girls Bedroom

  

   

Boys Bedroom

   

   

Staircase

Upstairs Livingroom

Coffee Bar

Craft Room for Kids

Jo’s Craft Room

Guest Room

Guest Bathroom

Outdoor Eating Area

Jo’s Garden

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{ Photo Credit:Molly Winn Photography}

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204 Comments

  • Tammy Andrews

    April 16, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Hi! I live at 301 Karem Rd, just down the street from where you were living. I have a house built in 1895 in Robinson, a small victorian, that is being renovated. How did you insulate your walls in this house?
    It looks GREAT!! My husband and I looked at your farmhouse when it went up for sale, but just didn’t want put that much work into it. My daughter and her husband are buying the Robinson house from us and renovating it.
    Can’t wait to see the new Fixer Upper series!

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    • Judy Sluder

      June 5, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      I love your beautiful home and also your show “Fixer Upper”. You are so talented, and it is evident how much you love what you do. To take a house that most would demolish and bring it to a beautiful, warm home is just amazing. Thanks for sharing your family, life, work and creativity with us.

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  • Linsey @ Farmhouse Porch

    April 16, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Adore!!!

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  • Jeanette @ Creating a Life

    April 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Your home is incredibly beautiful, inside and out. I love the character-filled details and the peaceful, neutral color scheme. It’s all just so lovely. Pinned almost every photo :) Thanks for sharing this magical place!

    Jeanette

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  • Cheryl

    April 17, 2014 at 5:09 am

    I found myself gasping as each picture unfolded. Such gorgeous design. Love the simplicity. Love all the white, the antiques, the peacefulness of each room. Perfection!

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  • Melissa Bain

    April 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    The chairs in the living room set up were also shown in the hgtv magazine May issue before and after in the article mission makeover. Where can these chairs be found?

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    • Tori Schaulis

      April 21, 2014 at 8:05 am

      We will be releasing a product list once the show airs on Thursday on the Fixer Upper page!

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  • Melissa Bain

    April 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Thank you Tori, can’t wait!

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  • Shelley

    April 24, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Love the show!

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  • Tina L Sanchez

    April 25, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Just watched “Fixer Upper”…I was in tears, literally, you, your husband, and crew are VERY talented. To bring forth the beauty a home still has to offer is amazing. I’m from San Jose, California and we are not privileged to find beauties in the rough. I have become a fan! Thank You!

    Your New Friend from California
    Tina Sanchez

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  • Fred & Margo

    April 25, 2014 at 11:23 am

    My wife and I watched your show for the first time last night and then we looked at the renovation of your new farm house this morning. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! You and your husband inspire us! One day we hope to have our own home like you guys. Thanks for restoring our ability to DREAM!

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  • Sandra

    April 25, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    I was fortunate enough to catch your show last night, I am already a big fan! I am also a fellow Texas resident living in Houston, as well as a design professional. We don’t have very many beautiful older homes in our city, save for a small number of charming Victorians. Therefore, one of the hardest challenges I’ve faced is building “character and charm” into my renovation projects. I am so inspired by the way you blend the history and dignity of an older place, while incorporating the openness and easy flow from room to room that todays families need. This is no simple task, but you’ve accomplished this with an ease and simplicity that is just inspiring. Thank you both so much for graciously sharing your talents and your beautiful family with us. I am eagerly looking forward to the rest of your shows.

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  • Sara Lee Perryman

    April 27, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Love everything so far, looking forward to your series.

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  • T.Edaburn

    April 28, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Loved your show-I enjoy your style-can’t wait to watch more!

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  • Lisa

    April 28, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Watched your show last night and absolutely loved it! What a wonderful job you did with that “ghost house,” and for a total price of $125K?!?! Very inspirational! I look forward to watching more episodes and to incorporating some of your ideas in our new home when we relocate this summer.

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  • Kahy Johnson

    April 28, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Just love you show!!!! looking forward for the next one, big fan of re-use and re-do and re-cycle….

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  • Melissa P

    May 1, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Can you tell m where the wooden thing is from to hold the crayons? This is perfect and I need it ;)

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    • Tori Schaulis

      May 6, 2014 at 9:39 am

      Check back with us in about a month! The wooden block is a special order item and we’re hoping to get some in soon. Please e-mail tori@themagnoliamarket.com for more details.

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  • Debbie B. Hogan

    May 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I was one of the happiest people in Texas when I saw that your show had been filming for production and the new shows were On Demand with TWC. I fell in love with ‘Fixer Upper’ last season, but was only able to catch the last few episodes. I love, love, love what you have done with the farm house and am very happy that you have moved your beautiful family into it. What I want to know is – do you come to Dallas to help clients find their peace of heaven on earth? We live and work in North Dallas and would love to find a home to remodel and call our own within the next two years. Think about it. We need more people like you in the world. By the way, I stayed up until 4 am Friday morning watching every episode available on ‘On Demand’ just to catch up. Thanks for inspiring.

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  • Carol Bolton

    May 5, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Where can the long stem white fluffy flowers be found? Love the show…best one on HGTV! Which it was on earlier.

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    • Tori Schaulis

      May 6, 2014 at 9:41 am

      Thank you Carol! Unfortunately the white long stem flowers are discontinued. I’m sorry!

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  • AML

    May 8, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Wonderful, amazing show. Enjoy design and appreciate so much the respect you both give to old objects that others would throw away. Also am a displaced Texan in New York and watch also to see the scenery and hear the familiar accents–its a piece of home. Thanks!

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  • Mike McCleeary

    May 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I LOVE the way you reuse/re purpose the wood and other materials from old homes. I also love the floors in the master bedroom; just gorgeous! Nicole Curtis of Rehab Addict is another hero(ine) of mine as she does a lot of the same work in Detroit and the Minneapolis area. If it were not so hot in TX I would be tempted by the decent real estate prices.

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  • Angela Alexiou

    May 10, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Being a HGTV fan for years I come across your episode one day and I have been hooked :-) !!!
    You are both (plus the beautiful 4 little ones, God Bless) a pleasure to watch and make every home Beautiful and amazing for each family. Your Farmhouse is Beautiful and I Love every inch of the Inside as much as I love the outside. Congratulations to Magnolia Homes, HGTV has hit it on the nail with you guys.

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  • Liz

    May 10, 2014 at 6:12 am

    My husband and I watched your new show last night……LOVED IT!!!!!! We only wish we could find such beautiful fixers at such a great price in our part of the country……and then have you “fix it”…….We hope your show continues on HGTV…

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  • Terri Carpini

    May 10, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Love, love, love your show! Your renovated homes are simply beautiful. Makes me want to move to Texas!

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  • Ann Ramer

    May 10, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Just discovered your show and absolutely love it! My husband and I are getting ready to build our dream farmhouse on some acreage and we were wondering what type of siding you used on the exterior of your home? We had originally thought of using Hardie board but our builder has heard a lot of negative feedback on this product.
    Thanks!

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  • Jill Blandford

    May 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I love your new show and your enthusiasm for design. I love your girl’s bedroom! How did you make the white hardwoods floors?

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  • Ellen Mais

    May 10, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Just discovered Fixer Upper this week on HGTV, recorded 5 episodes. Very pleased to finally see this style of decorating embraced; our home is a reclaimed 1900 dutch barn in Michigan which comes with beams and quirks and other people’s earlier renovating attempts, so it is all a country mixed bag. The show gives me ideas we can put on our “dream list” and showcases the unique look of reclaimed woods and materials that are possible on a limited budget. It is doubtful I would ever have a budget to accomplish anything on such a grand scale, but with baby steps and inspiration like this , some things are possible. Well done!

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  • Beverly Thomas

    May 10, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Delightful, Exciting, and Talent, I have been watching your shows and would like to hire you to remodel our master bath and possible Kitchen. We live in a Dell Webb project, call Hill Country Retreat for 55 and older people. We are at the point in our lives that we need to have a walk in tub. With my 2 total knees and my husband is undergoing treatments for cancer. After seeing your show I felt like there is some one that can guide us and make our lives easier, with our re-model..

    Your talents and your love for design comes threw as if we had known you and Chip for ever. When you share your family to the TV world of viewers, you make us feel like we have always been friends. Best of wishes, this is truly one of the best programs HGTV has put on air in a long time.

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  • Susan

    May 12, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Love at first site! Love love love Fixer Upper – I agree best show on HGTV…
    I am moving from CA to Round Rock, how far will designers travel?

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  • Nina @ Everyday Enchanting

    May 13, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Absolutely love your home! So inspiring!

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  • Elizabeth

    May 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Such a beautiful home. Wondering where the headboard in the master bedroom came from?

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  • Heather

    May 15, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I grew up in an old farmhouse with parents who were do it yourself types. I have inherited that love and the gratification that comes with enhancing the history of homes while making new memories. I saw your show over the weekend and I’m fixated, from the beauty of your renovations, to the craftsmanship (and speed!!), to the obvious love and passion you all have for your work and each other. It’s a delight to see people in our country who appreciate that the fine things in life exist in hardwork, farmhouses, gardens and family! We’ll soon be a retired military family and the Waco area certainly looks more interesting after catching your show. Thank you for following your passion and sharing it with us!

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  • Ashlee Palandro

    May 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this, picture by picture. I LOVE your house and I have been wanting to see what it looks like now that it is finished. My husband and I bought a house 11 years ago that was built in 1829, and it is always a challenge to update while staying true to the house’s roots. You execute that balance so perfectly! So happy for you and your family and the blessing of this beautiful home!

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  • Elisa

    May 17, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I just found your show today on HGTV and WOW! I love it! I also enjoy the way you two interact with each other and your children. It is refreshing and the remodels are beautiful! Thanks.

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  • Cindy

    May 17, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Finally! A real decorating show. I thought they were going to have to change the name from HGTV to Buying and Selling Real Estate. Love the show!!! It’s nice to see something from the south (not just Canada). Hope to see more of you on HGTV!!!

    p.s. Your family is precious!

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  • Bo Raines

    May 18, 2014 at 5:55 am

    I love this show! It is nice to see how to incorporate old items with new spaces. I also love how they recycle as much old wood as possible to create new items for the homes. Looking forward to watching many more remodels and creations from Joanna, Chip and their team!!!!!

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  • Erin

    May 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Love, love, LOVE your home, your design aesthetic and your show! The only design show that I am into right now! Keep up the good work and I can not wait to see more, more, MORE….

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  • Michelle

    May 19, 2014 at 9:34 am

    OK so is it wrong that I am totally addicted to your show? Love you and Chip and your family is adorable plus your style is over the top amazing. I love how you mix new items with old items. I can’t wait to see more episodes. I even have my husband watching your show. I had no clue you had a blog or an on line store. I can’t wait to follow along on your decorating journey.

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  • Andrea

    May 19, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Love your home. I LOVE your new show!!!! It’s my new “me” time!!!

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  • Milet Hopping

    May 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Can a show touch your heart and make it feel at peace? YES-Fixer Upper does that for me! I not only stay up late to watch your show, but I tape it as well to replay when I feel I need to rethink my latest project. What I am most grateful for is the fact that you make living in Waco,TX chic! I have always tried to tell people that smaller cities had bigger hearts! Your designs and moving forward in the renovations with purpose all have a simple, less cluttered vibe that is still ELEGANT while rustic! I love that its okay to want an elegant farm. Eventually my husband and I will be looking for a place to accomodate aging parents with us full time and our present house won’t do. I look forward to running those tapes of yours when the time comes to help me “see” and find potential in a house that would suit us all with dignity and grace!

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  • Charlotte

    May 22, 2014 at 6:18 am

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your show AND blog! So inspirational!! We have a farm near Bryan/College Station that we will be retiring to (hopefully sooner than later!). I am in the process of collecting ideas for expanding the existing (very small) farmhouse. I’m loving your farmhouse makeover pictures and farm stories…..very interested in the farmhouse kitchen shelves (next to sink). Where can these be purchased or were they custom made? …..Can’t wait for the next show!! Recording ALL of them ;)

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  • Barbara Faught

    May 22, 2014 at 11:52 am

    LOVE your show!!! Finally, real people doing real work and real design and all with charm, grace and humor. May your tribe increase! Yours is our absolute favorite HGTV show. May you have many more seasons! Any chance you would do a remodel in DC for a fellow Bear?

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  • Ashley

    May 22, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Hello! I just looked through all of the Farmhouse pics, and I loved the chandeliers in Joanna’s house. Where can you purchase them?

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  • ALice

    May 23, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Love and adore aren’t even big enough words for JoJo and Chip. By watching ‘you guys’ interact you can tell you are truly soulmates. Your home is beautiful and inviting and down to earth. I enjoy the whole process of the show and how you incorporate your family. I love to decorate and especially for every holiday that comes down the road. Friends think I’m crazy…but it is really soothing and rewarding when you can make things look like they belonged there for a purpose and just makes my house that much inviting. Thank you HGTV for this awesome, wonderful show and thank you Jo and Chip for sharing your talents and your love of old things reborn!!!!!! Enjoy Magnolia Farms :)

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  • Polly Amos

    May 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    I wish someone would start rehabbing manufactured homes. We are starting to do one now. Your program has inspired me. There is a need. Maybe it will cost more. We are adding insulation, new windows, flooring, kitchen revamp, etc. The same thing you would do with a wood frame structure. Thank you for your program. I love your style.

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  • jeanyo

    May 23, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I love the spread in your master. Please share, what is it made of and where did you get it? Your ideas and taste is inspiring. Thanks.

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  • Tmom

    May 24, 2014 at 10:05 am

    LOVE the show!! We bought our dream home out on some land too!! But have found in trying to do things ourselves peeps like to take advantage and we get quotes for work from one extreme to the other boooo. So
    we just take inspiration in what you do and think one day at a time…hahaha!! At least maybe our fruit trees hopefully will produce this year and we can save more pennies hehehe. 5 kiddos 4 boys and 1 girl… THEY will
    work right along with us!

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  • Lizzie

    May 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Love the show!!! Don’t see any TV set anywhere in your homes…..are they hidden?

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  • gail plant

    May 25, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Could you please tell the name of the paint you used in your farmhouse kitchen and where can I purchase the metal chairs that were used right off the kitchen

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  • Cody

    May 26, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    What is the name of the paint you used for the master bedroom

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  • Alexandra MacMillan

    May 27, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    In love with every inch of this home! Where did the white bench in the entryway come from? In love!!!

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  • Ashley

    May 28, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Beautiful home! Please tell me the name of the paint used in the girls bedroom and master bedroom. Tnanks!

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  • Nikki

    May 30, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Question, what kind of wood do you use for the wall paneling? I love the look and we are currently building a new house. I imagine I could do that over the foam in lieu of drywall?

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  • Paula Messimer

    May 30, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    You are my new hero. I love, love, love your style and the show. I always knew that Texas had great talent and you have proved me right. Thank you. I can’t wait to watch more.

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  • susan savas

    May 31, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I love your show….what a pleasure to watch..I have told everyone I know about it….I guess I sound a little crazy…..you both are so genuine….thanks so much for sharing your talent….I would love to know what the paint is in your master bedroom…..

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  • Ashlee Collins

    June 1, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Hey folks,
    Your show on HGTV is my new addiction. Beautiful work! I love how “chill” the two of you are when working with together, as well as with the clients. Not all shows need drama and chaos during a reno and I appreciate the fact that your design speaks for itself. My husband and I have been renovating our own fixer upper for 3 years now. It isn’t easy living in a home while ripping it apart but it keeps our gears turning. A big “THANK YOU” for quality TV. Come to San Antonio some time, we have lots of projects that need your fine tuning ;)
    Ashlee

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  • Charlotte Floyd

    June 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Love your farmhouse and the precious people that occupy it and wish you many many years of love and laughter in it! LOVE LOVE LOVE the show! I already have my DVR set to record all episodes! ( kiss those billy goates for me! :)

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  • Kathy Pitts

    June 1, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    I have read all the comments sent in by adoring viewers and they all express my feelings about your show, business, family and love of the Lord. My father recently passed and I am having a very difficult time dealing with missing him. We have had a farm in our family for over 40 years. It was a place of many family gatherings and my father loved our farm. He started a vineyard and this was his passion for many years until he could not take care of the vines any longer. I guess my point is I understand your love of your farm. Your show is my favorite on HGTV also. The biggest fault is there are not enough shows aired. Keep up your wonderful work.

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  • Denise

    June 1, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    My husband and I love your show! We are buying a new house and have been very inspired by everything you do. Can you share some of the most common paint colors you use? Everything looks beautiful!

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  • Shirley Dawson

    June 2, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Love your style…but writing on the wall is dated. So are all those printed framed signs. Careful that you don’t put yourself into the 2010 time warp.

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  • Michelle

    June 2, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I love the show! The French country inspired house is exactly what I would love to have in my dream home! What color did you use on the walls in the master bedroom in your Farmhouse master bedroom?

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  • debbie

    June 2, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    i absolutely love your show and your designs. i wish you lived by me so you could design my home. keep putting these fantastic shows on tv. :)

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  • Holly

    June 3, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Your house is beautiful! I love all the white, distressed, antiques. I think it’s become my new “dream house!” How cold does it get in Waco? Where I live, the ceilings and sheer draperies would not keep the cold out very well. Your eye for putting unusual things to a new use (boys’ bedroom desk) is envied ! Can’t wait to see the show’s next episode and then watch for it in reruns on my favorite channel, HGTV!

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  • Linda

    June 3, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Love, love your show – makes me want to move to Waco!

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  • Linzi Scarsella

    June 4, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Your families home is so beautiful and rustic. I love all the calming colors. Just perfect ♡

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  • Brandy

    June 4, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I am one of the 3 granddaughter’s of the previous owners of this wonderful farm house. I tear up every time I look through these photos. You have brought back life to this once beautiful place. The old barn, pool area now outdoor eating space and trees are little glimpses back to my childhood. Thank you for treating my grandmother so sweetly and for loving this amazing space!

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  • Diane Hill

    June 5, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    I found your show a couple of weeks ago.I love it and your design ideas. beautiful.

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  • Jen Martinez

    June 5, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    My husband and I LOVE your show. We also work together, we specialize in custom made furniture. It is truly a wonderful feeling to be able to work with your best friend everyday. I love everything you have done with your home. You have amazing style and I can’t wait to see other projects from y’all.

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  • Jenny

    June 5, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Love your show…Jo you have wonderful ideas.

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  • Karen R

    June 5, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I am big fan of HGTV. So enjoy seeing houses in the south remodeled, especially in Texas. Chip, Joanna, and those adorable children seem like long time friends after watching your show. Love everything you do with the houses, including your pictures with Bible verses. Please keep the shows coming, I tell all my friends to watch Fixer Upper. Wish I could have you remodel a house for me , hey I’m just north of you in the Dallas area. Thanks for bring smiles to so many people.

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  • Erin

    June 5, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Hi Joanna! Just watched your show last night. Well, I watched about 4 episodes in a row….. But I digress. I just had to see what the rest of your beautiful home looked like. Thank you so much for sharing pictures. What an inspiration you are to young moms, that you CAN get the house you want. Yes, it takes work. But having that truly special place to call your home where you can raise your children, just makes everything about life feel better. And I love you’re relationship with your husband. It is so refreshing to see that love even after 4 kids, and everything else life throws at us. My husband and I both commented that it is so rare to find true, down-to-earth loving families anymore. Thank you for filming such a great show! I look forward to watching more episodes!

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  • Terri

    June 5, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Love love love your show! You have helped me clarify my decorating style. Your family is so endearing. HGTV got it right putting this show on the air!

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  • cAMI bOZEMAN

    June 6, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Dear Gaines,

    Thank you for being such an inspiration. Not only am I addicted to your TV Show “Fixer Upper”, but I love watching a happy, healthy, God-fearing family; showcasing their awesome marriage & family life.
    My husband & I are currently expecting our first baby (little girl… Hattie Mae) early July & have been on the hunt for a new home with some more leg room. My husband doesn’t watch HGTV with me, but he will watch Fixer Upper. It’s incredibly inspiring to fix up a home that has the space we need; just needing some TLC. If you ever do a “destination” episode, hop on over to Idaho. We have a house in mind to buy that could use your farmhouse charming ;)

    I hope dearly that this show continues after its first season. I will be following your blogs for continued inspiration as we share a similar aesthetic for interior designs & simplicity.

    Take care & God bless your family & farm ;)

    Cami

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  • Monica Johnson

    June 6, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Love the show . Also It is so refreshing to see the Love that everyone displays toward one another. Very talented and inspiring!!!!

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  • Jennifer Brown

    June 6, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Hi ya’ll! I am a fellow Texan and one of your newest fans!!! I love, love, love your show and I am so excited that you offer such talent and great humor to the world — in the context of remodeling a home no less! What a gift you both have and your love for each other and your children is so endearing to so many of us viewers! Keep up the great work and I hope your show will be on for many years to come! P.S.- It is so good to now have a show to watch that is not about buying homes! So many of us just want to fix up and decorate the ones we already live in!!!

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  • trish lawler

    June 9, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    i was watching an episode of ‘fixer upper” where you gifted that beautiful white headboard to your client. i saw in your pictures of your home that you have that same headboard in your master. i thought it was something you carry at your store but i can’t find it. Can you tell me how i can find one for my home? Love your show, love your style.

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  • Matlin mirman

    June 10, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Love love your show. U two are so talented and very cute couple.do you ever venture outside of Texas?

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  • Linda

    June 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Love Love Love the show. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Wish you where in Southern Calif.

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  • Bridgette Wallace

    June 13, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Would you ever consider working on a house in Irving, Texas?

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  • Vonnie White

    June 13, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Your show on HGTV, Fixer Upper, is my very favorite It’s wonderful to see a family like yours on TV today. Clearly, your marriage is full of love and respect. Your children are sweet, loving, well-behaved and respectful. I had tears in my eyes when Chip had the kids join him in praying a blessing on your farm home when the new gateway sign was installed. What a breath of fresh air you and your family are. Blessings on you!

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  • Megan

    June 13, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Yay You & praise The Lord too!
    Bless y’all bunches : )

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  • Janet White

    June 13, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Could not agree more with all the positive comments about this show and this family! Fixer Upper is definitely now my favorite HGTV program! Thank you for showing the nation how wonderful our people are and how beautiful the great state of Texas is! Sure hope we can all look forward to many, many more episodes!

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  • Gabriela Sollowin

    June 13, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Simply fascinated with this show and all the possibilities that they inspire me to do! Thank you for your simplicity and bringing back old fashioned Christian values!

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  • theresa

    June 13, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Love the show…so inspiring! What color and technique was used for the beautiful arched shutters above the sofa?

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  • Julie

    June 14, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I love your home!! I am working on my own, and your design sensibility is exactly like mine. Wish I could find the decor that you have styled your home and the home you did on an episode I saw earlier…the “PIT” house was also incredibly well done. LOVE Fixer Upper! Your show should be on more often..instead of House Hunters, we need nightly Fixer Upper episodes!!!!

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  • Mickey Cybulski

    June 15, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Finally HGTV has put back on a show that is tastefully done. Your design sense is beautiful, congratulations to you and your husband. I have spread the word about “Fixer Upper” and everyone who has watched loves it. Your name and show are getting around blogland….so nice to watch something other then house hunters. Super excited and your blog is now in my favorites. Mickey in Pennslyvania PS…your farmhouse is beautiful!!!

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  • Kathy

    June 16, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Love love love your style. Thanks for the inspirations.

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  • Kathy

    June 16, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    My sister and I just discovered your show and watched every episode on demand in one sitting. And now I’ve discovered the farmhouse! How beautiful and what a wonderful, welcoming family home it is. And the show is my new favorite. I hope HGTV is planning a lot more episodes.

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  • billie henninger

    June 17, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Have always been interested in a brick floor in my kitchen and eating area. Right now it is mellow pine. How is the maintenance on a brick floor in the kitchen? Any suggestions?

    Guess-timate cost wise? Kitchen and breakfast area are square-shape and about 12′x12′ in one room and 12′x16′ in the other. Really appreciate any advice you might give.
    b

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  • hattie stillwell

    June 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    what wood is used on the ceiling and walls of the main level?

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  • Priscilla Fay

    June 19, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I just found your blog through my sister Rina. I am hooked on Fixer Upper and even watch repeats. Can’t wait to meet you. Y’all are amazing.

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  • Gail McCarthy

    June 19, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    LOVE your show, your style and the relationship between you and your family. This is by far the best show on HGTV. Please come to Iowa and help me out with my house!

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  • ANGELA MOGENSEN

    June 19, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I love your show Jo and Chip! I just found it on HGTV and I am hooked! I love restoring things and am in the process of restoring our 1977 tudor/farmstyle house. It’s been a fun project, especially to do on a missionary’s budget as we work full time in Christian missions with college students in Idaho. I love your show, but honestly what I love the most is how you interact as husband and wife on tv. I can’t tell you how refreshing and encouraging it is to see a husband and wife treat each other with such compassion, respect, care and love. Thank you for exuding the love of Christ on your show and being a light to the world. :) On another note, I am looking for a glass rack like yours for my kitchen too if you’d share where you purchased it that would rock! Blessings on you both!–Angie

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  • Heather Evans

    June 20, 2014 at 1:44 am

    I soooo love your show! It is so obvious the love you have for each other and for your clients. Thank you for showing your talents, gifts and your beautiful family. I’m hooked! You’ve given me some great renovation ideas.

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  • Sandy Stevens

    June 20, 2014 at 11:35 am

    How about Fixer Upper on the road? Maine desperately needs some fixin’ up and I love your style! If you want to do one in Maine, please give me a holler! I like your show and hope you will expand your on line products…….you have great taste Joanna!

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  • Dawn McKinnis

    June 20, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I recently started watching your show and I LOVE your style, simplicity and genuine love for art, architecture and material. I know when we are ready to buy a home, I will be looking at your past projects and ideas for inspiration.
    I also adore the relationship you and your husband display on this show! So encouraging and needed.
    Keep up the great work!

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  • Trudy Pascoe

    June 20, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    I just happened on your “Fixer Upper” show; and I am hooked! Really love your style, personalities,and most of all – saving older homes, and re-purposing! I have inherited so many items; but your ideas give me brand new uses for some of these items. If you ever want to build a new cabin/cottage – come on up to the Ozarks. Our plan is to start next year on the cottage, then the main home the following year. Both of us,(my daughter n law) really enjoy your foresight in style!
    By the way – the Farm is the best thing for children. :)
    Good Luck in All you do!

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  • Patti Schillesci

    June 20, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I have been watching your show from the start. I stay up late on Thursdays because it is such an inspiring show. You and your husband are naturals. Love your design ideas and his natural talent. I am hoping to get inspired. Keep up the good work and glad you have been picked for a second season.

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  • Michelle L.

    June 20, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Ran across your show by accident but have to say I love it!! My new favorite. Told my husband I would almost move to Waco to have you fix up a house for us!! Darling family. I have been spreading the word on what a fabulous, fun show it is.

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  • Jeannine Richardson

    June 20, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Love your show!! It has become my favorite on HGTV! Your hectic life so reminds me of my younger days with businesses, 4 kids, animals. I lived on 40 acres and we built our home from scratch back then. I still wonder how we survived it all, but would do it all over again. You will miss these days 20 years from now.

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  • Lesley Barrett

    June 21, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Your house is truly a little bit of heaven ,it is so inviting and relaxing.
    LOVE IT!

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  • Katie Trinkle

    June 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Oh MY GOODNESS.
    You inspire the heck out of me.
    I watch Fixer Upper while I’m creating things and working on random projects .. and your style and creativity and completely original sense of design totally gets my creative juices flowing. I look for fixer uppers all of the time now and dream of what I could do to make it a new home. My fiancé and I are making plans and saving up! Thank you for all of your hard work.. please continue to share your story and your fixer uppers! My new fav show!!!
    PS.. its so awesome that you and your husband are able to work so well together. You are loving and kind and encouraging to each other, and its super refreshing to see that on tv in such a genuine way.

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  • Terry McKaig

    June 21, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I Love your show!! Love your style and your sweet sweet family!! You are so easy to watch, you draw me in and I feel like I take the journey with you. Thank you for that!! I was in interior design for about 10 years and now I’m a wedding photographer……………..I love all kinds of design! You inspire me, not only in your design but your love for your family, your energy and optimistic attitude. I love it!! Keep up the amazing work and I will for sure keep watching!!! (oh and we are remodeling……….oiy, I should no better!! )

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  • Jayma

    June 22, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Love the show. Every time I see a clip with the farm houses kitchen I want that wall mount spiky thing that holds glassware. What is it and where can I buy one. Thanks!!

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  • Sandy

    June 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I love your show. It has become my favorite. They move me to tears. You have so much talent. I have always dreamed of owning a home with the style of your farmhouse. Simply beautiful. Wishing you and your family the best.

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  • Jen

    June 24, 2014 at 9:36 am

    love the black pendants lights in the hall and kitchen. looking for some myself – where are these from? love the show! thanks so much!!

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  • Andrea Virnau

    June 24, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I am running right now to record all of your episodes! Just read MMS”s blog about you and I love your design style!!!!

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  • Cindy

    June 25, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Whoa, your farm looks like a dream come true. I think i want to go live in the garden shed and wake up every morning and walk down the path right through the middle of all the vegetables. I just recently found your show after my friend raved about it. I’ve only seen one episode, but was completely enchanted. Can’t wait to catch up on everything. This is actually the first i have seen your home, and oh my gosh, it is wonderful in every way. From what i can tell you have wall color down to an art. And the touches of gray blue in the mix are to die for. I found the Farmhouse from a post a fellow blogger, Marian, Miss Mustard Seed featured on her blog about you guys. I’m the artist who painted her cow “Eulalie”. You can see it in her blog header, it’s the white cow. My friend told me that you have cows also. I was thinking it might be kinda cool if i painted one of your cows, or a sheep or something for your house. I can just imagine something done in the pretty soft whites and blue grays and browns you have in your home. I would do it for free in the hopes that someone may catch a glimpse of it sometimes when you show your house. I did the same thing for Marian, painted the cow for free, and surprised her, and it was the best investment of time and energy ever. I’ve had so much positive feedback from it all, not to mention sold quite a few prints to boot! I’ll attach a my website address, in case you would like to view some of my work. If you’re in any way interested, just let me know. Either way, i look forward to tucking myself in a chair and catching up on all your shows. And… i would kill to know the wall color you’ve painted throughout your house, it is insanely wonderful!

    cindyaustinpaintings.com
    Cindy

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  • Richard

    June 27, 2014 at 9:34 am

    My wife and I absolutely love your show, it’s amazing what you can do with some of the homes you take on to remodel for people, makes us wish we had the funds to update our home in the country…….

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  • Deanna Chesney

    June 27, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Absolutely the best, most inspiring decorating/remodeling show on television! Your family interaction is a witness to your faith. If only other “reality” TV would follow your lead. Thank you for sharing your talents and example of your beliefs with us. I have saved all of your episodes and review them frequently. I don’t want the season to end. I am looking forward to a products list of the shows items available for sale. More of your store too, please. I think I am going to plan to trip to Waco soon. How about a Magnolia Homes book??? May God continue to bless you!

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  • Marly Araujo

    June 28, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    It’s adorable, I love also your show. Congratulation!!!

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  • L

    June 28, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I love it except you have no real art on your walls. A house never looks like a home without some original paintings. Paintings that are interesting and unique can be very inexpensive. All of the words all over the walls are until imaginative and dull. Maybe one important word or phrase but please go get some original art. Go to your local college when they have their art sales. You can find things that make much better focal points than what you have

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  • Beverly Davis

    June 29, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I love the show and am in love with your approach to decorating. We are in the process of updating our home and my husband and I have agreed (can you believe that?) to work together in the hopes of achieving your clean, open and memorable deco in our home in north Florida. Neither of us is particularly good at selecting wall colors but we fell in love with the gray of your master bedroom. Would you take pity on us and share the paint color you used?

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  • Paulette Helfers

    June 30, 2014 at 10:20 am

    My husband and I love your show and we just think you two are the cutest family….we want to adopt you :0) !
    I don’t suppose you ever work on houses in any other states :0( You both are so very talented and I don’t think I have ever watched an episode that I didn’t absolutely LOVE. Thanks for sharing your amazing show, family and talent with the viewers. Keep up the great work. Looking forward to your future programs.

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  • Missy Ries

    July 2, 2014 at 12:13 am

    I don’t know if you’ll actually see this but I want to say hi to Chip, Joanna, and the adorable kids. I came across your show one day and I’ve been binge watching it ever since. Both you guys and your team are amazing at what you do. I absolutely love the way you can pull off modern, rustic, and character all at the same time. I’m really amazed by what I’ve seen so far and the impact you have on peoples lives. I’m so excited to watch the new episodes. Now I just wish I lived in Texas, but I’m stuck in Michigan for now. Hopefully one day I’ll get lucky enough to meet you!

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  • Mary Baker

    July 2, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    My husband is from Dallas and I am from Detroit. We love your show and the way that your family weaves an earthy tapestry in the design and workmanship of your renovated homes. He wants to move to Waco.

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  • Melissa B.

    July 3, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    So glad that HGTV is doing a show of you and your husband. Wonderful values and I love that you are so considerate of each other…being kind to all of your co-workers. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  • Kelli H

    July 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Love your show! In your farmhouse you have some vintage maps on (what looks like) a roller attached to the wall. I too have some old school maps and am trying to find a way to hang them. I really like the wood holder used for your maps. Do you mind sharing where your purchased this or was it made by your? I don’t want to just stick the maps on the wall.
    Thanks for your advice!

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  • Dottie S

    July 3, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I LOVE THIS SHOW AND THIS FAMILY.

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  • Dottie S

    July 3, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    My husband and I just love your show. We live in Washington State. We would love to sell our home and have you guys work on a home on small acreage near you. My son knows Chip through college baseball.
    Your homes are so beautiful, artistic, and warm. How do you ever get so much accomplished for the
    amount of money your clients have available when rehabbing. Keep up the outstanding renovations.
    May your show last for many years. You guys are so inspirational. We love you!!!!

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  • Denise Nodle

    July 3, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Love your home and your store!! Beautiful . Can you please tell me if I can get cereal bowls and coffee mugs cups/mugs ? Where did you find your bedding? Love it!
    Denise Nodle
    dnodle@icloud.com

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  • Denise Nodle

    July 3, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Love your home and your store!! Beautiful . Can you please tell me if I can get cereal bowls and coffee mugs cups/mugs ? Where did you find your bedding? Love it!
    Denise Nodle
    dnodle@hotmail.com

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  • Leigh Watson

    July 3, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    We have loved getting to see your beautiful family on HGTV. It’s so refreshing to be able to sit down and watch a sweet show with your family!
    My husband and I just want you to know how much we appreciate the amazing example of family that you put on television!
    Also, my best friend sells Matilda Jane… so fun to see your sweet girls running around in their clothes!

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  • Ellen pavlakos

    July 3, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    We absolutely love your show!
    I live in Indialantic, FL and was wondering if you do any Fixer Uppers here.
    In a few months I will need to look for a home, a fixer upper one and it would be a dream if You would do
    your magic here.
    Is it possible?

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  • PK

    July 3, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I love your show! Plus you both make sure a super couple! I have to tell you a quick story. When I was a kid my family lived in Philadelphia Pa in a row house. We would spend summers and most Christmas’ at my grandparents in South Carolina. My grandparents lived in an old farmhouse. Which had no bathroom, heat or air conditioning. The inside of the house had the most incredible long hallway made of wood, with a rounded ceiling. I would stare at it for hours as a kid. I loved it there and loved them as well. Fast forward to the future. In 2010 I found out I had breast cancer. Not knowing if I would live or die I asked my husband to take me to see the house one more time. The owners were nice enough to let us and some of my cousins walk over the house and grounds. There I was with no hair and a port in my chest, but I was so happy to be there! What a difference a place can make in ones life. My husband told me that day on the two hour ride home, when you get through with all this cancer stuff I will move here with you! WOW now I had to make it through. Much later (years) I am here and we have purchased my grandparents old home place. The house is 100 years old at least, the wood walls are almost all there, there are bathrooms, heat and air conditioning now. But the feel of the house is the same to me. The previous owners did things to update the house. Not our taste, nor does it do anything for the history of the house. My sons and future daughter in law worked at pulling up really dark green and white carpet and some kind of kitchen flooring to unveil the old pine wood floors! I sat and cried when I saw them. How silly is that one?! To know that my great grandparents, grand parents, my mother, father and brother, plus cousins, aunts and uncles all walked on those floors leaves me with a happy heart. My son has just left for basic training and our other son is in the Army as well. They are not here to help us right now. So we are having to hire out to have the work done. This includes sagging floors, fixing the brick front steps, painting kitchen cabinets and walls, redoing floors etc,,,, But I would not have it any other way. It will be a lot of hard work but the pay off is a home. In closing, I love your attitudes toward keeping the old with the new. Which we are going to try very hard to achieve as well. You both
    have inspired me through your TV show. I just want to say thank you for showing us that it can be and will get done! We to will have a loving, comfortable home one day hopefully very soon:)

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  • Barbara Dunivant

    July 3, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you, Chip and Joanna, for sharing your life, talents, and precious family! It is so good to see the love you share between each other! Because of your example, your sweet natures toward each other, you spread God’s love to so many! Thank you for your positive, fun- loving role model for us all! And your show is our favorite on TV! Your home is a beautiful dream! Love y’all and thank you again!!!

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  • Heidemarie Hundley

    July 4, 2014 at 6:15 am

    My husband and I watch your show faithfully and are always amazed at the finished product
    Your show is more geared toward real people with normal incomes. You do such a wonderful job and have a great eye for details.
    Thank you for sharing your family and the renovated farmhouse with your viewers.

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  • Josette Ramirez

    July 4, 2014 at 9:32 am

    My daughter and I came across your show and fell in love with it! I knew right away it was in Texas and when I pressed info, I was right! Makes we want to move to the Waco area and hire you to do my fixer upper. I live in a fixer upper in deep south Texas, I wish you guys could come down and help me with mine :) I am trying to convince my mom to move back to Waco just so y’all can work on her home! Best show on HGTV, may God continue to bless your family!

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  • Barbara Moore

    July 5, 2014 at 7:12 am

    My husband and I agree – your show is our FAVORITE thing to watch on television. Hope sweet Waco, TX is ready for all the folks that will now want to live there!!!

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  • Cheryl Grove

    July 5, 2014 at 7:53 am

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said time and time again. I have enjoyed each and every one of your shows. I am in complete awe of what you and your team have accomplished with each of the homes you have made come alive again. So far my favorite is the home that you did for your “furniture guy” and his family. What you and your team did with that run down, hunk of a junk home was truly amazing. You have an amazing God given gift. How very blessed you are. Thank you HGTV, for bringing us this terrific show. I looked forward to each and every episode.

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  • Chelsea

    July 5, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Absolutely LOVE this house (and Fixer Upper)!!! We’re currently repainting our new home and I was wondering if you had the names of these paint colors, they’re exactly what we’re looking for!

    Thank you! :)

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  • Risa Ratliff

    July 5, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Have recently discovered your show and just today, your website. Love your show and your abundant talent, but what shines is your love of family, people and the Lord. Hope to visit your store when I am down later this month to visit friends near Austin. God bless!

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  • Julie LaBauve

    July 5, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Wow! Your show IS by far that best program to watch these days. I, too, live in Texas and my husband and I are looking to purchase some land in the Dripping Springs area to build our very own “farmhouse”. It is so refreshing to have an HGTV show from Texas as they all seem to come out of Canada. What I love is that you both are so loving, funny, and REAL! I look forward to future shows….Jo, so love your taste in country decor!

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  • Norman

    July 5, 2014 at 10:57 am

    I’m a retired designer from San Francisco now living in Palm Springs. I’m a big fan of your work and style.
    You have brought “design” back to HGTV and your work is outstanding.
    Chip’s construction is amazing and the two of you are a knockout pair.
    Your style is proof that “off the shelf ” is not always the best answer. Here’s hoping for many more years of
    your show and great projects..

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  • Mary and Jerry

    July 5, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I am sooo happy there is finally a show that is from Texas and more so with a realistic budget. It is hard to identify with all the high dollar stuff that is on. HGTV has a true winner with your show and talent. My husband and I bought a repo fixer upper and it is hard to work full time and still work on it but I have tons of ideas as I have always loved to “redo”. What a wonderful life you have and thanks so much for sharing with us all. We live in Lufkin and hope to get to Waco and at least visit your store. (I will bring the trailer.)
    P.S. Yes we live in the country.

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  • Deborah

    July 5, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Love, Love, Love the show, Can’t tell you how many happy tears I have cried watching this Show, And this tells me that you have a MAJOR HIT SHOW on your Hands, Keep up the Goodness….. of the show and we will keep watching. Thank You for all of my Happy Tears! God Bless You & Yours. Your Values are Dearly Needed at this Time in our Country…… Thank you, Thank you , Thank you!!!!!

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  • JENNIFER

    July 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Hi!
    I adore every nook and cranny of this amazing home. Everything is so crisp and clean, very refreshing. Each piece has a sense of personality that anyone can cherish.
    …speaking of cherishing….
    I find everything in the home on my wish list, but the hutch/bakers rack/shelf posted in the kitchen, living room, and dining room section is a must have! Where could I snag that beauty?

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  • Betsy

    July 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Your farmhouse is beautiful. Your Fixer-Upper shows are great. Love the way you work with your clients and have only their best interest in mind. Non of the theatrics like some of the other shows, just good wholesome planning and great ideas. Please keep them coming.

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  • Mary

    July 5, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I love your show! Where can I get the words made “Today is a Good Day for a Good Day”. I would love to put that in a room of mine

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  • Mara Samuels

    July 5, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Absolutely Love your show! the chemistry between you both is so charming! . I don’t watch TV much but look forward to fixer upper! I also enjoyed reading your blog last night. You are truly blessed!

    Does your market sell the printed wood signs that you have in your home.. Love the “As for me and my house…verse.

    All the Best,
    Mara

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  • craig

    July 6, 2014 at 11:16 am

    How did you make the bed ladder out of threaded pipe? seems like the threads aren’t in the correct direction to connect it up?

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  • Cindy Lewis

    July 6, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Love your show. Great remodeling and decorating advice without drama. Refreshing to see strong faith based family values on tv!

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  • Emoly Riley

    July 6, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your show!!! Use to watch HGTV all the time back when it really was about HOME and GARDEN.They have taken so many of the true garden shows off and seems like they were working on the home part next. Thought the channel was really going down hill and it was quite sad to myself and many others as well. Thought it was turning into a real estate/drama stile reality show. :-( What a REFRESHING and welcoming change! ABOUT TIME!!! What HGTV was supposed to be! Thanks so much for sharing your innovative ideas and your sweet family with all of us. Love your farm and how you make a diamond in the rough go from a house to a home. KEEP FIXING THEM UP!!! Many blessings to you and your family. :-)

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  • Paula Reid

    July 6, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    love, love, love!!! Genuine, kind, caring, loving, beautiful, talented, and real!! Stay just the way you are, you are a blessing to watch and read about. your home and family are a blast…… can’t wait to see more. Thanks for sharing. HGTV hitting a home run with this one, this is what we are looking for and enjoy watching!!!

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  • Debbie Estes

    July 6, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Just ran across your show and I love it. I’m having it taped every time it comes on. Keep up the good work love watching you all.

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  • Lon Martin

    July 7, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    HGTV has a hit on their hands. Chip and JoJo have no peers in the home renovations genre. The show’s writers and producers have put together a winning format. Unlike “Love It or List It,” all of the show’s participants are genuine and kind. I also like how the viewers aren’t “played” like most of the other home renovation shows. I always learn something from each episode and am left smiling and reassured that there are kind, Godly people in this business. The only thing that upsets me is that I don’t live in Waco, TX as I would hire Chip and JoJo in a heartbeat. Love the show!!!

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  • Lori McKinney

    July 7, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    You both do an amazing job restoring old farm homes and bringing them back to life. I love watching your show.

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  • laura venosa dellaporta

    July 7, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Hi Joanna!! Just wanted to let you know how much I love your style!! I love your show!!! You are such an inspiration you have no idea. Your beautiful creative spirit will touch many lives and I think you will become a very very big household name. Thank you! xoxoxo Laura
    P.S. I love all your wall art. words send out positive messages & that is just what you are doing.

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  • Emily Bratz

    July 8, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I would love to know where you can find the metal chairs that are around her table I have been searching high and low…love JoJo style. Do they ever do interior decorating and remodeling in the Forney tx area?

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  • Margarita from Albuquerque, NM

    July 8, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I love your show… I love that we can see.. that you love each other so much..and your kids… that is that make this show so nice to watch…of course you two are also super talent… God bless your Family…

    Will be cool if you move to NM… so do the same in here…

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  • Kathryn Knox

    July 8, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Hi! I adore your show and never miss an episode. You ans your husband are very talented and so loving. And the children are adorable and it shows how much love is in your family. Love your style. God Bless and hope to see more Fixer Upper in the future. Also the way you decorated your home is fabulous.

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  • di@Cottage-Wishes

    July 8, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Every element is lovely, we are building a new home and it is downsizing for us. I want to incorporate so many of your style ideas in my new areas. I wish I had your talent and beautiful items. You and Chip are an inspiration. Thank you for your lovely shows. Di@Cottage-Wishes

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  • Kristin Robson

    July 9, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    I love, love your show. LOVE. Keep up the great work. Please, pretty please, can you find a way to carry those awesome wall mounted mason jar drying racks in your online store? Pretty please! ;) ;)

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  • Casey

    July 9, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Where could I find the glass holder, rack that hangs on the kitchen wall? Love, love the show! I had pretty much quit watching HGTV until this!! Now, I am hooked!

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  • Roger

    July 10, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I have found my “new” all-time favorite HGTV show. I have loved watching “FIXER UPPER”. I have especially loved watching the shows where you have taken homes built in the late 1800′s to early 1900′s and renovated for your clients. I wish there was a couple, like yourselves, who had a business here in the town where we live who fixed up homes like you are doing. My wife and I LOVE living in our rental that was built in 1898. Our landlords did a nice job renovating, but we are dreaming of one day buying our own “fixer upper” and renovating. Thanks for the great show and TERRIFIC ideas.

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  • Melissa

    July 10, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Your show on HGTV is my all time favorite. I’m currently looking for a farmhouse with some land and I love your style. I love the simplicity and the warmth that you both add to every reno. You’re both very talented. Keep up the good work! :)

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  • Michelle K

    July 10, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Will you be coming out with a book with all your decorating ideas and beautiful rooms that you create?

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  • Kathy and Howard

    July 10, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you for your wonderful show. Your design style is exactly what we like and the older homes are right up our alley. We watch every chance we get.

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  • Stephanie B

    July 10, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Just saw your show for the first time and I am now a FAN. I live in CA and wish I had your vision to help us remodel our home here. I love what you did with your personal residence and on the show.

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  • Vicki Reynolds

    July 11, 2014 at 6:26 am

    I have watched everyone of your shows. Not only are you talented but your relationship is without question. How do you do it? I have watched HGT V and you two are by far the best ever. I am always watching how you accessorize things Jo and s
    Chip please send your humor my way. We are redoing our cider deck due to a storm. Son in law doing it. staining the floor and painting the rails. Doing a reddish brown on floor and cream on rails. Not fancy as I would like because funds a limited and time . Where do you get the slip covers for the furniture you use. I notice you keep it pretty neutral. Back to accessorizing how do you pick and know what to put where? Like a sidebar and a den mantel?

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  • Angela

    July 11, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Joanna & Chip,

    I am hooked on your show “Fixer Upper”, your designs are amazing, how you can see the potential in an older home and refurbish it with the “old” and “new”. I decided today to Google you and had no idea that you had a blog and now you have a new follower. You have inspired me with my 50+ year old colonial home and from day one it has been a challenge for my husband and I but we saw the potential with the ivy climbing to the second floor and the over grown landscaping, our home is nothing like it was when we purchased it 9 years ago. We have accomplished so much on the inside and now watching your show I have been inspired all over again. I hope HGTV continues to keep your show going it is so refreshing seeing what good people like Chip (enjoy his humor) and you are doing. What a beautiful family you have, I wish you much success with this show.

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  • Sara Jo Floyd

    July 11, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I just wanted to tell you guys how exciting and refreshing it is to see all the scripture on your walls and the fact that you give God the glory for your success! I know it is sometimes not the most popular thing to do, but you are confident the fact that if in all our ways you acknowledge him and He will direct your path. That is so encouraging to me and my husband. We recently moved with our two year old daughter Cami Grace, from Georgia to Kansas to live on a little 1893 fixer upper farm. We are blogging about the process to keep family and friends informed of adventures. May God continue to bless your work for his glory!

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  • Ruth Scott

    July 11, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Love the show!!!!!! Can’t wait to see more.

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  • Susan conley

    July 11, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I too LOVE your show. It is wonderful to see a lovely Christian family having fun living their faith-filled life. Just wondering if the homeowners get to keep all of the “staging” items, or do you take them away after filming. It seems that would be such an added expense.

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  • jessica

    July 12, 2014 at 2:19 am

    you are all so blessed I really enjoy watching your show- it is wonderful how you treat eachother.
    Your farm house is absolutely beautiful

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  • nancy

    July 12, 2014 at 6:39 am

    I love, love , love your show and the two of you as well. This is one of, if not thee, best home show on HGTV. Joanna’s design sense is amazing and the make-overs are to die for. I grew up with a dad who loved to rennovate homes and we moved every 6-7 years to a new “dump”. I leatned so much just by watching things happen so when I purchased my first house, it too was in seriously need of a rennovation. My friends thought I was crazy but I saw the potential in this 1930′s Craftsman bungalow that had been sorely neglected. When I walked in the front door , my first thought was ” Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to look straight though to the back yard”. The original woodwork was filthy but amazing and the house was just the right size for single me. I would have loved to make a living as you do but it just was not practical for me. I still go to open houses and love to envision changes and things that could improve the floor plan and flow.
    All that said, I hope HGTV continues your show for as long as you both choose to want to do it. It is so much fun and before I forget, you children are too adorable for words.Those little girls in their sweet dresses…perfection.

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  • Kimberly Coble

    July 12, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    You and Chip are a wonderful family, and I love what you do. You both are very talented and creative. I hope HGTV continues the series if that is what you want for your family. I love watching the show to see the transformation and interior design but mostly, I love how Chip loves you and the kids – amazing. Wish you the best in life with all the happiness. God bless you and keep you. Kim

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  • Jill Floberg

    July 12, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    I am so ready to sell my home in CO and move to Waco, Texas and buy a fixer upper, hire you to finish it for me and live out my days right there near you and your wonderful blessed family. Your show is an inspiration both physically and spiritually. I stumbled on to it by accident and like a good book I just can’t put it down. May you always be there on HGTV.

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  • Abby

    July 12, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Where are the metal chairs from in her kitchen??? Love the show!!!

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  • Diane

    July 13, 2014 at 8:39 am

    I absolutely love your show. Not only because of the great talent both of you have in saving older homes but it is such a thrill to see such a wonderful family who share so much love with each other and with others. Thank you so much for being just the great family that you are and also for giving us all of your information about making our homes more beautiful.

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  • Becki Nyhof

    July 13, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I love your home!!! Was wondering if you would share what paint colors that are in your master bedroom and girls room? Thank you so much and I love your show!

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  • Sarah in Rice, Tx

    July 16, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I have recorded all of your shows and watched them all in one weekend. We too, live in a 100 + year old farm house.
    What a breath of fresh air you are. Your style is exactly our style. Love it. You two are an amazing team. Thank you for sharing little pieces of your personal lives with all of us. Makes you real. Thank you for having real people as clients with real working people financial limits. It is nice to see that you can still purchase a property and renovate it for under $100,000 ! Why would anyone buy new ??
    Waiting impatiently for more shows.
    Thank you.

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  • Tammy

    July 16, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Absolutely love your style! You both make a wonderful team and what an amazing show! Your work and home are beautiful and inspiring! Much success to you and your family.

    Can I ask the source for the bedding in the Master?

    Kindest,
    Tammy

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  • Erica

    July 16, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I love your style, completely in line with our current home reno-restyle. My question for you is… How do you hide a hideous 52″ tv your husband insists be in the first floor living room? The only place I can think is above our beautiful fireplace. So sad to cover it up:( Love your show and inspiration!

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  • julie kulbago

    July 17, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Hi,
    I love/adore/covet your home!! I would love to know where your brick entryway floor came b/c we would love to do that in our mudroom.

    Thanks!

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  • Sharon Rafter

    July 17, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Hello Waco from Seattle! Found your show last week and have watched every episode! Kleenex needed at the end of every one. Homes are very special to moms and wives. Renovations and design are always terrific and capture the soul of each of the families.

    P.S. You are a brave mom to have a white palette in your farmhouse with children, cats & dogs – well done!

    Take Care,
    Sharon in Seattle

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  • teresa

    July 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    i live in Southern California, tho my heart longs to live in the Hill Country of Texas. Ive given up on that dream, life just seems too busy that we’ll never get there. But then I came across your show and my heart is happy to see you living out my dream. love what you’re all about, and most importantly that you love the Lord. Blessings my sista.

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  • Monica Williams

    July 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I love your show!! Ya’ll are so inspiring and it makes me sad when episodes are over!
    I love the way you and your husband work together and breathe life into all of these beautiful
    homes! I LOVE your style and try to emulate it as much as possible! I live in east Texas and close
    to Gladewater, TX which has so many wonderful places to “treasure” hunt….Thanks for sharing
    this fresh, new show with all of us!! May the Lord richly bless you both and your beautiful children!

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  • Kimberly Thomas

    July 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I have just recently started watching your show. I am hooked. I love how you both work together and are so sweet to each other. I also love your sense of style. Love! Love! Love! your home! Thanks for sharing your lives with all of us. May God Bless!!

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  • Erika E.

    July 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Absolutely have found my favorite HGTV show. Your style is fantastic. I’ve always dreamed of a farmhouse and the rustic comfy look. Been trying to design my first home with that in mind, but I’m not great at putting it together. If you all venture up to Virginia, I must know!!

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  • Raney Christensen

    July 18, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    My favorite show! My favorite couple!…. I truly enjoy all your episodes. I’m studying to become an Interior designer, so I get so many great idea’s from your show. I love your store Magnolia. So many great decors I can use. I have all my things I want to buy. I’m so happy to see HGTV put a Texas builder and designer as yourselves. Texas needed Y’all. :)

    PS. I’m doing my new home in French country and old world. I having a great time. Thanks for some of the ideas. Raney.

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  • Diane

    July 18, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I love your style. I Love that you live on a farm and how wonderful that you can rescue animals. I have a question. I love the bedspread in the master and also the night stands I also like the little rug in the master bathroom. I notice that you used the same as a runner in the kitchen of the “French” style house on Fixer Upper. Can you tell me where you got those items.
    I came upon Fixer Upper by chance and so happy I did. I absolutely love it! I’m a fan.
    P.S. I also thought you were America- Indian until I read your story. In any case, you’re beautiful.

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  • Laura pulluaim

    July 18, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Love you and your family and your style. Where did you get your daughters beds?

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  • Denise Herr

    July 19, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Adorable show, adorable family and I just LOVE your style. and renovations! You both are very talented and the show is great. Can’t wait for more episodes. How do we find people like you in our area?! God bless you and your family and continued success on your show and with Magnolia!

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  • Kristy

    July 19, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Thank you for sharing your style with with all of us. My family and I love your show! I love that God and your Family are first in your life. Looking forward to the new season.

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  • Clarine

    July 20, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Love the shop, I am always looking for ideas for my home. I really love the metal letters know where I could get some?

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  • Janice Andrews

    July 20, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I DVR all your shows and have LOVED watching them. Your obvious love for each other and your children, as well as your love for what you do is inspiring. I love your design aesthetic and am excited about going “antiquing” with a friend tomorrow, hoping to find a treasure or two to perk up our home. I hope your show will continue to be produced for a long, long time.

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  • Casey Timmons

    July 21, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I love the show! Its awesome. Me and my husband also do some work similar to yours. We live in Gatesville, TX not to far from ya’ll. I would love to see if we can be apart of ya’lls team. I love interior design and my husband is just now starting out with his construction company. (Timmons Construction) Thank you! Casey

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  • Barbara Fields

    July 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Hi, wondering what brand are the sinks in the master bath. Love them & your show! Thank you so much for sharing photos of your home.

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  • Jackie Weatherl

    July 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Your HGTV program is my FAVORITE! Skip and Joanna seem real and you do not act so fakes and phoney! It is relaxing to watch you’ll and your family. Please keep up the good work! Please do not change!

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  • shelley lewis

    July 24, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I’m in awe of your beautiful place so filled with peace and love! I’d love to have y’all remodel a home for us. How do we go about that?
    Your show is awesome and it’s truly adorable how well you and Chip work together on each project. It’s wonderful to see how you delight in making other people’s lives happy and whole by creating that special paradise for them. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  • Michelle Jenkins

    July 24, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Your show is my new favorite. Love your style, and how everything you do is so full of charm. I love you and your husband, you really crack me up. I can tell you are completely blessed with your family. Your farm house is beautiful and I can tell how much love was put into the renovation. As I look through you photos, I was curious what type of kitchen counter top do you have? I am hoping to do some cosmetic stuff in my kitchen and looking for a different inexpensive counter top. Any suggestions? Thanks so much and keep those great shows coming…

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  • Debbie Moore

    July 25, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I’m in love with everything! The show, the cast, the houses! I would love to get my grandmothers house in Waco and “Fixer Upper” it! Bad neighborhood now but dream of doing that soon. Would love to call on Magnolia Homes to help! Every show is my favorite! Cant wait for season 2

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  • Wendy Brunet

    July 27, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Hi Jo Jo: I absolutely love your style and it is something that I want to start turning my house into. What advice would you give as to where to start in my house? Would you start with the rooms that are most lived in first? Also, where should I look to start finding deals on décor items? Any suggestions and advice you can give is GREATLY appreciated !!! Look forward to hearing from you. Wendy

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  • Stephanie Smithmier

    July 27, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Hi! I would like to start by saying how much I am truly in love with your design style! Additionally, your abilities to make homes again out of those that have been neglected is impeccable…..I wish I had your vision and foresight on what things can become! I am writing because my husband and I are currently building our forever home and I am having troubles making a final decision on our kitchen palatte.

    We actually tore down a barn on my grandparents farm (it was falling in on itself already and was definitely a hazard zone!) that was over 150 years old that my great great grandfather actually built! And from him down to my dad, that barn was used by all of my farming/livestock raising family members! So….we had all of this amazing old growth (primarily white oak) wood milled so we can use it for our main floor’s flooring! So….this being our base to build upon, I have been struggling on what I have envisioned my new house to look like…until I saw an episode of your show. I was hooked after that first episode and have my DVr set to record all new ones! Love love love! I finally have found someone ( YOU! ) that I really sync with their design style. But…..I am deathly afraid I am going to pick out the wrong stain and paint colors for our kitchen. I am going out on a limb and going to ask if I could run my ideas by you?!?! If so…let me know what I néed to do. If not, I totally understand how busy you are; we have two kids and both work full time too….so having four kids and doing all that you can is admirable! Your kids are sooo adorable by the way! So….I told myself I had to ask! So here it is…fingers crossed!

    Side note: my husband has hand made most of our light fixtures too! Two of them from old iron wheels that we found in the barn as well….your light fixtures have given me additional inspiration too! Oh and we are using some of the barn siding from the same wall as a feature wall on the stairs. And he is making two mantels, one from an old beam and one from an old piece from another barn. so, I bet you want to see all of this, right? I am only hoping!!!

    Cheers!
    Stephanie

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  • Betty Gandy

    July 29, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Favorite TV show! Favorite web site! I was born and raised in Texas by Texans but have lived in Indiana for a long, long time. You make me miss Texas so much. You have a lovely family and seem to manage to be a good Mom and also run a successful business (with Chip’s help of course). And yes, he is cute! Your show is such a breath of fresh air. Thank you for making huge difference in HGTV viewing. Can hardly wait for the new episodes to begin, Betty

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  • Debbie stohler

    July 29, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Love love love your show, your style, your Witt, your family!!!
    Ex wacoan …very proud of you. Good luck, God bless.

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  • Linda Pickens

    July 30, 2014 at 8:07 am

    I love to watch your show and love that you include your family . My husband and I are building and living in a fifth wheel until it is done . I am taking care of a granddaughter and my mom and love the ideas I get from your show. Wish I could get you to do mine . God Bless and keep up the good work.

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  • Kathy Moser

    July 30, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing your home with me and many, many others all over the USA!
    I live in Salem,Oregon and have only visited Dallas and Huston, TX. My heart longs
    to visit Waco and Round top some day. My passion is decorating and I love your style Joanna.
    Thank you for all the episodes of fixer upper!

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