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 calm 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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3,084 Comments

  • DeeDee Beltran

    February 28, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Like everyone else I love you folks and your show. Just be careful it doesn’t break you up as it has others. Keep marriage and family first. I am a displaced southerner but wish I could move to Waco and have you do a home for me. Our tastes are the same. God bless you and your family.

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  • Becky Conner

    February 28, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Oh how I love Chip and Jojo!! You guys are so awesome! Absolutely love your program, Fixer Upper. I would give almost anything to have Jojo come to Tennessee to decorate a new house we are buying. Keep up the great work guys! Love us!

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  • betsy

    February 28, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I love your show and your decorating style.I would love to have you redo my house.You could have full rein. If you ever do Louisiana keep me in mind. Or you could just give me your ideas and I could try to copy them. I want my house redone soooooooooooo bad!!!

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  • Ruth

    February 28, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    You two are the best ever! Love your show, house and decorating style! Would love to know where you purchased the bedspread in your home guest bedroom and also the color and brand of paint in your kitchen.

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  • Bonnie Douglas

    February 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Love, love, love your show. The family interaction is so refreshing and sincere. Your style is amazing. The humor while getting the homes renovated and chemistry you have is so warm, inviting, and sincere. I hope to watch your show for years to come! Thank you for sharing your amazing talents!

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  • Jennifer Caldwell

    February 28, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    I look forward to watching your shows Tuesday evenings. If your ever in Allen, Oklahoma stop in for dinner. I work for my parents at a small home town grocery store, where we cut fresh meats daily. My husband and I bought my parents house three years ago. It sits on 80 acres and I haven’t been able to come up with any fresh ideas, because I’ve seen this house this way for fourteen years. I would Love to have Mrs. Jo JO come and give me some ideas. The grocery store could use a little fixin up also. The grocery store would be something no one has ever seen on Hgtv. LOl

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  • Jim Bean

    December 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    This is pretty much the best comment ever.

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  • Jennifer

    January 28, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Love your show and your home.

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