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


 Rear Elevation


Front Entry

Laundry and Pantry Hall


Living, Dining, and Kitchen


Office and Sitting Room



Master Bedroom


Master Bathroom

Girls Bedroom



Boys Bedroom




Upstairs Livingroom

Coffee Bar

Craft Room for Kids

Jo’s Craft Room

Guest Room

Guest Bathroom

Outdoor Eating Area

Jo’s Garden



{ Photo Credit:Molly Winn Photography}



  • Jeanne Ann Benoit

    August 27, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Joanna & Chip, I have commented before on the HGTV site ,however by accident I have found this site & I am in love with it.
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  • Charity LaGow

    August 27, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I have to tell you, you both do such a wonderful job!!! I absolutely LOVE your show and totally LOVE your style!!!! I too have a lot of kids (5) and love how your home is so kid friendly and so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
    Thanks so much for making a show and allowing others to see your work(:
    I pray one day you will travel and spread this beautifulness(:(:(:

    Blessings to you all(:


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  • LaNette Young

    August 27, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    An Oklahoma friend inquired about your shop today. Since I live in Waco she was sure I knew all about it….I didn’t! I quickly got online and found it, visited it, and assured her it would be worth a trip to Waco to see us and go see the shop! I almost got run over in your parking lot today trying to get a photo of the shop to send her.

    I found your site this later afternoon and all the beautiful photos! The farmhouse is just awesome! I haven’t caught the show yet, but have set the recorder so I can.

    Are your “fixer uppers” in Waco?

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  • Lynne Murphy

    August 27, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Such a huge fan!!! I’ve watched all the episodes over and over. Love your design style. So excited there are more episodes to come. Love your sweet family. Told my husband I wish you were my next door neighbors!


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