Monday, July 14, 2014

HGTV - FIXER UPPER

I am totally  hooked on this show, it’s so refreshing and so much fun to watch.   My friend Barb, who always has great finds, told me about this show  a few weeks ago, so I recorded the series and it’s a winner.  This couple from Waco, Tx, Chip and Joanna Gaines renovate and flip old houses.  He’s the brawn, she’s the brains, the woman just oozes style.

It’s just fascinating what they do with run down homes, they breathe new life into them and the results are amazing.  They finished season 1 and are now filming season 2.  You can catch past episodes on Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus, reruns are on Thursday nights on HGTV, 8 pm cst and you can read all about the houses and view the before and after pictures on Joanna’s Blog, Magnolia Homes.  They knock out walls, open up spaces, their ideas are very fresh and clean.  Joanna decorates with a lot of white and works in vintage artifacts whenever she can.  

At first I had a hard time visualizing them as a couple, but have since decided that they are an interesting mix and often comical to watch.  Joanna is gorgeous, tall and lean and wears wonderful casual vintage/boho style clothes and killer boots!  Chip is a Baylor educated good ole’ boy, who hasn’t grown up and they live with their four kids and various animals, including goats and chickens, in an old farmhouse that they are renovating for themselves.

Here are some details about the ongoing renovation of their farmhouse.  You can watch additional videos about their farmhouse on YouTube. 

 

Below are a few BEFORE and AFTER pictures, the first pictures from Episide 1.

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 I don’t have a kitchen BEFORE picture, but just look at the AFTER:

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 And here’s a before and after from Episode 4 - oh my, this couple has such vision.

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See what I mean?  Simply amazing what they accomplish and such a nice escape on a hot summer evening.

Thanks for the suggestion, Barb, give this a watch peeps, you won’t be disappointed.  I’m looking forward to Season 2, finally a television show that interests me.  ~ Jan

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