If you are a fan of HGTV than you have probably seen one of our favourite Home Improvement shows “Fixer Upper” featuring the talented and humorous husband and wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines. The talent and vision of Chip, Joanna and their team of trades is amazing and inspirational. If you are looking for some ideas on your own fixer upper, you can’t go wrong to copy some of their ideas.

  1. Curb Appeal and Landscaping Ideas

Most houses curb appeal comes from the details on how the home owner finishes the house, such as window finishing and landscaping. Joanna and Chip use different materials and designs in their planters and planter boxes. It’s their unique touch that they use inside and outside the house like a signature.


  1. Joanna’s favourite Fixer Upper paint colors

Joanna understands that paint color matters in every project. She uses some colors religiously. Joanna doesn’t always use these paint colors on every project, but they are the ones that she uses the most. If you are stuck on what paint to use in your project, consider what Joanna uses.


  1. How to use Shiplap

If you follow the show, you will notice that Chip loves to use Shiplap in a lot of his projects that require wall covering. If you want to use shiplap in your own project, but aren’t sure how to do it, check out this tutorial.

  1. The Best Fixer Upper Kitchens

The kitchen is the main hub of most houses, and Joanna and Chip get it right every time. With unique lamps and taps, beautiful wall coverings and ceiling features. The cupboards, shelves and counter tops bring everything together to make kitchens you never want to leave.

  1. Joanna’s Favourite Light Fixtures

One of the best parts of the show is to see what lights Joanne has found in her search. Who doesn’t love all the cool lights, lanterns and chandeliars she finds. She finds the lights anywhere she can, from antique stores, to estate sales, etc. She certainly has an eye for that unique look.

  1. Joanna Gaine’s Home Décor Inspiration

Many of Joanna’s projects have old country style charm. Whether she finds an old piece and fixes it up to look new, or she finds a new piece and makes it look old. It could be a frame, or a shelf, or a piece of furniture. Maybe some of these pictures will inspire you with your own project.

7. Our Favourite “Fixer Upper” Interior Design Moments

Joanna and Chip have a unique talent to bring a whole house together in their design. There are a lot of projects that they have done over 5 seasons. Here is a taste of some of their work.

  1. Wall Art Ideas from Chip and Joanna

It is the small details that make Chip and Joanna’s Fixer Upper projects complete. These examples of their Wall Art ideas are an example of what I am talking about.

  1. Joanna’s Organizational Tips

From hanging laundry baskets, to glass canisters, here are some beautiful organizing tips from our favourite Home Improvement couple.

  1. How to Distress New Wood like Joanna

Here is how you make new wood and new furniture to look distressed and old like the pros on Fixer Upper.

  1. Chip and Joanna’s Farm

A post on Fixer Upper wouldn’t be complete without having a look at Chip and Joanna’s own Fixer Upper project that they have been sharing bits and pieces of on their show. Their own farm.

Blogs from our posts

  1. planters – www.nestofposies-blog.com
  2. paint – www.theharperhouse.com
  3. shiplap – diyplaybook.com
  4. kitchens – littlevintagenest.com
  5. light fixtures – www.theharperhouse.com
  6. designs – craft-o-maniac.com
  7. favourite moments – www.stylemepretty.com
  8. wall art ideas – http://www.hgtv.com
  9. organizational tips – www.popsugar.com
  10. distress new wood – www.kalynbrooke.com
  11. the Farm – http://www.countryliving.com

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