Magnolia Makeover: A Special Home Makeover for a US Army Veteran

Last night’s Fixer Upper was special; instead of helping someone purchase and renovate a home, Joanna and Chip upgraded a house built in the 1940s for a military vet and his wife. Joanna worked to expand the 800-square-foot home, using creative ways to add function, space, warmth and beauty. We love how airy the small living room looks. If you like the style, we’ve got the look.

Start with the slipcover-style sofa. Practical and classic, it sets an easy and casual tone in the room. We have the exact piece, the Benchmark Sofa from Magnolia Home, available by custom order in our showroom. Or choose the easy style of our Larimar Sofa, with its rolled arms, dressmaker skirt and light upholstery.

Next, add a pair of casual leather chairs. Our Perry Chair upholstered in a warm brown shade of 100% genuine leather is a good choice. Its track arms, simple lines and comfortable seat make it a casual favorite.

Finally, add the industrial style cocktail table and end tables. The Pier & Beam collection from Magnolia Home has a butcher block look finished in rustic salvage with a chimney metal frame and legs. The pieces add a sense of history and character to your room.

 

Making over your room is easy with Magnolia Home. Are you ready for your fixer upper?

Magnolia Makeover: Midcentury Ranch Gets A New Look

Last night’s Fixer Upper featured Keith and Annabeth, a sweet couple who had recently adopted two daughters and were in search of a family-friendly home where their three children could grow and play. They settled on a midcentury modern ranch that Chip and Joanna transformed into a rustic, farmhouse with special spaces, including this sweet bedroom for the girls. (Get a behind-the-scenes tour from Joanna with this video.)

If you love the style, we’ve got the look:

Start with an iron bed … or two. Order the exact bed—the Primitive Colonnade Twin Metal Bed—by visiting one of our showrooms. Or substitute the Magnolia Home Trellis Bed, which offers the same vintage charm. We stock this bed in queen and king sizes, or can deliver twin or full size through custom order.

Between the beds, Joanna has placed a sweet white table, which serves as a nightstand. We carry the Petite Rosette Table that features a lower open shelf and casters so it can be moved around and used as a work surface.

A special space deserves a special light fixture, and our Tiffany Small Chandelier features six tiers of teardrop-shaped crystals that sparkle when lit. It’s available online and includes free shipping.

 

Imagine tucking your daughter—or yourself—in bed each night in a room that looks dollhouse perfect!

Magnolia Makeover: Space in the Suburbs

If you caught last night’s Fixer Upper, you watched San Diego transplants Mary and Dustyn move to the Waco suburbs. We loved how this couple included their children in decision-making, and we love their elegant and modern home. The dining room is a good example of their style. The room has a formal feel with farmhouse touches. If you like the style, we’ve got the look.

A dining room starts with a great table, and we’ve got two options. The first choice is the English Country Oval Table from Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines. Inspired by an antique, this piece offers a touch of history and character with beautiful detailed molding on the apron, round turned legs and a medallion ornament on the X-stretcher. If you prefer a pedestal table like the inspiration room, our San Rafael Round Table is a great option. Made of solid mango hardwood and finished in antique oak, it has a beautiful hand-scalloped tabletop and heavy pedestal base.

 

Continuing the European feel are the wooden and upholstered chairs. From Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines, the French-inspired Emery Side Chair has an oval back that would perfectly complement the oval or round table. The upholstered seat and backrest look sophisticated, and the turned legs mimic the details of the table.

 

Joanna chose an unusual chandelier that offers an urban twist to this traditional room. Our Tuscan Rope Chandelier brings that same feel to your room. The iron frame is covered in textured rope, offering a rustic, beach house feel.

Finally, anchor the room with a rug. The round shape adds a bit of drama, and mimics the lines of the table, chairs and chandelier. The beautiful Persian design offers timeless elegance, perfectly complementing the furniture.

 

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Magnolia Makeover: 5 Items Joanna Often Uses In Her Renovations

We love Fixer Upper style and our Magnolia Home Collection lets you bring home Joanna Gaines’ signature look style. While her makeovers are always stunning, we noticed that Joanna loves to use these five elements in each of her renos.

Shiplap

Admit it. None of us knew what shiplap was before Fixer Upper. Now we all want the beautiful reclaimed wood in our homes. From walls to furniture, every room can use a little shiplap.

 

Vintage Maps

There’s something nostalgic and beautiful about framing and hanging vintage maps. Whether it’s from your city, your travels or your dreams, framed vintage maps add a sense of adventure to your room.

 

Mirrors

Mirrors work magic in a room, adding light and visually enlarging the space. Joanna loves to use mirrors in many of her rooms, often featuring shapes that define the décor or mimic architectural lines.

 

Pendant Lights

Most of Joanna’s designs include large kitchen islands, and the way to create a sense of coziness is to anchor them with statement pendant lights. Not only do pendants provide task lighting; they underscore the design of the home.

 

Rugs

When Chip and Joanna start to renovate a home, they often uncover original wood flooring under old carpet. While wood floors are beautiful, area rugs add warmth and style. Joanna always uses a beautiful rug or two to define special spaces.

 

Magnolia Makeover: Colossal Crawford Reno

 

Magnolia Makeover 3

If you caught last night’s Fixer Upper, you were no doubt impressed by the dramatic renovation. Show producer Michael Matsumoto and his wife Jessie left L.A. to put down roots in Waco, and they chose a “before” home that Chip nicknamed “The Little Shack on the Prairie.”

 

Chip and Joanna transformed a super rustic dwelling into a quaint and contemporary home. We loved the master suite, which was simple and charming. If you liked it, too, we’ve got the look.

 

Magnolia Makeover 3 Bed

The focal point of the bedroom is the bed, and the classic metal bed Joanna chose is stunning and timeless. We carry the exact Trellis Metal Bed from Magnolia Home in queen and king size. The black vintage-inspired design is reminiscent of days past, featuring a higher profile headboard with a solid metal panel. It gets a special touch with ball finials and dainty castings.

 

Magnolia Makeover 3 Rug

The Colossal Crawford Reno master bedroom is anchored with an oversized rug in a soft neutral. The Ella Rose Natural Rug from Magnolia Home would be a great choice. Measuring 8’ x 11’, it is sure to fill your space and warm your feet in the morning. The muted tones will blend with your bedding and provide you with a dreamy atmosphere.

 

Magnolia Makeover 3 Lamp

On the nightstands, Joanna chose vintage-inspired lamps. Our Virider Desk Lamps would be the perfect choice. The adjustable base allows you to direct light where it’s needed, while the black metal material complements the black metal bed.

 

Magnolia Makeover 3 Nightstand

Finally, Joanna uses two simple black nightstands on either side of the metal bed. Our Abbot Black Nightstand would a great choice. The single drawer offers just enough bedside storage while the nickel hardware adds just enough sparkle. An open shelf allows you to stack reading material or display a favorite accent piece.

 

What do you think of the Colossal Crawford Reno?