Oh Chip and Joanna, how we all love thee. How we all wish you could come fix up OUR house. I always knew I had a subconscious desire to live in Texas and their show, Fixer Upper, just confirms that. But while Chip and Joanna may not be able to fix up your house, someone else can. Guess who?
That’s right. I said you. Believe it or not, you are perfectly able to give your house some “Fixer Upper” style. And I’m going to show you how.
There are several articles out there in blog land about this, but while they are great at giving you inspiration, I have yet to find one that actually gives tangible advice and step by step instructions. If you’re anything like me, you want to know exactly how to do it. Give me all the juicy details – don’t just tell me to add shiplap or hardwood floors. Tell me how to add shiplap, tell me specifically what floor to add!
So I thought I would start a series. How to Add “Fixer Upper” Style to Your Home : using real tangible action steps! I know that title’s a little long – I’ll have to work on that.
My hubby and I are in the process of flipping a house, and I am incorporating many similar features that Joanna uses: shiplap on walls, hardwood floors, lots of white & neutral paint, tearing down walls, a barn door leading to mudroom, etc… Be sure to follow along in our progress here. Unfortunately, we’re only in the demo and un-photogenic electrical/mechanical stage. But I will hopefully be able to add some glory shots soon.
But back to the series! I thought I would break the series down into these categories:
- Living & Dining
- Craft & Laundry
So friends, are you ready to see your Fixer Upper? (cue giant picture of house rolling out of the way)
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