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fixer upper season 2

Emily Oster

I must not have been the only person to enjoy the pilot season of HGTV Fixer Upper as Chip and Joanna Gaines are back for round two. Airing Tuesday nights at 8 PM central, the show's format is pretty much the same as the first season which I think is a good thing (see my original post about the show here). Chip and Joanna are just so easy to watch as they seem to be genuine people who truly enjoy what they do. Below is a selection of my favorite home transformations from both seasons one and two. 

This house was maybe in the worst condition of any of the homes featured on season one. The house had been abandoned for several years and was probably close to being condemned. Miraculously, Chip and Joanna were able to bring it back to life and make it a great home for their carpenter and his young family. 

In episode eleven of season one, the Gaines undertook this outdated country home and I just love the exterior transformation. And that tree!

The last episode of season one is maybe my favorite to date.  The architecture of this particular home was just so unique and desperately needed to be saved and preserved. 

In the first episode of season two, the Gaines did a really nice job of giving back character to this historic bungalow. I especially like the paint color with the natural wood accents as well as the landscaping.

In this week's episode, Chip and Joanna were tasked with renovating this horrible exterior very clearly from the 80s. And while its still not great (bad bad bad proportion and scale) its about a thousand times better. 

If your interested in seeing more - watch the show! And check out the Magnolia Homes website as well as Joanna's blog.

Have a great weekend everyone and happy watching!

fixer upper

Emily Oster

Joanna and Chip Gaines of  Magnolia Homes  and  Fixer Upper

Joanna and Chip Gaines of Magnolia Homes and Fixer Upper

Fixer Upper is a new show on HGTV that I stumbled upon on complete TV guide click through accident. It is hosted by Chip and Joanna Gaines, of Magnolia Homes, out of Waco, Texas and it takes houses that are in need of "fixing up" and does just that. It is pretty much the same format as the Property Brothers but has a very different vibe.

Chip and Joanna are husband and wife. Chip acts as the realtor and contractor while Joanna is the designer and DIYer. Their personal lives of having four kids, running a business together and renovating their old farmhouse seems to be part of the series' format creating an easy, family oriented approach to the whole flipping houses craze. Although I have only seen two episodes, I like that their is a client and they tackle the whole house (not just a few rooms). Chip and Joanna are enjoyable TV personalities and lets be honest it feeds into my fantasy of fixing up my own farmhouse. I don't share Joanna's aesthetic although I do think her instincts are good in terms of space planning and general layout. I also like seeing what the housing market is like in Waco, a part of the country that is very different from St. Louis. To check out the show tune in to HGTV at 11p/10c or follow Joanna's blog at Magnolia Homes - pictures of the Gaines' farmhouse below.