Inside a Fixer Upper client's home after the show

Are you a fan of HGTV's hit show Fixer Upper? I am! I just love Chip and Joanna's style and every time I see a show I think that's my favorite one. And then I see another show and I'm like, no, that's my favorite one! With every new {old} home The Gaines's put their hands on, magic happens. 

It seems like everyone has a new found love of shiplap thanks to Joanna Gaines and no wall seems safe anymore with the fun loving sledgehammer wielding Chip Gaines on the scene. Once that huge picture is split open and the new home is revealed to the family by the sweet syrupy words of Joanna saying "are y'all ready to see your fixer upper?" the viewing audience oh's and ah's right along with the clients who are getting to see their home for the first time.

What many of the viewers don't know is that most of what you see on Fixer Upper's reveal day doesn't actually stay with the house. The home is staged by Joanna, sometimes with items from the client's current home supplemented with some items from Joanna's shop Magnolia Market and other items that have been purchased for the home for staging. After the reveal, the clients have to make the hard decision on what items they want to purchase to keep in their home and what they want the crew to take with them. Remember, these clients are making these decisions usually after their budget has been spent on a complete home renovation. There are some tough decisions that have to be made!

My new friend Jaime Ferguson from season 3 of Fixer Upper {A Big Fix for a House in the Woods} has graciously offered to give us a little peek inside her home after the show. I know you want to peek inside, so come join me as Jaime opens her doors for us.

step inside a fixer upper home after the show

In case you needed a refresher, this is how we saw the Ferguson's living room staged on the show.

If you remember from the exclusive interview with Jaime, the blue buffet is one of the Ferguson's personal items that Joanna used when she staged the home.

This is what the living room looks like after the family moved in.

The Ferguson family has added their own touches and while they kept some of the items from the reveal {you may recall seeing those striped armchairs during the reveal. They were in the formal dining area} what I notice is the Bible under the chair and the comfy sofa that's probably seen lots of snuggles with their two kids.

I notice Jaime's plate collection on the walls. If you remember from the show Joanna had designed the glass cabinets for Jaime to use to display her collection. I love that those plates have spilled out and are on the walls. What a great way to display them!

The bar stools still have that same industrial feel, but they have been changed out for a style that doesn't have a back.

Look at sweet Charlie the puppy hanging out in his new digs. He seems to really like his new home.

I'm pretty sure those topiaries on the fireplace were on the blue buffet during the reveal. And of course, staging rarely includes the big black hole of a television that most homes have, but I love that we get to see how functional the Ferguson's living room is for them. 

Just like those pictures from the kids magazines we love, can you spot the differences? I've got a side by side from the reveal and from the current view now. 

before and after fixer upper home

And another. This time facing into the open kitchen area.

before and after fixer upper home

If you remember from the interview with Jaime, not much has changed in the music room. The guitars were Kyle's from his personal collection.

guitar room

The art that was made for the walls from graphic artist Clayton Thompson was gifted to the Ferguson family by Joanna and the sofa used in staging was from the Ferguson's home.

music room on fixer upper

How much fun was that?! I loved getting an inside peek inside the Ferguson home and I hope you did too! Jaime has done such a great job making their new house a home and I want to thank her for giving us this special opportunity to look inside.

In case you missed it

Find the exclusive Fixer Upper interview with Jaime Ferguson!

fixer upper interview

For even more exclusive insider information {including a listing of the paint colors and finishes used in the Ferguson home}, subscribe to my e-mail list.  You will not only receive some insider details that weren't in the interview, you will also see some never before seen photos. Not to mention the paint colors and finishing details.  I know you are dying to rip up every single floor board in your home and replace it with those amazing hardwoods in the Ferguson home. But how will you ever know how to find those exact floors? Subscribe to my e-mail list! I will send you the inside scoop!

If you can't get enough Fixer Upper and want to visit Magnolia Market, here are 5 things you should know before you go. You can also binge watch old episodes of Fixer Upper if you haven't gotten enough!

Magnolia market

If you make it to Waco, don't forget to stop into Shorty's Pizza shack. You just might run into the Ferguson family! Thanks again Jaime for the inside look. You are the best!

Like peeking inside homes? Check out the latest on how a young couple is rehabbing this historic mansion. You won't believe the changes they have made to it. You can follow along on their journey!

Don't forget, if you can't get enough Fixer Upper, sign up here for more insider details that you can't find anywhere else!

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MJ said...

No sour grapes here, just my observations.......

Sorry not to find this info at the links. Feed Blitz seems to have problems, or I do...LOL (I don't have patience with the new technology on top of the old tech that I still have not caught up with).

But from what I could see of the photo album, it's not anything we haven't seen done before.
Guess it's time for me to move to senior housing and take up canasta again.

hferrara said...

You did a great job decorating it yourself. I like the lived in look even more.

Kristine Park-Gross said...

Thank you very much for the "reality show" check, it's kinda like finding out you can't keep the prizes you've won on a game show until you pay the taxes for your "prizes", bummer but I was very happy to hear that Chip doesn't cut corners for the sake of timing and production budget but does the job as it should be done and I always thought of the couple as a ying/yang sort of a duo...Chip being silly where Joanna is the more grounded of the two (don't get me wrong, I'm not saying she's a stick in the mud, she's got to have a great sense of humor in order to get along with her husband, lol) they compliment and complete each other and that two souls that were meant to be, actually found each other restores my faith that one day.....
Anyway thanks again for filling us in because now I won't feel so bad when I take notes on how to get the look that Joanna has created (she's always telling us how she did it and why so now I know she's sharing for a reason...or at least that's how I'm going to think from now on as I watch the show). I am VERY thankful to discover through your article that there is a store where I might be able to get an item that I'm unable to remake or find anywhere up here in NJ so again thank you, you've given me alot of answers I didn't even know I had questions about, lol.

Genevieve said...

Wow- looks great!

Anonymous said...

I think it sucks that after people give Chip and Joanna a set amount of money for their renovation budget, that they don't get to keep the final "staged" version of their home without paying "extra" for it. I think they should get to keep the finished version that "we" all get to see!

Anonymous said...

I kept thinking of how do Chip and Joanna did a whole house renovations (including landscaping) for so cheap, now it all make sense if you don't get to keep all the staging furniture store and accessories.

Anonymous said...

my wife and I love the fixer upper show and wonder why they only show 3 homes for the buyers to see,and are the homes checked out ahead of time?

Monica said...

Why would anyone think that a home renovation included furniture? In what universe does that happen? of course it would be staged! Go Chip and Jooanna - keep on bringing us those great Reno and decorating ideas! Love them both!

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