Fixer Upper Season 5 Sneak Peek PLUS DIY Fixer Upper Inspired Ideas AND Create Link Inspire Party - Rachel Teodoro

Fixer Upper Season 5 Sneak Peek PLUS DIY Fixer Upper Inspired Ideas AND Create Link Inspire Party

Last week, I opened my inbox and smiled. It was a sly little smile. Sort of validating. You know why? Almost exactly a year ago {September of 2016 to be exact!}, I wrote a post called "Could This Be the Next Fixer Upper on Season 4?" I had just dropped my son off at school in Waco, Texas and was driving around the area. I had heard that Chip and Joanna Gaines had just purchased a 100 year old home known as The Bradshaw Estate. I found the address, set my GPS and stumbled upon this gem set back from a fairly busy road a few miles away from Magnolia Market and downtown Waco. 

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There was a dumpster and a trailer parked in the long driveway giving me every indication that someone was working on the home. I happened to tweet about it with one of the producers on HGTV Fixer Upper about how my guess is that this was the next home on season 4 yet to be aired. He commented back that I had an "interesting theory." 

Fast forward a nearly a year and my theory wasn't too far off. Maybe I'm more of a Fixer Upper Prophetess. 

That e-mail in my inbox? Well, it was an e-mail from Magnolia informing all of their e-mail subscribers that they have a new home for rent in the Waco area. The Bradshaw Estate is now being called Hillcrest Estate, for the street it resides on. 

The exterior got a little bit of an update, though not much of one, but what has really changed is the inside of the home. I've got some first looks with some before and after images you can see before this home airs on season 5 of HGTV Fixer Upper. 
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Fixer Upper Season 5 Sneak Peek

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I found images of the home from the real estate listing. While it's not a total gut job, Joanna has a style, and this just isn't it. It's kind of fun to see how some of the details from the home before were kept in tact. Take a quick peek at some before pictures and see if you can pick out any of the details from the Bradshaw Estate that have been kept in the newly named Hillcrest Estate.


The den looks a bit like the red room above. It got a bold new color but kept many of it's architectural details. 


Take a look at the side by side before and after:


The kitchen got a light and bright makeover and while it looks like the layout has remained the same {similar to the kitchen face lift that Chip and Joanna did in the flip that made them famous}, updates have given the home a very Fixer Upper feel.

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Most of the other rooms are virtually unrecognizable to me. I can't wait to see the show when it airs!

The bedrooms have all been updated and the whole home has been taken from dark and dated to light and bright. You can see more home images on the Magnolia Market website and book your stay in the coming weeks. 

What do you think? Does this make you want to go visit? Have you been to Waco, Texas before? I'd love to hear about your experience. Drop me a line in the comments!


Want more Fixer Upper insider? Come check out my interview with Season 3 homeowner and client Jaime Ferguson

Did you know you don't get to keep the furniture when your home is completed? See what The Ferguson home looked like after the cameras left.  

Find my original post where I predicted that the Hillcrest Estate would be featured on Fixer Upper {though I was off a season} and if you are thinking of visiting Waco, I have a few posts on visiting. 

You can find: 

Think you are the ultimate Fixer Upper fan? See how many things you knew about the show from this fan guide or see if you knew these 11 things about Waco, TX and Fixer Upper. I bet you don't know them all!

After all that Fixer Upper fun, why not carry this on with some Fixer Upper Inspired Farmhouse DIY ideas. 



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Emily from Life Sew Savory - Katie from The Crafty Blog Stalker - Rachel from Rachel Teodoro - Kara from Happy Go Lucky

Check all the blogs to see the weekly features as we all feature our favorite links from last weeks party!

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Every week, at the Create, Link, Inspire party we get some great DIY ideas. And every week, we get some that are inspired by the Fixer Upper Inspired Farmhouse look as well. I've put together just a few of the ones that were linked up last week.

DIY Cotton Stems by Rachel Teodoro
DIY Three Tiered Serving Stand by Rachel Teodoro
DIY Industrial Pipe Paper Towel Holder from Simply Beautiful by Angela
DIY Metal Chandelier Light Shade from House Homemade
Embroidery Hoop Chandelier by Rachel Teodoro




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12 comments

Carol said...

Looking forward to the new season. I Love "Fixer Upper".
The only 2 of these types of programs that in my mind should stay on the air are
Fixer Upper and The Property Brothers. The rest can go, and especially Love It Or Leave It. So sick of that show.

Esti said...

My husband would love to take a home and completely fix it up!

Juli Purcell said...

I'm so jealous you got to go inside!!! Also, I didn't know that you're in Waco!!! I'm in Temple and we visit Waco all the time....

My Teen Guide said...

So excited for the new season! Fixer Upper is a show I love watching because it gives me ideas of how to improve my house. Sometimes if it seems impossible, the show gives me a chance to daydream of owning a beautiful house. :)

Kaitlin Ryan said...

This is so amazing! I love Fixer Upper. They really do an incredible job. I love that blue that they used in the den. I love bold colors, and they use them so well.

Melissa Bernardo said...

I need to start watching Fixer Upper! What beautiful living spaces!

Candice said...

You make my obsession with Fixer Upper so happy! Totally geeking out over here! Thanks for sharing!

mail4rosey said...

Looks like they had great bones to work with too. I love that show.

Ada said...

Fixer upper is the best show!! I love this sneak peak! it looks so great!

Catherine said...

I have never actually caught an episode of Fixer Upper but I hear so much about it...after this post, I definitely want to tune in! How exciting...the home is exquisite.

Anosa said...

They really do an awesome job! I will watch this more often and see for myself those make-overs. Loving the ideas already!

Vanessa Gordon said...

These before and after photos are truly incredible!! They need to come in and do my kitchen. I definitely need to tune in.

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