Farewell, Fixer Upper!
They say don’t cry because it’s over — but we can’t help it! The final episode of Fixer Upper aired last night, and though even the Gaineses have admitted they’re sad to see the show go, the couple made sure to leave fans with a final reno to remember.
Dark and Dated
When MxPx frontman Mike Herrera and his wife Holli decided to relocate from Washington state to Waco, Texas, to be closer to her family, they turned to Chip and Jo to help them with their house hunting needs. Chip, of course, was even more excited about the partnership than his clients.
“I’m fangirling. I just want y’all to know, I’m a huge fan and I think y’all are gorgeous,” he told the rock singer while showing off this cute100-year-old cottage.
Bright and Welcoming
A few cosmetic changes, like a revamped walkway and an eye-catching yellow door, upped the Chip-named “Americano” house’s outdated exterior to rockstar status.
Hidden in Plain Sight
The Herreras had about $190,000 to spend on renovations, which seemed like plenty for this 1910 abode — until they found a slew of structural problems that threatened to blow their budget.
Bold and Beautiful
But thanks to Chip and Jo’s five years of TV renovations (plus many more off screen!), they were able to combat the unplanned problems and create the industrial-accented retreat the couple hoped for. Another call that paid off for the HGTV hosts was opting to paint the upper and lower cabinets black — a design choice that Holli was hesitant about at first, but came to love.
An awkward floor plan made the living and dining rooms feel closed off from the rest of the home.
Old Meets New
On their last demo day, Chip was able to salvage the home’s original mantel so Joanna could revamp it and make it a focal point in the new living room. Custom built-ins frame the hearth, while a wall of shiplap — Joanna’s final for the series — completes the Herrera’s hangout.