Chip and Jo's Garden Is Growing!
Chip and Joanna Gaines are fixing up their farm! On Tuesday night’s episode, the HGTV hosts took a break from designing homes for their Waco, Texas, clients to create a garden, chicken coop, chicken run and this stunning shed on the property they share with their four children (with one on the way!). The additions are “favorite of mine because it’s a personal project,” explains Joanna.
Fans of the show are familiar with Joanna’s massive warehouse, where she stores the many flea market finds that she uses in her farmhouse-style designs. And the expecting mom had been holding on to this diamond-paned window, waiting until she found the right space to put it to good use. The lucky spot? Her stunning new garden shed!
An admitted “plant lady,” Joanna incorporated a work station for potting in her stylish interior. “Gardens are a lot of work, but there’s just something about being in the garden that’s so refreshing,” she has said.
Building out the new additions was a family affair for the Gaineses, who relied on 11-year-old Ella and 7-year-old Emmie Kay to raise the chickens that would protect their prized plants from insects. Drake, 12, and Duke, 9, were responsible for planting the trees just outside the garden shed.
Chip’s favorite feature is the wood-burning fireplace. He and Joanna battled it out over whether or not to design the stone focal point with “hips” or across the entire span of the wall. Chip came away the winner, as the curvaceous finished product shows.
Food for the Soul (and the Restaurant!)
The couple turned to go-to furniture builder and friend Clint Harp to design a 10-foot table, ideal for family picnics, where they could nosh on the fruits of their labor — which they also plan to use at their soon-to-open business. “When we started planning for the restaurant we were passionate about using locally grown produce,” Joanna said in a post on Instagram. “We love that many of the veggies will be coming straight from our home garden at the farm!”