Here’s How to Keep Up With Chip and Joanna Gaines After the ‘Fixer Upper’ Finale
By now, you’ve probably heard the sad news: After five seasons, HGTV’s highest rated show of all time, Fixer Upper, has come to an end. Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines’ winning combination of charm, charisma, and pure renovation talent has spawned legions of shiplap-obsessed fans, all willing to tune in week after week for a dose of laughter and renovating prowess.
But just because Fixer Upper will only live on in reruns doesn’t mean you won’t be able to catch a glimpse of Chip and Jo doing what they do best. In fact, thanks to the massive popularity of the series, now you’ll be able to see them just about anywhere. (And if you want to channel the Gaines family, you shouldn’t be watching TV anyway.)
Ahead, check out some of the ways you can keep feeding your Fixer Upper obsession.
1. Do brunch at Magnolia Table
The latest big project for the unstoppable Gaines family is opening a restaurant: Magnolia Table. The breakfast and brunch joint serves typical morning fare, such as homemade biscuits, eggs Benedict, and pies.
But you didn’t think the renovation-obsessed Gaineses would build a new structure, did you? Chip and Joanna purchased the old Elite Café, a historic landmark in downtown Waco, Texas. Joanna lovingly restored the nearly 100-year-old restaurant with her trademark modern farmhouse style but incorporated the building’s rich history to help “keep the original character intact.”
2. Spend a day shopping at the Silos
It’s so much more than just a store: Magnolia Market at the Silos is a bona fide retail destination where you can easily entertain yourself and the whole family for an afternoon. Besides gorgeous farmhouse style merchandise meant to inspire your own home, this massive 26,000-square-foot property includes a store, an expansive green lawn with games for the kids, food trucks, and a bakery. Enjoy the whole day hanging out and marveling at the fact that, not long ago, the place was nothing more than a rusty pair of silos.
3. Head to Target
Not a Waco local? Not to worry. Hordes of Joanna Gaines fans let out a collective cheer when she announced she was partnering with Target to launch a product line: Hearth & Hand with Magnolia. Expect tons of stylish home basics that allow you to channel your inner designer without spending a million bucks. (Most items don’t cost more than $30!)
4. Book a vacation to Waco
Since the launch of Fixer Upper, tourism in Waco has more than doubled, and that number is expected to keep increasing as new businesses and restaurants pop up all over town. So go ahead and book your next vacation deep in the heart of Texas.
Explore all that Waco has to offer when you stay at Magnolia House, a historic home in McGregor that’s just a quick 20-minute drive away from Waco. It sleeps eight people and rents for between $695 to $995 per night.
Or check out the newly added Hillcrest Estate in downtown Waco. The Magnolia Homes team renovated this stately beauty to accommodate up to 12 people for $995 to $1295 per night.
5. Subscribe to the magazine
I can’t believe the Magnolia Journal has been around for one year! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting around a table dreaming of what we wanted this magazine to be and I am so thankful for what has evolved over the first year. Thank you so much for all the support! Snag a copy of the gratitude issue on newsstands starting today! #magnoliajournal
Remember magazines? Online articles are great, but nothing beats the feeling of opening your mailbox to discover a new magazine nestled among the piles of bills.
The Magnolia Journal is a quarterly lifestyle publication that’s meant to inspire your life and home with each new season. So even though you won’t be watching Chip and Joanna on television anymore, you can still follow along with what they’re doing via the glossy pages of their magazine.
6. Redecorate your home
Most people will never experience the transformative power of a Fixer Upper makeover. But you can at least bring some authentic Joanna Gaines elements into your home to create your own renovated paradise.
Between the Magnolia lines of paint, wallpaper, furniture, accessories, and textiles, it’s totally possible to achieve 100% Fixer Upper-approved style for your house, even if you don’t live anywhere near Waco.
7. Watch the reruns
The best shows never die. If you want more Fixer Upper, record all your favorite episodes and save them to watch again and again whenever you need a bit of inspiration.
Good things won’t last forever, but it’s possible for shiplap to stand the test of time.