By now, you’ve probably heard the sad news: After five seasons, HGTV’s highest rated show of all time, Fixer Upper, is coming to an end. Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines’s 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.
So why are they choosing to let the sun set on Fixer Upper, the very show that catapulted them to superstardom? According to the couple’s blog, “This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment. Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.”
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 places you can keep feeding your Fixer Upper obsession once the final episode airs.
1. Do brunch at Magnolia Table
The latest big project on the horizon for the unstoppable Gaines family is opening a restaurant. When it opens, the breakfast and brunch joint will serve 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 recently purchased the old Elite Café, a historic landmark in downtown Waco, Texas. Joanna will lovingly restore the nearly 100-year-old restaurant with her trademark modern farmhouse style, but she will incorporate the building’s rich history to help “keep the original character intact.”
Hungry yet? You won’t have to wait long. The grand opening of Magnolia Table is slated for the end of 2017.
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 last month when she announced that she was partnering with Target to launch a new product line.
Hearth & Hand with Magnolia will be available at Target stores starting November 5 — just in time for holiday gifting. Expect tons of stylish home basics that will allow you to channel your inner designer without spending a million bucks. (Most items won’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 and when you stay at Magnolia House, a historic home in McGregor that’s just a quick 20-minute drive away from Waco. It sleeps 8 people and rents for between $695–$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–$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 feel 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.