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New! Magnolia Wallpaper!

So.  If this is Wednesday morning,

then I must be thinking about last night’s Fixer Upper!

Its project involved something other than their standard residential house.

I wasn’t too surprised, because last week,

they gave this ratty houseboat an epic makeover:

So.  Instead of a residential home, this sweet, old building got ‘fixed up’:



Now it’s home to the new Magnolia Bakery!



The transformation was mind blowing, as always,

but I find myself wishing the reveal was a tad bit longer.

Could they borrow a few precious minutes from this, I wonder?



Disclaimer: Of course, I know that Chip is an adorable + amusing man-child,

+ that their cute relationship is why the show is so popular!

 I just want to see a little less of that + more of the ‘after’ awesomeness!

 For example — Exhibit A — the exterior wall sign:


Joanna talked about it, + we saw a window being moved for it,

but we didn’t get a really good view of it!

+ + + + +

Inside, there were other design elements that I wanted to see,

 such as — Exhibit B —  the large, black sign above the cupcake shelves:


Isn’t it wonderful?  I wanted to get a better look at it last night!


And people.

Didn’t you wonder what was going on with that black + white wallpaper in the bathroom?

Was it the pattern of a composition notebook?

I couldn’t tell!


Slow down, Mr. Camera Man!  Give us a close up!

Here ’tis:


It’s actually a charming pastoral toile named Homestead!


It’s also just one of the designs from Joanna’s new wallpaper collection!


Here she is in front of her paper called Shiplap:


A Skinny Shiplap version is also available:


Gingham checks!  Loving that they’re having their moment again!


I don’t want to brag or anything,

but we papered our main bathroom with navy blue checks.

+ + + + +

Looks like the wallpaper will be sold in the Magnolia online shop,

but it’s not there yet.

You can order online here, though, right now!


This is chalkboard, people:




And, omigosh, look at this wallpaper called Concrete!


Raise your hand if you remember seeing it in a recent past Fixer Upper episode!



No way!



I have a feeling that more of Joanna’s wallpaper will make its way onto Fixer Upper.

But what say ye?

Will it be appearing in your house?  

Dueling Tile + Artwork On Fixer Upper

It’s Wednesday, which means I must be mulling over last night’s Fixer Upper.

AND . . . yes, I AM!

(These photos are from Joanna’s blog: https://magnoliamarket.com/blog/)

fixer uper bean house front exterior

We’re all on board with this charming house’s being awesome, no?

They don’t focus too much attention on their landscaping on the show,

but they always knock it out of the park, + I always love it.

The curves!

 Going to have curves out front

when we finally get to landscaping here at the Dutch colonial.

But I digress.

Let’s go inside:

fixer upper bean house kitchen tiles

And . . . welcome to what I am going to call DUELING TILES!

Yes or no?

First, let’s look at the kitchen’s back splash — painted tiles.

fixer upper bean house kitchen tiles close up

Since it’s (my favorite color) blue + vintage looking, I vote yes,

but not a very enthusiastic yes.

I fear they will be out of style sooner or later or I will tire of them.

I prefer the 2nd dueling painted tiles  — those on the bathroom floor:

fixer upper bean house bathroom floor

I really love the painted tiles they chose for here.

I think it looks a little like a quilt pattern.

fixer upper bean house bathroom floor and tub

Thumbs up!

But wait.  There’s more.

I wonder how well were you paying attention last night.

Did anyone else notice these stunning botanical prints in the dining room?


(These photos were taken by me, off the TV screen.)

The prints were shown during the evening

when Joanna was finishing the staging of the house.


I was instantly smitten, + not just with the botanicals.

They were framed in such an unusual + interesting way!

Looks like each print was sandwiched between 2 panes of glass.

Any-hoo, at the end of the show, I noticed the prints had gone missing.

fixer upper bean house dining area

In their place, Joanna chose some galvanized metal containers,

with what looks like faux greenery “planted” inside them.

fixer upper bean house dining area buffet

I wonder what she was thinking.

Were the prints too attention grabbing?

Would they have strayed too far from her go-to neutral design?

Maybe that rug might be the only strong item she wanted to use.

(Oh, + of course, that is a gorgeous herringbone brick floor!)

I wish to have said herringbone brick in our front sidewalk!

But I digress, once again.

So, anyway, did anybody else notice those prints?

Am I the only one who prefers the botanicals to the metal containers?

Vote early, vote often!

a. botanical prints

or b. tin containers of faux greenery?


Yes or no: painted tile kitchen back splash?

fixer upper bean house kitchen tiles

Yes or no: painted tile bathroom floor?

fixer upper bean house bathroom floor

Thank you for voting,

+ as always, see you next Wednesday for more Fixer Upper chit chat!



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