HGTV’s Fixer Upper wrapped up season three with renovating and decorating Chip and Joanna’s carriage house. The house sits on the same property as the couple’s B and B. It’s only fitting they would end the season in style by ushering in their new furniture line, Magnolia Home Furniture. Every room featured at least one piece from her collection or store.
I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one who had my jaw drop! Joanna will undoubtedly be the next Martha Stewart! What can’t she do?!
After taking some time off from room re-creations (see previous post), I wanted to recreate the dining room. Before I go on, I want to make it clear, I don’t want to take sales away from Joanna or rip her line off, so you won’t see that many high/low comparisons of her collection. That’s just a personal decision I made, but you can definitely find similar pieces out there.
Anyways, here we go!
It’s easy to create an affordable look when you know where to look. So, let’s break down the place setting. The Carriage House is the first episode to show Joanna’s farm table. To find a Magnolia Home Furniture retailer near you, just click on “farm table” and it will take you to the site. You can enter your information there and they will provide a list of retailers in the area. Prices are dictated by the individual retailers. Looking for a similar style table on a budget or want to consider your options, here’s a few more options.
The chairs and bench are also from the Magnolia line. I really like the classic chair Jo designed. To recreate this look on a budget, Joss and Main is the place to shop. Their chairs are almost identical. The bench is more difficult to recreate. The scalloped bench is a statement piece. The only other one I could find that was practically it’s twin, was from 1stdibs.com and went for over $1,700. Similar benches can be purchased on eBay or created from an old headboard.
The button closure pillows on the bench are from West Elm. While I love West Elm, I won’t pay and arm and a leg for their pillows. Instead, I turn to my sister-in-law who can sew. If you don’t sew or know someone who does, I would take a look at the button closure pillows from Pottery Barn.
The actual dinnerware is West Elm. Depending on your budget, you might want to splurge and buy the high end set, but if you want to find a similar look without spending too much, Bed Bath and Beyond is the place to shop.
Bed Bath and Beyond sells the same style black rimmed dinner plate and bowl for only $5.99! Their salad plate and mug are only $4.99! You can easily recreate the West Elm look without the price tag that goes along with it.
Finally, to complete the place setting, head over to Target or as I call it Tar-jay to sound cool and sophisticated and pick up matte black utensils. The place mat is from Pier 1 on sale now for $4.95. With the money you’ll save on place mats and dinnerware, you can afford to splurge a little bit on the fabulous wood chargers. Unfortunately, I haven’t found similar chargers for less than the actual from Pier 1, but they’re around the same price. If you want to see what else is out there, head over to Bed Bath and Beyond or Pottery Barn. The cheapest way to get wooden chargers, would be to do-it-yourself. Cut down a tree, call timber, and get sawing!
The centerpiece is an old Penn Scale. The greenery on top looks to be Olive stems. For the same scale for less (though it is an investment piece), you can buy it off of eBay in white. I would highly suggest hitting up your local flea markets, thrift stores, Craigslist, etc. first before you buy. I’ve found similar scales for between $30-$50, that would typically cost $100-$150 depending on the condition. Check back soon to look through my online shop. I have a few scales I’m considering parting with.
Look up and you’ll see a beautiful chandelier! Believe it or not, it’s sold at Home Depot! Don’t be fooled by the shades, Joanna just removed them. Since the taping of the show, Home Depot isn’t carrying many if any of these beauties anymore. You’ll have to call around with the SKU provided in the link to see if your store is lucky enough to still have one. Here are some other options from eFaucets and Wayfair.
Look down and you’ll see a modern twist on a vintage oriental rug. Similar rug on an extreme budget? Look no further than Overstock and RUGSUSA. RUGSUSA typically runs a 50-70% sale. Love these rugs! I bought a few myself. Look across and you’ll see beautiful drapes flanking the window. Joanna typically stages homes with drapes and rods from Pottery Barn. To achieve the same look on a budget, consider these cream curtains from Target and rods from Walmart.
The dining room wouldn’t be complete without a china cabinet. The one seen on the show is a vintage piece that unfortunately isn’t for sale. However, Joanna created a similar piece for her collection that you can purchase at a retailer near you! Last but not least, let’s turn our attention towards the door. Both the distressed coat hanger and cherry blossom stems in the metal vase are for sale online at Magnolia Market.
I hope you were inspired by today’s room re-creation! Check back soon to find out how to recreate another high end room on a budget!
(Photo credit: HGTV)