15 Fixer Upper DIY Projects
With the ever expanding Magnolia Market at the Silos and a book set to debut this October, HGTV Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are hard at work building their shiplap empire. I never thought Waco, TX would be a destination at the top of my wishlist. However, like so many other Fixer Upper fans, I’m enamored by the rustic yet modern farmhouse aesthetic Chip and Joanna embody. I even told my fiance it’s a dream of mine to stay at the Magnolia House (anniversary trip, hint, hint). Although I may not be going to Magnolia Market anytime soon, there are plenty of Fixer Upper DIY projects out there to keep me busy.
15 Fixer Upper DIY Projects
1. DIY Typography Signs
Joanna relies on artist Jimmy Don to create beautiful signs to adorn walls in many Fixer Upper homes. Try your hand at creating your own DIY typography signs with this tutorial from Bless’er House.
or follow this tutorial that Lauren shared here on Remodelaholic to make a painted farmhouse sign:
2. DIY Shiplap Wall for under $40
A shiplap wall for under $40?! Chip has to be doing a jig somewhere right now. Follow these step-by-step instructions from Hoosier Homemade to make all of your shiplap dreams come true.
3. 5-Step Window Box Tutorial
Window boxes instantly add charm to a home–a truth universally acknowledged by Joanna Gaines. Build your own window boxes with our easy 5-step tutorial on Remodelaholic.
4. DIY Floating Shelves
You’ll be hard pressed to find a Fixer Upper renovation that doesn’t include the addition of floating shelves, particularly when it comes to the kitchen. Try this easy DIY project from Shanty 2 Chic to achieve instant farmhouse chic style.
5. DIY Farmhouse Table for under $100
Clint Harper has made a name for himself designing tables and kitchen islands for Chip and Joanna’s home renovations. Build your own farmhouse table for under $100 with this tutorial from Honeybear Lane.
6. Distressed Wood Headboard
Many episodes you often see Joanna using a hand sander to achieve the perfect, worn-in look iconic with her Fixer Upper style. Learn how to make your own distressed wood headboard with these tips from Creative Savings.
7. Rustic Wood Storage Ladder
This rustic wood storage ladder is both practical and stylish, two requirements. In the same post from Jenna Sue Design you can also learn how to to create a rustic wood valance and bath caddy.
8. Easy Wood Mantel For Brick Fireplace
My favorite Fixer Upper homes have fireplaces. Here on Remodelaholic we show you to create an easy wood mantel to add pizazz to a brick fireplace.
9. DIY Industrial Farmhouse Bathroom Sign
Incorporating metal signs into her decor is another technique Joanna frequently uses when designing a home. This DIY industrial farmhouse bathroom sign from Cherished Bliss is both cheeky and charming.
10. Farmhouse Window Trim
You only need $10 worth of materials to add this stunning farmhouse trim to a window. I think Chip and Joanna would definitely approve of this little project from Loves Grows Wild.
11. DIY Rustic Chalkboard Herb Drying Rack
Fixer Upper fans will never forget the amazing herb garden Joanna created in the house with the atrium in Season 1. Bring your herbs indoors with this DIY rustic herb drying rack from Houseful of Handmade.
12. DIY Farmhouse Bench
Natalie from The Creative Mom built this sturdy farmhouse bench using only $20 worth of lumber from The Home Depot. Use the bench anywhere from your entryway to dining table.
13. Fixer Upper DIY Magnolia Wreath
Bring the Magnolia Market aesthetic into your home! This tutorial from Jolly & Happy shows you how to make a less expensive version of Joanna’s signature magnolia wreath.
14. DIY Tobacco Basket
Put your basket weaving skills to the test with this tobacco basket DIY from Craftberry Bush. Use the basket to corral items on your coffee table or hang it on the wall for unexpected visual appeal.
15. Simple DIY Barn Door Tutorial
Sliding barn doors are a staple in Fixer Upper designed homes. Learn how to build your own barn door using siding plywood. Use these free plans to build this beautiful barn door by House Seven.
More great Fixer Upper style ideas:
Farmhouse Console Building Plans
Several of these were already on my to-do list. Thank you for posting! Pinning for reference!
Great list! Could you please update the links to point to the actual projects instead of just the homepage of each of these sites? That would be especially helpful to keep this list handy. TY!
The numbered headings were the links, but that’s not as intuitive so I just switched them for you 🙂 Thanks for the comment!
Ah, should have clicked on the headers. 🙂 You’re a star for updating the others. Thank you!
You’re just fine — it really wasn’t the most logical place to link 🙂 Enjoy!
Oh! I like a lot of these and most of them are actually do-able for my limited skill set. Thanks for posting!