If you’re a fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines (and their hit TV show, Fixer Upper), you might know this line by heart. You might wait patiently throughout the entire episode–through demo day, Chip’s shenanigans, and budget drama–just to see the big reveal. Yes, of course, we’re ready! you might yell at your TV screen when your favorite HGTV show cuts to commercial break. Is there shiplap? Is there subway tile? When can I move to Waco?
But the real question now is, are you ready for your Fixer Upper break?
Season 4 of the beloved HGTV series has already come and gone–and the finale didn’t disappoint. In the season 4 finale, Chip and Jo fixed up a literal shack for Michael and Jessie Matsumoto (this episode was extra special because Michael Matsumoto is actually the producer of the show!). What is disappointing, though, is the wait until season 5. How can we go that long without shiplap and goats and Texas country flair in our lives?
If you love Fixer Upper as much as I do (spoiler alert: it’s one of my favorite shows currently on television), you don’t have to quit cold turkey. We can still get you your Fixer Upper Fix.
Unfortunately, HGTV shows are no longer available on Netflix, so seamless binge-streaming might not be in your future (disappointing because binging on Netflix was exactly how I got fixed on Fixer Upper). Fortunately, there are still ways to catch full episodes if you’ve missed a few or just want to rewatch your favorites again. HGTV’s full videos page for Fixer Upper features a number of episodes in their entirety (at the time of this writing, most are from season 3–a great season if you want to see a transformed horse barn or the ultimate bachelor pad).
If HGTV’s available episodes and Fixer Upper clips aren’t quite cutting it, you can also purchase individual episodes or season passes to the show on a number of streaming platforms, including Youtube, iTunes, and Google Play.
If you want to ditch the screen, pick up a book!
If you haven’t yet heard (or read), you can get your Chip and Joanna Gaines fix on your bookshelf, too. In October 2016, our favorite husband-and-wife team published a book that gives readers a glimpse behind-the-scenes, so to speak–not of their show, but of their lives. Discover how they met, how they fell in love, what their very first renovation was like, and how they managed to become the stars of their very own hit TV show.
I have read the book, and I can attest that reading it is similar to watching them on the little screen–Chip is hilarious, and they are so, so in love with each other. You can find The Magnolia Story on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and a number of other locations where books are sold. You can find other retailers on Magnolia Market’s website here.
Maybe the best way to get your Fixer Upper fill while we’re in the show’s off-season is to fill your home with Joanna Gaines-inspired decor. Hit up some local yard sales, antique shops, and craft shows to fix up some home decor of your own! If you find some vintage furniture, we can help you with the restoration process with some helpful tips and tricks. For some design inspiration beyond the TV show, you can also check out Joanna’s blog, At Home, as well as The Magnolia Journal, their quarterly magazine.
If you can’t make it all the way to Waco, Texas to shop at Magnolia Market, you can bring a similar experience into your home through Magnolia Market’s online store. You can buy decor, t-shirts, paint, and a whole bunch more to make your home feel like a Joanna Gaines-inspired space. You can also find Magnolia Home pillows and rugs at Pier 1 and Bed Bath and Beyond.
This Fixer Upper spinoff will showcase her methods for how all of her design decisions, details and decorating come together for the ultimate (and perfect) reveal! Learn more about the show–including its airdate–over at HGTV.
Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.