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It seems like school starts earlier and earlier every year, but this year a lucky group of Waco sixth graders had a lot more than early mornings and late-night homework to look forward to.

The folks at Magnolia Market gave one lucky teacher an incredible classroom makeover with all the charm of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Keep scrolling to check out this adorable space.

It didn’t take long for the Waco community to nominate beloved math teacher, Ms. Nixon, for a total classroom makeover.

And when the time came to finally see the big reveal, Ms. Nixon was all smiles. This stylish new desk and gorgeous pendant light caught her attention right off the bat. And a warm area rug underfoot really sets the tone for a cozy atmosphere where she and her students will feel right at home.

Other aspects that contribute to the room’s super homey vibe: warm wood awnings and window boxes adorned with succulents, cute carts and cubbies for much-needed storage, and of course, Joanna’s signature shiplap walls in crisp white. 

A computer center in one corner looks super smart in a classic black-and-white color palette. Have you ever seen a filing cabinet look so chic?

And, of course, the makeover just wouldn’t be complete without some inspirational art by Chip and Joanna’s pal, Jimmy Don. “Life is a math equation. In order to gain the most, you must convert the negatives into positives.” Definitely words to live by!

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Too-Cute Classroom

When the folks at Magnolia Market decided to makeover a classroom for a deserving teacher, the good people of Waco didn't waste any time in nominating their favorite middle school math teacher, Ms. Nixon.

Waco's Finest

So the team set out to transform her simple classroom into a space both she and her students would love spending time in. And based on Ms. Nixon's reaction, it looks like they did just that!

Shiplap Central

One of the room's most striking features is Joanna's signature wall covering: shiplap. The crisp white paint job helps brighten up the space, while the added texture creates a much more comfortable atmosphere for the students.

From Yawning to Awning

To continue the homey vibe, gorgeous wooden awnings and a pair of sweet window boxes border the classroom's two windows.

Take-Home Tips

While Joanna admits not every school will let you add shiplap or window awnings to a classroom, you can always add a succulent garden, warm area rugs and stylish carts and containers to make the space more fun and interesting.

Snazzy Office Space

And a jaw-dropping desk doesn't hurt either! Here, Ms. Nixon is delighted at the sight of her brand new desk area, complete with stylish new tools and a fabulous pendant light to make late-night grading just a bit more enjoyable.

An Apple a Day

Of course, each student's desk got a mini makeover as well with the addition of a brand-new composition notebook and a shiny red apple. It would be hard not to be excited for math class with a display like this!

Computer Central

We adore the black and white color palette featured in the classroom's computer corner, and a chalkboard alphabet scroll is the perfect finishing touch.

Classroom Cubbies

Ms. Nixon will have no problem keeping the space clutter free all year with discreet storage bins designed to keep odds and ends organized and out of site.

A Little Inspiration

Fixer Upper fans will instantly recognize the classroom wall art as the work of Chip and Jo's friend, Jimmy Don Holmes. The sign reads, "Life is a math equation. In order to gain the most, you must convert the negatives into positives."

Class Is In Session

What a way to start the school year! Congratulations, Ms. Nixon!

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