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A Fresh Beginning for a Texas Mom

Show: Fixer Upper
November 15, 2017

Vote for your favorite Fixer Upper renovation from Season One. Candidate #1: A newly single mother gets the home of her dreams thanks to home improvement and design experts Chip and Joanna Gaines.

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Photo: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images

French Country Accents

Joanna staged the newly painted living room with bright and feminine yet rustic furniture and accessories, making the room feel cozy with shabby chic style. A wreath mounted on a piece of decorative iron fencing becomes a focal point in the room.

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From: Chip Gaines and Fixer Upper

Home Exterior, Before

There were some initial concerns over the foundation and landscaping, but the asking price for this home left room for renovations. Moreover, Karla's best friend Missy lived right next door. The home and its neighborhood reminded host Chip Gaines of a provincial Maine beach community, complete with fresh lobster.

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Home Exterior, After

Prior to the renovation the house was dark and lonely, but with its unique charm highlighted, the home is now vibrant and full of life, just like the owner Karla.

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Photo: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images. From: Chip Gaines.

Natural Wood Beams

After. The front door of the home is now a statement-making entrance. After removing the outdated wood work, Chip installed natural wood beams and painted the door in a dark tone with white trim to create a clean, welcoming contrast.

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