Creative Genius: Clint Harp of Harp Design Co. and HGTV's "Fixer Upper"

Talented carpenter Clint Harp talks about making his dream home a reality with long-time friends Chip and Joanna Gaines.

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As close friends of Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper, Clint Harp and his wife Kelly are no strangers to taking something that looks as if it has no hope and turning it into something amazing. “Chip and Joanna can take a complete mess and make it feel like home almost overnight. I’ve seen it now over and over again. It’s truly a gift,” says Clint, the co-founder (along with his wife Kelly) of Harp Design Co. But as Joanna’s carpenter of choice, Clint has a gift of his own — taking recycled and reclaimed wood, usually found objects, and creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces meant to bring families together.

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“When we first started, the desire for the company came from a hope to see people gather around tables again — to cook together, eat together, talk together, and ultimately just be together,” explains Clint. He and his wife wanted to see families coming together, and that process actually brought their family closer. “That’s not because it’s been easy, but actually because it’s been one of the toughest things we’ve ever done. Kelly and I have cried, argued, stressed, laughed and taken one of the biggest leaps of blind faith we have ever taken. And we wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

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When Clint and Kelly had an opportunity to join their friends Chip and Joanna on their own episode of Fixer Upper, they were ready to take another leap of faith. And the result was equally rewarding.  

Clint and Kelly Harp called upon Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gains to help transform their home from unlivable to exquisite. The house has a new porch and stairs leading to the beautiful wooden front door that Clint Harp constructed himself. A new roof, modern gray paint, fresh landscaping, and all new windows make this house a jewel on the block, as opposed to the eyesore it once was, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (After 2) Afters

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Q: We know that Joanna Gaines has great style and has expressed that she loves your work. What do you think sets you and your company, Harp Design Co., apart from others in the same line of work?

A: True story: I met Chip at a gas station on a day when I was really second guessing my decision to leave a six-figure medical sales job (especially since we were out of money, living in a small apartment with two kids, and I didn’t even have a shop yet). Chip mentioned that his wife wanted to add furniture to her growing product line. Of course I was great with that! But he also kept saying, “I don’t know. It just seems like it might be something more.” So he invited me and my family over for dinner three nights later, and Jo suggested that I build a few pieces from designs she drew up. Then we would try and sell them at her next home sale. Of course, without a shop, I was a little concerned, but thanks to the director of Waco’s Habitat for Humanity, at just the right time, I was afforded the opportunity to rent Habitat’s old shop for $25/month.

Chip actually took me in his truck to pick up my tools from our storage shed to take to my new shop. He dropped me and my tools off at the shop and just said, “Alright! Get to work!” I set up my shop and got going. I still hadn’t had too much practice turning table legs, so I worked a bit on my lathe. One day in particular I tried to make a leg, and it took me basically all day, and by the time I was done, I didn’t even like it. That experience, coupled with growing financial stress and just a general doubt in myself, just about broke me down. I felt like a failure. My wife liked the leg, and my kids took it and covered it in encouraging stickers. I took it back to the shop and leaned it in the corner. A couple of weeks later, Jo stopped by with designs, and she really wanted a turned leg for her farm tables. She looked over in the corner and saw the leg covered in my kids’ stickers and said, “That’s it. I love it! Use that for the Magnolia Farms tables.” So in the end, I guess some things just happen because they are supposed to.

Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines wear masks on demolition day at Kelly and Clint Harp's home. The old home has fallen into disrepair and is full of junk and trash, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (portrait)

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Q: When did you know you wanted to be a carpenter?

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A: I was definitely the weird kid hanging out at a friend’s house saying, “Hey, let’s go build something...like, let’s just find some wood in your dad’s garage and just make something!” Undoubtedly a lot of that passion came from watching my granddad who has been building Colonial-style houses since before I was born. He would let me work with him as a kid doing the easier tasks like cleaning up, but just being around that made me hungry for more. Watching him notch out massive timbers and beams and building things in a way that carpenters have been doing for hundreds of years gave me an appreciation for going a little bit farther to do things in a way that will last for a long time.

Q: You’re used to working for the Gaines family whenever they need beautiful, custom furniture, but on the Fixer Upper episode, “Urban Cave,” you and your wife were seeking their expertise for finding and transforming a home. What was it like to switch roles?

Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines take clients Kelly and Chip Harp on a tour of a house that's badly in need of repair, but is very inexpensive and has lots of potential. With so much junk and trash left behind, Kelly is having a hard time imagining that this house could ever be suitable for their family. Chip and Jo explain that they are confident that this house will come together beautifully , as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (action)

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A: Truly it was great! In the beginning we were all very hesitant, because we wanted to protect the friendship we had together and the working relationship we had cultivated. We weren’t afraid, but we just wanted to be careful. I think it is the careful consideration we all used before we even began that really made the whole thing a great experience. Ultimately trusting Jo with design was not a problem at all. I would hand that girl the most screwed up house and always have confidence that she could turn it into an amazing home. Kelly and I have seen them take some of the biggest messes and make absolute masterpieces, so we were always confident they could pull it off.

Q: The second home the Gaines showed you was such a mess (the exterior had bullet holes!), and you even described it as “frightening.” But ultimately, what made you choose that house?

Clint and Kelly Harp took a risk and purchased this 100 year old colonial home that had great bones, but was in need of a deep clean out and a complete overhaul, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (Before 2) Befores.) Befores.

A: If you’re going to go for it, you might as well go big! My wife felt good about it, and I’ve learned to go with her gut, because she’s a courageous person and also very wise. If she was in, I was in. Chip and JoJo loved the challenge and felt good about the bones of the house. Once again, the way it all worked out was almost something we couldn’t say no to — like a current we just had to go with. And I’m so glad we did.

Q: Were there ever any moments throughout the renovation process when you wondered if you and your wife had made the right decision?

A: There were plenty. The renovation went really great, but even for people willing to take a risk, you can still have moments where the craziness of the situation is just overwhelming. You find yourself going, “What are we doing again? Are we nuts?” We had so many unknowns in our life already, so adding this house was just heaping on the insanity. But ultimately, we wouldn’t trade it. I guess we had already done the comfortable life and just craved the adventure. And that’s what we got — but in the best way possible!

Q: After living in the home, is there anything about it you would want to change now or wish you had splurged on during the renovation?

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A: The only thing I wish we had been able to do was add a real fireplace. We just ultimately didn’t have it in the budget. Everything in that house had to be redone, so we really have a brand new house. I cannot complain, but as a wish, a fireplace would have been awesome.

Q: You weren’t allowed to see the home till all the renovations were complete. What surprised you the most about the finished product?

Tackling 'The Beast' Repurposed Vintage Mantle

Tackling 'The Beast' Repurposed Vintage Mantle

As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, Joanna repurposed a vintage mantle as a visual statement piece in the newly renovated living room.

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A: Candidly, being so familiar with Chip and Jo’s work gave Kelly and me a confidence in their abilities that really almost took out the element of surprise in terms of the finished product. We knew it would be amazing, but what was surprising was how much we immediately felt at home, regardless of the fact that just two months before, the place was a complete pit.

Q: When Joanna asked you to make the front door (your first ever), what was going through your mind?

New stairs, landing and a front door made by Clint Harp are framed by a colonial style portico, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (After 5) Afters

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A: I was just hoping it would be straight! I usually don’t get too nervous, but this made me nervous because it was going to be one of the first things you saw at the reveal. Also, I truly make furniture out of some of the most awful pieces of wood, which are usually about to be taken to a landfill or burned. This door was made out of wood which just looked horrible. I often have this experience whenever I’m building with these materials where I find myself going, “Oh crap, I really hope I can make this wood work!” I had that moment for sure with this door, but thankfully it worked out.

Q: You also made the gorgeous wooden island for the kitchen, which your wife decided to cover with a Carrera marble countertop — a decision with a stunning end result. Do you two often collaborate on pieces?

Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines turned the once disastrous room into a bright, clean kitchen with new cabinets, wood floors, Carrera marble countertops and light gray paint with white trim. The old drop ceiling was removed, adding height to the room, and a wooden support beam was added. A subway tile backsplash, floating wood shelves, and stainless steel appliances were also installed. Client Clint Harper added the finishing touches to the kitchen by making a beautiful island and vent hood out of reclaimed wood , as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (After 7a) Afters

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A: Thank you, and yes we do. Actually, one of the main reasons I turn my own table legs is because on the first table I made (which I wasn’t really happy with), Kelly knew I could do even better. She pushed me to try something different than just straight legs. I went and bought a lathe with the little money we had (which was disappearing fast) and just went for it. Kelly has a great eye for design, which I rely on often. We’re fortunate enough to work together, and we often like the same sort of design. I love to let Kelly, and also the rest of our staff (Britt, Jacob, and Melissa), speak into the design aspect.

Q: Lastly, what advice would you give to someone who is interested in taking on a fixer upper?

A: 1. Go for it! 2. You may want to give up...don’t. 3. Move to Waco, and apply for the show! On a practical note, as my granddad says, “Do it right the first time, so you don’t have to go back and do it again.” I do everything I can to live by that, and it has always served me well.

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Rustic Chic

Chip and Joanna Gaines created this bright and stylish kitchen from a once-disastrous space that had warped floors and a ceiling that was falling in.

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Beaucoup Storage

Carrara marble countertops, new wood floors, a custom island and lots of cabinet storage make for an all-new kitchen that's both comfortable and cook-friendly.

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Relaxed and Casual

The renovated kitchen now opens onto this dining room with newly refinished wood floors, walls painted in soft gray and vintage-look farm table in distressed white finish.

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Renewed Grandeur

The refurbished foyer features a repaired stairway and a beautiful wood bannister that's more than 100 years old.

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Creative Transitions

Chip and Joanna combined two spaces that had once been a downstairs bathroom and storage closet to create a private reading room just off the main living area.

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Serene Retreat

The new reading room is a cloistered getaway with twin upholstered chairs and walls painted in deep, rich blue.

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Meet the Harps

Fixer Upper aficionados will recognize the clients in this project. Clint Harp is the carpenter and furniture designer responsible for many of the one-of-a-kind furniture creations included in Chip and Jo's renovations, and he has appeared frequently throughout the series. He and his wife Kelly were in search of an affordable home in the community of Brook Oaks. The fixer-upper they took on was indicative not only of their creative vision but of their downright bravery.

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Before the Renovation: "The Beast"

When Clint and Kelly Harp first laid eyes on the home's exterior, they thought Chip and Jo had sent them to the wrong address. "What really struck me first," said Clint, "were the bullet holes." The situation inside was even worse.

Before the Renovation

First Impressions:

  • Clint: "This is horrible."   Kelly: "It's pretty bad. It's so bad."
  • Joanna: "I feel like this is like a crime scene. I'm very scared of what I'm gonna find."
  • Chip: "It's got the essential three B's. It's big, it's butt-ugly and it's within their budget."

Before the Renovation

The kitchen had holes in the ceiling and in the floor, visible water damage, broken cabinets and ample evidence of rodent infestation.

Before the Renovation

Joanna summed up the state of the pre-renovation kitchen thus: "This is a little overwhelming. It's a lot overwhelming, actually."

Before the Renovation: The Walk-Through

Chip, Jo, Clint and Kelly explore the first floor to assess damage and get a feel for the scope of a potential renovation.

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Before the Renovation: The Vision Thing

Though in an alarming state of disrepair, the house, which was built in 1913, has good bones, lots of room and potential for an impressive restoration. Joanna suggests reconfiguring the front room. "Make it really wide," she says, "so you can look into the breakfast nook. Make this room the grand thing that it once was in 1913."

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It's Demo Day!

Once Clint and Kelly took the giant leap with the 1913 house, the real challenge for Chip and Joanna was about to begin. "This place not only needs a demo," said Chip, "it needs an exorcism." 

There are more behind-the-scenes pics from this episode. Be sure to also check out the companion gallery: "Tackling the Beast, Pt. 2 - Behind the Scenes."

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Demo Day

The kitchen floor was so damaged it was warped and bowed. Chip enlarges an existing opening to determine whether the damage extends to the supporting joists below. 

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Demo Day

Piles of debris had to be removed before standard demo could get underway. Tearing out of the drywall exposed areas where rodents had built nests and chewed through electrical wiring.

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A Romantic Interlude

Chip takes a break to show that, no matter how big the job, there's always time for romance.

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Demo Day

Chip strikes a heroic pose as demolition on the living room nears completion. For this particular project, "demo day" turned out in reality to be "demo week." 

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Before

"The Pit" -- as Clint and Kelly first described the house -- was in need of a radical deep clean and complete overhaul. But it did have a few things going for it:  It was spacious, with more than 2700 square feet, five bedrooms and three baths. The asking price was only $15,000 (essentially the value of the lot alone), and the location was close to the Harps' shop and studio.

After

A complete overhaul was precisely what the exterior received with a new roof, enlarged windows, new paint and fresh landscaping. In the end, Clint and Kelly were able to negotiate a purchase price for the house of only $10,000 and used the remaining $100,000 of their total budget for the renovations.

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Before

Prior to the renovation, the front deck, stairs and railing were unsafe and in serious disrepair.

After

Once bigger renovations like plumbing, electrical upgrades and new kitchen were finalized, Clint and Kelly opted to use some of their remaining budget for a front porch with new steps, railings and columns. The colonial style portico is in keeping with the home's original architecture.

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A Carpenter's Front Door

The front door height was raised to eight feet for a more dramatic entrance. Clint Harp handmade the beautiful new door using reclaimed wood.

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Stairway, BEFORE

The existing foyer stairs were in a sorry state of disrepair, and the low ceiling made for an awkward entrance.

Stairway, AFTER

The drop ceiling and a dividing wall between the stair and living room were removed, reviving the home's original dramatic foyer.

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Foyer, BEFORE

Over the years, some of the stair's balusters had been damaged or destroyed.

Foyer, AFTER

New spindles were custom created to match the old ones. With the dividing wall removed, some of the former elegance was returned to the foyer and staircase.

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Foyer, Detail

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Foyer, Detail

New spindles were made to match the broken ones, but Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines worked to keep the original look of the stairway, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. Detail

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Living Room, BEFORE

The living room in the Harp's house was not livable. There were holes in the ceiling and it was full of trash and old furniture, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (Before 15) Befores

Living Room, AFTER

In the living room, the original hardwood floors were retained and refinished. The drop ceiling was removed, bringing the ceiling back to its original height.

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Living Room, BEFORE

The living room in the Harp's house was not livable. There were holes in the ceiling and it was full of trash and old furniture, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (Before 14) Befores

Living Room, AFTER

Joanna created a bright, clean space with soft gray wall paint, white trim, rustic accents and comfortable furniture with white linen slipcovers.

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Living Room, AFTER

With the partition removed, the stairway now opens both onto the foyer and living room.

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Living Room, Detail

A vintage style yellow table displays decor and adds a pop of color to the living room, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. Detail

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Living Room, Detail

A decorative bird house sits upon a vintage yellow table. Branches with yellow blossoms bring color and life to the living room, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. Detail

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Living Room, Detail

Joanna repurposed a vintage mantle as a visual statement piece in the newly renovated living room.

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Living Room, Detail

A yellow and white pillow with a graphic print is set against a yellow and white striped throw

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Living Room and Dining Room, BEFORE

The living room in the Harp's house was not livable. There were holes in the ceiling and it was full of trash and old furniture. The old stairwell was unsafe and the walls and ceiling were painted at unattractive yellow color, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (Before 16) Befores

Living Room and Dining Room, AFTER

The framed doorway between the living room and dining room was removed, creating a single contiguous space.

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Dining Room, BEFORE

The partition between the kitchen and dining room made the dining space feel confined.

Dining Room, AFTER

Removal of the wall gives both rooms a new sense of space and flow. Since the wall had been load bearing, new lam beams were added to provide enhanced structural support.

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Dining Room, Detail

In the dining room, Joanna used an old headboard, salvaged from the trash left at the house, to create this decorative display shelf.

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Dining Room, Detail

Host Joanna Gaines repurposed an old headboard, found at the house. Now painted bright white, it serves as a display for plate ware and decor, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. Detail

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Dining Room, AFTER

A white farm table and dark metal chairs provides a sleek look and sharp contrast in the dining room. Joanna scoured her warehouse for just the right chandelier for the neo-rustic setting.

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Dining Room, Detail

Green wreaths mounted on framed metal screens serve as wall art with a country flair.

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Kitchen and Dining Room, BEFORE

The kitchen in the Harp's house was a disaster. There were holes in the ceiling and the floors, and it was full of trash and mouse droppings. A wall separated the kitchen from the dining area, enclosing the space, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (Before 12) Befores

Kitchen and Dining Room, AFTER

Kelly opted for Carrara marble for the countertops and white subway tile.

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Kitchen and Dining Room, BEFORE

The kitchen in the Harp's house was a disaster. There were holes in the ceiling and the floors, and it was full of trash and mouse droppings. A wall separated the kitchen from the dining area, enclosing the space, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (Before 10) Befores

Kitchen and Dining Room, AFTER

New cabinets are painted bright white and accented with contrasting black cabinet hardware. The kitchen was large enough to accommodate a new island with a three-by-six-foot marble top for additional prep space.

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Kitchen, BEFORE

The kitchen in the Harp's house was a disaster. There were holes in the ceiling and the floors, and it was full of trash and mouse droppings, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (Before 6) Befores

Kitchen, AFTER

The base of the kitchen island and cloaked vent hood were custom made by Clint. The finished space is highlighted with rustic style sconces and pendants, new recessed lighting and industrial metal barstools.

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Kitchen, BEFORE

The kitchen in the Harp's house was a disaster. There were holes in the ceiling and the floors, and it was full of trash and mouse droppings, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (Before 8) Befores

Kitchen, AFTER

The island provides additional seating and open shelving. White cabinets spanning one wall and extending almost to the ceiling provide generous kitchen storage.

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Kitchen, BEFORE

The countertops and backslash in the Harp house were falling apart and the sink was littered with trash, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (Before 11b)

Kitchen, AFTER

A new stainless under-mount sink and marble countertops offer quite a dramatic improvement over the prior kitchen.

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Kitchen, BEFORE

The cabinets, countertops, and backslash in the Harp house were falling apart and the sink was littered with trash, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (Before 11a)

Kitchen, AFTER

Floating shelves provide additional storage that's conveniently within reach.

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Kitchen, AFTER

Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines turned the once disastrous room into a bright, clean kitchen with new cabinets, wood floors, Carrera marble countertops and light gray paint with white trim. The old drop ceiling was removed, adding height to the room, and a wooden support beam was added. A subway tile backsplash, floating wood shelves, and stainless steel appliances were also installed. Client Clint Harper added the finishing touches to the kitchen by making a beautiful island and vent hood out of reclaimed wood , as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (After 7b) Afters

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Kitchen, Detail

Floating wood shelves display decorative plate ware in the Harp's new kitchen, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. Detail

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Kitchen, Detail

Client Clint Harper put the finishing touches on the kitchen with this island he made out of reclaimed wood. The open shelves serve as convenient storage, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. detail

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Kitchen, Detail

Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines added new Carrera marble countertops, cabinets, and a subway tile backsplash. The kitchen is staged with cookies on cake stands, fresh herbs in a rustic metal box, and a black and white clock, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. Detail

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Your Cookie Awaits

The kitchen is staged with fresh cookies on cake stands atop the new Carrera marble countertop, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. detail

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Kitchen, Detail

An industrial metal rack holding green glassware makes for a visually impressive wall display. 

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Kitchen, Detail

Client Clint Harper put the finishing touches on the kitchen with this vent hood he made out of reclaimed wood. The color of the wood adds warmth to the kitchen's color palette, which is mostly consists of white, gray, silver and black, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. detail

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Kitchen, Detail

Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines added new Carrera marble countertops, a subway tile backsplash, and a stainless sink and faucet, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (After 11b) Afters

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Kitchen, Detail

A small desk tucked into a nook at one end of the kitchen cabinets provides an ideal spot for consulting recipes in a cookbook or on a laptop.

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BEFORE

Aside from being in bad shape, this downstairs bathroom was awkwardly placed and deemed unneccessary. It's part of what would become the new reading room off the main living room.

AFTER

One of the things on Kelly's wish list was a room done in tranquil blue. Her wish was granted in the form of this private getaway for reading and relaxing. The chandelier seen here is the companion piece to the one used in the dining room.

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Reading Room, Detail

Kelly Harp's reading room is painted bright blue, and has comfortable, yet modern seating, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. Detail

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Front Exterior, BEFORE

Prior to the renovation, the home's front entry was flat and unappealing.

Front Exterior, AFTER

The porch and stairs, coupled with the columns, railing and custom door, provide a new entry that's worthy of the home's dramatic restoration.

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Side Exterior, BEFORE

Clint and Kelly Harp took a risk and purchased this 100 year old colonial home that had great bones, but was in need of a deep clean out and a complete overhaul, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (Before 3) Befores.

Side Exterior, AFTER

The enlarged windows, new roof, fresh paint and contrasting trim provide the house with a dramatically improved appearance from all angles.

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The Reveal

Chip and Joanna lead Clint and Kelly to the site of their newly renovated fixer upper.

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The Reveal

Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines ask Clint and Kelly Harp to cover their eyes until it’s time to reveal their newly renovated home, as seen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper. (action)

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The Reveal

Personality and Behind the Scenes, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

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The Reveal

Chip and Joanna pull back the "before" photo banner to reveal just how far "The Beast" of a fixer-upper has come.

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Before

Clint and Kelly Harp took a risk and purchased this 100 year old colonial home that had great bones, but was in need of a deep clean out and a complete overhaul, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (Before 2) Befores.) Befores.

After

Clint and Kelly Harp called upon Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gains to help transform their home from unlivable to exquisite. The house has a new porch and stairs leading to the beautiful wooden front door that Clint Harp constructed himself. A new roof, modern gray paint, fresh landscaping, and all new windows make this house a jewel on the block, as opposed to the eyesore it once was, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (After 2) Afters

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The Reveal

Kelly Harp is extremely excited to see the incredible transformation that Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines have made to their home, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. action

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The Reveal

Personality and Behind the Scenes, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

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The Reveal

Personality and Behind the Scenes, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

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The Reveal

Kelly checks out the decorative vintage mantle in the newly refurbished living room.

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Your Hosts

Portrait of Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines in the Harp's new dining room, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (portrait)

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And the Final Group Portrait...Before...

Portrait of Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines with clients Kelly and Clint Harp in their new living room, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (portrait)

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...and AFTER

Personality and Behind the Scenes, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

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Want to see more of Clint, Kelly, Chip and Jo? Check out the companion gallery, Tackling the Beast, Pt.2 - Behind the Scenes,  for 40+ on-location snapshots from this episode of Fixer Upper.

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