FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Rustic Decor!

French Country decor in a kitchen renovation by Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines. #frenchcountry #kitchendesign #farmhousestyle

BEFORE & AFTER for a Fixer Upper renovation with European Country rustic decor

Chip and Joanna Gaines

Fixer Upper renovation with European Country rustic decor

I’m crazy about this Fixer Upper renovation with European Country rustic decor for the Ignacio’s Hot Sauce house in Season 4, Episode 14. If you watch FIXER UPPER on HGTV, then you’re probably aware this is the last season for Chip and Joanna’s show in its current format. I’m a huge fan who just returned from Fixer Upper’s home base, Waco, Texas, where I visited Magnolia Market at the Silos, the bakery, Magnolia Table (their new restaurant!), and even their farmhouse (we drove by, and I’ll share pics later). My husband and I have been inspired by FIXER UPPER since its debut, and the two of us indeed had the guts to take on our own fixer upper in 2015, when we bought our current fixer of a home in the heartland and in 2016, when we completely made over a second home in the Southwest.

Last year, in season 4 of FIXER UPPER, viewers watched the Ignacio family relocate to Waco from California, and turn to Chip and Joanna to create their dream house by renovating an existing plain Jane country fixer known as THE HOT SAUCE HOUSE into a showstopping rustic Italian-inspired (I think “European-inspired country house” is more accurate) home. Did you happen to see this episode? This project of theirs is my favorite to date, and I wanted to share the before and after here to spread the reno love.

At the end of this post you’ll find some resources for paint colors, kitchen counter material, and stain!

Episode 14 - The Hot Sauce House - Magnolia Market

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What makes things extra fun for me (oh, yes, I am this blog-geeky) is when I am watching the show and I recognize furniture and home decor items I can share with readers in case they want to bring Joanna Gaines’ flavor of farmhouse style home. So what you will find weaved into this before and after farmhouse style post are some of the exact items (and a few things that come close) found in this project. (Affiliate links follow and when used for purchases may earn me a small commission.) Did you know the homeowners on the show do not get to keep the furnishings shown at the reveal without purchasing them? Yep. I wonder how many of them bite the bullet and buy the whole kit and caboodle?

Source: HGTV

 Fixer Upper renovation with European Country rustic decor! {Hot Sauce House}

Kitchen

My favorite part about this amazing Fixer Upper renovation with European Country rustic decor is the kitchen/great room space which was created by converting the garage! I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen too many garage conversions as successful as this! Here’s how the kitchen looks now with its light grey trim and cabinetry, giant island with storage galore, and boxy lanterns:

A Fixer Upper farmhouse kitchen by Joanna Gaines with French Country an European country decor. #Frenchcountry #countrykitchen #farmhousestyle

HOT SAUCE HOUSE: a Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

It looks like Joanna used these popular Bolton lanterns from Pottery Barn.

Image result for pottery barn bolton indoor lantern #indoorlantern #lanternpendant

Pottery Barn Bolton Indoor Lantern

Here is a another slightly more modern farmhouse style lantern pendant:

Didmarton 3-Light Foyer Pendant #lantern #pendantlight #farmhousestyle

3-Light Boxy Lantern Pendant: FIND HERE

This oil rubbed bronze kitchen faucet is very similar to the one in Joanna’s design:

Brantford Pull Down Single Handle Kitchen Faucet with Reflex System

Oil Rubbed Bronze Kitchen Faucet: FIND HERE

And I think I like the following oversized wall clock even more than the one in this space:

Oversized Rustic Wood 24" Wall Clock #rusticdecor #wallclock

Oversized Rustic Wood Wall Clock: FIND HERE

 Fixer Upper renovation with European Country rustic decor: Exterior

Let’s take a look at where the project began when the Gaines couple brought the Ignacio couple to the “hot sauce” house:

before pic of Ignacio fixer upper

BEFORE…    A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

What a world of difference the details make!

after pic of Ignacio fixer upper

AFTER…   A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

If you like the rocking chairs Joanna chose for the Ignacio front porch, you may like these similar chairs:

Char-Log Single Rocking Chair I

Rocking Chair: FIND HERE   A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

I am nuts for the arched rustic wood door with the little window (below)…what do you think?

Front porch of Ignacio fixer upper reveal

AFTER…   Before and After of a Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

It is slightly reminiscent of my own front door with its walnut stain:

Pacific Entries 36 in. x 80 in. Rustic Arched 2-Panel V-Groove Stained Knotty Alder Wood Prehung Front Door

Pacific Entries Rustic Arched 2-Panel Exterior Door with Speakeasy: FIND HERE

Laundry Room

Another space in the home I loved was the laundry room with this simple country sink, farmhouse pendant, and stenciled or handpainted design on the white brick:

Charming farmhouse laundry room with country farm sink, oil rubbed bronze wall mount faucet and adorable stenciled "wash and dry" on painted white brick. #laundryroom #farmhousestyle #countrysink

HOT SAUCE HOUSE Laundry Room…A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

If you like this look, I found the exact fixtures! Yay! Here’s the country sink…

30" x 22" Country Kitchen Sink

Country Kitchen Farm Sink: FIND HERE

About this country sink from American Standard…I have been crushing on it since I saw it in Annie Smith’s kitchen in House Beautiful years and years ago! Remember this incredible Beaux Arts beauty of a country home?

white Dutch kitchen of interior designer Annie Brahler of Eurotrash

Annie Braher/Annie Smith’s gorgeous white European inspired country kitchen

It’s hard to beat a big gorgeous country sink in a laundry room!

country sink in laundry room at Patina Farm #farmsink #fireclay

Brooke Giannetti’s beautiful laundry room at Patina Farm

And the wall mount faucet for the sink in the Ignacio project…

Vintage Double Handle Wall Mount Kitchen Faucet

Oil Rubbed Bronze Wall Mount Faucet: FIND HERE

And in case you want instant gratification with a rub-on whimsical design for the wall…

 

Laundry Room Wash Dry Fold Repeat Vinyl Wall Decal

Laundry Room Rub On Decal: FIND HERE

Entry

Back to the before and after. The entry started out like THIS…

before pic of Ignacio kitchen from Fixer Upper

BEFORE…A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

Get ready for it…

Rustic arched wood door with in Fixer Upper renovated rustic Italian farmhouse style home. #rusticdoor #fixerupper #rusticitalian

Front Entry AFTER…A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

Wow. I remember watching this reveal on the show and having a hard time believing it was the same home. The fireplace makeover alone is a testament to the power of SUBTRACTION.

Living Room

before pic of ignacio renovation on Fixer Upper

Living Room BEFORE…A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

If you like the look of the mirror, I have you covered.

Gorgeous arched opening to dining room from living room of rustic Italian style renovation on Fixer Upper by Joanna Gaines #fixerupper #rusticItalian #farmhouselivingroom

Living Room AFTER…A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

Minerva Wall Mirror #roundmirror #modernfarmhouse #farmhousemirror

Round Modern Farmhouse Mirror: FIND HERE

before pic of Ignacio home on Fixer Upper

HOT SAUCE HOUSE Living Room BEFORE… Fixer Upper renovation with European Country rustic decor!

White living room of farmhouse style renovation on Fixer Upper by Joanna Gaines. #farmhousestyle #fixerupper #rusticitalian

Living Room AFTER… Fixer Upper renovation with European Country rustic decor!

Dining Room

This next photo featuring an unfortunate wallpaper border explains why this fixer was named HOT SAUCE HOUSE…

before pic of Ignacio house on Fixer Upper

HOT SAUCE HOUSE Dining Room BEFORE…A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

I have been itching to have my husband sandblast our white painted French doors in our dining room/kitchen, and this is a beautiful example of how they could look.

Dining room with rustic wood furniture, European chandelier, and arched leaner mirror. This is the rustic Italian renovation on Fixer Upper by Joanna and Chip Gaines for the Ignacio family. #fixerupper #rusticitalian #diningroom #farmhousestyle

Dining Room AFTER…A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

Arched Panel Mirror

Arched Wood Leaner Mirror: FIND HERE

Powder Room

The garage area was so large that the Gaines’ were able to design a kitchen, family room, game room, and a powder room in the footprint. The powder room bath is soooooo charming, and if you like the look, you can steal it!

The mirror in here is SUPER popular for interior designers – Sarah Richardson uses it over and over, and that’s good enough for me!

 Fixer Upper renovation with European Country rustic decor! Shiplap painted light grey, a vessel sink with oil rubbed bronze wall mount faucet, and a beautiful mirror in a powder room bathroom by Joanna Gaines on Fixer Upper for the Ignacio family who wanted a rustic Italian style renovation. #farmhousestyle #bathroomdesign #vesselsink

Powder Room… Fixer Upper renovation with European Country rustic decor!

Here’s the exact mirror Joanna used for the powder room bathroom;

Wood Accent Mirror #FrenchCountry #Frenchmirror #ovalmirror

Wood Accent Mirror: FIND HERE

Ceramic Square Vessel Bathroom Sink #farmsink #vesselsink #bathroomsink

Vessel Sink: FIND HERE

Spout Wall Mount Vessel/Lavatory Faucet

Wall Mount Oil Rubbed Bronze Faucet: FIND HERE

Staircase

Detail of stairs and iron railing in a renovated home with rustic Italian style on Fixer Upper.

HOT SAUCE HOUSE: a Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

Great Room

Buh-bye tomato red walls and transformer-like ceiling fan…

before pic of Ignacio renovation on Fixer Upper

BEFORE…A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

 Fixer Upper renovation with European Country rustic decorDetail of coffee table in family room with large custom armoire with antiqued mirror fronts. This is the renovation for the Ignacio family on Fixer Upper. #farmhousestyle #FrenchCountry #rusticdecor

AFTER… Fixer Upper renovation with European Country rustic decor!

Ring With Candle Style Rustic Chandelier

Ring With Candle Style Chandelier: FIND HERE

In the family room, Clint of Harp Studio created this incredible custom tall armoire cabinet with mirrored front doors.

A family room with European inspired details and custom touches including a tall cabinet with mirrored front doors. #fixerupper #rusticitalian #farmhousestyle

HOT SAUCE HOUSE: A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

Kitchen Before and After

Is it even possible that the kitchen in the original house looked like this?

before pic of kitchen for Ignacio project and renovation on Fixer Upper

HOT SAUCE HOUSE BEFORE…A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

Charming details like boxy lanterns ove rthe marble topped island, light grey painted cabinetry, handpainted tile backsplash, and glass front cabinet doors that extend all the way to the countertop. The ceiling is also vaulted with beautiful, rustic wood beams. #fixerupper #Frenchcountry #kitchendesign #farmhousekitchen

AFTER…A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

I think the pitcher in the kitchen above is a vintage one Joanna found for the Ignacios, but you can snag something similar like this beauty:

Maze Pitcher #stoneware #pitcher #creamware

Stoneware Pitcher: FIND HERE

A gorgeous farmhouse kitchen with European inspired details and two toned cabinetry. The island ahs a natural wood finish and is topped with quartz while the perimeter cabinetry is painted light grey. The backsplash is tiled behind the range in a gorgeous handpainted design. #fixerupper #farmhousekitchen #frenchcountry #modernfarmhouse

Before and After of a Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

The source of the beautiful handpainted tile backsplash behind the range? Arabesque 8 in. Winslet Blend (Bottega Design Gallery)…if it isn’t available, may I suggest something subdued and tranquil like this…

Jadida 8" x 8" Cement Patterned Tile in White/Gray

White and Grey Cement Tile: FIND HERE

Do you love the light grey painted cabinetry!?! And the bleached, raw, look of the wood on the island is so pleasing to my eye with the cool grey.

Fixer Upper renovation Hot Sauce house kitchen and family room. #fixerupper #frenchcountry #joannagaines

HOT SAUCE HOUSE: A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

Four Hands Kensington Swivel Wing Chair, Jette Linen, Chairs,Fabric #wingchair #linenchair

Linen Swivel Wing Chair: FIND HERE

One of the most stunning Fixer Upper renovations EVER on the show. The Ignacio family wanted a rustic Italian dream home, and they got it with this stunning home with a #garageconversion for the books! #farmhousekitchen #frenchcountry #fixerupper

A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

Mud Room

Built-in cabinetry painted light grey in a mud room with cubbies and hooks on Fixer Upper. #greycabinets #mudroom #cubbies

The Mud Room…A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

Navy Hunter Rain Boots + Winter Coat Sale - Katie's Bliss

Hunter Boots: FIND HERE (Photo: via Kate’s Bliss)

Study Area

Vintage school desks with framed chalkboards above them. #farmhousestyle #homeschool #chalkboards

Study Room…A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

Exterior of the rustic Italian farmhouse renovated for the Ignacio family on Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines. #fixerupper #farmhouseexterior #dormers #cozycottage

Exterior with Curb Appeal! A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

Fixer Upper Chip and Joanna Gaines in the Ignacio kitchen for Fixer Upper.

A Favorite FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Decor!

More Resources:

Kitchen Counters – Calcutta “Sienna” 3 cm (Design Superstore)

Kitchen Backsplash – Arabesque 8 in. Winslet Blend (Bottega Design Gallery)

Kitchen Island Stain – Minwax “Provincial”, “True Gray” (Lowe’s)

Kitchen Cabinet Handles – Allison Value Hardware 12/5″ Center to Center Handle Appliance Pull (Amerock BP55247); Oil Rubbed Bronze Finish (Build.com)

Bathroom and Laundry Room Tile Flooring – Saltillo – “Cotta Dark” 12″x12″ Octagon w/ 5×5″ Square Pattern (Arto Design)

Laundry Room Cabinet and Kitchen Cabinet Paint – Intellectual Gray, ProMar® 200 Interior Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd Paint, Satin Finish (Sherwin Williams)

Laundry Room Cabinet Handle – Venetian Bronze Cottage 5 Inch Center to Center Handle Cabinet Pull; SKU: BCI1572197 (Build.com)

Interior Wall Paint – Blanched, Interior, Eggshell Finish (Joanna’s Paint Line)

Image result for blanched joanna gaines paint color

I hope you’ll pin this project to your boards to share with farmhouse style and fixer upper fans on Pinterest!

Before and after: See my favorite Fixer Upper renovation for the Ignacio family who wanted a rustic Italian farmhouse. #beforeandafter #farmhousestyle #fixerupper

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What do you think of the transformation?

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Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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19 Comments

  1. March 13, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    Just beautiful! Can you believe how wonderful this came out? I can only WISH!
    Have a good afternoon. Leticia

    • March 13, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      Thanks for reading and adding to the beauty, Leticia. 🙂

  2. Tracy
    March 13, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    Thanks for the post. We’re going to Waco next weekend, never been there. Got off on your side bar with Annie Brahler. Yes! I remember her and her home. Weren’t you just sick when Mary Engelbreit discontinued Home Companion?! I was!! The homes she showcased were delicious! Anyway thanks for the Waco post and for sending me down memory lane.

    • March 13, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      Hi Tracy! I’m working on my Magnolia post right now so I hope you’ll tune it for it. I was sooooo sad when Home Companion went away, yes! I collected every Mary Engelbreit calendar and everything Mary for years. She has always been an inspiration. Have a wonderful visit. 🙂

  3. Donna
    March 14, 2018 / 7:21 am

    Thanks so much, just saw this episode last night! Joanna often uses rustic candlesticks on her mantles which she used in this house…do you have a source for those? Thx

  4. Rhonda
    March 14, 2018 / 11:09 am

    I’ve been a Fixer Upper fan since the beginning. The kitchen island above with the drawers is dreamy. And, I love the front door, it looks like the little window can be opened from the inside, how clever is that?! With the use of vintage doors Joanna incorporates often, her renos never scream “new.”

    Great sourcing, Michele. I helped renovate a kitchen in a friend’s lakehouse and used the American Standard sink above. I can’t say enough about it…great quality and gorgeous! Thanks for the Annie Brahler link…that was featured before I was introduced to Hello Lovely!

    • March 14, 2018 / 11:30 am

      Rhonda, thanks so much for the feedback about that American Standard country sink–it has been on my wish list for decades, and it’s great to hear a firsthand account. Keep digging in Hello Lovely’s archives for treasure! 🙂

  5. March 14, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    Chip $ Joanna rock!!! I’m loving that huge island and lanterns but I also love a farm table in place of an island. In any case, the transformation of this home is remarkable!! Thanks for sharing!

    • March 14, 2018 / 4:00 pm

      Ya know, that farm table in lieu of a big island would be a great way to get this look for a lot less money, oui? Thanks for reading, Holly!

  6. March 14, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    What a great, comprehensive post. You must have spent hours finding all those resources! I have tried and failed to find some tile I loved from one of their shows. I even sent them a message asking for the source but got no reply. I too am a HUGE Fixer Upper fan, especially because I do that for a living myself and find inspiration in what they do. I’m sad they won’t be doing new shows after this season and hope they return after the birth of their new baby. How lucky you were to get to go to Waco and visit The Silos. I’m jealous!

    • March 14, 2018 / 5:23 pm

      Hi Celia! It actually didn’t take me very long to find these resources because I am immersed in decor so much every day that I have begun to instantly recognize items on the show and in images around the web! I love that you are a real life renovator – my husband and I have been renovating for decades and it’s like a virus – we love it! If you email me a photo or can give me more info about the episode, I may be able to source that tile for you.Stay tuned for the Magnolia scoop!

  7. Tina
    April 22, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    I am building a gouse and want to copy this house . What color is the island and cabinets? I would love to get a backsplash like she used. Any ideas?

    • April 22, 2018 / 9:03 pm

      Hi Tina! I am SO glad you asked because I have wondered too, and I took some time to search the internet for answers! Okay. Here you go:

      Stain on island: Minwwax “Provincial” in True Gray
      Cabinet Color: Sherwin Williams Intellectual Gray in ProMar 200 Waterbased Acrylic – Satin Finish
      Walls: Blanched by Magnolia Homes
      Trim: Sherwin Williams Intellectual Gray
      countertop: appears to be Caesarstone’s Calacatta Nuovo

      Hope this helps – keep bringing your questions, and please PIN as much as possible to keep the traffic coming! 🙂

    • April 22, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      Oops. Here is the correct countertop material: Calcutta “Sienna” 3 cm (Design Superstore)

      And the backsplash…apparently it is Arabesque 8 in. Winslet Blend (Bottega Design Gallery); however, I couldn’t find it at Bottega’s site. Here is a gorgeous alternative with light grey, and it’s a handmade cement tile I love: http://fxo.co/5VD3.

      Bathroom and Laundry Room Tile Flooring – Saltillo – “Cotta Dark” 12″x12″ Octagon w/ 5×5″ Square Pattern (Arto Design)

  8. Angela Gillmore
    May 12, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    Thank you so much for this! We are currently building and I want to copy many of the same colors, etc. for the island and cabinets. Would you happen to know the tile that she has on her inspiration board at the very beginning of her post? It’s the whitish tile with the cross in the center. I would love to incorporate this into our kitchen backsplash.

    • May 12, 2018 / 4:17 pm

      How exciting! What a gorgeous tile on that mood board! I am guessing it is a handmade tile from Bottega Design Gallery. I’ll work on it. I need to update that post anyway! 🙂

  9. Ronnie
    May 19, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    Do you know by chance the exterior paint color and trim

    • May 19, 2018 / 7:13 pm

      I haven’t found the exact color, but I have a hunch it is one of the colors from Joanna’s paint line. I added an infographic at the end of the post which lists her favorite paint colors used on Fixer Upper – I think there’s a good chance it’s one of these swatches. The line is from Kilz. If you go back to the post, you should see the update. Hope this helps! 🙂

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