FIXER UPPER Renovation With European Country Rustic Decor!


French Country decor in a kitchen renovation by Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines. #frenchcountry #kitchendesign #farmhousestyle
HGTV Fixer Upper renovation of Hot Sauce house for Ignacio family with European Country rustic decor.

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

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).

Ignacio Hot Sauce House exterior from HGTV's Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines. #hotsaucehouse #fixerupper #ignacio #rusticitalian #houseexterior
Photo: Jennifer Boomer/HGTV

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.

Chip and Joanna Gaines
HGTV Fixer Upper renovation with European Country rustic decor

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!

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?


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!

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

Hardware Resources

Fixer Upper renovation with European Country rustic decor: Exterior

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

Living Room

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

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!

You can pay a small fee to watch this Fixer Upper episode in its entirety!

Great Room

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

Fixer Upper Chip and Joanna Gaines in the Ignacio kitchen for Fixer Upper.
They’re so adorable!

Kitchen Before and After

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:

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…

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

Mud Room

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

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 and Minwax Classic Gray

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

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 – Sherwin-Williams Intellectual Gray, ProMar® 200 Interior Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd Paint, Satin Finish

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

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

Image result for blanched joanna gaines paint color


Read my tips for preparing for a visit to Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco!

For a small fee, we can see the episode in its entirety…GO HERE and scroll down to episode 15 of season 4.

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

Peace to you right where you are.


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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
French Chaise
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chair Set
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Hand Carved 4 Door Sideboard
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
Gustavian Tub Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Rococo Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Adele Dining Chair
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Faux Bois Candleholders
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool


  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

    • michele
      March 13, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      Thanks for reading and adding to the beauty, Leticia. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    Thanks for the post. Weโ€™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. Werenโ€™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.

    • michele
      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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  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!

    • michele
      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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. March 14, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    Chip $ Joanna rock!!! Iโ€™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!

    • michele
      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!

    • michele
      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?

    • michele
      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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • michele
      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:

      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.

    • michele
      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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    Do you know by chance the exterior paint color and trim

    • michele
      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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Paula Gourdine
    May 30, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    Hello Michele and thank you so much for this post!
    I absolutely love this kitchen. We bought a house two years ago and havent moved into it because I couldn’t decide what kitchen I wanted. I’m totally sure now that this is what I want to do but my problem is that I can’t find the color of the island with the brand we picked. Do you happened to know which color is this in Kraftmaid? Any help will be greatly appreciated! We really need to move in as soon as possible and I have an appointment to pay for the cabinets on Saturday. Thanks again!!!

  11. Michele Jasper
    June 22, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    I didn’t actually see this episode, but I am looking for that island. Was it purchased or built? I have run through the usual vendors and can’t find anything quite like it. If they purchased, any ideas on where to find it?

    • michele
      June 22, 2018 / 11:22 pm

      The island appears to be custom or semi-custom, made from a series of base cabinets with the same recessed fronts as the rest of the kitchen cabinetry. Not sure what cabinet maker Magnolia works with, but the door style is a common one. For our own Shaker style kitchen cabinets, we used Schuler ( – they made cabinets for designer Sarah Richardson, so that was good enough for me!). You could always start with them, sharing the photo of the island for reference. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Shernel Alphonse
    November 1, 2018 / 9:05 am

    Hi Michelle

    We are working on our first fixer upper project and coincidentally we are using the Hotsauce house as inspiration. Do you know by any chance where they may have purchased the copper metal wall decor in the great room? I have seen some variations but none quite as intricate. Let me know if you have any ideas. Thanks

    • michele
      November 1, 2018 / 11:56 am

      How exciting! Oh I love the Ignacio’s house so much and think it was Chip and Joanna’s best project. I have not seen that exact metal wall decor, and it seems it is difficult to find those pieces with the proper scale, right? I have some similar very old, heavy architectural remnants from France which I have used as wall decor so my first choice would be to direct you to architectural salvage. But if you were willing to achieve a similar effect with multiple pieces even temporarily until you find the perfect ones – there are inexpensive options which could be customized with color/arrangement right here: Keep me posted on what you decide, and I’ll keep my eyes peeled. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Shelly
    November 7, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    Okay so Iโ€™m loving the island stain color and realize itโ€™s SW provincial mixed with Loweโ€™s True Gray. How would I tell my painter to do this without an exact formula? Thinking this would look great on my bathroom vanities!

    • michele
      November 7, 2018 / 11:02 pm

      You need to test it out on some samples of the wood. Try mixing equal parts of the stains than notice if you need more of one or the other, etc. and keep track of the proportions til you arrive at the look you like. xox

    • Danielle Rayoum
      May 2, 2019 / 2:59 pm

      Did you come up with a solution that works for your stain? Currently working on this!

  14. Tammy
    December 31, 2018 / 8:02 am

    Hi – I absolutely love this house. We are building now and want this exact color scheme. Do you know the exterior paint color and most importantly, the color of the new windows? They look like Portobello from Pella, but could be brown? Hope you can help! Thanks

    • michele
      December 31, 2018 / 10:37 am

      I could not find sources for them – but you should definitely check out the Magnolia paint line since Joanna tends to use her favorite colors over and over.

  15. Antonette
    February 17, 2019 / 5:45 pm

    I’m hoping you have the source for the metal railing on the stairway in the Hot sauce house. Thank you!

    • michele
      February 18, 2019 / 9:32 am

      From watching the show, it appears Magnolia uses local, go-to custom metal fabricators on their projects…emailing Magnolia is probably your best bet!

  16. Shana
    March 23, 2019 / 5:05 pm

    Thank you so much for this! I have loved this house since it first aired and now that weโ€™re redoing our kitchen and the episode just aired again, I went on a search for the kitchen cabinet and wall colors… and found your site! Iโ€™m a new fan now!

    • michele
      March 23, 2019 / 7:38 pm

      So happy to have you here – welcome, and do dig into the archives! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Sherri Layton
    July 14, 2019 / 6:17 pm

    What color paint are the kitchen cabinets?

  18. Jenae Kerfoot
    September 17, 2019 / 12:29 pm

    hi there!
    love all the info that you have compiled!
    do you by chance know the trim paint color that they used for this fixer upper?

  19. MJ
    June 16, 2020 / 2:15 pm

    Love this house too by Magnolia. I can never find the stain color exterior, clear, semi transparent or an actual stain color. What kind of wood is on the exterior?

    • Michele
      June 16, 2020 / 4:27 pm

      I have watched most of the Fixer Upper episodes, and they often take a loose approach to stains – so Chip will show Joanna 3 possibilities, she chooses and then then go for it. So I recommend the same sort of approach. Find three samples you like – in this case, they are leaning toward a “modern walnut” look as far as I can tell. You can also mix stains as they did on the island in the kitchen (details at the end of the post as to how they got that greyed-brown). So if you can’t decide between 2 stains, maybe mix them for a custom look that is just right. As far as the type of stain, that is going to vary according to where you live, how much damage from the elements, etc. So find a paint/stain department you can trust and heed their advice. I have used all sorts of different brands and types and can’t say one is superior.

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