Tuesday, December 1, 2015

HGTV Fixer Upper's Clint Harp: New Season, His Own Show, & He is Coming to California




HGTV's Fixer Upper's much anticipated Season 3 debuts today, December 1st.  Chip and Joanna Gaines, along with their master carpenter Clint Harp renovate homes in Waco, TX and drew over 25 million viewers to tune in last season, proving once again that anything they touch turns to gold and will look beautiful!  I don't dare to guess how many people flock to Waco to see Magnolia Market now at the Silos and Harp Design Co, and drink coffee at Common Groundsbut I do know I was one of them...

Walking into Harp Design Co.,  I was taken back by Clint opening the door for me and my son, the GPS navigator, and greeting us like we were old friends he had known forever: talking, laughing... he was exactly what you would hope he would be: kind, funny, ... real.  I think that is that je ne sais quoi, "that certain something" of the show: quality people, doing quality work with love and laughter.

Clint's furniture is in high demand and can be shipped to you, including his curated goods for the home and his design collection.  I mean who doesn't want to own one of his beautiful tables?  His popularity recently earned him his own show which will debut on DIY/HGTV in the Spring, and his good friends Chip and Joanna will announce it on Fixer Upper.  Good news for those of us who live in California, Clint is coming to the G & G Premier Home Improvement Show - Bakersfield Home & Garden held at the Kern County Fair Grounds in February 19-21, 2016.  I know my family will be there, and I hope you will join us.   And Clint, remember dinner is on us!





Clint and Kelly Harp's own Fixer Upper

With a budget of $110,000 Clint and Kelly turned to their good friends Chip and Joanna to renovate a 5 bedroom, 3 bath dilapidated house they bought for $15,000, which included bullet holes.  The Harp's jokingly called it "The Pit" while Joanna called the home a "crime scene".  



"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."
-Clint Harp






This gorgeous home, which is next door to Harp Design Co., didn't begin like this ...





It began like this....






"If it was anybody else, (Speaking of Chip and Joanna)  I would have been really worried and I wouldn't have bought the house."
-Kelly Harp





The original kitchen ...






The finished, renovated kitchen with custom island by Clint....  Gorgeous!








Clint and Kelly Harp's Design Co. showroom and workshop is next door to their home.






The showroom changes seasonally, here are some "Fall" pictures my son took from our visit in August.
































Since our family's visit, Christmas has come to the showroom, here is a sneak peak:






Below are just some of the items you can order online @ www.harpdesignco.com
Great for yourself or as gifts for your friends and family.  I love the reclaimed wood letters, of course I bought an "R" while I was there, and I wish I would have bought more ... heading to the online shop now.







Now you too can own one of Clint's beautiful handmade tables (as seen on FIXER UPPER)  shipped directly to you.


Clint and his wife Kelly founded Harp Design Co. with the dual focus of creating pieces of furniture that bring people together in their home, family meals, art projects with the kids, with love, laughter, and connection.  Also, they are committed to caring for the Earth using sustainable products whenever possible.  Most items are made with 100% recycled and reclaimed wood.  Watching Fixer Upper we have seen Clint gather material from old homes, buildings, dumpsters, and even scrap piles.  While rescuing discarded wood and recreating it into something more beautiful requires a lot more... love, it is worth it once the product is finished.  Pulling all the old nails, planing the old wood, hand-turning wooden legs on a lathe, fashioning tongue and grove joinery, staining and painting finishes by hand while keeping the Provence and character of the original wood; nail holes, scrapes and scars, creates a gorgeous table or kitchen island or whatever else is in the master carpenter / designer's vision. 

Here is a behind-the-scene look at the amount of time and love that goes into one table:





"Harp Design Co. exists to provide high quality, environmentally sustainable, handmade furniture."
-Clint Harp






















Just some of the gorgeous tables you can order...




























My sincere thanks to Clint Harp for reminding us

that restoration is possible,

dreams can be realized and celebrated.  


And for his hospitality, 

(we made it to his shop with in 15 minuets of closing, of course being the nice guy he stayed longer)

and for inspiration.  



Congratulations on your very great success and your new show!  


Blessings to you and your family!







 FOR TICKETS TO SEE CLINT HARP FEBRUARY 2016:











**Photos by Portobello Design, Harp Design Co., and HGTV

13 comments:

  1. I am such a fan of the show and Clint's tables are gorgeous! I can't get over the renovation of his house...stunning! Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Happy Holidays to you! Thank you for stopping by! xx Rié

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  2. Oh!! Rie,
    I have to pace myself with watching the fiver upper show! Every remodel I then want to take a trip to Waco and see what kind of home I could find to buy so I can be close to the magnolia silo shop. I wonder how many are now taking interest in a relocation to Waco Texas ? I know it have given me the bug to move there :)
    One of the building developers that I would do all his gated communities for 20 years has relocated to Austin and they love it there. I know I would be right at home I'm Waco adding my touch to recreating from salvage.

    I would so love one of clints farmhouse tables, and his own show? Wow! Double the wonderment in watching anything on HGTV. Love love love, fixer-upper.
    Thank you for this wonderful post.

    How far do you live from Bakersfield, my sister lives there in a semi gated community I so need to come visit, I am about 2 and a half hours from Baxkersfield, perhaps we can meet up?

    Talk soon

    Xx
    Wonderful post
    Thank you for your beautiful visit, and joying my day with a comment.

    Dore

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    1. Hi Dore! Your beautiful designs would be right at home there!!! Yes! Lets get together for lunch or coffee! Would love to! Here is my email: riemoratto@gmail.com Thank you for all of your kind words! xx Rié

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  3. Rie how great that you went to visit and see for yourself what a special operation this is!
    I really love the tables he makes so thank you for sharing!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    Books for the Holidays!

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    1. Karena, You are such a wonderful friend! Thank you for always leaving such kind words! xx Rié

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  4. I have enjoyed the show especially this past season. Looking forward to many more!

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    1. Cindy, Me too! I think we live within in a couple of hours of each other, let's "do" lunch as they say! xx Rié *riemoratto@gmail.com

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  5. Thanks for your awesome post on Home Desing, I think its very hopeful blog many many thanks for you great post.
    Houston Area Roofers

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  6. Thank you so much for the article. Thank you to Clint and Kelly for their hard work and perseverance in following their God given talent and dreams. You do beautiful quality work and have fun doing it , right on! One of the best things about Chip
    and Joanna an you and Kelly is you know for sure the work is quality and done with your heart. I wish so much we had you all over in California. I would love to buy a home and be completely confident in walking away for a few months to see it completed. Also, the peace of mind knowing every thing in the home is in great condition . That's Huge! I love the fact that family is first than job, although I'm pretty sure the order is God first, family and than job. You guys are all doing it St. Francis way. "Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words". All of you inspire , so again thank you!

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  7. Thank you so much for the article. Thank you to Clint and Kelly for their hard work and perseverance in following their God given talent and dreams. You do beautiful quality work and have fun doing it , right on! One of the best things about Chip
    and Joanna an you and Kelly is you know for sure the work is quality and done with your heart. I wish so much we had you all over in California. I would love to buy a home and be completely confident in walking away for a few months to see it completed. Also, the peace of mind knowing every thing in the home is in great condition . That's Huge! I love the fact that family is first than job, although I'm pretty sure the order is God first, family and than job. You guys are all doing it St. Francis way. "Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words". All of you inspire , so again thank you!

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  8. Thank you so much for the article. Thank you to Clint and Kelly for their hard work and perseverance in following their God given talent and dreams. You do beautiful quality work and have fun doing it , right on! One of the things I love the most about Chip
    and Joanna and Clint and Kelly is the fact that the work is quality and done from the heart I wish so much we had you all over in California. I would love to buy a home and be completely confident in walking away for a few months and be able to come home to safe beautiful home. That would be so awesome! Also, the peace of mind knowing every thing in the home is in great condition . That's Huge! I love the fact that family is first than job, although I'm pretty sure the order is God first, family and than job. You guys are all doing it St. Francis way. "Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words". All of you inspire , so again thank you!

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  9. This show reran on Tuesday. Wow! That's all I could say. I came in on the part where Clint was in the truck with his wife. And I'm looking and looking--I was like he looks familiar--I only see him with Joanna--and I looked and when he arrived at the first house and they started talking about his woodworking I said Oh that's the guy from the wood shop. So, it's a gorgeous home. That gives me hope because I probably will only have about $15,000 when it's all said and done to buy a house. God bless--good job Chip & Joanna as always. Hey, Can I move to Waco TX. It's better than what Chicago has to offer.

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