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Chip and Joanna Gaines Pulled Off an Amazing Space Transformation for Charity

Chip and Joanna Gaines may be throwing in the towel on renovating homes for Fixer Upper, but they haven’t given up their passion for making spaces beautiful. The couple, who may or may not soon be jumping into a new TV project, took time out from their business, Magnolia Market, to give back by offering up their skills to bring joy to families at Target House.


The duo teamed up to take on the dining room of the facility, which houses families receiving treatment at St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, by redecorating the area with pieces from their Target Hearth & Hand with Magnolia collection.

Adding their signature farmhouse touch to the space’s furniture and décor, the twosome transformed the outdated, ‘80s looking dinette (below) into a modern, homey spot akin to your favorite coffee shop.

“We really wanted to make sure that the space felt like a home away from home,” Joanna explained in an accompanying video for its debut.

To do so, they added extra-special touches, such as a wall of artwork drawn by the children. It was a move that may have even been inspired by their own kids, with Joanna telling People, “Any time I’m designing a space for children, I always think of my own children for inspiration.”

Their hard work paid off, with the space transformed by gorgeous subway tiled walls, modern new light fixtures, round wood-top cafe tables, soft sage-toned walls, and a signature barn door (but alas, no shiplap!). As Joanna notes, “It’s warm, it’s welcoming, it really celebrates everyday moments.”

It definitely made a difference to the families that will be utilizing it, with the president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude’s, saying, “Having Chip and Joanna Gaines visit and remodel the Target House dining room turned the space into a gathering area for our families. It’s a place where they want to come together and spend time with one another, and it was finished just in time for the holiday season.”

And the pair didn’t stop there: Chip also shaved his signature long hair at the event, raising more than $230,000 for their cause. Happy holidays, indeed!

What do you think of the couple’s handiwork? Sound off over @BritandCo.

(Photos via Target + Jared C. Tilton/Getty)

Nicole Briese
Nicole is the weekend editor for Brit + Co who loves bringing you all the latest buzz. When she's not busy typing away into the wee hours, you can usually find her canoodling with her fur babies, rooting around in a bookstore, or rocking out at a concert of some sort (Guns N' Roses forever!). Check out all her latest musings and past work at nicolebjean.com.

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