Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper usually spend their time renovating houses, but this time it was something different. They turned their attention to the dining room at St. Jude Target House.
The St. Jude Target House is a free residence for the families of children who are battling cancer and other diseases at the nearby St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The couple drew on their own four kids for inspiration. “Anytime I’m designing a space for children, I always think of my own children for inspiration,” said Joanna Gaines. “Whenever I create an atmosphere that is intentionally for them, I get to really see them thrive.”
“When I was creating this space for St. Jude, I was thinking of the children there, and I was also thinking about their families, who have basically been uprooted for the treatment their children are receiving,” she continued.
Target is a corporate sponsor of St. Jude and has also partnered with Chip and Joanna’s Hearth and Hand —a Magnolia product line.
Take a look at the before and after photos to see what they did to the dining area below.
One of the walls features framed drawings by the residents themselves. “If we can make them feel a little bit closer to home, even for a second, it’s worth it,” said Chip.
Here is a video provided by Target that takes a look at their renovation project:
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