Patti Baker had just relocated to Waco, Texas to be closer to her two sons when she chose a 1950s era house to be her forever home. With good bones and the right amount of space, Baker believed it just "needed a hug."
As Fixer Upper fans know, Chip and Joanna Gaines are good at delivering hugs, and as it turned out Baker really needed it.
With nice features and plenty of promise, the plain beige exterior, dated kitchen and baths needed a face-lift.
Baker's taste in decor is described as simple, basic and primitive, which falls well within Joanna's wheelhouse of design.
"Patti's key word was really "primitive." She wanted authentic. She wanted things that looked handmade," Joanna said.
“This is her forever home,” said Joanna. “I want to make sure that everything that I am choosing and deciding from a design standpoint is timeless and as classic as possible.”
But it wasn't the house that got Joanna teary-eyed.