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Great Design Show plus Custom Furniture


UntitledAs we are waiting for the new season of shows to start, Brad and I are forced to find a show to watch to tide us over until the new fall line up.  Lately, we have been watching a show on HGTV called Fixer Upper.  

fixer-upperI haven’t watched HGTV for a while because I got burnt out on watching the same type of home improvement show over and over and packaged as a different name.  

Fixer Upper is different

RX-HGMAG026_Fixer-Upper-Holiday-093-a-4x3_jpg_rend_hgtvcom_1280_960It takes place in Waco, Texas (Baylor University country) and is hosted by married couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines.  The couple helps other people buy houses that are fixer uppers and transform them into beautiful spaces.  Chip spends much of the time dealing with the construction part of the project while Joanna is the designer.  They own a shop in Waco called Magnolia Market.

All of the houses they transform have been amazing.

fixer upper collageI love Joanna’s style which I would describe as part traditional and part contemporary.  

My friend Carrie called me the other day and said “You have to come see my headboard that we just had made.”  They have a friend, Justin, who has a business making custom furniture.  As soon as I saw the headboard, I thought of Fixer Upper and Joanna Gaines.  I felt that this was a piece that Joanna would incorporate in one of her designs.

PicMonkey CollageI immediately asked how much it cost because I knew it would be super expensive.  When she told me the price, I said “That is probably the friend cost.  What does he charge other people?”  This is what he charges other people.  

I wanted to tell people who live in the Houston/Cypress area about Justin’s business because I was so impressed and his prices are great for custom built furniture.  

From Justin himself:


Rockin JB Designs:


Details are as follows:

We can make any size wood headboard you want.

Design is free, customer input is invaluable and absolutely part of the process – hey, we both get to be creative!!

Prices are based on bed size, custom features (lamps, hidden cabinets, tear stains etc.), materials and labor hours.

Most projects will range from $200 to $450.

Carrie’s king size with lamps was about $350 without Taxes and most of that was lamp and lumber..  Hourly rate works out to about $20 so I’m pretty affordable!!

All headboards are made to order and can be delivered, setup and adjusted on site IF something squirrelly happens with a measurement. I will have to charge for delivery but I can usually be bribed with tasty treats!!wineSince this is still considered a hobby for me I haven’t been charging tax….but…I’m checking into my “hobbyists” tax rights to see if l need to or not 🙂

I have some pictures on FB and Pinterest of my completed projects linked below:



Justin Bender: Email: justin.m.bender@gmail.com

So my question for you is this:  Who LOVES to watch design shows and dream about new pieces of furniture?


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