"I probably stalked that thing for two years."


If you asked Fixer Upper fans to pick their favorite home renovations Chip and Joanna Gaines have done on their hit show, some would undoubtedly choose the epic kitchen makeovers.

From cramped layouts to old-fashioned fixtures, there seems to be no kitchen task the home design duo can't handle. Well, Joanna Gaines was recently asked to make a choice herself on the preferred feature in the hub of her kitchen. Surprisingly, the HGTV star selected the antique island in her Texas farmhouse as her all-time favorite.

Joanna Gaines Kitchen Island
Credit: Molly Winn Photography

"I probably stalked that thing for two years," Joanna said in the November issue of HGTV Magazine.

Apparently, Jo found the island in an antique store in Waco, where she gave it a much-needed facelift by painting it in Sherwin Williams' Alabaster White. In 2014, interior design and home improvement site, Houzz, offered its readers a virtual tour inside the Gaines's 19th-century Victorian farmhouse. There, you could see the period piece, which includes a quatrefoil relief, in all its charm. In addition to Chip and Jo painting the antiquarian island, the couple also finished the Romanesque cabinet by troweling a hard slab of concrete on top.

Joanna also added that she loves concrete countertops in the kitchen because of their "timeless, industrial feel." Not to mention, the broad window framing the sink allows her to keep an eye on their children, Drake, Ella, Duke, and Emmie, as well as their goats, horses, chickens, and other farm critters.

Chip and Joanna Gaines are busy wrapping up the final season of Fixer Upper, much to the dismay of fans. But hey, maybe this means more time will be spent eating buffet-style meals on their beautiful kitchen island.