Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
Homes & Gardens
Homes & Gardens
Megan Slack

We're over-excited: Joanna Gaines reveals how her new Mini Renis show delivers 'fast and furious', budget-smart makeovers

Joanna Gaines

Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines is synonymous with exactly that: fixing up large-scale renovation projects around her hometown, Waco in Texas. Recently, however, the Magnolia designer has been switching her focus to smaller projects, or 'Mini Renis', as she calls them.

'Mini Reni is a way to show how you can transform a space in less than a week. It happens so fast,' Joanna says. 'There's no demo day. We're just using things like paint, trim, tile, and furniture. It's a little more storytelling, a little more dramatic, and a little extra simple detail.' 

Mini Reni, which airs tomorrow, June 25, at 9pm Eastern time, 8pm Central time on her Magnolia network. We look at the preview, below.

As much as we (will always) love exploring Joanna's larger projects, we can't help but feel excited by these new pared-back projects – all of which (we expect) will offer accessible, budget-friendly tips for our small kitchens, bedrooms, and living rooms. Finally, we can replicate her teachings without any significant time or cost investment – and if her first small space makeover is anything to go by, our homes have a bright future ahead.

'Anytime I look at design, I think about jeans,' Joanna announced at the top of her Insta video to announce her new show. We were hooked, but confused. Jeans? 'The wallpaper stopping at that point [the trim] accentuated the muffin top,' Joanna says in the footage – pointing at a papered wall in progress. 

Honestly, we'll watch it for metaphors like this alone.   

For her first Mini Reni, Joanna renovated a home for a friend – transforming three rooms in one week – with fresh new furniture, wallpaper, and a fresh paint palette. 'It was fast and furious... with a ton of simple and affordable ways to transform an outdated space,' Joanna says.

We already spent time admiring Joanna's first Mini Reni when she shared photos back in February – including the controversial graphic wallpaper which divided fans at the time. The project was a reminder of exactly what we can achieve  – without a huge investment – in a small amount of time – and we can only expect the upcoming Mini Reni's will be just as inspiring.

'I've been designing homes for the past 20 years, and one thing I know to be true: Sometimes all you need is a few days or a few key pieces to turn a room into a space you love,' Joanna adds in her blog.  

If you need us, we'll be taking notes on Joanna's Mini Reni's until further notice. 

Can't wait for tomorrow? For more advice from Joanna, you can shop her book below. 

Sign up to read this article
Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
Already a member? Sign in here
Related Stories
Top stories on inkl right now
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Already a member? Sign in here
Our Picks
Fourteen days free
Download the app
One app. One membership.
100+ trusted global sources.