• ‘Fixer Upper’ spin-off — starring another Baylor couple — debuts Wednesday

    Clint and Kelly Harp

    What do you get when you take a creative husband and wife team, who just happened to graduate from Baylor, and follow them as they provide home products for their Waco neighbors? You’ve got a recipe for a winning television show.

    Of course, this describes the famous Fixer Upper couple known nationally as “Chip and Jo” — but in this case, we’re talking about Clint (BBA ’00) and Kelly (BSEd ’02) Harp. On Wednesday, the Harps’ new show, Wood Work, debuts on the DIY Network at 6:30 p.m. CT.

    A nationally-televised show would have seemed an unlikely opportunity to the Harps when they attended Baylor. Clint began a career in medical sales after graduation, and Kelly founded a clothing company. As he built a sales career, he also discovered a love for building furniture. Away from work, he became a self-taught craftsman in spare time, watching YouTube videos and using reclaimed wood from construction sights. Six years ago, he left corporate America and formed Harp Design Co., merging with his wife’s clothing business to pursue their dreams.

    Along the way, he connected with the Gaineses. And after appearing regularly on Fixer Upper, where he often supplies Chip and Joanna with custom wood pieces for the homes they are renovating, DIY decided to give Clint and Kelly their own show.

    If you’re thinking to yourself, “Didn’t that show already debut?” — you’re right. Wood Work is actually the couple’s second pilot for the network, following last year’s Against The Grain. Believing in the Harps, the network decided to take another run at highlighting the couple’s creativity and passion — and so Wood Work will debut tomorrow night.

    Sic ’em, Clint and Kelly Harp!

    [3/23/17 update: If you missed it the first time around, the pilot episode of Wood Work will air again Sunday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. CT on DIY.]

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