Current Home Tour – Our 1987 Fixer Upper

Hello and welcome to our 1987 Fixer Upper.  We purchased this home in April of 2017 and immediately began a total remodel.  The home was in good shape, and had good bones in a great neighborhood, which is what drew me to it, but it was dark and closed off and needed to be modernized and lightened up.  As with any remodel, things snowball and one thing leads to another.  What started out as an interior remodel led to a complete exterior remodel too.  We still have a long way to go with getting this place furnished and decorated, but here is the current state of this home.  There are always a million projects, and I’m excited for you to join us in this transformation journey.  

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I will continue to add pictures here as different rooms get photographed and finished, but here is a good representation of how these rooms look most days.   I wanted to round all of this up in one spot so it’s easy for you to find if you are looking for something specific. I’ll link individual posts with before and after photos of each room here too, and if you’d like to see the house decorated throughout the seasons, you can find those tours here as well.  You can find all of the posts I have posted about this remodel here.  Affiliate links are included in this post.  You can find my full disclosure policy here.

The Exterior

What was supposed to be a “phase 2” part of the project, the exterior, became part of phase one as soon as we realized the windows all needed to be replaced, which would mean ripping off all the stucco from the second floor. I wanted it gone anyway, so I can’t say I’m mad about it. 😉  You can see what this home looked like when we bought it and it’s transformation here: Exterior Transformation of the 1987 Fixer Upper

A few other posts about the home’s exterior:

The Renovation Begins

Exterior Changes Update

Exterior Remodel 1980s house

Exterior Remodel 1980s house

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The Entryway

The entryway got a BIG makeover.  What was once a dark and kind of closed off feeling space was opened up and lightened and brightened.  You can read about the transformation here: The Entryway Design and here is a post with before and after pictures.  While I haven’t taken a ton of picture of this space on a normal day yet because it’s not entirely finished, I have dressed it up for the holidays on a few occasions.  You can see those posts here:

Christmas Entryway

Halloween Entryway

Fall Entryway

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The Living Room

The living room has received the most attention of the entire house because it sits right off of the entry way and was literally a blank slate.  We had no furniture for a living room when we moved into this house, so it’s been fun to pick up a few things.  There is still a lot left to be done…window coverings and drapes, end tables, a console table, a bookcase, art, decor and more….but we’re getting there!  Here is the before and after of this space. And a few more posts about the living room design plan and dressed up for the holidays…

Living Room Design Plan

Fall Living Room

Christmas Living Room

Living room decorating ideas

Living room decorating ideas

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The Kitchen

Designing the kitchen was so much fun for me.  We’re not planning on being in this house very long, so I didn’t do most of the fun ideas I had in here…mostly for resale purposes, but I did have a little bit of fun. 😉 The navy island was a must for me, as were some gold accessories.  I love the brass lights and touches throughout.  They are easy to change in the future if needed, but oh so fun right now! Here is a post about the inspiration, the kitchen remodel process, the before and after pictures, and a few others for you to check out:

Fall Kitchen

Christmas Kitchen

Kitchen Nook

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The Laundry Room

As much as I hate doing laundry (actually, I don’t mind DOING the laundry, it’s the folding and putting away part that I despise) this is probably my favorite room in the house.  I wanted to have some fun in here and be a little more adventurous, since I had played it safer in the kitchen, and so I went all out.  I haven’t done a before and after on this room yet, I need to show you what this space was before…what a transformation!  In the mean time, here is the finished laundry room

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The Master Bedroom

This room has had NOTHING done to it yet, it’s definitely a 2019 project!  Here is the before and after of this space for you.

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Master Bathroom

Another space that is waiting for finishing touches, but you can check out the before and after here.

Master bathroom remodel photo gallery

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Guest Bedroom #1

A work in progress, here is the design inspirationAnd the progress so far.

Homegoods bedroom copy

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Guest Room #2

Another one of my favorite spaces in the house because it is so bright and fun.  I love those green quilts!  See this room here.

How to decorate a guest bedroom

The Kid’s Bathroom

This room hasn’t even been posted yet…so here’s your sneak peek. 😉 You can see a tiny bit of one of my favorite tile jobs in the house in their tub surround.  I’ll be sharing more of this space in 2019 too.

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Guest Bedroom #3 Bathroom

Here’s another room not yet shared, so enjoy this peek.  I LOVE this bathroom. 

Guest bathroom

In 2019 I will be sharing the above rooms as they get a design makeover, and I will also be sharing the following rooms that haven’t officially had their pictures taken yet…

the office

the master closet

guest bedroom #3

the basement

basement bathroom

Ashley’s room

Andy’s room

the mudroom

the downstairs bath

the dining room

the pantry

the kid’s bathroom

the guest bathroom

so stay tuned for lots of design fun this year!



Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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