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.
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.
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 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:
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…
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:
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.
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.
Another space that is waiting for finishing touches, but you can check out the before and after here.
Guest Bedroom #1
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.
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.
Guest Bedroom #3 Bathroom
Here’s another room not yet shared, so enjoy this peek. I LOVE this 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 master closet
guest bedroom #3
the downstairs bath
the dining room
the kid’s bathroom
the guest bathroom
so stay tuned for lots of design fun this year!