The Transformation of Our Fixer Upper: Part 2
Who’s ready for more before and after pictures of our 1980’s fixer upper?! Meeeeeee! And hopefully you are too because today I’m sharing part two of the transformation of our fixer upper. If you saw part one in last week’s post, you know this place has come a loooong way since we moved here back in July of 2015. Some rooms have gone through huge renovations, like our master bathroom which you’ll see today. And then other rooms have only undergone a few minor changes. But overall the entire house has a completely different vibe and style two years later. And I think what I really love most about about comparing these before and after photos is that it shows how the same house can look so insanely different with a few changes in decor and design. It’s so cool to see how it’s really the little details that can drastically change the feel of any room. Today I’m sharing the changes in our dining room, master bathroom, bedroom, and basement. We have a lot to get to, so let’s do this thang.
The dining room is a great example of how a few simple updates can change the vibe of the entire room. We simply changed out the light fixture and also added beadboard to the walls. That’s it, nothing crazy in here. But those two changes, combined with a different decor style, make this room look so different.
Dining room sources:
This master bathroom renovation was definitely the biggest project we’ve taken on since we moved into this home. The whole thing took us a little over six months and we gutted this entire bathroom all the way down to the subfloor. Here’s how it looks now:
Here’s a progress shot of the old jetted bathtub being removed. I was sooooooo happy to see that thing go!
And here’s the after:
Master Bedroom Bedroom:
Our master bedroom simply got updated with a planked wall–which was a super simple and easy project! Combined with the lighter colored furniture and decor, the whole room is much brighter now:
Basement + Playroom
Our basement really hasn’t been changed all that much, other than the playroom area. However, we did put in brand new carpet, which was really nice. I mean, there’s really nothing better than brand new carpet, right? Right. Here’s a shot of my favorite spot in the basement:
Now onto the playroom area. We did a really fun makeover in the playroom earlier this year and it was honestly one of my favorite projects we have done. I loooooove this space and it’s so fun for the kids. Let’s start with their indoor playhouse–check out how this empty alcove looked before:
And after with the playhouse cover my father-in-law built for us (see that post here):
Isn’t that cool? I’m so jealous my kiddos get to play in there. Now here’s the playroom before we started the makeover:
And here is the after:
We’ve put a lot of work into this house and it’s definitely been a labor of love over these past two years. And I’ll be honest, living in an older, outdated home has been a real challenge at times. It’s easy to get discouraged, but looking at these pictures just makes me more excited about the things we still have to do. Call me crazy, but I actually enjoy the renovation process. Little by little we are making it ours. We have lots of rooms that still need work, like our laundry room and mudroom, but it will happen eventually. For now it’s just awesome to soak in all that we have done and how far we’ve come these last two years. Working on this fixer upper with my little wolfpack is really so much fun and I just feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to share our adventure with all of you lovely folks.
Thank you for being here on the blog everyday and supporting my crazy antics. You guys seriously rock!