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Buying a 1980’s fixer upper requires some courage, but more than that, it requires a lot of vision, which can be a little easier if you aren’t afraid of some elbow grease and if you have a talented daughter to help you out! This is exactly what happened to this lucky mother who had her daughter, Shelby of Farmhouse Living, envision the new areas and improve the spaces that needed improvement.

This fixer upper felt outdated but had the perfect layout for Shelby’s parents and all they really needed to do was add new flooring, bring some cozy furniture and accessories (think layered rugs and slipcovered furniture and add a new kitchen – a space that Shelby’s mom can certainly feel proud to call her own!)

The interiors now feel approachable with coastal farmhouse influences and the homeowners are happy with how they turned out.

Find a comfy spot and who knows… maybe this might even inspire you to renovate a fixer upper some day!

1980s Fixer Upper Home Renovation
When it comes to redesign a home, you need to balance the elements and this thrifted and refinished hutch does it quite well to this space. The designer used a charcoal grey chalk paint and added white dinnerware for some contrast.

Beautiful Cabinets: here, here, here, here, here & here.
Off-white Walls
Walls are painted in “Sherwin Williams Alabaster” , which works beautifully with the dark hardwood flooring.

Beautiful Dough Bowls: here, here & here.
A pair of drum chandeliers bring an updated feel to this space. Notice the beautiful ceiling beams.

Similar Chandeliers: here – Other Beautiful Chandeliers: here, here, here, here, here, here & here.
Dining Table & Chairs

The dining table was custom and locally made.

Chairs – Slipped Covered Chairs.

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The kitchen was completely renovated and it now features new flooring, new cabinetry and new appliances. What a dream!
I am loving the combination of brass lighting with brass hardware. They’re complemented by the beautiful Quartzite countertops.

Kitchen Pendants – Regina Andrew’s Camden Lantern.

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Countertops are Taj Mahal Quartzite.
Kitchen Island Paint Color

Kitchen Island, Barn Door & Pantry Door Paint Color – “Sherwin Williams Iron Ore SW 7069”.

Cabinet Hardware: Pottery Barn Pulls & Knobs.

Beautiful Runners (on sale!): here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Hardwood Flooring: here & here – similar.
Cabinet Paint Color

Cabinets are painted in “Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005″ – one of my favorite crisp white paint colors!

Appliances – Kucht Range, Refrigerator & Dishwasher.
Backsplash is from Bedrosians.
Wall Paint Color

The wall paint color is “Sherwin Williams Alabaster”. It works beautifully with the Sherwin Williams Pure White on the cabinets.

Wall Sconces: similar here & here.
Faucet & Sink

Kitchen faucet is Delta, Champagne finish.

Farmhouse Sink: Nantucket Sink Cape Farmhouse Kitchen Sink.
Breakfast Room

The breakfast room is located between the kitchen and living room. Dining table and chairs are from the previous home.
Chandelier is from Pottery Barn.

Similar Dining Table: here, here & here.

Similar Dining Chairs: here & here.

Beautiful Round Rugs: here, here, here & here.
Living Room

I love how this space feels! It invites you in and makes you want to relax and slow down… Aren’t we all needing that?

Sofas – Felicity Standard Sofa (highly-recommended!).

Lighting: Currey and Company Fitzjames Lantern – similar here.

Rugs – Layer 1: Jute Rug –  Layer 2: Oxbow Handwoven Ivory Steel Grey.
According to the designer, the biggest update in this space was the fireplace and the built-ins around it. She used Austin Stone with white mortar added using the German smear method. The mantel is a reclaimed barn beam and the hearth is white concrete.

Mirror: Uttermost Brayden Mirror – Others: here, here, here, here & here.

Fun Poufs & Stools: here, here, here, here, here, here & here.
Cabinet Paint Color

Cabinets – “Sherwin Williams Pure White 7005”.

The Fiddle Leaf tree is real – similar here (faux).
The designer’s father weld a box for the firewood. Isn’t it a brilliant idea?! I love how the black metal looks against the white cabinetry.
Coffee Table

Coffee table is from local flea market in Texas called First Monday Canton. The top of the table is made from an old door.

Other Beautiful Coffee Tables: here, here, here, here & here.

Draperies: Pottery Barn.

Pillows are World Market & Pom Pom at Home.
Side Table

Side table is from Wayfair.
Master Bedroom
A rug, when placed over the carpeting flooring, brings more personality to a space.

Chandelier: Joss & Main.
Paint Color

The paint color is “Snowbound by Sherwin Williams SW 7004.”

Many thanks to the designer for sharing the details above! Interior Design: Farmhouse Living (Instagram – Facebook)
Photography: Charlee Tabor.


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