The Final Reveal of the Interior of the Waco Fixer Upper

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I am so excited to share with you the Final Reveal of our Waco Fixer Upper Home. I absolutely love how it turned out.  

This Waco Fixer Upper project has been an absolute labor of love. If you’re thinking of starting your own fixer-upper project, or if you’re just curious about what it’s like, keep reading. You won’t believe the difference between the before and after photos!

waco home living areas

It’s done. The uninhabitable, animal infested home that we bought a year ago has been transformed. And my dream to furnish the living areas of our Waco Fixer Upper home with a mixture of fine furniture and vintage antiques actually worked! The furnishings were provided by Overstock and I absolutely love how they look in our home. #ad

I had to post the “before” photo one last time because I still cannot believe how far we have come. Oh my!

waco fixer upper before photo

This is our living room and you can find the sofa, loveseat, side chair, rug, table lamps, and wood side table at I mixed these new items with a vintage white armoire, chest/coffee table, side table, accessories, wooden bins, and architectural wall piece. I found all of these items at The Round Top Antiques Show in Round Top, Texas.

waco living room

The round mirror is also from Overstock.

overstock mirror

And don’t worry about the off-white furniture in an Airbnb. I already have covers for these pieces.

I love this pouf too. It’s also from Overstock.

pouf in the living room

I decided to hang the drapes almost to the ceiling and I love how they pull the eye upward to the one hundred-year-old ceiling.

living room

In case you ever thought that drapes, curtain rods, and a rug (and rug pad) weren’t necessary, look at this picture below and then compare it to the one above. Wow. What a difference. This is a great example of how drapes and a rug can finish off a room. There is no comparison.

I love our dining room so much! The lights in the ladder chandelier, dining room table, dining chairs, and rug are all from Overstock

waco dining room

The electrician and I made the chandelier and I love it. 

waco airbnb dining room and kitchen

The architectural piece above the french doors actually serves a purpose in this room. The height of all of the windows and molding in the living room and kitchen are about sixteen inches higher than the french doors. By adding the architectural piece above the french doors, the heights are now all the same. It’s a subtle but dramatic change and I think it really makes a difference.

architectural details

I won’t be sharing the kitchen just yet. It’s not done and not quite functional. My contractor has promised me the house will be done by November 1st. I will be in Waco next weekend hosting a few groups of bloggers so I promise to take some kitchen photos then!

waco airbnb dining area

A lot of people have asked how I managed to pick out all of my furniture online. You can read more here about that here to find out my tricks and tips.

overstock mirror

Waco is such a special place and I am really excited to be able to share it with so many people. We have had people stay here for girls trips, family reunions, of course Baylor events and it makes my heart so happy. You can find the listing on AirBnB or VRBO.  

living room sofa

In no time at all I am going to decorate our Waco home for the holidays, I am so excited I can hardly stand it. 

waco living area in airbnb

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  1. This was so much fun watching it all come together. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. It turned out really beautiful.

  2. I have really enjoyed this ride! I honestly thought during the process that I was part of it! Great Job Leslie!

  3. It looks absolutely amazing!!! So happy you get to call this home!! Love, love so many of the things you did, thanks for taking us along for the transformation ride.
    Happy day!!

  4. So many beautiful touches. I love the blue color peaking in from the back room and the railing over the dining room door. You are so brave to choose white upholstery for the living room seating, but it is elegant looking. You are so talented and clever in so many fields!

  5. I love everything about this transformation!! Where did you find the small round table used in the living room? Thank you for sharing your experience!

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