I can’t believe it has taken me three weeks to write an update on the one hundred year old Waco Fixer Upper House. I have to write this blog post because I am heading back to Waco in a few days. And I will have more updates to post after this weekend! Yikes.
I am now on a schedule to visit Waco at least once a month. It’s hard to manage a remodel thousands of miles away and yet it seems that I spend at least a few hours a day on the project even when I am at home. Please know that I am enjoying every second of this. It is such a fun remodeling project!
This is the rendering of the home, looking at the front porch.
And here is how much we had progressed when I was in Waco three weeks ago.
We are currently in the middle of the expansion. We added eleven feet along the back of the entire home plus we added a master bedroom and bath. We also added the foundation and framing for the wrap around porch. The porch wraps from the front porch to the left side and around the back.
This is the side elevation of the wrap around porch. The front door is on the right.
In the photo below you can see the addition, the master bedroom and the wrap around porch!
This is a better view of the master bedroom.
I know, it still needs walls. Minor detail.
This is what the house will look like from the back, with the master bedroom (on the left), the addition and the wrap around porch.
Ok, it’s time to move to the inside of the house.
We have finalized all of the plans. The inside of the home is waiting for windows and doors. I love the original shiplap on the ceilings. We are putting shiplap back on the walls in the main living areas. This photo is looking at the front door. Welcome to our living room.
This is one of the three bedrooms in the home. Can you see the transoms above the doorways?
This is one of the two bathrooms. It has a separate dressing area so lots of gals can get ready at the same time! (Can you tell I am ready for lots of Waco girls trips!)
And here is the kitchen! Isn’t it wonderful? Hahaha. I do love the eleven foot ceilings. I did buy a really cool vintage table that will be our island. We will have electricity on the island so I can have a lamp on the island, just like at home! The kitchen has no upper cabinets (just shelves on top and cabinets below) and I am going to buy an old pantry instead of having one built in.
This is my favorite oak tree. It’s just beautiful and I love how the porch overlooks the tree! Sorry about the wood pile.
I spent half a day at the Silos at Magnolia. I took a few photos of the Magnolia Store and wanted to share a few of them with you.
Look at this fabulous wreath display!
I love these crocks! It’s hard to find the vintage ones so Joanna Gaines made new ones. That is brilliant.
I love displays like this.
And look how clever they used these letter boards.
The florals are beautiful. And faux.
These are all for sale at Magnolia. I love the periodic tables, morse code, and writing charts.
This is a cute valentine display.
How about these spoons hanging from the ceiling?
There are a lot of wonderful food trucks at the Silos. This one is my favorites and they have the best grilled cheese sandwiches I have ever had!
I will be back in Waco in a few days. I promise to share updates on the home right away!