A Final Farewell Before and After Tour of Our Victorian Fixer Upper(video)

Friends, it’s officially been 2 weeks since we moved out of our Victorian Fixer Upper.  We’re feeling a little refreshed now since the move and are gearing up for the closing of our next house this week.  Neither my hubs nor I do well with sitting idle, so we’ve been planning and pinning and scoping out items at the home stores, and can’t wait to get started!

I was looking over some of the before and after photos and figured I’d share some fan favorites.  I also shared a little farewell before and after tour of our Victorian on Instagram  last week, so I figured I should go ahead and post it here as well for posterity. Enjoy!

Victorian Staircase Makeover

On the staircase, we removed all of the old wallpaper, skim coated the walls, freshened up the stain on the stair treads and balusters, and added panel molding on the walls.

Victorian Exterior Update

On the exterior of the house, a new roof was added (prior to us purchasing the house), new sconces were added to flank the door, the doorbell was replaced, as well as the door and mail slot hardware.

Made by Carli Dining Room Renovation

In the dining room, the walls were skimmed, and I added easy board and batten trim, a new light fixture, fresh paint and updated window treatments.

Made By Carli Kitchen Renovation

In the kitchen, we added an Ikea Kitchen, a DIY peninsula and white subway tile, with quartz countertops.

The former pink tile walls in the bathroom were clad in PVC shiplap.  We added a gorgeous marble trough console sink to dress the space up but still keep it classic and wood-look tile floors to warm up the space.

One of my favorite projects in the house was opening up the transom window in the kitchen.  I installed a new transom, and painted it in SW Obsidian Glass to match the board and batten in the dining room and the kitchen peninsula.

Victorian Staircase Makeover

The front door, was in place when we purchased the house, but it was in sad, sad shape.  A little gel stain and some fresh hardware went a long way.


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  1. Ardith
    September 29, 2020 / 7:40 am

    You two truly transformed this house into a beautiful and comfortable home. Best wishes on enjoying your new home journey. Cheers, Ardith

  2. October 5, 2020 / 1:30 pm

    Wow, what an amazing transformation! Can’t wait to see what you do next

  3. Sheila Chin
    October 8, 2020 / 10:44 pm

    WOW!! Amazing work! Love the floors and the kitchen. It reminds me of the House I lived in growing up in Germany when my dad was in the Air Force. Beautiful house!

    • madebycarli
      October 10, 2020 / 9:50 am

      Thanks so much Sheila💓💓

  4. Diane
    February 19, 2022 / 2:32 pm

    I Love,Love the remodel of your previous Victorian home and new home! My son and daughter in law just purchased a small cape and and had all hopes to remodel the kitchen and bathroom. But, finding out what it may cost is discouraging to them. I am going to show them your sites, with hope that it will encouraged them to start their projects.
    Carli, I am your newest fan!!!

    • madebycarli
      February 20, 2022 / 11:55 am

      Awww, how sweet! Thank you Diane!<3 And how exciting! I wish them the best, it can be stressful, but also a lot of fun!

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