Outdated to Modern | Season 1 Episode 3
This week’s episode of Fixer to Fabulous featured the adorable Baldwin family. Kelsey and Jefferson have four kiddos, own a local brewery and are such a fun couple. We absolutely loved working with them to update their home in order to highlight the gorgeous tucked-away-in-the-woods setting and the fantastic midcentury architecture. This was honest-to-goodness one of my favorite projects: the location, the family, the top-secret surprise bathroom reno orchestrated by Jefferson, and the incredible natural light inside the home all made this a dream project!
BEFORE: a lackluster exterior.
AFTER: a full refresh highlights the natural elements of the home and surrounding area.
Landscaping | John Zito Landscaping LLC
Cedar Window Trellis | Custom by Dave Marrs
Exterior Siding & Trim Paint Color | Farrow & Ball “Green Smoke” No. 47
Front Door Paint Color | Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray HC-168
BEFORE: a small space unsuited for this family of six.
The existing deck was narrow and not functional for this family who loves to entertain. We expanded the deck in order to create the perfect place for a simple outdoor kitchen. Dave built custom shelving to house a grill and I stacked firewood into the open shelving which helped to blend the outdoor space in seamlessly with the surrounding woods.
Since the Baldwin’s own a brewery, we naturally had to incorporate a kegerator into the outdoor kitchen. In order to add a custom touch, Dave carved a custom beer tap handle from wood and then came up with his favorite project to date: gunpowder art. He attached a vinyl stencil of the Baldwin’s brewery logo to the tap handle, ﬁlled it in with gunpowder and then lit it on ﬁre for an engraved burn effect.
AFTER: the perfect spot for outdoor entertaining.
Custom Logo Stencil | Best Sign Group
Kegerator | Metro Appliances
BEFORE: a cramped and dark space.
The existing kitchen was dark and needed to be updated in order to better function for this young family.
We brightened things up with white paint and by installing a new, larger window over the kitchen sink. We also got rid of the odd sushi bar and imposing (but very cool) dumb waiter in order to make the entire space more inviting (while still maintaining the integrity of the classic Ozark E. Fay Jones-style home). The new custom cabinetry with counter-height shelves and glass fronts make the entire space feel lighter and and more open. Because the Baldwins didn’t want to replace the existing terra-cotta tile floor, I had a challenge finding the perfect paint color to compliment the tile. I went with one of my favorites – Pigeon by Farrow & Ball – and I think it complimented the warmth of the tile floor perfectly.
AFTER: a bright, inviting kitchen.
Island Pendant | Shades of Light – Link
Cabinetry | Premier Wood Concepts – Link
Appliances | Metro Appliances
Faucet | Kohler – Link
Cabinet Hardware | Top Knobs
Cabinet Paint Color | Farrow & Ball Pigeon No. 25
Dining Table & Chairs | Avenue Design Company – Link
The Great Room
BEFORE: a less-than-great room.
AFTER: a light, airy and welcoming space.
Fan | Shades of Light
Artwork | Kelly Ventura – Link
Coffee Table & Chairs | Avenue Design Co
Wall Paint Color | Benjamin Moore Simply White
BEFORE: a very cramped out-dated bathroom.
Jefferson asked us to surprise Kelsey by updating the powder bath. This space wasn’t in their original budget or plan but we all agreed it needed to be updated in order to better fit into the overall home. The new vanity and gorgeous ceramic tile brightened up this room and made it a fun, unexpected space the Baldwins could proudly let guests use. It was SO MUCH FUN surprising Kelsey with this room!
AFTER: a fresh and bright powder bath for guests.
Bathroom Vanity | Premier Wood Concepts – Link
Bathroom Light | Kichler
Bathroom Tile | Tilebar – Link
Vanity Faucet | Delta – Link
Shower Faucet – Delta – Link
The Master Suite
BEFORE: an odd layout without a master bathroom.
The master bedroom was choppy and outdated. There was a closet built into the room, a random sink and a door connecting the bedroom to the small powder bath. We framed a new bathroom where the extra closet space had been, added a rich, dark wood double vanity and made the space feel luxe and spa-like. Contemporary matte black tile added a modern twist to an otherwise earthy and organic color palette.
With not a lot of room left in the budget, we refreshed the bedroom by painting the walls and trim, updating the wood floor and reorienting the layout of the furniture. Custom curtains helped to frame out the awkward window layout in the space.
Lastly, I commissioned Chase to build a modern take on a traditional barn door. The unique door helps to maximize space and is also a beautiful focal point in the room (and, I received a few questions about the ability to lock this door – yes it does lock from the inside:)).
Bedroom Fan | Kichler
Bed & Bedding | Avenue Design
Modern Barn Door | Custom by Chase Looney – Link
Bathroom Vanity | Premier Wood Concepts – Link
Bathroom Tile | TileBar – Link
Bedroom Wall Color | Benjamin Moore Ozark Shadows AC-26
I hope you enjoyed the tour of the Baldwin’s Midcentury home!