Incredible Farmhouse Fixer Upper (Before & After Home Tour) with 50 Plus DIY Project Ideas

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper!

Sharing all the details of our farmhouse fixer upper with before & after home tour pictures & DIY projects with farmhouse style on a budget.

Farmhouse Fixer Upper with Before & After Home Tour

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Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! exterior front

It has been a few years since since we moved in to our farmhouse fixer upper & it’s amazing to look back & see all the progress we have made.

If you are new to Lehman Lane our farmhouse fixer upper sits on the site of an old turkey farm now located in the suburbs. 

Being a city/ surburb’s girl with a country heart, I wish those turkeys were still here!

Our farmhouse fixer upper was probably built sometime in the 1800’s & was originally the tenants farmer’s cottage that has had many funky additions over the years. 

Our hope in turning this farmhouse fixer upper into our home was to bring back more of it’s farmhouse character that had been stripped away over the years. 

We are not near done and it seems that our “list” gets bigger & bigger every day but I hope you will see all the progress we have made so far!

Front Porch of our Farmhouse Fixer Upper – Adding Curb Appeal

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! curb appeal

We changed quite a bit to the curb appeal of our home since we moved in.

We changed out the landscaping to make the front door of our farmhouse fixer upper more of a focal point. 

We also added a lattice fence, a wooden pallet sign and new lighting and rockers to make the front more welcoming.

Foyer of our Farmhouse Fixer Upper

We started off with painting all trim white & the walls SW Kestral white.

We also fixed the bi-fold doors that were broken. 

Stop by to see all the prgress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! foyer closet diy shoe cubby

See how to change bi-fold doors to hinge see the DIY Here.

Our organized DIY shoe closet cubby has made such a difference in keeping our foyer closet organized. 

farmhouse summer tour - entryway

The biggest change we made in our farmhouse fixer upper entryway was creating a built in entryway table to help store the keys & mail without taking up any floor space.

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! foyer wall before
Farmhouse Summer Tour - Foyer stairway looking into living room, built in entryway table

Living Room Of our Farmhouse Fixer Upper

When we moved in this room had a sage green accent wall & trim. 

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! living room before

The room just felt very dark & sleepy.

Painting the room made such a difference!  (see that here

farmhouse summer tour

Our old couch just didn’t work well so I found a great one on Craigslist, to see my tips for how I score some amazing deals on Craigslist, check here.

We also spray painted the recessed lights to eliminate the runway effect you see above.

Dining Room of our Farmhouse Fixer Upper

We painted over the wallpaper in our the dining room just before the first Thanksgiving in our farmhouse.  

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! dining room

Since our family hosts most of the holiday celebrations and I love to set a pretty table scape it was important to make this room pretty too.

Believe it or not that is the same farmhouse table in both pictures. 

Fixer Upper Farmhouse Table

Jason did an awesome job in transforming it into the dining table of my dreams.  You can read about how he did that for FREE here. 

While some people don’t use their dining rooms anymore we use ours everyday and it is one of my favorite rooms in our home. 

Thanksgiving tablescape, white dishes, farm table, clear glass, green napkin rings, farmhouse

Below is a picture of the table I set for last year’s Thanksgiving dinner.

Kitchen of our Farmhouse Fixer Upper

We have plans for a big kitchen remodel in a few years but it’s amazing how just a few little changes can make a big difference!

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! kitchen

Since moving in we have added new appliances, changed out the kitchen faucet, added a new kitchen pantry & added built in bookcases and a built in desk.

farmhouse summer tour - kitchen with ceiling beams

Laundry Room of our Farmhouse Fixer Upper

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! laundry room

The laundry room was one of the first rooms we changed & it was a complete gut renovation.  You can read more about that here.

Powder Room of our Farmhouse Fixer Upper

We did a mini makeover of this powder room for less than $250. 

Paint, a new countertop, sink, faucet and hardware made a big difference!  see the DIY project here.

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper!

Family Room of our Farmhouse Fixer Upper

For our Farmhouse fixer upper, we added more paint on the walls, trim, fireplace & recessed lights made a big difference. 

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper!

Finding the right coffee table on Craigslist also helped finish off the room!

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! fireplace

Master Bedroom of our Farmhouse Fixer Upper

Our master bedroom was a huge DIY project!

We added 2 new closets, new wide pine floors & of course painted & took down the wall paper border.  See the full reveal here.

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! master bedroom

Younger Boy’s Room of our Farmhouse Fixer Upper

Tucker’s room is our former master closet. 

We completely transformed his room by adding a window, building a window seat bookcases and bunk beds and adding new floors

See the full reveal here.

From Closet to Boys Bedroom - Final Reveal - #boysbedroom https://lehmanlane.net

Boy’s Built in Bedroom of our Farmhouse Fixer Upper

Ryan’s room was a huge DIY project too. 

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! built in blue bedroom

We completely gutted his room, building him a built in bed, bookcases and secretary turned dresser, built him a new doorway and door & added a bead board ceiling & new wide pine floors & painted. 

See the whole reveal here

The hallway outside the kids room also changed a lot too! 

For some strange reason not 1 bedroom had a door originally.

We have been adding a lot of new doorways and doors, like a DIY pallet sliding barn door one & the angled door below.

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! hallway

Teenage Navy Bedroom of our Farmhouse Fixer Upper

New floors, bead board ceiling, lighting, paint, a new dresser, built in desk and another doorway change.

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! navy bedroom

I love the transom we added above his bedroom door. 

It gives so much character to his room & the hallway!

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! navy bedroom hallway

Girl’s Room of our Farmhouse Fixer Upper

Audrey’s room is still a work in progress. 

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! girl's bedroom

The first thing we did was add a door to her room. 

We have given her new paint & upcycled a 4 poster bed and 2 farmhouse dressers for her. 

We still plan to change out her old carpet and she has been asking for some built in bookcases like her brothers. 

Exterior Backyard of our Farmhouse Fixer Upper

The first thing we did when we moved in was fence in our whole yard.

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! back kitchen patio lattice fence

From a privacy fence in the front, a lattice fence off our patio & a post and rail fence in the back.

Our property is completely fenced in mostly to contain our crazy labradoodle, Moose.

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! exterior back

We also have been taking down a lot of overgrown trees, shrubs & adding new landscaping everywhere. 

We definitely miss the privacy we first had but we know it will come in time as the shrubs & trees will fill in & the kids & Moose love having a big yard to play in. 

We also love sitting at the stone patio fire pit we added.

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper!

What’s Next for our Farmhouse Fixer Upper

See the most updated Home Tour of our farmhouse fixer upper HERE

InsideThe Boys Bathroom – We plan on completely gutting their bathroom this fall.  Find out what we did HERE

Longing for the country - house tour - lehmanlane.net

Outside – Our plan is to add a small orchard & veggie garden next year now that our yard is much more open. 

The hot tub will also be moved to the side of the patio so we can add a big table & pergola back here. 

See how it turned the DIY brick patio turned out HERE

Stop by to see all the progress we made for our farmhouse fixer upper! back patio before

If you want to see more pictures of our farmhouse fixed up be sure to check out our summer tour.

farmhouse summer tour family room croquet balls

Don’t forget to Pin our Farmhouse Fixer Upper to your Favorite Farmhouse Pinterest Board!

Sharing all the details of our farmhouse fixer upper with before & after home tour pictures & DIY projects with farmhouse style on a budget. #farmhousefixerupper #farmhouse https://lehmanlane.net

by Tara Lehman

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Comments

  1. Tara, you and your husband did a fabulous job in your fixer upper! Plus I love seeing all the Longaberger baskets and pottery items used very beautifully in your home. (I was a 23 year consultant for Longaberger and still love these products). Thanks for sharing this beautiful home with all of us!

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments about our farmhouse fixer upper farmhouse Connie!!! I sold Longaberger baskets for many years when my boys were little which is why I am lucky to have so many :). They really do have the best baskets. Thanks so much for stopping by and take care, Tara

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