Jou Fixer Upper – Recap Part 2

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Another Jou Fixer Upper Update

There’s a lot to catch up with our Jou Fixer Upper and it’s hard to keep up. Our previous recap post focused on the repairs and installation behind the walls. This installment will touch upon our design style, inspiration, and a couple project repairs.

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Wayne and I share the same aesthetics and design style. I guess you can best describe it as mid-century modern meets Scandinavian with a laid-back vibe. The architecture of our house doesn’t naturally lend itself to mid-century, so we have show our style through furniture and design elements by incorporating clean lines and minimalistic details. Our color palette falls within white, grey, a pop of color, and natural wood elements.

We’re definitely channeling our fave fixer upper couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines!

We’ve been eyeing these Evan Dining Chairs from Room & Board and Wayne wants to make a similar dining table. We’re also currently installing a similar modern base trim throughout the house.

We adore the functionality of this Design Within Reach bed’s drawers. Making a bed frame is another woodworking project on Wayne’s list.


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We spent a couple of months shopping around for textiles and discovered “Tile Mile” in Anaheim. Tile Mile is this long strip of State College Blvd with tons of stores that specialize in home renovation textiles like stone, tile, quartz for flooring, walls, and countertops.

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Design Elements Inspiration – Main flooring: wood-look porcelain tile. Shower pan: mini hexagon tiles. Shower/tub walls: white long subway tiles. Bathroom floors: hexagon tiles.


After receiving some roofing bids that were out of our budget, Wayne decided to take a stab at the project. He repaired some holes in the roof by removing the old/damaged shingles and installing new ones. Oh yeah, and he also installed new bathroom vents.

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When it comes to our Jou Fixer Upper, Wayne is such a jack-of-all-trades. His handiwork knows no boundaries and he attributes his DIY electrical rewiring skills all to YouTube University. He rewired the entire electrical system of the home so I’ll write a separate post on this beast of a project at a later date. (Update: Electrical post can be found, here.)


We hired out the entire floor and bathroom tiling to a professional contractor. Smart choice because it’s hard work and would have taken us several months. We took a lot of photos and will recap with a separate post. (Update: Tile Flooring post can be found, here.)


We finally have all our drywall up–thank goodness! For a while, our place most resembled a haunted house with exposed walls to the studs. We forgot to take photos while painting, #FAIL. We bought all our paint at Sherwin Williams and although their paint can be quite expensive, they had 30% and 40% sales throughout the summer.

Stay tuned for future project updates  – Kitchen & Bathroom

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