It was an exciting day this past Friday when I rolled into town to check on the progress of Loblolly Manor, my childhood home. My parents have been hard at work and it definitely shows. While there is still so much work to be completed, it’s definitely starting to feel like a house instead of a construction zone. The biggest change has been in the kitchen. My parents chose to keep the existing cabinets. They were cleaned, sanded, stained and sealed. This is how they looked the last time I gave an update in May.
Here is the July update. My Dad created molding for the top of the cabinets and they added all new kitchen hardware.
Now that the kitchen floors are finally down, a new under mount sink was installed along with a new faucet. The new appliances arrived and my Dad is installing a new range hood too. The cover will be stainless to match the rest of the appliances. The blue taped off area is where the kitchen island will go. He’s making that as well.
Granite countertops were installed in the kitchen.
The beams have all been given a rich stain treatment. Remember how weathered they looked in May?
My parents stained these all by hand. My back hurts just thinking about how long that must have taken.
Even the dining room is making progress, check out the new light.
Let’s give it up for the girl’s bathroom. Remember the hole in the wall?
It’s been completely fixed and replaced with a new cabinet.
The shower and bathtub have also been redone. Shower curtain shopping is definitely on the list.
My Mom and I walked around from room to room deciding on fabrics, furniture placement, decorative accents and lighting options. But all of that fun stuff is going to have to wait until the floors get put down.
The outside of the house got a makeover too.
I’m pretty sure I’m going to need this carriage house style door and lights at my house now too. This is my favorite transformation so far.
We have some great ideas already and I can’t wait to get started. We’ve been picking up fun items for a few months now. Of course, I didn’t drive all that way and arrive empty handed. I can’t wait to put everything together.