With most of the hard work behind us, I’m delighted with how our farmhouse has turned out and what I envision it evolving into as we finish furnishing and decorating it—the latter of which will likely be a long and drawn out process. As we slowly sort and purge the remaining boxes and bins at my mom’s house, I’m picking and choosing from the artwork and photos I displayed in the old house, as well as dreaming up new ideas to add embellishments. It’s not postcard ready just yet, but like many of you, I have the vision and continue to work toward it each and every day.
Spring’s fickle temperatures have gifted us with some warm temperatures that have jumpstarted our outdoor endeavors: new stairs for the back porch and the start of a patio using the bricks we salvaged from the fireplace. I’m itching to get my hands and some plants in the dirt as I eagerly count down the days to Derby Day—our standard marker for safe planting in Kentucky.
I’ve enjoyed sharing this enlightening and sometimes arduous journey with you. I hope that my experiences—good and bad—will prove helpful for any future remodeling or building projects waiting to be ticked off your to-do list.
I leave you with these final photos of my family’s efforts to restore farmhouse order on our 10-acre farm in the foothills of Kentucky. Farewell and happy building.
Kitchen and Dining Room
Son’s Room and Bathroom
Front Entry/Future Office
Laundry Room/Mud Room