This week, I thought I’d share a few more photos of the progress at my parent’s Vermont farmhouse. The two of them have been very busy since my visit in June. They are a dynamic duo, my dad the carpenter, and my mom with the creative flair. Here are a few of the changes…
The reclaimed barn wood siding has gone up on the fireplace wall. The tiny black spots are old nail holes.
The gorgeous kitchen sink is hooked up and work will begin soon to make the booths and the galvanized top table for the breakfast nook. But first my dad has to finish building the book cases that are opposite the wall of glass in the living room.
My parents master bedroom is awaiting some finishing touches although we had some successful antique outings where we purchased a chippy white bedside table and a large cabinet to store linens. My mom and I will tackle this room on my next visit.
The master bath is nearly finished except for the vintage claw foot tub that is up on sawhorses in the garage. My mom is prepping it to be painted. I can’t wait to see it all cleaned up!
The front door got a coat of black paint and a new screen door to welcome friends and family.
A lot of progress was made outside. The circular driveway went in and the new flag pole was erected in the center of the round lawn. As of this post, the outside of the house is being painted white. The gray is just a primer. And yes, my parents are doing a lot of the painting themselves. I was relieved that they hired someone to do the high parts!
The day my husband and I arrived to celebrate my birthday, they had just finished putting in a fire pit and the gravel patio. While it was too warm for a fire that night, we christened the patio by sitting in the adirondack chairs with a bottle of rosé and a million dollar view.
Though the chicken coop doesn’t house chickens any longer (its my mom’s garden shed) it sure is cute!
I bought them a few more pillows from my talented friend Jody’s Etsy shop, INDIEbungalow to finish off the very comfortable sectional where my parents can at last rest at the end of their long work days.
Now if we could only come up with a name for this inviting home chock full of loving detail. My parent’s threw out names like Journey’s End and Over the Hill, but I don’t think that either represent the stamina and magic making capabilities of these two people who only keep getting better with age. Any ideas?