Old Cloverdale House Renovation – Living Room, Playroom, and Half Bath Reveal

I’m soooo excited to share some more of Ashley’s before and after photos today! You remember my friend Ashley, right? The one who bought this falling-apart (and full of cats!) fixer:

Ashley Gilbreath | Historic Home | Old Cloverdale

Well, she and her hubby are officially done fixing it up!

Ashley Gilbreath | Historic Home | Old Cloverdale | Renovation

Kevin and I had so much fun taking pictures when we were over there the other day. Our photos really don’t do it justice though- this place is full of so many gorgeous details and textures!

Spanish Style Bungalow | Old Cloverdale Historic Home | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors

Here’s a before and after look at the living room:

Old House Renovation | Living Room | Rustic Traditional | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors

Pretty incredible, huh? 😀

Here are some of my favorite details in this room…

Plaid Wingback Armchair | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors

Pink Roses | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors

Column Table Lamp | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors

Living Room Coffee Table | Zebra Rug | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors

I seriously could’ve added 100 more photos to this part of my post though. I was like a kid in a candy store in there with my camera! 😀

Here’s the view looking toward the kitchen from the front door…

Rustic Traditional Living Room | Old House | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors

…and here’s one shot from the other direction:

Tradition Rustic Living Room | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors | Montgomery Alabama

Those shutters on that sliding track open up to a playroom for their kiddos:

Play Room | Traditional Rustic | Old House | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors

Ashley used an inexpensive slipcovered sofa from Ikea in this room so she could bleach it whenever she needs to.

Ikea Sofa | Striped Rug | Orb Round Chandelier | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors

In between the living room and playroom, there’s a little pass-thru…

Urn with Moss | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors

…that leads to a half bath:

Rustic Tradtional Bathroom | Ashley Gilbreath Interiors

Don’t eeeeeven get me started on that sink she found at Scott’s in Atlanta. (#MollyShannon #JeannieDarcy)

I just stood there and started at it for a while before hugging it goodbye. 😉


If you missed the other posts about this renovation and you’d like to go back and check them out, just click on these links:

Old Cloverdale House Renovation

Old Cloverdale House Renovation – Walls, Floors and Ceilings

Old Cloverdale House Renovation – Paint and Fixtures

Old Cloverdale House Renovation – Kitchen and Dining Room Reveal

Ashley and her hubby are in the process of hunting for their next fixer upper to renovate, and I can hardly wait to see what they choose! Ashley, you better call me the second y’all have your new keys! 😀

PS- If anyone is interested in checking out the listing for Ashley’s current home, click here: 1215 Felder Avenue, and if you’d like to connect with Ashley, click here: Parish

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  1. Stephanie Lyn Moore says

    What can you tell me about the plaid chairs. brand, purchased where?

  2. says

    Wow, yes! That sink! It is gorgeous. And I especially love the little light fixture on the living room ceiling. Beautiful photos as always!

  3. Angie W says

    Where does she find all these gorgeous things? I loved everything – lamps, chairs, tables and that bathroom sink!!! Oh my.

  4. Debbie says

    OMG – that is so beautiful. I can only imagine you being there with your camera…..they are so blessed to have that lovely home!

  5. says

    I wonder what it would take to convince my hubby to see what is hiding up under the stucco ceiling in our living room 😉 Beautiful!

  6. Lori says

    This is a beautiful home! It makes me want to buy it and move to Montgomery, AL. :)

  7. says

    Hi Layla:)
    Absolutely stunning! Do you know the color of paint that was used on the walls in the half bath ?


  8. Hilary says

    I love the curtains in the playroom! Where are they from? Or where is the fabric from?

  9. Donna Bezanson says

    The transformation is beautiful…makes me want to move in!! Could you please tell me where they got the sliding door hardware? The styles I have seen advertised have large metal pieces to attach the door, this one is very simple…I really like it.

    Thanks in advance for the info!

  10. Wendy says

    Thanks for highlighting this awesome transformation! Curious about the ikea sofa…the link doesn’t work properly. Could you provide more details about it? Did she have a custom slip made for it?

    • Layla says

      There isn’t a link, but I don’t think she had a custom slipcover made, Wendy. I’ll double check with her though! 😀

      • wendy says

        so weird…your word “inexpensive” is hyperlinked for me, but it goes to the app store for something that has nothing to do with Ikea…probably just spam on my computer. Thanks for asking her, though!

  11. Lisa W. says

    THIS house is JUST beautiful!!!!!!!! WOW,, just awesome!! I would of been like a kid in a candy store too, I SO SO SO get what your saying on the sink, gosh that kinda stuff just makes me HAPPY, I to would of hugged that sink goodbye too!

    Thanks for sharing this gorgeous home, truly made my day. I’m heading back to look at those pics one more time:)

  12. Leslie says

    So beautiful! I love the wood ceiling. Can you tell me where that is from or what to look for so I can find it up my way in CT?
    Thanks for all your postings and pictures. So inspirational.

  13. Emily says

    Absolutely beautiful! Are the awnings clad in copper or tin or something else? Considering doing these on our house.

  14. Caroline says

    Can you provide information on the IKEA sofa? I don’t see that they make a two cushion version of the white slipcovered sofa. Thanks!