Old Cloverdale House Renovation – Walls, Floors and Ceilings!

Kevin and I stopped by Ashley’s house yesterday to see how the renovation was coming along. She and her family are still planning to move in in a couple of weeks, so they’re racing towards the finish line now!  Here’s what the front of the house looked like a week ago…

Ashley Gilbreath House | Old Cloverdale | Montgomery | Alabama

…and here’s what (part of) it looked like yesterday:

Ashley Gilbreath | Spanish Style House

The parapet (the tall, wood extension on the front of the house) is really starting to look like it was always there now, isn’t it? 😀

Here’s another look at the back of the house last week…

Ashley Gilbreath House | Old Cloverdale

…and here’s how it looked as of yesterday:

Ashley Gilbreath House | Parapet

That’s going to be the master bedroom on the left, and there will be a courtyard off that and the breakfast room where those french doors are. Here’s a shot of the breakfast room (and kitchen) from inside the house now:

Ashley Gilbreath | Kitchen Renovation

Remember what it looked like last week?

Ashley Gilbreath Kitchen

Over in the living room, things have changed quite a bit too. Last week:

Ashley Gilbreath | Living Room | Old Cloverdale | Alabama

This week!

Wood Ceiling | Rustic | Spanish Style | Ashley Gilbreath

I love that Ashley is re-using that old wood on the ceiling. It was salvaged from underneath the old roof and they just gave it a good brushing off before they tacked it back up.

Here’s a peek at the master bedroom…

Ashley Gilbreath | Master Bedroom

…and here’s a look down the hallway outside that door:

Ashley Gilbreath | Hallway | Renovation

Quite a change from last week’s view from the other direction:

Ashley Gilbreath | Hallway

The laundry room is coming along great, too:

Ashley Gilbreath | Laundry Room

Don’t you just love that door? Ashley is using salvaged doors on every room in the house. They’re all just hanging in place right now, and they’ll eventually be refinished with fresh coats of paint. I can’t wait to see how those turn out!

We’re heading back over there on Thursday, and I look forward to posting another “Ashley update” next week. She said that cabinetry, fixtures and other “fun stuff” is coming in this week, and I know she’s really looking forward to moving in on the 6th.

Backyard Renovation

I know she’s looking forward to shooing that big Cat out of her backyard, too. 😉

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  1. says

    I love everything about this house – I want to move in myself! Oh well, I’m bookmarking and saving these pics so that I can (hopefully) recreate Ashley’s ideas when I get my own house….;)

  2. says

    Love a good renovation! So happy to see real renovation pics. It’s fun to see the whole process. The house is going to be fabulous!

  3. says

    Love watching the transformation. Reminds me of our renovation & how I am so thankful we are nestled into our home now. Their contractor is making fast progress! Love the wood ceiling adds so much character.
    On another note, question for ya Layla:). Will you be hosting a Holiday Link Party this year in December? I know you normally do, but wasn’t sure if maybe I missed a post about it:)

  4. says

    Wow! Progress is moving quickly. I love the texture of the salvaged doors, painted brick, and wood ceiling. Looking forward to next week :).

  5. Marisa Franca says

    These pictures will be a great reminder for them in the future. Their contractor and workers are doing an excellent job trying to meet the deadline.

  6. Beth L says

    Wow, they have a TON of work to get done to move in that quickly. How exciting, though. Low the wood ceiling & doors.

  7. says

    I am LOVING your posts about your friend Ashley’s house! The changes look amazing. Can’t wait to see the final renovation + whatever she does to decorate!

  8. deb says

    I can’t believe it’ll be ready by next week…but considering what they’ve accomplished since last week, I guess anything’s possible! Looks fantastic…

  9. Sherri Farrell says

    I don’t understand the front, the way it looks from the backside of the house. Are they leaving it that way? Or is it different looking in real life?

    • Layla says

      Hmmmm. I’m not sure what part you don’t understand, Sherri. I’d love to help clarify though! 😀 There are no awnings on the front yet. Maybe that’s what you’re referring to?

      • WendyMI says

        I’m wondering if Sherri is confused by the same part that confuses me: the parapet appears to form the entire front of the house, but then when you show the back view the parapet is at the BACK of the dining room so there would be rooms in FRONT of the parapet.

        That’s the part that confuses me, anyways. :)

        I absolutely LOVE the current condition of the master bedroom door with the little heart. Please tell me she’ll keep it like that for awhile??