In Progress: The Franklin Farmhouse

Y’all. It feels like we’ve finally turned a corner with the Franklin Farmhouse. I took on this project nearly a year ago and it has tried my patience more than any other endeavor. (Let’s remember I’m also mother to two small children.) This whole-house reno is moving slower than I would have liked, but I have to remind myself there was A LOT to address. The original floor plan was funky (I’m being generous, here) and not to code. But over the past six months I’ve used the full scope of my skillset to create a house that has an easy flow and, more importantly, meets all the homeowner’s needs. I’ve also reconfigured the layout to rework elements like the death-trap stairs so they are no longer dangerously steep.

There’s still a ways to go until we’re adding the finishing touches, but with fresh paint and handsome dark stained floors it’s getting there. And I’m already so proud of the kitchen. I pushed my boundaries with cerused white oak cabinetry and couldn’t be happier with the results. It just feels like the finish that belongs in the house—you know?

Here’s a sneak peek of where things currently stand. Can’t wait to show you the completed home later this year!