Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cabin Update

I never thought I would say this... but I just want to work at the cabin! WHAT????

I'm really getting excited. I see a picture of how it is going to look finished in my head. I told my husband yesterday... when it is done, it is going to be so beautiful, it will be featured in Log Home Magazine... He laughed and said, "REALLY"? As if I was dreaming, maybe I am... but I think it will be that wonderful. It is good to feel positive (for once) about this project. I've been such a "glass half-empty" person with this one. Maybe it was the carpenter bee's or the black mold, tearing out EVERYTHING in the house, moving exterior walls with a tractor and a telephone pole (and praying the house doesn't fall in) and sanding every square inch of wood inside & out.
Windows on bottom New... top Old
They still need to be trimmed out!
The view with big open widows is amazing
I can't sleep at night because I think about what I'm going to do with our bed(it won't fit in our new bedroom at the cabin and it is the wrong style). I had wanted this bed before we got married. After a few years, I had enough money to buy it and the nightstands... so we went to the most expensive furniture store (the only ones who sold it) in town and bought them. I told my husband I want to die an old lady in this bed (how romantic or is that gross?). Well, I'm fearing one day I will need to get rid of it and I'm sure my kids won't want it! So I lose sleep (I've been losing sleep over the bed now for over one year... and I'm sure it will be years before I need to get rid of it)!

Well, we are 1/2 way done with the windows. 17 down- 16 to go (woo-hoo). Imagine them being trimmed out with nice wood... we aren't there yet!

Also, I have one day's left of prelude (UV primer for wood) then I can put the acrylic gloss on the logs. We did however finish the Master bedroom as we wanted to see how it would turn out. Notice the wood shinny... this is the finish on the master bedroom. The black spots will have tongue and groove and there will be a log placed in between the wall and ceiling


  1. Wow, it is really coming along. My husband always talked about building one of these. Looks beautiful!

  2. You lose sleep over losing your bed? Woman, just store it in the shop until you move into town when you are older.
    I lose sleep over real stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!