Sunday, May 3, 2015


As the sign explains this little cabin was originally from Randolph county in North Carolina.
My dad bought it and put it back together on his property in the 1970's.
He went all over the countryside and collected big rocks for the foundation
and the chimney.
The next two pictures shows him in the process of building the chimney.

As you can see in this one it's before a kitchen was added.

Following are some pictures of it all finished.

This was after a kitchen was added.

Through the years we use to have lots of cook outs.
And a lot of porch sitting.

We use to even sell our homemade crafts out of it.

Then over the years it kind of became a place where a lot of stuff was stored.
Well my dad has been slowly trying to move stuff out.
He wants to get it where he can come sit by the fire
 and make it seem more like a living room again.
He's 91 years old and I think if that's what he wants to do
so be it.
I'm in the process of helping him.
We are slowly getting things organized and also brighten up a little.
Here are some pictures of what it's looking like
before the painting and organizing starts.
This is the living room looking at the front door.

This is the opposite side looking at the door leading into the kitchen.

This is a shot looking at the fireplace.
As you can see, some of the logs were painted before he got the cabin.

This is the opposite side from the fireplace.
You can see the ladder leading up to the upstairs.

Here we are in the kitchen.

As you can see it needs a lot of work.

Although I'm not going to do anything upstairs any time soon
I still wanted you to see the space.
This is the fireplace side.

And the opposite side with the ladder.
So lets get started on an update.

This is a little peek at the living room with a little painting done.
It has already brightened it up.

I know I know a lot of you are probably saying
Why are you painting those logs.
Well, not all will be painted, but what is,
has already started to light up the room.
It will look better.
Trust me.

Here's a pic of the nice brown front door.
It's getting a make over too.

Beautiful turquoise!

Please stay tuned for part 2 and probably 3
of the cabin update.
It's going to look great!

He who seeks good finds good will...
Proverbs 11:27


  1. The cabin is so adorable. I love the turquoise door. I understand painting to lighting it up a bit. All that dark wood can make it very...well for lack of a better word...dark. I can't wait to see it finished.

  2. Very interesting Cabin Part 1.........I can't wait to see part 2 and 3. I love to see before and after pictures. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  3. So cozy and quaint! The turquoise door is perfect!

  4. What a wonderfully fun project to work on with your dad. Love to see it unfold. Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  5. Oh what a wonderful project. I LOVE the door transformation. The color is lovely. I'm also looking forward to seeing what it looks like all cleaned up. Such a lovely space, I can totally understand why you dad want's to clean it up so he can enjoy it again. I bet there where a lot of really great memories made in that cabin.

  6. I'm so glad you're doing this for your papa!

  7. Wow, love it...that stove is amazing!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  8. What a beautiful home! Can't wait to see more.

  9. Very nice! Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

  10. This is neat, I love that stove! Thanks for posting. Hello from Farmgirl Friday.

  11. What a fantastic story and lovely cabin. Featuring on The Painted Drawer's Link Party! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. came over from the painted drawer and so glad i did i will follow i wish i could help would love just looking at all the stored goodies xx

  13. Here from The Painted Drawer's Link Party. What a wonderful thing your father did and now you are helping him,it is looking wonderful,thank you so much for sharing. Hope to see more.

  14. Oh MY! This is spectacular. The whole thing. Gifting your dad in the Winter of his life...with a warm cozy cabin and a place to relax in Peace. I bet he loves it when your are finished with it.
    I am going to enjoy seeing this process. Thank you for sharing it with us.