Today is the day!! Are you ready for the Simple, Rustic and Modern Cabin Renovation? I can’t wait to share it with you guys. For those of you who are just joining in, my family has a one room cabin that we decided to renovate this year. Last year, my Dad renovated his cabin (on the other side of the lake) to make a bunk room off one side. This year, we decided to work together on what we call “the green monster” to get it functional for weekend uses.
I’m happy to say that we achieved our goal! My sister and her husband have stayed out there since we finished it and had a great time.
Let’s look one more time at the before pictures before I show you the after!
Ready to see the after?
Does it feel like a drastic difference? I feel like it does!
As far as decor items go, most were collected (found in my
dungeon basement) or DIY’d.
The table was one of the first DIY projects that Luke and I tackled together. It’s been living in our garage for the past two years as the table for our miter saw. We needed a table at the cabin, so it worked out to move it out there. Those white chairs were some that we had as well. We originally bought them when we first moved in to our home to have for extra seating. Over the past four years, I’ve found a few sets of vintage chairs so the white chairs were given the boot.
The flag used to fly at my Grandparents’ home. It got too dingy for them so they gave it to me a few years back. I just happened to be over there one day and my grandpa mentioned that he was taking the flag to the boy scouts for them to correctly dispose of. First off, I had no idea there were rules concerning the disposal of a flag. Secondly, I couldn’t believe he was getting rid of it. I snatched that up real quick. It’s been sitting at my house for a year or two and I’ve been sad that I’ve never found the perfect spot for it. I’m not sad any longer though, because it was meant to live at the cabin.
My dad wanted to get some storage for the little nook between the door and the wall. He happened onto the perfect piece at a flea market. Can you believe how great it fits there?
This angle is one of the angles of the room that hasn’t quite come together yet. A microwave and a TV will go over here. We were trying to work with pieces that we had and just really hand’t gotten around to figuring out what to do with this little corner.
I think that just about concludes the cabin. It was a fun project to do and definitely a much-needed one.
If you want to see specific details on a project in the cabin; here are the other cabin posts:
Building Walls and Finishing the Ceiling
Extending the Roof To Help With Water Control
How to Install Paneling without it looking like the 70s!
Install Laminate Flooring In Just Three Hours
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Maggie @ Maggie Overby Studios
Wow, what a transformation! I’ve seen some sneaks on snapchat but I love how it all came together, enough wood accents to feel warm and cozy but not overly”cabin.” I think I need a cabin now!
So awesome! Great job!
i really want to yell HOLY S**T! it’s amazing!!!!!! this is such an incredible space now, ashley!
=) Thanks Cassie! It has seriously come a long ways!
That is such an awesome before and after. A masterpiece! You guys did such an amazing job, just love it.
Thanks girl! We really love where it ended up.
Love it!! It turned out so good. Such a great place to make memories with you family!
Thanks so much!
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living
Its sooo great! What a great transformation. Its so light and airy, perfect for a cabin!!
Yes! Thanks Stephanie!
Wow is all I can say! It’s so fantastic…I love EVERYTHING! pinning!
Thanks so much!! We really love how it turned out.
Carol @ CAD INTERIORS
Great job, Ashley (and hubby)!!! The ceiling really transformed the space. Those beams are awesome. The cabin has a cozy “Americana” feel to it, probably because of the flag. 🙂 Love your cabin!
Thanks Carol! I ADORE the beams.
Are you freaking kidding me?! What an incredible transformation! The ceiling is my absolute favorite, but I love it all. Magazine worthy for sure!
Thanks so much! The ceiling is my favorite for sure.
Looks AMAZING! I can’t believe how the ceiling just changes the space. Well done! I’m jealous you have such a fun spot to retreat to! xx
Thanks Charlotte! The ceiling is the stunner for sure.
Love the ceiling and would like to do the same in a cabin we are renovating, but my husband says we must insulate the ceiling cause the tin roof will make the cabin too hot in summer. We live in Texas. Is the ceiling also your roof? Was this a concern where you live? Thank you!
So, we live in Missouri so it’s usually upper 90s in the summer but definitely not over 105. It keeps it cool enough with the window unit and the two fans but I really don’t know how to compare with your climate. Hope that helps! And yes, the ceiling is the roof. =)
Lizzie @ Living Pretty
It’s so cute! Massive transformation – the white Walls and the exposed ceiling make a huge difference, and all the projects you made for it are perfect. And that flag too! Love it all!
Thanks Lizzie! Gotta love the flag. =)
Beautiful job decorating! Love the look!
Thank you! I love how it turned out.
Great transformation! We are in the process of starting to renovate a lake cottage. A little overwhelming but exciting!
It’s always a bit overwhelming to start a new one but the end makes it so worth it. Thanks so much Sherri!
What a fantastic transformation! Good job.
Thanks so much Virginia!
Grandmas House DIY
I am totally in love with that ceiling! Our To grandma’s house we go link party starts over at our place tomorrow morning, would love to see you there!
Me too! the ceiling is my favorite part!
I just LOVE it!!! We are in the process of selling our house and we are buying a log cabin. We are going to finish the basement and I want it to have the same log cabin feeling as the rest of the house. We are talking about using some rustic metal like this for the ceiling!!
Thanks Sheena! Rustic metal for the ceiling is so cool! I bet you are going to love that.