Projects

Adding an Addition to a Tiny Log Cabin

Adding an Addition to a Tiny Log Cabin

About ten years ago, my friend’s parents bought a tiny log cabin and shoehorned it into her back yard. They have been living in Florida and staying in the cabin for a few weeks or so every summer. Now that they’ve decided to move to […]

Sandra’s Dressing Room Closet

Sandra’s Dressing Room Closet

When Jim married Sandra, he knew she came with stuff. So he built a closet for her. Not just a closet. Sandra’s Dressing Room Closet. Sandra spent a lot of time on Pinterest planning the closet. Together they made her dream closet a reality. First, […]

Changing the Rest of the Door Knobs

Changing the Rest of the Door Knobs

The house came with Satin Nickel door hardware. I don’t really care for Satin Nickel. I bought reproduction glass door knobs. They did not work out. Old door knobs use a smaller hole than new door knobs. We could only use them on the closets. […]

Tailgate Spreading Gravel at the Cabin

Tailgate Spreading Gravel at the Cabin

The gravel at the log cabin was beginning to look sad. Cliff told me to call around and see how much gravel we need and what it is going to cost. Sounds like an easy project, but it really wasn’t. After I measured the driveway, […]

Ceiling Medallions in the Dining Room and Entry

Ceiling Medallions in the Dining Room and Entry

Cliff went ahead and put up the ceiling medallions in the entry and the dining room. The ceiling paint is done and we just wanted some progress. Instructions say to put it up with liquid nails and screws. The new polyurethane is so light weight, […]

Pet-Proof Screen for the Front Door

Pet-Proof Screen for the Front Door

Jack, our German Shepard Chow, used to stare at the door and wait patiently. Geordie, our rescue German Shepard Golden Retriever, paws on the screen and woofs to be let in. If no one lets him in immediately, he gets more and more worried and […]

Classic Design for a Low-Budget A-Frame

Classic Design for a Low-Budget A-Frame

Back in the late ’60s, the American Plywood Association put out a series of books with plans for small houses. Great Ideas for Second Homes: A Portfolio of 20 Distinguished New Designs in Plywood Paperback by American Plywood Association 1969 The book has been out […]

Replacing Deteriorating Log Cabin Porch Supports

Replacing Deteriorating Log Cabin Porch Supports

Meanwhile back at the cabin. Some of the supports to the front porch of the log cabin were deteriorating. Cliff had put in additional supports, just to be safe, since we often have 20 or more people over for barbecues. My brother came over to […]

Glass Door Knobs

Glass Door Knobs

The new house comes with satin nickel door knobs. I’m not a fan. They have some very nice options you can choose instead, but I really love the rose gold door knobs on the log cabin. I decided I would move the satin nickel ones […]

New Island Pendant for the Log Cabin

New Island Pendant for the Log Cabin

This is the island pendant we picked out for the log cabin. I love the look! The right lighting makes all the difference. We put copper light switch and outlet covers everywhere and the cabin. The door knobs are all rose gold. This is perfect […]