Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Cabin

Moving dirt to change the drainage around the cabin.
Leveling out the ground in front of the cabin.
Ethan and Craig working hard
Gibson can sweep like a pro! :)
In March, we called in the pros to move dirt in the driveway and around the cabin. We needed to change the water flow when it rains, since it was running against the foundation and straight under the porch. You can't appreciate grass and concrete until you've stepped out of your car and had your foot sink up to your ankle (or higher!) in mud. Multiply that to 10 feet and you have an insane woman (me) trying to keep the floors clean. One of the many reasons that we take our shoes off at the door. It was a ton of work but so worth it.

Our room consists of a bed and a side chair in
the corner, for catching keys, etc. The rolling
doors were the best idea I had for the cabin. Such
a space saver!
Our 'closet' and the door that closes our room off
from the living room.  The Hemingway quote that I
go to sleep to and wake up to every morning. 
Our room. Simply perfect.
When you are furnishing 1050 square feet for 5 people, you only have room for the basics. Clutter is my arch nemesis, followed closely by dusting. Our bedroom consists of: a bed. The Oh My Deer Hemingway quote is one of my favorites, the fact that it's hand painted is just perfect.

'We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept warm and well together and loved each other. '

I love waking up to it every morning. You can find it here. I wanted greys and browns and white for the entire cabin, to echo Scandinavian design. It's so peaceful and relaxing, everything just blends into the background and 'belongs'. I wanted things that were made by hand, with love, to fill our space. The door hardware is from NW Artisan Hardware. They are fantastic to work with and made quality pieces.  The quilt is by Restoration Hardware and was a splurge, but it is hand quilted and was perfect.

Happy Wednesday, sweet friends!!