16. The Decks & Interior Design

I can’t remember a winter quite so warm and dry. As I write this blog, it’s 70 degrees outside! I took my dog, Kuba, for a walk this afternoon in a t-shirt! A t-shirt in early January, can you believe that?!

As a farmer’s daughter, I’m never too excited about long dry spells. However, in this case, it’s been nice for making progress on the cabin.

Our windows and doors haven’t been delivered yet, but we’re getting close! Everyone took some (much needed) time off for the holidays, and now we’re just getting back into the swing of things.

One of the more notable things we’ve started since our last blog is the decking. Can’t wait to see what it looks like finished! Here are a few pictures of the progress.



This is part of the deck on the backside. Originally, this is all we had planned for decking on the back, but we’re now extending it to cover the whole length of the cabin in the back, rather than just the portion pictured here.

I also had the pleasure of beginning to design the main floor bathroom. We decided to convert Kit’s old wine barrel into a vanity and a stock tank into a bathtub.

Here’s the wine barrel vanity concept we’re working toward.
Here’s the stock tank we plan to convert.

We also met with a company to design the kitchen cabinets, which was a lot of fun! Some people have wrinkled their nose at me when I tell them I selected green cabinets, but I think it will break up all the wood nicely. With wood walls and floors, I was reluctant to select wood stained cabinetry, too. Here’s a picture of the concept I was trying to match.Olive green with black top


Olive green with black top 2
We plan to match the kitchen island to the rock on the fireplace instead of a black painted island like in this picture

The master bathroom tub was delivered, too! I can’t wait to soak in it.IMG_0729

The septic system is also done. Now our poop has a place to go LOL!IMG_0718


Lastly, I was able to make a little progress on the wood carving for one of the nightstands Kit’s making. He’s made a bunch of progress with the furniture, but we’ve neglected to take pictures. I’ll post more soon!

I still have a lot of material to remove, but at least I got the general design cut in.

As always, thank you for following us! We love sharing our experience with everyone. Blessings!

4 thoughts on “16. The Decks & Interior Design

  1. Haha a place for your poop!! I absolutely love the sink idea!! That’s gonna look incredible!! The decks are looking so nice too. Can’t wait to enjoy my coffee sitting on that deck. Also can’t wait to see this “green” Kitchen. 😘

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  2. Now I see all the photos, thanks for the link to connect, love watching the progress and I like the idea of some other than wood colors for the cabinets. I wanted a knotty pine house so bad when I was young and then moved into one and I got tired of everything being the same. K

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  3. Love, love, love the direction you two are going with furnishing your home. The kitchen will be a show stopper (as will the barrel sink, etc.). I think you hit it out of the ballpark with that color of green. I definitely think its woodsy, earthy, absolutely beautiful and will compliment the rest of its surroundings.

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