Saturday, June 21, 2008

Getting Loony in the Log Home

In keeping with my Loon theme for our log home, Greg & I went out searching for a nice Loon picture to hang on the large wall in our dining area. (Please note that I am doing things backwards as I still don't have a dining table - but that's the way I operate - ha,ha!) We found this picture (on sale!) at the Call of the Wild Museum in Gaylord. If you look at the picture closely, you can see the Loon parents with their 2 chicks looking at a log cabin (of course!) Just perfect for us!
To round out our "loon fever" - we went to the lake to see if the nesting pair of loons had their babies yet - and to our delight they did! They were very far away from my camera but I'll still post those shots later this week.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Window ledges in the log home

The front wall of our log home is a half log wall. This was due to the many windows we have in this wall and the fact that it faces the lake side. (The rest of the home is a full round log.) A result of this half-log wall are these deep window ledges. I love them! I'm trying to decide between making window seats or just using them as another display area for plants, pictures, etc.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Increasing the size of the Log Home Kitchen

Our humble log home is under 1,500 square feet so we had to get creative with making the best use of space. In the kitchen, I added a bar top complete with 4 bar stools to the kitchen counter so we would have extra seating area for the overflow crowd in our dining room. Now I'm on the hunt for the perfect dining table - it all takes time!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Loon theme at the Log Home

As many of you know, we decided to name our log home "The Loons Nest." I love Loons and a pair occupies the lake nearby. I want to incorporate this theme tastefully. I already have a Loon themed bathroom so I have decided to become a "reasonable" collector of wooden Loon decoys. By reasonable - I mean not going overboard and knick-knacking the cabin to death. On top of the kitchen cupboards I have incorporated bird houses, branches w/ the silk green leaves and intermingled it with 2 (so far!) wooden Loon decoys. I found a great one that was reasonably priced at Moose R Us - . What do you think??