Thursday, June 10, 2010

Log Cabin Projects

We've had our log cabin for almost 3 years now and there's still many projects to complete. But here's a few things we completed recently......(after I promised Greg I'd make his favorite dinner and have a cold beer waiting for him!)

Greg painted our plain ole door a nice hunter green. Now I want to dress up the side and front deck with adirondack chairs, a bench with pillows and a margarita machine.







We have a sloping lot so we wanted to make it simpler to get to the lake side. Greg is installing some stairs. Scout said it doesn't matter to her, she'll still pole vault them and land a perfect 10 on the ground!







Oh, and did I mention that our resident chipmunk is doing some landscaping of his own?!





27 comments:

The Retired One said...

those chippies will definitely sculpture out it's own landscaping for sure! Be careful..one dug up bulbs on me last year! ha
On a side note, what kind of paint did he use on that door? We have metal doors like that in a few places and I was afraid regular paint would streak...did he use spray paint and was it made for metal rather than wood? I would like to paint ours...
thanks for any info you can give me!

itsJUSTme said...

Ah a margarita machine, now you're talkin'! Door looks fab!

Mildred said...

Hi Shelley, I love the green door and Greg's steps look great. You will have so much fun decorating the porch. That chipmunk is the cutest!

Sandi Keene said...

Love the green door!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I just hope that the Chipmunks don't dig holes under and around your house. They have made a mess of our driveway--and flowerbeds ---and the areas near the house... They dig DEEP and cause alot of destruction. Cute little guys---but we hate 'em!!!!

Congrats to Greg for building the steps for you and also the new green door...

What's the latest on the loons?
Hugs,
Betsy

Daisy said...

More nut trees! YES! I think so too. :D

I can just see that porch all decked out the way you'd like it. The door looks great!

Cassie said...

Dear Shelley, I'm glad you did this post and mentioned that it's been 3 years since you raised your cabin---YOU were the one who got me addicted to blogging!! I read about your blog in one of my log cabin magazines and went online to find it. The rest, is history!! So, Congrats and Thank you!! You were one of my inspirations.
xx-Cassie

Cassie said...

Oh I forgot: we have forest green trim around our doors at the cabin. AND I want to join you when you get the margarita machine!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the green door! Look at that chipmunk! We have one that scampers all over our front porch. He recently has begun to did holes in my newly made garden beds....bad chipmunk!

The Good Cook said...

I just recently found your blog and am interested in all things LOG! We are building a log home on our newly purchased acreage in upstate NY. LOVE the green. I have already picked the green shingles for our roof. Next week the contractor is building our barn - log of course and the same green (doors, roof, windows) is being used for the barn.

I'll be following your progress as you complete projects as soon it will be our major project!

Just a little something from Judy said...

What fun...you are sharing more posts and I enjoy seeing more pictures. I like the choice of paint color on the door. The chipmuck was so cute. Keep the nature photography coming. I find it so interesting.

Busy Bee Suz said...

So cute Shelley.
You had me at margarita machine.

Jen said...

Funny how a guy will do just about anything for food and beer. Well, what ever get them crack-a-lackin'....

Debbie said...

I love your green door! Green is probably my favorite color next to the yellow of a sunflower! Good luck with all your projects. I especially like the plans for the porch... ah... a margarita machine! It sounds perfect!

I am gonna miss being able to check your blog and read what is going on at the cabin. Its going to be a long seven weeks... :(

*hugs*
Take Care,
Debbie

Brandi said...

WOW! I can't believe it has been almost three years! I love the green door!!!

m&em said...

Great looking Door. Love the color.

grammy said...

Love the green door
I also love red doors (o;
we have neither...lol
There will always be a work project won't there
we have so many here
Do you live at the cabin full time? Lust wondered

John Poole said...

Hmmmm...seems like Greg has his work cut out for him. But what is your role in all this Shelley? Quality control, I bet!

Three years..wow! Just about as long as I've been in my house. Time sure flies, doesn't it? But the work never ends!

Hope you guys have a great weekend, and tell that chipmunk to check with the squirrel if he's running outta nuts! :-)

~John

Charli and me said...

I like the green for the door. Very pretty. I can't believe you got the picture of the fox! You take the most amazing pictures. I just had a margarita the other night. That sounds like a delicious way to relax on your deck.

bennie and patsy said...

Your green door is perfect.
Patsy

74WIXYgrad said...

But you guys are doing such a marvelous job. And nut trees would be a good thing.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This is such a beautiful home Shelley and I am sure it must be wonderful to live in it. Here we do not make much use of logs as everything is bricks and it does not blend in very well with the environment.

Rural Rambler said...

So, I am curious. What is Greg's favorite dinner?! The door looks great! Those little chipmunkers are cute but man they are pests :) Our nut trees are already going crazy this year!

Rose Haven said...

Sometimes it seems the work never ends, doesn't it? But, the hard work always pays off with beautiful results. Enjoy!

Dar said...

You are further along than we are and we have had our cabin in the woods for nearly 10 yrs. already....time just gets away when we cannot always be there. Nice work...we painted our doors green too...love the woodsy look, besides, it's just a cabin thing to do.
Now, about that margarita machine?
I'll be right there.

Shelley said...

Retired One - Joan - Will have that answer for you next weekend when I look at his paint can - :-)

Wendy - thanks! Margaritas are ready!

Mildred - Thank you! I love the chipmunks too - one will come to my hand to snatch a peanut!

Sandi - thank you, it was so much better than the boring white!


Betsy - The Loons still hadn't nested a 2nd time when I was last there. Hopefully I'll have some good news next weekend....

Daisy - those chipmunks and birds are eating me out of nuts and home, I will have to plant some trees/bushes - ha!

Cassie - I have an extra special margarita for you!! :-) I'm so happy we connected!

Busy Bee Suz - I knew that my margarita machine would lure you in! Ha!

Penny - hope your chipmunks start behaving! :-)

Jen - did you know that Greg's favorite phrase is "crack-a-lacking" and he even remembers your name - he'll say, I better do what your blogger friend Jen says and get crack a lacking - ha!!

Grammy - For now the cabin is our vacation home. We hope to build another one in the future and make it our permanent one. :-)

Rural - Greg's fave dish of mine is my Baked Rigatoni. I can even get him to go grocery shopping for that!

Debbie - I am going to miss you too! But I'm so happy for your summer adventure - look forward to hearing about it!

The Good Cook - so glad you stopped by!! I'll be by to see you too!

Judy - glad you like my nature photography. My sister was asking me the other day when I was going to start taking photos of people, lol!

Brandi - glad you like it! Hope your cutie granddaughter is doing well!

M&AMP - thank you so much!

John - you pegged it, I'm quality control! Now I just need a badge - ha!

Charli - glad you liked the fox! Aren't summer nights the best for margaritas?!

Patsy - Muchas Gracias!

Wixy - thank you! I feel like we've been big procrastinators!

Joan - I love the logs too - makes me feel connected to nature! :-)

Rose Haven - you are right! I am guessing my work will never end until my grave!

Dar - I'm glad to hear you don't think we're doing too bad! I feel like we have a million things to do yet!

Prim2Pink said...

Love the green door. It fits right in with the 'woodsy' decor.
You better make those porch chairs comfy!!! I can just picture you sitting there waving at the neighbors. Maybe they will come on over now that you're going to have steps up to the cabin. LOL