Sunday, March 6, 2011

Finishing the Cabin Basement

We've had the cabin for almost three years now and we've finally reached the point to finish our walk-out basement. I'm looking forward to using it as additional entertaining space. Greg has visions of putting animal heads on the wall....seriously, he's going to get me kicked out of my membership to Defenders of Wildlife & The National Wildlife Federation! :-)

Anyways, we decided to do the walls in tongue & groove wood to continue our theme. One of my unnamed relatives likes to remark about our cabin "it's too bad you don't have a wall to paint." It's a log cabin! And also I'm too lazy to paint walls......hee,hee!

Here's phase 1 - first wall is done and so is the stair landing.









Anyways, while Greg is dreaming about his potential man cave, I'm thinking about where the wine cellar is going to go......

26 comments:

Daisy said...

It looks great, Shelley! Must have been a lot of work, but it looks beautiful. :)

Catherine Holman said...

It looks great already! Love the wood!
Hugs,
Cathie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Shelley, That will be so neat.... It's looks good so far. AND I'm sure that your Sweetie will let you do whatever you want to do down there... (That's the duty of the husband, isn't it??? ha ha)

Don't EVER paint the log cabin. I love it like it is --and if you once paint, you'll have to continue it forever... Yuk..
Hugs,
Betsy

Mildred said...

This will be so nice! John and I have similar discussions when decorating a room or choosing its function!!! Good luck Shelley!

Judy said...

That is so beautiful Shelley!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This will be so nice Shelley. I can see the wine cellar too; sans dead animals! ;)

Jeanette said...

Really nice! Looks like it's going to be pretty awesome like the rest of your cabin!

grammy said...

I love the wood. No paint!!!!
Men...why do they think they need a man cave??? (o:

The Retired One said...

Gorgeous! Our entire house except for parts of the basement) is done in tongue and groove..I so agree that I love it and would have it no other way. Greg would love our man cave..we did a big room in the basement with old barn wood walls and have a ton of taxidermy wildlife down there. We call it the "cabin room" Of course, we put a tv and a couch in there for lounging too. Helps a lot when we want to watch different TV shows. ha

Rural Rambler said...

Shelley that wood work is gorgeous! I am with you though, get that baby finished and get the wine cellar in! Oooo I know it is going to be so cozy just like the rest of the cabin. Maybe you could talk Greg out of the animal heads on the walls. I KNOW YOU could talk him out of that idea.

Wall-to-wall books said...

First thing I said when I saw the first picture - "Wow!"
Looks amazing Shelley!

April said...

Oh, how pretty, Shelley! The wood makes it look so warm and cozy! Can't wait to see it all finished!

joated said...

Sure does look nice.
Terry insisted there be some walls with sheetrock. Me? I'd prefer the wood like you've got but have to agree that a little painting surface (or a place to hang needlework) isn't a bad thing.

As for the "man cave" vs. "wine cellar" all I can say is, "What's the conflict?"

(Oh. And I agree with Greg vis-a-vis the head mounts. Although Terry sides with you. I can't hang anything less than a 10-point and I've yet to get that. :-( )

Canadian Cottager said...

Beautiful cabin. Looks sooo cozy! Love your blog. Very inspiring!

Mel said...

You've been featured at Mel's Cabin for building a beautiful basement that would look good in her cabin!
Mel

cathy mosier said...

Hey shelley! i love your cabin! very pretty!.
I don't live in mine, it is a weekend hide away from the world...
I just love decorating and playing there, i look forward to every Friday!

Rose Haven said...

Shelley, that certainly will be a wonderful space - and I'd be looking for the place to put the wine cellar, too!!

Debbie said...

I was traveling through blog sites today, unexpectedly found your site. What a relaxing hour I spent enjoying the cabin! Beautiful!!!!
Will be back to visit soon! I am new at this; but intend to get busy with a site of my own!!

Blessings and fun times,
Debbie

Debbie said...

Shelly,

I was rambling through blogs today, and happened to enjoy an hour of your site. What a beautiful cabin and surroundings!

Blessings and happy times,

Debbie

Knatolee said...

That's pretty funny; I just did a basement post too! Your basement is MUCH more attractive than mine. :)

Jane's In The Jungle said...

That will look great and love those stairs!!!

Patsy said...

Beautiful I love it!

A. Joy said...

Great project to work on while it's cold and nasty outside! So fun to think of all the possibilities that new space could make for you!

Karen said...

I'm with you GIRL! It's all about the wine!
It all looks so great! I envy you! You are going to have such fun decorating and making it your own. YAY!
Hugs! Karen

Irene said...

Warm and cozy! Enjoy!

Omi said...

Lovely, I particularly like the half log stairs :)