Before and After Cabin Makeover

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I'm excited to share our cabin renovation with you all. Our family had this one room cabin that had never received any love. With lots of work, I think we were able to drastically transform the space.

BEFORE: The ceiling was water-stained and coming down. The wall paneling and the flooring was peeling.
The windows were functional as were the doors. The whole space though felt cramped and unusable. To make the space more open, we ripped down the ceiling to expose the beams and roofline. That opened the space up drastically! We painted the ceiling but kept the wood beams bare. We installed paneling (get the full-how to here) and I feel like we did it in a way that is modern without dating the space. We also put in new flooring in under three hours (see the how-to here). New trim, extending the roofline to help with water issues, building up the walls with the new interior ceiling and more all contributed to the overall feel of the space.
Ready to see.... Almost everything in this space was a DIY or it was thrifted!
The cabinet hides everyday essentials such as bug spray, matches, towels, flashlights, and more. My dad picked it up a flea market and I think it fits perfectly in the cabin.
The flag was one that my Grandparent's had hanging outside their house for years. I hung it up on some bamboo sticks above the bed to really have that be the focus. The bench is a DIY which you can find in the link below to my main cabin reveal on my blog (where there are lots more pictures). The wood wall art pice to the right of the nightstand is another DIY.
Overall this cabin exceeded our expectations. I think taking down the ceiling to expose the roofline was the best choice we made. It also allowed us to put in two ceiling fans. Before, the ceiling was so slow (like around 7ft!) so ceiling fans or any lighting was a problem. We use the ceiling fans a ton but also have a wall-mounted air conditioner (see it above the flag) as well. To the left of the backdoor sits a simple hairpin leg table. Around the corner of the table sits a small stand with a tv and a microwave. As you can tell, this is a rustic cabin. We have a kitchen sink setup on the front porch which we conserve rain water as well as bringing filtered water in. So... tell me! What do you think of this makeover?

Suggested materials:

  • Paneling  (Lowes)
  • Cedar Trim  (Flea Market)

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