we almost have a cabin

Now that the goats, ducks and three flocks of chickens have houses and coops and paddocks and playgrounds and runs, we’re back on cabin rebuilt and rehab. And we’re almost done! Yeah, that makes just over two years but it’s been worth the wait. We’re super excited to have some friends over for a celebratory feast. The above photo is the “before” shot when we very first moved here. It’ll be a while before you get an exterior after shot.

Finn’s room has been taped, mudded, textured and primed for months but he only recently decided what color he wants to paint the room. Purple. That’s what happens when you allow a 16 year old to choose paint color (his last bedroom was Batman red with a super hero blue ceiling). Our only stipulation was “it will have a white ceiling” this time. Oh, and “not black” because yes, he had wanted it black. So… purplish it is. Rosy eggplant? Purple Queen Zinnia? I have no idea what you’d technically call this color but I actually like it. The back wall where are the built-in closet and desk will be wasn’t painted but we decided that since it’ll be a fair amount of time before those are built, we ought to just paint it purple for now. Hopefully Finn and I will be working on that within the next day or two and can get a better shot of what the color actually looks like because that picture is a little off.

The living room is now fully drywalled, taped, muddled and primed. After much vacillation we decided to go with Wasabi for the living room color. It matches our new rug and will make us smile. Originally we wanted Frothy Curacao but that’s almost exactly the color of the bathroom. The kitchen will be Kinetic Teal with white upper cabinets and beadboard backsplash with butcher block counters. I’m kind of thinking of doing the lower cabinets a darker hue instead of white but we shall see (thank you Pinterest for the inspiration!). I’m going to start painting the cabinets soon, though the kitchen won’t be completed probably until next year. We’ll have a fridge and a stove but the lower counters, cabinets and sink will be a future addition. Probably spring along with siding.

I originally wanted to do the kitchen cabinets like this, but that might be crazy over-the-top. What do you think? So I’m thinking maybe the tiny little built in shelves between the cabinets. I wish I knew who created this so I could get them credit friend emailed the picture to me.

This is a really old picture and none of the counters or lower cabinets or sink or anything exist. I just wanted to show you the little built in. If I don’t do the mini built-in shelves like the photo I’ll definitely be painting my old buffet similarly (and another matching table that just miraculously happened to be here and when we moved here).

I don’t know if I shared but the bathroom was painted a long time ago, sink installed, etc. Outside of the kitchen, there’s lots of little things we still need like light fixtures (we will use the old ugly ones temporarily), a mattress for Finn, etc. We just want to get our butts in there! Trim is mostly primed and some painted. It will be going up this weekend after we paint the walls which we will either be starting tonight when Paul gets home with paint or tomorrow.

Soon, we’ll post an abundance of unveiling photos. We were going to be moving in next week but we have torrential rains and snow on the horizon. No fun. I’m not moving couches and beds and things in the rain, thank you very much.

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