Decor

How to Care for a Refinished Cast Iron Sink

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Nothing says ‘country decor’ more than a vintage cast iron sink.  Except maybe a log cabin.  Or a big pick-up truck.  But nothing says ‘botulism’ or some other sort of nasty bacterial infection more than a vintage cast iron sink that’s been scratched and chipped and generally uncared for to the point where you couldn’t […]

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How to Renovate a Heritage Log Cabin Interior – DIY Style

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Renovating an old, heritage log cabin, DIY style (and inexpensively), isn’t really something I had on my bucket list.  Nor did I ever think I’d ever even live in one.  But in 2008 when I decided to pack up my son and finally leave the city to pursue my dreams of rural self-sufficient living, our […]

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Our Little Log Cabin has been Featured at Motherearthnews.com!

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Just a quick note – our little antique hand-hewn log cabin has been featured on the main Mother Earth News site – in two places!!  Here are the links: Mom and Son in a 650 Square Foot Cabin – It Exudes Cozy and a Whole Lotta Love 5 Solutions to Living Without Closets – from […]

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Closet Alternatives – 5 Ideas for Living without Closets (without Renovating or Spending a Lot)

I love looking through home decor magazines, with all those houses that sprawl over thousands of square feet, or have been recently renovated to the tune of $200K.  Closets and nifty storage units spill out from the pages, beautiful rolling drawers are tucked into every nook and cranny, and everything has a place.  For someone […]

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Mixing the Old and the New – Old Log Cabin Decor (Part 2)

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Decorating a log cabin, particularly an antique log cabin, is both a joy and a challenge.  Joyful because there’s just something about preserving the past and the countless hours of handwork required to construct the building in the first place, and a challenge because finding furniture and decor that look great with logs (without emptying […]

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Mixing Old and New – Modern Log Cabin Decor (Part 1)

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Decorating a heritage log cabin in a modern, chic kind of way is challenging, to say the least. That fact became clear when my big, gorgeous distressed brown leather couch refused to fit through the narrower-than-standard door. Then the matching chair didn’t fit either. As you can imagine, moving the contents of an urban townhouse […]

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