Final post on the cabin--the exterior.
Brad wanted the exterior to be the lowest maintenance possible--metal roof, concrete siding that looks like weathered wood, aluminum windows, and instead of a wood deck, more concrete. It all tied together perfectly.
Remember these trunks that I used as a night stand in my boys' room? They were part of a lot I bought at auction, all pieces monikered as part of Robert Mazet's property. Also part of that lot was this red industrial cart, which mimics the window trim. I wanted rocking chairs that looked a little modern but still worked in a cabin setting.
Rug, Wayfair. Pillows, Costco. Rocking chairs, Target.com
If you look in the picture above, you can see the antique fencing I bought at a flea market last spring. It's now the back of everyone's favorite place to relax.
It's in the prime corner of the porch. View of the Rim and down the driveway and into the living room. Best place to catch the breeze and catch a few winks.
This is the main outside conversation area. and the morning light makes it quite inviting.
I bought this church pew at an auction a long, long time ago. I knew I'd find a place for it, and the plan all along was to place it in the kitchen (against the wall where the chalkboard is now) for extra seating when the house is full, but the space ended up being just a smidgen too narrow and the pew wouldn't work. It found a perfect home on the patio. It's protected from most of the elements because it sits so deep under the porch. I do think I will move it into the garage during the winter.
Bathrooms and laundry
Loft and office
Master and bunk rooms
What are your favorites? Mine, in no particular order:
Antique barn door
Library shelves and ladder
The overall feel of the living room
The view from my bed
I know I said top five, but it was still hard to limit it to six. This project has been such a joy for me, and although I'm a little blue that it's over, I can't wait to start making memories in this place with my family surrounding me, for generations to come.