Friday, June 8, 2018

Sneak Peek of Mountain Cabin

Are you ready to see the inside of my new mountain cabin?
OK, here's a little sneak peek.

Closing went off without a hitch and the cabin is now all mine. 
The previous owner left everything behind in the cabin but the generator
so we've had a lot to sort through and either donate, recycle, throw away or keep. 
It's been quite a job but fun and exciting. 


We met the owner and her friend who were real mountain women.
They seemed very happy that someone bought their cabin 
who genuinely loved it and would take good care of it. 


The first thing that happened when we arrived was a scary hoot.
I had the keys to the cabin in hand when I stepped on the deck 
which has over an inch of space between the old boards. 
That's when I dropped the keys and they fell right though the deck onto the ground underneath. 
Not having anything to retrieve them, I got down on hands and knees 
and slithered under the deck to grab the keys Won't do that again!

So here is the living space inside the 366 square-foot cabin. 
It was jammed full of stuff including a table and chairs, cardboard boxes overflowing with newspapers and cereal boxes, and, of course, the ginormous generator. 
Here's a  before picture.


And here's the same space cleaned out.
Seems so much bigger. 


Did you notice the lovely toilet water tank on the wall above the sink?


That was the first thing to come down. So much better. 
The little kitchen area was jampacked with everything 
from dishware to cleaning products to lots of old canned goods. 


Gone!
Notice the toilet tank is gone. 


There must have been a zillion old pots and pans on the beautiful old wood stove
and boxes of food, newspapers and firewood on the floor. 
Check out that formica table backsplash!


It's getting there. I removed the backsplash but didn't take a picture of it. 
Trust me. So much prettier now.


By the way, several of our friendly neighbors stopped by to introduce themselves. 
There are only a few on our road.

And speaking of road, here was another neighbor that stopped by 
on the way to the cabin on our very bumpy road. 
Besides the antelope, chipmunks also showed up to welcome us.


It's been such fun planning what we'll do with the little cabin.
I have a million ideas!


We're looking forward to making it our own but first we have to get rid of a lot of stuff. 
I hope you'll follow along as we tackle a long to-do list and start decorating western style.

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30 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!! This is going to be so much fun.

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  2. A lovely cabin indeed. I know you'll make it into the fabulous sanctuary you've been looking for. Congratulations on finding this diamond in the rough.

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    1. Thanks Monika! Sanctuary is the perfect description of this little gem. Hugs, Pat

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  3. This is such a little jewel. It's going to be fun going along with you as you make it your own.

    Have fun ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thank you Lorraine! Yes, come along with me. It's going to be exciting. Hugs, Pat

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  4. Oh, goody this is going to be so fun, you work i watch,lol!! No i am just kidding it looks like a lot of work but, know you are excited to see how it transforms into a cute little cozy hide-a-way. So very excited for you.

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    1. Thanks so much Marlene. This kind of work is actually a lot of fun. Want to join me? Ha. Hugs, Pat

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  5. I absolutely love the cabin , location, neighbors, and mountains. What fun you will have fixing up this little gem. Won't it be nice to have someplace to get away from all the traffic and people? We are really excited to see it in person. Won't be long.

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    1. Hi Jan! I can't wait for you both to see it. I'm sure you'll love it as we do. Counting the days. Hugs, Pat

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  6. This is an exciting time! Its pretty interesting seeing how folks made do with what they had...lots of imagination for sure!

    Enjoy the process of making this gem your own!

    Jane

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    1. Hi Jane! Yes, I want to keep it pretty rustic and fit into nature. We do have propane though so it's not all rustic living! Hugs, Pat

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  7. Pat, congratulations! I LOVE it! That quirky water tank was a hoot! Yankee ingenuity at its finest. :) I can't wait to see what magic you spin on this!

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    1. Thanks so much Rita! I love it too and can't wait to get my wand out! Now where did I leave that thing. Hugs, Pat

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  8. What was the water tank on the wall used for? What a wonderful old stove!!

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    1. Hi Carole! I'm not 100% sure what the water tank was for but since it had red and blue water lines attached to it, I'm assuming it was a holding tank for use at the sink but who knows. It was somebody's style, just not mine. Yes, that stove is to die for. I just have to figure out how to use it. Any tips? Hugs, Pat

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  9. I am so excited for you! This little cabins is really in excellent shape, it doesn't look like you will have to do much beside decorating and putting your stamp on it. The floors, the walls and the windows all look in very good shape and I love, love, love that stove. I think you found a little gem and I can not wait to see what you do with it.
    I am so happy for you!!!
    Connie :)

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    1. Thank you so much Connie! The cabin is in great shape although the "deck" needs some work. I love the stove too but have no idea how to use it. Do you have any tips? Have a wonderful week, Pat

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  10. Oh my what a perfect little cabin! It is lovely does it have electric just wondering but I would still love it without any electric or running water. The stove is fabulous bought a place on the bay of Fundy on the Canadian border and it had a stove such as this I would put orange peels ontop and the whole little house would become aromatic with the scent of oranges. Love the wildlife this will be such an enjoyable journey for you. Bonne chance et profitez!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I'm so excited about this cabin; it's all I think about. It does not have electricity (which is OK with me) but it does have propane for the stove. I love your suggestion about the orange peels. Do you know how to use a wood stove like this? I'm asking readers for tips. Hugs, Pat

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  11. This is so exciting! You are living the dream. :)

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    1. Thanks Stacey. Can't wait to go back up to the cabin. Still lots of clean-up before we can decorate. Although I may sneak a few things up next time! Hugs, Pat

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  12. What an improvement already! I know it will be just fabulous after you work your magic! Just wanted to let you know that SYC now goes live at 7 a.m. MST on Thursday morning.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks so much Jann! It will be so fun to decorate once it's all cleaned out. Hope you stay tuned. Hugs, Pat

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    1. Thank you Catherine! Let the journey begin! Hugs, Pat

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  14. Looks like a lot of potential! Did you have to hire someone special to do the home inspection, or do they all do log cabins?

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    1. Thanks Nancy! We didn't have an actual inspection. Instead we had well, septic and propane inspections by specialists in each area. All good. Hugs, Pat

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  15. So sweet, you are going to enjoy this get-away cabin. Looking forward to the special touches you will incorporate.

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    1. Thank you Ann!I can't wait to get it all cleaned out so I can start doing the fun stuff. Hugs, Pat

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