Meet Our Wilderness Wonderland…
Happy Monday! It is a new week and a super duper busy one actually! Thank goodness I finally woke up this morning feeling better. Last Wednesday I literally woke up feeling like I had been hit by a train. Like could not put one foot in front of the other exhausted and it did not let up one bit until today! Five straight days of wanting to sleep, sleep, sleep and I am NEVER like that! I did finally get some sinus symptoms which made me a little less worried but I was still concerned maybe my anemia had kicked back in like something crazy. Hopefully it was just a virus though and all will be back to normal this week! My girls each have a game they are twirling in tonight and tomorrow night. We are also celebrating Winnie’s 5th birthday with family tomorrow night after Addison’s game and then again at a jumpy place with her sweet little friends in two weeks. I thought I would spare our family from that fun. LOL. Wednesday I have several blog meetings and then Thursday Mark is getting started on the renovation of our new home! Eeeeekkkk! Is is Thursday yet???
As you may have read in my post “We Are Under Contract“, we have purchased a new home. A second home that we will be enjoying and also actually renting out sometimes as well. It is in the same community where we have owned several other homes over the last 11 years and a place that we absolutely LOVE. It is our happy place and somewhere we try and escape to every free chance we can get! Since selling our former cabin last February, we have been keeping our eye out for something fabulous to come onto the market. As in Mark and I stalk their real estate page weekly and e-mail each other options. We have looked at quite a few homes here and there while staying at my Dad’s cabin over the last year yet nothing screamed POTENTIAL. After owning several other homes, we had built up quite a mental list of what we wanted… a home that needed work but not TOO much work (no structural issues or total guts)… a home with great bones… a home with a view… a home not too far inside of the neighborhood (some can take up to 30min to get to once inside the gate!)… a home with a good driveway (a serious issue in a mountain community)… a home that had at least three bedrooms… a home that we would want to keep FOREVER. Definitely not picky as you can see ;-).
Almost two months ago now, we stepped inside our dream cabin. A home that is super easy to get to, a home that is convenient to all of the community ammenities, a home with a great driveway, a GORGEOUS view and so much potential I can hardly stand it! After several small headaches involving the appraisal, we finally closed on our new home two weeks ago. Since everything we want to do is mainly cosmetic, we were able to enjoy our first weekend there before work commences this week! So here is your first BEFORE tour of #ourwilderness wonderland…
XOXO, Brittany Hayes
Ashley- At Home with Ashley says
Wow! It has SO much potential! I’m excited to see what you do! I personally am dying to see all of that wood painted white- although that would be a pain to do. What a view!
Brittany Hayes says
Thanks girlie! Oh don’t worry we are definitely planning to paint! Will be keeping some of the wood look but most of it will be painted. Thanks for reading girlfriend! XOXO
Paula Harris says
Great bones! What a blank slate to start creating with!
Love it! I sure would like to rent it. Who knows, maybe that will be a possibility?!?!
Can’t wait to see the transformation! I like how open it looks.
Delia Gibbs says
Wow! It kinda remind me of the first one! I am excited to see how you decorate. Congrats and good luck!
Talk about amazing potential! My husband and I recently purchased a house with wood beams and tongue and groove ceilings as well. My dilemma is whether to paint over all the tongue and groove white or to stain it… I’m afraid if I paint over it one day I’ll want to see some wood grain and won’t be able to get that look back. Our ceiling color is more of a light gray wood so if we leave it we could probably make it more modern by only painting the beams either brown or white. I’d love to get your opinion we are planning on painting in the next week and I’m so stressed about making the wrong decision I can’t sleep!
I will be surely following this project. Looks very similar to my log home…. I have been wanting to ‘modernize’ it but afraid to paint the wood. Hoping to get some inspiration !!! good luck
I will surely be following the project. Looks a lot like my house and I want to modernize it -but I am afraid to paint the wood!
I can not wait to see what you do with all of the wood. We purchased a lake house last October with very similar wood. We’ve lived with it this summer trying to figure out what to do with all of it, but I just can’t make a decision. It’s the only thing left we haven’t updated yet. I
Kim Hazel says
Brittany this place is amazing! Can’t wait to see what you do with it! How fun!!
Tell me about the good driveway! We found a BC house we are looking at but the driveway is long steep and winds. Should I stay away??
Looks awesome…I know you’ll make it even better! Can. You recommend any to rent in Big Canoe so we could try out the area? I can’t tell what places are near the ammenties.
Lois Turner says
Just simply lovely!! Love the wood like it is & probably anyone who would want to rent would love it. Looks awesome like a cabin should. So HAPPY happy for ya’ll!! 🙂
So much potential here! I am excited to see what you do with the steps! I have been reading your blog for a few months and love your style! Good luck on the project!!