Painted Front Door

Our Cabin Gets Color

By Erin Huffstetler | 04/20/2015 | 2 Comments

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I picked out our paint colors for the cabin months ago, and I’ve had the paint sitting in the basement ever since. We’ll, I’m excited to say I finally got to pull that paint out of storage and put it to use. Here’s a first peek at my picks:

The front door got two coats of Sherwin Willam’s Grays Harbor (SW 6236). I really like the way it contrasts with the weathered oak siding.

Painted Back Door

And the back door got the same treatment.

Cabin Floors

But, to me, the most exciting part is the floors. We laid pressure-treated plywood throughout the cabin (not fancy, but super durable). Then, we caulked the seams, and gave the floors two coats of Sherwin William’s Country Squire (SW 6475).

And now that we have that knocked out, we get to start moving furniture up! I’ve been saving stuff in the basement for 13 years, just waiting for this moment. I can’t wait to see how it comes together, and to share it with you guys.

We still have lots of work to do — siding, wiring the cabin, finishing out the walls and ceilings … and the list goes on and on, but this feels like a big step forward.

Apple Tree Buds

While we were there over the weekend, I walked down to the pond to check on the apple tree that I spotted last summer. It’s absolutely covered with buds!

Second Apple Tree

And I spotted a second apple tree that I hadn’t noticed before! It’s a lot smaller than the first tree, but it’s covered in blooms, too. I’m going to bring some of my codling moth traps up on our next trip, and see what happens. Maybe we’ll be harvesting apples in the fall.

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  1. Enjoy reading about your cabin progress very interesting and exciting.
    Looking forward to your finished cabin.

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