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  • Writer's pictureJulie Marie

The Creekside Cabin

Updated: Nov 9, 2021

Updating this Cabin on a Budget was a fun journey FULL of trials and errors, and firsts for me! Scroll down the page for before pics- it needed a little TLC! My goal was to update the cabin, add a "Cottage Feel", and make it a little more warm and inviting. I think the goal was achieved! What do you think?

Exterior budget-wise -I had to keep the Roof, so had to work around that! I added Cedar Shake to the Front Porch and on Sides. Front Porch also has a New Door, Bigger Posts and Spindles, and Farmhouse Light Fixtures. We Added a Lower Porch on the Back of House (which is the creekview side), Added a Green Door and Trim to Match the Existing Roof, and a Custom Chimney Cap, and Converted the Garage to a Game Room. See Interior Transformation Below also.

The Creek Cabin Transformation

Before Transformation

This Cabin was a 2BR/2BA and a little "Rough around the Edges" but I Loved Bringing Life Back to it and making the space a little more Inviting! The biggest problems we faced inside was a hodgepodge of multiple types of flooring, previous DIY interior walls and trims that had to go, an outdated basement den and a one car garage that was really too small to fit a car! I added LVP Flooring thru the whole house, added 1/4" drywall over existing bedroom walls and ceilings to give a smoother look, and updated all light fixtures. The living room and kitchen were the first to get a facelift! With new wood plank walls and trim, it was already a night-and-day difference! I added gray-washed wood planks from LOWE'S

to the "bar table nook", and Lime-washed the Fireplace (Visit my "Updating Fireplaces" Blog for full tutorial). The Kitchen Cabinets were

painted Sherwin Williams- Urban Bronze,

and I added new Granite and my go-to White Subway Tile Backsplash. I also Bought my Favorite Kitchen Island I have bought for several homes- Pueblo Kitchen Island from FurnitureCart!

Upstairs bedrooms were painted with Magnolia Homes- Gathering, and trimmed with pre-

stained rough cut trim from Lowes.

I used several different wall planks in the bathroom and stuck with the Urban Bronze for the cabinets. Downstairs was probably the biggest transformation- I converted the downstairs den into a bedroom and converted the garage into a game room for much more usable space. The bedroom got a fresh coat of paint from head to toe in Magnolia Home- Shiplap, Installed a barn door which was stained Minwax, Early Americian.

We swapped out the garage door for sliding glass door, drywalled the walls and ceiling and added some trim.

Scroll down the page for Before Pics- You wont believe your eyes!

The Interior Transformation

Before Transformation

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