I love a log cabin! I appreciate beautiful new things but I LOVE the old, rustic charm that you find in log cabins. For about ten years my husband and I toyed over the idea of selling our home and building a log home. We were serious enough to decide on a house plan and the spot on our land that we were going to build it. One day I was outside on the lawn mower (I do my best thinking here) and told myself that I should just do some changes here and be happy. That's what we did! First thing we did was rip up all the carpet downstairs (except in our bedroom) and my son-in-law put hardwood floors down....the kind I would have wanted in a log house. It looks old & distressed (like we all get at times). He did some new countertops in my kitchen, and some other remodeling that had to be done. But, my most favorite part of the remodeling was my sweet husband's idea. Our half bath had wall paper that had been there since the house was built and I don't think I could have gotten a corner of it up to pull down. I was going to paint over it but it had a border on top and I knew the seams would show. I didn't know what to do. My husband had our son-in-law put up these 1 x 6 boards on the walls.....then he white washed it. It looks OLD! I love the room. At first I was going to put a pedastal sink in there but we had an old dresser that was my uncles. We cut a hole in it and put the sink in it.
The mirror that was attached to the dresser had to be hung above because of the faucets.
It was hard to get a picture because the room was so small but I think you can see enough. I am so pleased with the way the walls look and I think this dresser made a perfect vanity!
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