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Blog Cabin 2012 Virtual Home Tour

Happy Monday. Starting today, we invite you to enter twice online daily — once on DIYNetwork.com and once on HGTVRemodels.com — for your chance to win Blog Cabin 2012. Once you are done, step inside the home for our virtual home tour: Explore each space, watch the exclusive videos and let us know what you think of this beautifully renovated, high-posted cape.

And tonight don’t forget to tune in to the first episode of Blog Cabin 2012 — Josh Temple and the House Crashers crew make their mark on the living room. See Josh’s exclusive vlog here.

  • Posted at 10:22 am on August 8, 2012
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  1. Ouch ladies! If any one of us were to win this, we would be so lucky… to keep it. or to help you with whatever other endeavors you choose.

    MarleneD on August 13, 2012 at 12:47 pm
  2. Mary Thank You!!
    I am Completely in LOVE with the Mega Dens space! The media room, office, game area, and cozy loft is all SPECTACULAR ! Anitra & boys and Victoria & Chris Grundy you guys ROCKED these spaces. The use of salvaged materials, the wall treatment, the lighting, the reading nook, the sliding barn door and hardware, and all that great storage, are you kidding me?! The character and warmth in these spaces just blows me away. It's all perfectly laid out for families to use and enjoy in so many different and functional ways! It's great to see a space that a family can gather in, do their own thing, yet still be sharing the same room. You guys are SO friggin' awesome!!

    Mel on August 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm
    • YIPPEE!! I AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY! Truly enjoyed the ride rolling along the BLOGS! Now I gotta pull myself away from the videos and photos to do chores which I am hoping will be in Maine in the near future! :) Hee Hee! HAPPY DAY ALL DAY :) Truly Lilly

      Lilly on August 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    • Mel,
      I thought of you instantly when I saw the sliding barn door to the office! Weren't you the one who suggested it?
      I guess they did read the bloggs! It's really neat, won't see that in another house! Love the readiing nook too and shelving that flanks it!But my favorite is the wall behind the bed in the master bedroom! I think that was a genious Idea to whom ever thought it!. Will be exciting to hear who gets to live with it. Have a good night!
      Good Luck….to you………………………………………………………………….Windee ;)

      Windee :) on August 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    • Windee I did ask for a sliding barn door. The style Victoria & Anitra came up with is the most beautiful one of a kind version I've ever seen! It looks spectacular with the beautiful multi-stained barn wood. Grundy called that space "farm sexy" I call it "family sexy"
      That loveseat looks like the perfect place to cuddle with your honey, while the kids are playing games, or up in the loft playing, KIng of Blog Cabin!
      Good Luck to you too!

      Mel on August 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    • Thanks for the confirmation………………….You design it, we build it worked like a charm with this. :)
      The Kids would be busy for hours with the game table and room to run….,.Good Luck!….Windee :)

      Windee :) on August 16, 2012 at 4:38 am
  3. Love everything about this home! So glad that it finally time to enter to win……….I hope it is me!

    Summer on August 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm
  4. No powder room on the first level? From their comment about how they repurposed the laundry room space, I guess there isn't one. I would have happily settled for a stacked laundry center/powder room combo over no powder room at all.

    izzyguest on August 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    • if you look at pictures, the floor has a split in it, I wonder if they didn't change their minds later and took out the wall for the powder room?
      The old laundry room share the powder room, before the changed the floor plans around and that worked out fine for the Roby's family.

      home_girl on August 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm
  5. I never Win I Hope it me this Time I Need A Little Luck in my life.

    walter on August 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    • Fred I have never won anything so with a little luck I hope it's time for me.

      Fred Tucker on August 16, 2012 at 3:27 pm
  6. Victoria Lessor is a design genius. And the whole DIY Network team did an amazing job. This makes for a delightful summer-end vacation home dream. Looks like I'll be tuning in tonight.

    peter_lakewood_ranch on August 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    • Candice Olson is a design genius. Shabby chic done with second hand-hand me downs is standard fair for anyone who plays with being a designer.

      Hawkweed on August 13, 2012 at 6:56 pm
    • Hi Hawkweed, I agree with all your comments about the house.
      I know a fair amount of people who dislike used and repurposed furniture, (which is kind of a trademark of Victoria's, mixed with fine antiques). Happily I am a fan of both designers–they just work in somewhat different realms, although each has been known to diversify a bit for some clients. I have watched lots of Candace's shows on HGTV and have seen her re purpose some used pieces, although it is not typical of her work. Victoria's work speaks to me on a certain level, but I understand that is not everyone's taste.

      LLColeman on August 14, 2012 at 1:40 am
    • Thanks LLColeman. My mother is very good with putting together and making shabby chic happen. I have seen her do wonders with what I thought would be junk. I can also live with rustic but I cannot stand unfinished rustic. Leave that to country saloons. There is much about this home I love. The outside for me is now the selling point of the DIY, the interior not so much. I guess this home is a bit of a letdown because DIY would not listen to any of us. No door to the basement and a power room no place to park a car during winter. Watch the DIY blog cabin on Mondays and note how the people react. There was true joy in last year’s project. When you watch them this year, they all act as if they are uncomfortable and are always looking over their shoulders and it seems just want to hurry with their projects and get out of that house? Why would they play that scary man underneath the stairs joke on Mister Grundy whom obviously showed great discomfort when they did that to him? I would like to hear from Home Girl are there any rumors or something about that address we know nothing about? I don't like the upstairs at all. There is something very creepy about it. What it is I do not know.

      Hawkweed on August 14, 2012 at 10:20 am
  7. No cash? With taxes and insurance, now I can't even afford to WIN it! :-(

    Harold King on August 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm
  8. No access to that huge basement from the inside of the house? Dang!

    Mitchell on August 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    • Mitchell, Now that is just sad. ;(

      CarlaB on August 14, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    • It doesn't make sense to me that you would not have access to your basement from the inside of the house considering Maine weather. I can understand their thinking in keeping within the design of a specific time period, however after such expensive updates and wall tear downs have been made, it just doesn't make sense. A nice shelved basement is a selling point for me. The Christmas treasures I have collected over the past 30-years holds more value than the price of a stairwell. The house as a whole however, is truly beautiful.

      SusanG1956 on August 22, 2012 at 10:24 pm
  9. What a pretty home. I hope whoever gets it will cherish it. Great job on the remodel.

    Cindy Carter on August 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm
  10. Yes this would be great for a vacation home or any kind of home. If I was to win, I would want to live here year round, but to do that it would need a few changes to make it so. I would want to turn it back into a working farm, with large vegetable garden for us, and to share with others in need. Live stock too, with a barn like that.

    If I was to enter the sweepstake, I would only enter once, because if I was to win this house, I would have to sell everything and still wouldn't have enough to pay the taxes, and I would be soooo sad for I would want to live there and be able to keep it.
    Chances to win would be 1 in a million…. so I wouldn't have to worry to much about that or would I? ;-)

    home_girl on August 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    • <3

      LLColeman on August 14, 2012 at 1:42 am
    • Dear Home Girl,
      Enter often. You just never know what could come out of it. Even If you couldn't afford to keep it, could sell it and pay the taxes then take what is left over and find another home that would be financially afordable for your family. I know how you feel but I put it in God's hands and will deal with what ever comes my way.
      Good Luck, have some faith….because we don't know what will happen and it could be something good.:)
      Windee :)

      Windee :) on August 15, 2012 at 6:53 pm
    • Thanks Windee,
      I am keeping faith, I prayed and was told that it takes only once to win. So I am trusting God that if I am meant to win, then I will. My husband entered on 1st day for it's was 13th and that's his number and I'll wait to enter on the 8th Sept. for that's my birthday. I am also trusting when I win God will have the money to pay the taxes with. Also that we can get it reappraised and the price come way down (the local will want that too) so we can pay taxes on it every year, so we can keep it. So a lot of faith and trusting is going on here. I got it in the best hands there is, God's hands…..

      As for selling it, that may take awhile, maybe even years and you would still have taxes to pay while you waited.

      home_girl on August 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    • Your Welcome Home_girl! You are correct, only takes one entry to win.Entering more often might increase your odds? Glad your keeping the faith! You put it in the best hands forsure!…….I can only hope the hand of God reaches in and pulls out the winner!.Good Luck!…………..Windee :)

      Windee :) on August 16, 2012 at 4:47 am
    • Maybe so, but I have to trust and if I am told to only enter once and with millions of others out there and mine gets picked, what does that tell you? Keep faith!
      I could enter a hundred times and maybe have more chances, still only one could win, but where the trust and faith? No, I'll trust God in this one and only enter once and if I am suppose to win I will, if not it wasn't meant to be. Trust :)

      home_girl on August 16, 2012 at 11:15 am
    • Home _girl,
      I admire your strength, faith and your ability to trust and your acceptance of come what may…Gods choice.
      Thank You for your words of wisdom :)
      Best Wishes with your entry!
      Windee :)

      Windee :) on August 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm
    • But God gave you the ability to enter everyday, He wants us to use what he has given us, I trust in God TOO! But he puts things in front of us (to help us) sometimes we see them and sometimes we don't because we get side tracked or caught up in other things. I hope you enter everyday twice a day.

      11241224 on August 16, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    • Yes 11241224, that may be true, God does put things in front of us to help, but the devil does also, to tempt us.
      Thanks, but I'll do as he asked and only enter once and trust him. If I am suppose to win then I will; if not then someone else will get their prayers answered, and get to enjoy their dream home.
      Best of Luck to the winner, and God bless them.

      home_girl on August 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm

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