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Mega Dens Focuses on Media

In anticipation of the Mega Dens episode of Blog Cabin 2012, I am proud to present an exclusive vlog, which stars show host Chris Grundy and Anitra Mecadon. Learn more about this duo’s inspiration for furnishings and DIY treatments in the second-floor media room and game area.Like what you see? Try our exclusive how-to projects (sliding barn door and reclaimed wood desk) from this episode and remember to tune in on Monday night to watch the full episode.

  • Posted at 9:00 am on August 8, 2012
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  1. From the first time my eyes stepped inside the Mega Dens space I was in love. For me it was love at first sight because of the perfect blending of a couple of comforting design styles I see perfectly blended throughout these spaces. This years Mega Dens spaces take me back to childhood days spent in summer camp cabins and playing in treehouses! I guess that's why I find this space SPECTACULAR, and perfect for a family to gather in and enjoy, especially a family with children or grand children of a cetain age. There's different spots for different functions, everyone can share in their own desired activity, and still remain together. The reading/sleeping nook, most of the custom built furniture , gaming table, and the old stadium seats reminds me of the furnishings from summer camp cabins. The horizontal cladding on the wall, the loft, and the ladder reminds me of a treehouse. Anitra, her boys, Victoria & Grundy you all deserve a BUFFET of flowers for making such a snug, calming, beautiful family space that takes me back to sweet summer memories! Fantastic design and execution. The ceiling is even Joist beautiful! I love the Mega Dens space and can't wait to see the show. :)

    Mel on September 2, 2012 at 8:07 am
    • Mel, hello! Your description suits MY past memories of camps and tree houses and the wonderful blending of spaces too. I love that space! The only thing–and I suppose the reason DIY didn't do it was cost overruns, is a window up there. If I were possibly to win, I would have to put one in and it would actually follow the same lines as the bump out in the living room downstairs. I would install full room darkening window covering for TV, but that would still allow for the long distance broad views of the Medomak and the gorgeous hilly land, all of which cannot be seen from down stairs. Gotta' love that game table! The use of old wood gutters was brilliant! Looking forward to the Mega Den Rollout tomorrow! xD<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on September 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm
    • Howdy Kitty!! Us bloggers sure did beg for a dormer in the Mega Dens space, but sadly it didn't make budget?? Thanks for sharing your desires of opening that space up to the wonderful rear views of the propery via a dormer. BEST of luck to you Kitty!! (and to all in love with this property)
      This song, chorus & bridge say it all for me !!…the other parts of the song don't fit—lol
      It's I Want You, by Kelly Clarkson. It has a catchy melody, that for some reason I can imagine Grundy dancing around to while it blasts in the background all over the Blog Cabin!! Especially this part:
      No One Else Will Do ( I Want)
      No One Makes Me Smile ( I Want)
      No One Gets Me How ( I Want)
      No One Else Is You, You , You, You
      I, I, I, I, I, I, I Want You,You, You, You, You, You Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!

      Mel on September 3, 2012 at 7:44 am
    • Cute song, Mel ! ( I love that Kelly's career is booming since she won the contest.) Saw the new episode tonight– I was glad to see that they did install a solar tube in the ceiling….I think it was in the reading nook area ? Or it could have been in office or gaming area….
      .If you go to visit the HGTV Dream Home blog, you can see that as a new build, they took care to include dormers on 2nd floor to capture views…. Dream Home will be built just outside Charlotte….on Kiawah Island. Would love to hear sometime if you ever have seen that area.

      LLColeman on September 4, 2012 at 4:26 am
    • LL, Helloooo! Methinks the solar tube is in the office/study over the desk. Seems I accidentally caught it hanging out over there some time ago and it seems parked there for good. :) On Kelly Clarkson, I recall watching her progress through the ranks of 1st American Idol to win–talk about woman power–what a voice! Now I told Mel just above that she was on my list to visit BC if I win–so are you–so put that one in your back pocket, just in case it becomes my fat chance…B):p<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on September 4, 2012 at 1:50 pm
    • LLColeman I have never been to Kiawah Island. I have vacationed in Charleston SC 4,5 times. It is a step back in time, made extra special due to it's coastal location. As a lover of old historical homes you would be in heaven. There are beautiful old churches too that will take your breath away! The food is great! The shopping is great also, and there are usually great live bands through the tourist months playing shows. They have horse drawn carriage rides, cobblestone streets, artisans on the sidewalks. The Battery, Fort Sumter, the Naval & Maritime Museum. I also recall a pier that looks out over the Charleston Harbor with rows of suspended swings. We sat in one for at least an hour watching the gulls, boats, etc… Charleston is a magical place!! I've visited the Isle of Palms, which is close to Kiawah Island, and the beaches are the prettiest I have ever seen. The DH 2013 is in a remarkable location, whoever wins it should be thrilled more than words can express :)

      Mel on September 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    • Thanks Mel ! I remember you as a N. Carolina resident, so i figured you might have been to the Charlotte area. It sounds like such a beautiful city.

      LLColeman on September 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm
    • Dear LLColeman, my "ignoramus" is showing!
      You asked about Charlotte NC and I told you all about Charleston SC, let me start over.

      Charlotte NC is big, much bigger than Raleigh, our state capital. It is nicknamed the "Queen City". Locals will refer to it as "Little Atlanta" that's inside info for sure :)
      Sports teams & NASCAR sped up some of it's rapid growth it's had over the past two decades. It's becoming the hub of banking in the Souteast region of the states. We go to Charlotte some, and the parts we have gone to are nice. It's a big city to me, and I'm not a big city type of gal. I don't think I could live in Charlotte, but could easily adjust to living in it's outskirts, in a smaller town. NASCAR started in the south, and has all but left. It still leaves a big mark though, and the places that were built to showcase NASCAR are being put to good use to draw other events. I love live music, and have gone to Charlotte many times to see a big name band-LOL

      Mel on September 6, 2012 at 5:01 am
    • No no–I was the ignoramus because I was blogging and listening to t v news at the same time…I wrote 'Charlotte' by mistake (convention reporting on tv) when I meant to write 'Charleston' ! :p

      Anyway, you have been sweet to provide me with great info on not one, but two beautiful Carolina cities ! Thank you so much–and please excuse the blunder….

      LLColeman on September 8, 2012 at 5:32 am
    • LLColeman, well that was an easy mix up, since Charlotte was in the news lots with the coverage of the DNC.
      If you ever get the chance to visit Charleston SC I do think you would love it.
      Best of Luck to you in winning the DH 2013 :) The location is Superb! You might not want to switch coasts, but knowing how you feel over historical homes you would love the area. Especially visiting historical Charleston SC.

      Mel on September 8, 2012 at 8:51 am
    • Kiawah Island is outside Charleston S.C. which is untouched by 200 years of progress. I spent 5.5 years in North Charkeston (1965-1970) in the Navy. If it rained at high tide the streets downtown flooded, lots of big rats running in the streets during daylight. Lots of history as well. I believe that they cleaned up downtown after the hurricane that hit there did a lot of demo work.

      YankeeNuke on September 7, 2012 at 4:52 am
    • That is great eyewitness reporting,Frank ! Kiawah has now been discovered and has received quite the make- probably would have trouble recognizing it now….golf course, luxury resorts and housing developments :

      LLColeman on September 8, 2012 at 5:36 am
    • YankeeNuke Thankfully I've never had a rat experience while visiting Charleston SC, and I've been there when they've had significant rainfall. We tend to visit in spring, because summer temps are very hot. We always stay in the historical downtown area. The worse problem we ever encountered was an unusual cold weather front that blanketed the area during one of our late spring visits. The Inn we stayed at couldn't get it's boilers to fire, so there was no heat for a couple of days and nights during that visit. The Inn reduced our bill substantially. I think due to receiving that bill reduction that was my husbands favorite trip to Charleston. I've enjoyed all of mine, and really look forward to any trip back to that historical, beautiful town.
      Thank You for your service to our nation!

      Mel on September 8, 2012 at 9:26 am
    • Perfect lyrics, Mel!!! I love Kelly Clarkson! Thanks for the good wishes, which I return to you as well!
      Last night, during the Mega Den Reveal, I caught the baseboard heat along the floor where I plan to install the dormer–now I have to figure how I shall make that adjustment–phooey! But i can see miles and miles of views from there, with the new windows, so it will be well worth it to all who come to that house, including you, I hope, should I win. :D ^_^<3 ?Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on September 4, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    • Kitty I know you would find a way to make it work. What you discovered makes it harder, but still doable.

      Blogger Party for sure should one of us win!! HA HA this group is the BEST!!

      Mel on September 4, 2012 at 7:27 pm
    • Greetings fellow bloggers & Mel :) I have been staying up to the wee hours trying to get caught up! Mel you truly captured the Mega Dens space! The artistic embellishments throughout the design are crazy cool !! The cladding- the gutters OMG! :) MY Happy place will be the 'lil nook where a "sun bath" may take place –wonderful memories of Grandma :) Anitra's attention to detail certainly created a 'warm and fuzzy' for the 'ol hubby! He had a huge grin on his face when I asked him if he could just picture himself watching a football game on the BIG screen TV! I LOL when Anitra talked about the wires that should be hidden at all times! Spent many hours trying to get ours under control !! I would love to be able to watch my DIY whereever I want! With the DISH Hopper it would be SWEET to go to sleep with the Blog Cabin !! (you thought I was going to say–It would be SWEET going to bed with the crashers didn't you?! :P :) kidding!?!? Hee Hee! Lack of sleep!! -good night all ~ Truly Lilly

      Lilly on September 6, 2012 at 12:18 am
    • LOL Lilly ! I bet your husband weren't alone in loving the Mega Dens media space. There were probably viewers doing the triumphant fist pump in their living rooms everywhere, going, YES, YES to that big screen!!

      One of my brother-in-laws got a DISH Hopper as soon as they hit the market, which was really recent. He's called my husband (his brother) to brag about how wonderful it is at least a dozen times.

      I know what you mean about lack of sleep. We've gone from the summer Olympics, to the two national conventions, to the winding down of summer, and school starting. It's enough to make anyone tired. :)

      Mel on September 6, 2012 at 5:29 am
  2. When you talk about a dream you pray comes true, this Blog Cabin is mine. I was born and raised in Maine. I spent my childhood from the mountains of Rangeley to the coastlines of Harpswell and the coves on either side of Mere Point. My ancestors are buried there. My identical triplet daughters were born in Parkview Hospital in Brunswick almost twenty five years ago. My son Jacob went to Longfellow Elementary until my husband's job brought us to the Eastern Shore of Maryland twenty three years ago. As an organic gardener, this home offers the land and the PERFECT KITCHEN. The harvest can be processed easily. I can picture myself shelling peas on the deck out back while I watch the chickens scratch and the dogs romp. I imagine the Grandchildren with there fishing poles headed to the river, Granddad in tow. My son Jacob puttering in a barn called Jacob's Barn. I know they will all want to gather there which of course is always a Grandmother's dream. And after they all go back home you will find me soaking away in the awesome tub in the master suite before falling into a bed designed from parts of someone elses dreams of years ago. Each week makes my hopes swell more that this place will be my dream come true.

    Jen4Maine on September 2, 2012 at 11:26 am
    • That was lovely. As much as we all would like to win, I can see you there too! Roots (and wings) are so important in a family.

      MarleneD on September 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    • Wow. Thank you so much. I was just writing from my heart and went long and had to reduce it to fit. Your comment had me smiling all day!!!

      Jen4Maine on September 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    • I agree with Marlene, your story touches the heart. My roots lie in Maine too and deeply so! You painted a beautiful picture and I wish you, Marlene and all entrants the best of luck!^_^<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on September 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm
    • Thank you Kitty. I think when your roots are deeply founded in Maine, you are always dreaming of a way to get back. Two positive replies kept me daydreaming for sure.

      Jen4Maine on September 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm
  3. The BC is a good start IMO. The designers added just enough but left plenty of room for the winner to add their own personal touches. HGTV Dream Home always goes over the top with the furniture, artwork, and decor. I love that the BC gives you some room to personalize the space. I love to sew and my first project would to make valances for the windows. Just something simple to add a pop of color to the space and tone down the masculine feel to all the woodwork and blinds.

    Myra on September 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm
  4. My husband and I (Thomas and Penny Apostolou) watch DIY network and HGTV EVERYDAY!We have learned so much from all we have seen.From jousts to decking,to sanding floors to spackling.From designing to delivering we have watched it ALL!!From the time we learned of,and started entering,Blog cabin and Urban Oasis the enthusiasm in both my huband and myself is over the moon.Tomme and I are both from NEW YORK,TRASFERRED to Arizona but are dying to move back east.Due to our disabilities being back east is a dream come true!As hot as it is here my husband,who is on 24 hour oxigen and myself who is astmatic,hardly every get outside.Since my husband got sick our fixer-upper of a house has been put on hold.Leaky ceilings,the front room ceiling is half down,are probably full of mold.The floor have started bowing down

    Penny Apostolou on September 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm
  5. reading comments mixure of both love it or negative comments thats what is wonderful about this everyone has opion and some opions i see that i didnt see before i love everything there is nothing in this world is perfect and half the fun is putting your mark on the home i still woould loe to win the home place and love where it is located and to me there re so much to love if i could build a house how i would build lso many things and have som many things as in this home good luck to everyone bye

    bogeyandbacall on September 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm
    • Good luck to you as well, bogeyand bacall. You are right—nothing in the world is perfect !

      LLColeman on September 8, 2012 at 5:40 am
  6. Hello Cabin Lovers,
    I drove to Waldoboro last Sunday to take one more glimpse of my dream house before it's given away to some lucky winner. I'm sorry to report that most of the flowers and schrubs in the front yard have died but the blueberry bushes and white birch trees are thriving. While I was there, I happen to notice that the house next to it was up for sale. I've been looking at homes in the area and called my realtor to schedule a viewing. The realtor was very nice and allowed me to walk the land that went down to the estuary. Continued…

    Day Dreamer on September 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    • One could always plant some tulip bulbs in the fall and by spring they'd be in full bloom. Also plant some native flowers like Black Eyed Susan (rudbekia) , Columbine, Daisys, Buttercups. Once someone is there to water them till they take root and get established the flowers will come back.

      Myra on September 3, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    • Great idea! Thanks for sharing Myra. :)

      Day Dreamer on September 4, 2012 at 9:28 am
    • That may not be such a bad thing . . .now the winner won't have to feel soooo sorry about removing the plants for a driveway! Give us the lemons! We live in the snow belt area of the Upper Penninsula of Mi (20 miles from lake superior) and we shouldn't have any trouble adjusting from winters of nearly 150-200 inches of snow in a good year to Maine winters!

      karen on September 4, 2012 at 10:16 am
  7. Meandering through the woods behind the house, I noticed a tin plate that was sticking out of the ground. Tinware became poplular in the 18th / 19th Century and was often sold by traveling salesmen called "Yankee peddlers". When I was a child my Dad would take my brothers and I bottle digging in central Maine. My Mom & Dad owned a small antiques shop and I knew certain bottle could fetch a nice price. Old ink wells and medicine bottles were always my favorite. Having this experience, I knew this tin plate was most likely a sign of an old dumping ground. The property abuts the BC property so anyone who win's BC 2012 will get an added bonus. They'll have the opportunity to dig for old bottles. If you're lucky, you may just find some that are much like the ones hanging in the picture frames in the master bedroom. :D

    Day Dreamer on September 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    • Wow, thank you for sharing that information…it is nice to know you got to visit the BC again–but sad to think those flowers & shrubs have died. I do hope the neighboring home was not forced into a sale because of the BC project or new tax base…
      Just curious as to what you thought of the neighboring home for sale ?

      LLColeman on September 3, 2012 at 3:00 am
    • The house is situated on the same side of the road and offers the same amount of land. It's a turn key with minor updates needed. The asking price is very reasonable. I've included the link and would love to hear your thoughts.

      Day Dreamer on September 3, 2012 at 7:35 am
    • Day Dreamer, I love a rustic cabin look, so this property looks wonderful to me! I agree this property is turn key, and what a location! I didn't see a single thing I couldn't live with while I made a few updates. I like a home to be as energy efficient as possible, that is the only updating it might need?
      Thank You for sharing :)

      Mel on September 3, 2012 at 8:26 am
    • Mel
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I've enjoyed blogging with everyone on here and wish want to wish you all the best. truly I hope some lucky blogger wins.

      Day Dreamer on September 4, 2012 at 9:31 am
    • Hi Ken….I think the house looks great and has beauty all around…I didn't see the square footage of the home listed!! 5 firesplaces! how great is that? Basement and garage.. Does it have excess to the basement from first floor??? Those were all the things we wanted for the BC..Is their enough cabinet space in the kitchen for you? Might need a little updating..This home is older, but
      if it has good BONES, I would consider it, if I were you.. Nice to be close to the great Farmhouse we love, so you when you drive by you can say "My House has two important things that the BC bloggers wanted for the BC" the garage and basement access….two necessities for the cold Winters in Maine. Just my thoughts! Keep us informed, this is exciting to know of your findings
      so close to the BC!

      Jennie/Florida on September 3, 2012 at 11:05 am
    • OOPS… toooo many youuuuuu! I'm so excited for you!!!!

      Jennie/Florida on September 3, 2012 at 11:52 am
    • Jennie–the house Ken looked at ALSO HAS a GENERATOR!!! :) And 400ft. of frontage on Peter's Pond!xD;) Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on September 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    • Really liked this property—even more than Blog Cabin. Thank you for the link.

      izzyguest on September 3, 2012 at 11:11 am
    • Cannot stop looking at your property link. Beautiful kitchen with wood walls and brick fireplace. Superior view in the rear with the trees giving it more interest. And the house itself looks so lovely and well kept. Hope you wind up getting it.

      izzyguest on September 3, 2012 at 11:19 am
    • I feel the same way you do izzyguest. The house is very well priced for the area. Unfotunately, it's not in my price range. Oh well, I guess I'll jsut keep dreaming. Maybe one day my dream will come true. :)

      Day Dreamer on September 4, 2012 at 9:35 am
    • Wondering if the list price for this property isn't closer to the true value of BC.

      izzyguest on September 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    • I wonder the same thing, izzyguest! I have been following Maine real estate prices for years… While the BC turned out very nicely and delightful, I'm not seeing where they are getting their version of ARV, after donating 30 acres to MVLT. When doing an appraisal, one subtracts value for less bathrooms, for example. Most of the furnishings in this house can only be costed out as labor, for the materials were free. The square footage of heated /cooled area, I don't think, is as large as that being given. Attic and basement don't count. Barn doesn't count. In a sadly, so depressed real estate market such as Waldoboro, one has to also look at comparables sold. Tough call. This beautiful place has curb appeal and gracious indoor decor appeal–but is that sufficient to bring the price up that high? I was there and it just doesn't seem that large…?

      DwnSoDwnEaster on September 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    • Watching the Mega Dens ' BC media room episode last night, I noticed for the first time how narrow the house actually is.

      izzyguest on September 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    • You should see it from an in-person perspective. I was amazed when we approached the Blog Cabin on Dutch Neck Rd. and how much the property blended in with the land color wise, as well as seemed to be smaller than I had imagined. I think the DIY team did great job opening up the space inside–I'm still missing storage access on a greater scale– but I'm looking at the place as a year-round residence, in which that becomes critical. xD Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on September 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm
    • Hi, Ken! Sounds like a fascinating proposition. I'd probably end up searching for native American arrows and other paraphernalia, use a metal detector, sifter and other simple archaeological tools to search carefully for items. Whatever property you buy, make certain you own the mineral rights for Maine is rich in minerals and has successful mines with gems and metals used in beautiful Maine jewelry. Who knows what treasures and history may lie around the areas . I have put together plans for a home based company that features initially a natural seasoning which has multiple usage in food prep and gives food well flavored full bodied taste for meats, casseroles,pasta, etc. I looked at the next door property and I love its rusticity, very typical to Maine. Good luck in your search! ;) B)xD Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on September 3, 2012 at 5:35 pm
    • Kitty,
      I was thinking the same thing. I know there are treasures buried there. Thank you for your warm wishes. May all your dreams come true.

      Day Dreamer on September 4, 2012 at 9:37 am
    • Thank you, Ken! back at ya! B)^_^ Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on September 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    • Day Dreamer, thank you !! I read all the other bloggers' comments–and I agree with Mel's point that it may just need energy efficiency improvements, Jennie's point about the FIVE fireplaces (wish the BC had even half as many), Kitty's point about the frontage on Peter's Pond & back up generator (another thing we had wished for the BC), but most of all I agree with izzyguest that I like this home more than the BC. MUCH much more !
      I live in over-priced Silicon valley area of CA, so first of all there are NO homes here built in 1810…I swoon at the thought–look at that fireplace, reminiscent of the colonial ones!! Secondly the price under 400k–with all that land, would never be a reality here…I agree with you it seems very reasonable. Were I to beat the odds and win the BC I would want to take the money for it and turn around and buy the neighboring home !!
      We heard on the blog from someone I D' ed as "Another Neighbor", and he lived very close to the BC–I certainly hope this is not his place, or that he is moving because of the BC project !! <3

      LLColeman on September 4, 2012 at 3:39 am
    • With the BC, I kept thinking, " I am not so sure I'd move to Maine (as beautiful a state as it is) "….but seeing this other house,( and assuming it is not in need of expensive updating, & is structurally sound) I would definitely consider the move ..because this house is SO special.
      For me, the paneling and cabinetry and kitchen layout are appropriate for this house and cozy for winter…I would definitely be a sentiment-driven buyer; good thing I don't have the funds right now, since I have fallen in love with the photos ! ;)

      LLColeman on September 4, 2012 at 3:54 am
    • I'm almost certain this is the house owned by the blogger 'Another Neighbor'. I really enjoyed his input and wish him a swift sale and much happiness in his new home.

      Looking close to the BC there are many porperties, newer, older, bigger and smaller for sale. It makes me wonder how realistic the ARV is on this BC. All previous BC's (with the nexception of last years house) have been sold within a few months for below the ARV but not a huge amount below.

      Clive on September 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    • Very curious about the ARV.

      izzyguest on September 4, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    • Clive, I join you in wishing the best for the seller (whoever it is) and hope the sale had already been planned before the BC project. Putting their home on the market now is a good idea, with all the media exposure for the BC.

      LLColeman on September 4, 2012 at 10:29 pm
    • Ken Love the house, and there are fruit trees there too. Would make a nice place to homestead. Just think of all those fireplaces for when the power goes out, are they still working ones?
      Maybe you could talk them down on price with houses not selling good there, If it something you really wanted.
      Good luck with your house hunting…

      home_girl on September 4, 2012 at 9:35 pm
    • home_girl,
      The fireplaces are my favorite part of the house. They create an atmosphere that is warm and cozy, especially on those cold winter nights. I appreciate your good wishes and will keep you posted on my continued search. Good luck with your entries.

      Day Dreamer on September 5, 2012 at 8:22 am
    • Greeings Ken and fellow bloggers! Sounds like fun searching for treasures :) I drive my hubby crazy when we walk in the park as I am always bringing out rubbish left behind new and old!
      Found some really neat bottles and an old smashed up WW!! lighter. I like to wonder who it was that enjoyed that drink, medicine, or smoke and why in the heck did they not just take their garbage home with them! Hee hee! :P Have a great day! Truly Lilly

      Lilly on September 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm
  8. I think on cool nights like this, and warm ones too, we are all dreaming of winning the great Blog Cabin 2012. It would certainly change my life. I get so excited when ever I watch the videos of the transformation of the house into a home, awaiting my person touches……Good night fellow bloggers, and good luck.

    bythebaydreamer on September 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm
    • Bythebaydreamer i can understand how you feel and I wish you great luck with the sweepstakes! I appreciate your good wishes and I also dream of and have decorated BC with touches that distinguish her as mine, but we all know only on can win—my prayer is that it be one of the faithful bloggers this time!!! Sweet dreams! <3 xD^_^ Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on September 2, 2012 at 11:40 pm
  9. I have always loved Maine and have been wanting to move there since I was a teenager. When I saw that the blog cabin 2012 was located in beautiful Maine I was so excited. The house, land, yard is so beautiful! You all have done an amazing job! I love how you all tried to use as many existing pieces of the old house and incorporate it into the new house. There is so much history in this house and I love that. I hope I can be so lucky and get to enjoy and truly appreciate it everyday. Fingers crossed!! Love the DIY!

    Dawn on September 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm
  10. I'd add a sewing table near all that nice storage around the reading nook. My world would be complete.

    TeAmoHGTV on September 3, 2012 at 1:01 am
    • I was thinking I'd convert the office to a sewing room!! It sure would get more use that way. Since there is a small writing desk in the guest sitting room, I could use that to pay bills on my laptop…….just dreaming!!

      Myra on September 3, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    • Totally agree !! Sewing takes more space than one would imagine !! Since I'm always moving my sewing machine around; from the dining table, to the bar, to the kitchen island, to a small table in my bedroom; A permanent place for machine & notions would be perfect !!!

      gremol on September 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

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