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Additions made to Blog Cabin 2013

Today, I’d like to share a new article posted in our Remodeling of Blog Cabin 2013 package on It’s all about additions made to the original Blog Cabin 2013 structure. Project manager Dylan Eastman and his team uncovered six separate renovations as they opened up walls, examined window frames and took a look at shingles and building materials. Even the age of nails helped the team separate original structure from add-on.

Read all about it here and then post comments below.

Note to bloggers: Zoom in on the grape arbor in the Cabin Cam.

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  1. There is a light on the ground at the cabin……

    TishaStanley on March 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    • Lighting up a white stake

      RLD on March 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm
    • Yeah, it is…I don't remember seeing one before…is all.

      TishaStanley on March 5, 2013 at 11:08 pm
    • I saw that too…..kindof cool!

      karenlin91 on March 5, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    • It is kind of cool! I don't remember seeing one before, so thought I'd mention it. Also lights up the front of the cabin a little bit…can see it in the dark… :)

      TishaStanley on March 5, 2013 at 11:09 pm
  2. Thanks for the new article- loved all the images and the explanations! Thanks for the grapevine sign too!

    I hope "the jump" sign is still around, it would make a great addition to the walls of the lovely new staircase!!

    Lia_M on March 5, 2013 at 8:19 pm
  3. Jason Cameron?! OMGosh! Totally red-faced now! I was under the impression from earlier blogs that Ahmed and Matt would be doing the landscaping…and no one corrected me!!! :$ Sorry, Jason! But very happy you are on site, and excited to see what you have planned! Oh, and if you need anymore ideas (as if, haha!), I have a few (if you haven't read in previous posts already!)…;)

    1) A board walk leading from the porch to the dock (adds to the beach-y feel, and perfect for those wet yard days during rainy season) – can also hide a french drain (if you install one)!
    2) Repurpose the old water pump into a working waterfall feature in a garden (maybe off the Master Suite to enjoy since there is no view of the Sound from the Master Suite porch?)
    3) A working miniature lighthouse for the yard…Jennie/Florida had the same great idea and suggested placing one over the well area by the swings!
    4) Built-in hammock posts on the dock (because that is where I know I would be on the dog days of summer!)

    Welcome, Jason!!! :D

    Shelly313 on March 5, 2013 at 9:04 pm
  4. Thank you, Mary and Dylan! This is wonderful history of how the cottage grew with the generations of Robinsons! And judging by the description "bounced like a trampoline when traversed" :o , I would say not only how scary that is, but also how truly blessed the Robinson family and the cottage have been all those years! ^_^<3

    Shelly313 on March 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm
  5. Jason, karenlin91 offered up this wonderful idea for around the boardwalk:

    "I have a pic of a deck with a bed of rocks around it, with rope light buried in it for lighting. I can really see doing a french drain right at the edge of your boardwalk, with the rope light buried, and a few plantings placed also.. mellow light to follow to the dock after dark…." ;)

    Shelly313 on March 5, 2013 at 9:51 pm
  6. Peterjohnny, are you looking for a fight with us old girls & guys?
    I really don't think you are. Almost all of us here on this BLOG either grew up knowing how to make old things work for us, or we grew up with parents that taught us how to make old things work for us. There is so much that can be salvaged and re-used, in so many ways. It's the same with this beautiful old home. There is a huge movement nowadays to re-purpose the old.
    Little Darling, if you have an interest in this old place, please speak to us. Why would you say this, here, on this BLOG?

    Wind Chime Girl on March 5, 2013 at 11:20 pm
  7. Sorry to disagree,peterjohnny, there was so many things that would be so good to reuse or use the way they were. One of us bloggers ( I think Pat) was a antique dealer, and he was very excited about reusing some of the items.

    vicki_in_Utah on March 5, 2013 at 11:35 pm
  8. Peterjohnny,
    I totally disagree. The treasures that were in the house when DIY purchased the property were included in the purchase and they tell the story of the cottage. It has already been posted that some of the items will be used in the new cottage. A house doesn't feel like a home unless it is decorated with things old and new.

    chris50555 on March 6, 2013 at 3:17 am
  9. Good Morning Bloggers! Beautiful sunny day at the Blog Cabin. DIY TEAM is there bright and early working. Have a wonderful day! Becky:)<3

    bythebaydreamer on March 6, 2013 at 8:34 am
    • Good Morning Becky! I was just enjoying the view of the small white caps on the Sound…with the way the sun is shining right now, the clouds, and the white caps, what a beautiful picture it is of the Sound this morning! Would love to be standing there taking in the cool breeze right now!!! Hope you have a great day too! :D :)B)

      Shelly313 on March 6, 2013 at 8:54 am
  10. peterjohnny
    There are a lot of People who Value Antiques, not only that, Antiques are quite Expensive!! Go to any Antique Store or go on Line and look up those Antiques that were in the Cottage and you will see the "stuff" as you call it, has Great value…For those of us who have been here from day one, have read all the History of the Home and Blogged with some of the Homeowners who actually lived there. They have told us about growing up there and the great Memories they have… Most of The Bloggers here love the Cottage and Everything that was in the Cottage..Why destroy History and a Families Memories????

    Jennie/Florida on March 6, 2013 at 9:03 am

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