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The Bones of Blog Cabin 2013

Last week, we launched several new features that capture different aspects of the Blog Cabin remodeling process. We focus on reframing of the home and original buidling materials that will be incorporated into DIY projects and decorative accents. And wait till you see this video! We follow the evolution of the home in a series of 3-D graphics. You’ll see the original one-room cabin morph into a two-story home, crumble to the ground in a series of demolitions and rise again in its beautifully remodeled shape and floor plan. Enjoy!


  • Posted at 3:39 pm on March 3, 2013
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  1. Good morning everyone! I see the guys are working hard at the BC. What a beautiful day at the BC. How is everyone today? Much Love!! <3<3

    Rebecca on March 20, 2013 at 8:20 am
    • Good Morning Rebecca, I hope You are in tip, top shape this Morning and Ready for a Big Day at the Cottage. I'm So glad the Sun is out and it isn't very cold, the Guys can get a lot of work done today…Rebecca we are so fortunate to be a witness and a part of this Great Rebuild…I feel very proud just to be one of Many who are here to Celebrate a Rebirth of this Old Homestead and Enjoy all the bloggers thoughts and comments!!! I hope you have a Wonderful Day!!!:p<3B)

      Jennie/Florida on March 20, 2013 at 9:10 am
    • I totally agree Jennie! The 3D video really shows the true meaning of family and history. What a great job the DIY Team with the research of the history and the making of the video even incorporating the new rebuild! So amazing! Much Love!! <3<3

      Rebecca on March 21, 2013 at 7:09 am
    • Hope you are having a good day! The DIY Team is making very good progress. I would love to see the inside of this beauty! Becky:)<3

      bythebaydreamer on March 20, 2013 at 2:28 pm
    • I know!! I am so curious……I know it is just amazing. Much Love!! <3<3

      Rebecca on March 21, 2013 at 7:10 am
  2. Brush cutting in ditch on right side of dock being done this morning, making ditch cleaning much easier.

    Builder on March 20, 2013 at 9:10 am
  3. Extra note- Look at all the nice young evergreen trees just beyond the ditch being cleaned.

    Builder on March 20, 2013 at 9:13 am
    • Hi Builder, I sure hope they don't wipe out that whole area, If I remember correctly, Mary told us that Fruit Bearing Bushes were located near the water and Persimmon trees, I hope they can identify those and leave them!! Thank you so much for your input, it puts another light on this great Build!!!

      I don't know if you have gone back and read all the "Threads" but the "Additions & Subtracted" Dec 18th, has 19 Photos you might like to see…Have a Good Day! :p

      Jennie/Florida on March 20, 2013 at 10:23 am
  4. WOW ! What an amazing video ! Just watched it now. Love the family history and seeing how the cabin evolved over the years. <3 <3 The team just keeps outdoing themselves with everything they do for us to see and the beautiful home. <3 Whoever wins will enjoy this well built and charming home. The surring area and gorgeous water front with sunrise and sunset views is just the " icing on the cake". ;) <3 Thank you to the entire staff for the cabin sharing with us. <3<3<3<3

    Nan on March 20, 2013 at 9:28 am
    • Hi Nan! I agree the DIY Team are just amazing. They have really done a good job learning the history and presenting it in such an awsome video! Showing the rebuild is such a nice touch as well. Best of Luck!! Much Love!! <3<3

      Rebecca on March 21, 2013 at 6:11 am
    • Thankyou Rebecca ! And right back to you with luck and love <3<3 This is a great way to share all about the cabin. The entire DIY team does a teriffic job with evervthing. The video is so informative. I agree with others that said ,hope the winners can get a copy to keep. Have a great day everyone. ;) <3

      Nan on March 21, 2013 at 10:11 am
  5. Thanks for the video. What a tremendous gift to the new owners who will win this home. I remember how excited we were when we found old photos of our home being built in the garage. We could imagine coming and watching the progress as each step was done. It is something we treasure and something we will pass on should we ever move.

    Hazelnut Deb on March 20, 2013 at 10:38 am
    • Hi Deb!! Yes I love hearing the history of the home. It is nice that the new owner will have all this history of the land and can now add even more history and maybe some traditions of their own! Good Luck!! Much Love!! <3<3

      Rebecca on March 21, 2013 at 6:09 am
  6. This is a great video. Love hearing how the house originally evolved, as did the family and its needs. The function of the house was paramount back then I suppose. Now function can be combined, equal weight, with form and aesthetics also! BTW, did she mean to say Atlantic Beach, NC instead of Atlantic, NC? Not sure…this may be a learning point for this NC gal! Thanks.

    ncsheepfarmer on March 20, 2013 at 10:50 am
    • Atlantic, not the tourist trap.

      540sam on March 20, 2013 at 12:08 pm
  7. Good Day To All! First day of spring looks like a wonderful day down in N.C., it snowed here all day yesterday until early this morning. But it's pretty! Nice to see how great the cabins coming along. Hope they put in a clothes line & flag pole, would be real nice seeing an american flag flying in the wind!:)

    WE-Z on March 20, 2013 at 11:16 am
    • Hi WE-Z! Oh a flag pole would be wonderful! That is such a great idea. Best of Luck to you. Much Love!!<3<3

      Rebecca on March 21, 2013 at 6:07 am
    • Can't you just picture that flag flying out front, you could also have your state flag so people would know were your from.:)

      WE-Z on March 21, 2013 at 11:24 am
    • Good Day to you, WE-Z! Of course, it needs an American Flag! We bloggers have built this cottage and brought it back from the ruins, and for one lucky winner and his or her family, the peace and freedom of the land will abide forever. And a clothesline? Of course! My daughters live in Wilmington and they always dry their sheets outdoors, and even the heavier clothes except during the winter months. With the sun and wind at the BC, clothes will smell wonderful, just reminding us old-timers of childhood days. I have day-dreamed about this location since I first saw the photos, and being able to look through the eyes of the cabin cam and talk to other bloggers brings it from the impossible dream to something I can almost touch. I personally admire you for living in the cold weather, though I don't miss the snow at all. When I see it on TV, I can still feel it in my bones and breathe it in my lungs as though I were still there, not that it isn't gorgeous, but I had started falling, and it just wasn't safe any longer for me to get through tough winters. My grandmother used to say, 'If we make it through February, we'll make it through the year,' and as I get older, I wonder if that was because of the lack of food during the depression even for farmers, or if it was simply the cold? But I got off the subject, sorry. I wanted to give you a thumb's up!

      BrookwoodCarolina on March 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    • I liked your “going off topic”. The stories of our ancestors remind a lot of us that things were not always as they are now. Too many take for granted the ease of life now. You have helped remind us of how fortunate we are now and how strong our elders were/are.

      Eugenia27 on March 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm
  8. Soooo nice love the history.

    Darlene on March 20, 2013 at 11:48 am
    • Hi Darlene! Yes I love hearing the history of this home. It is something that will live on forever. Much Love!! <3<3

      Rebecca on March 21, 2013 at 6:05 am
  9. Like the history and love the location!!! The Blog Cabin will be the best one so far and I can't wait to start registering to win it. Thanks DIY!!!

    CLA2Home on March 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm
    • Hi Cla2home! Yes it was a great video!!!! It is the most beautiful home and property I have ever seen! Good luck to you! Much Love!!! <3<3

      Rebecca on March 21, 2013 at 6:04 am
  10. hi there it me wanda just a few word to say i like what see on the cabin so far i hope to try my best to enter and hope to win if not that o.k. i got a lot on my mind now need to see what color to do my kitchen white trim in lime green or other way lime green and trim in white please help me o.k.

    wanda jo box on March 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    • Hi, Wanda jo, I may not be the person to give advice, but I'm not so sure a lime green kitchen is a good idea. It's very bright. It would work if you have a dark kitchen. Maybe just some touches of lime green, maybe in a backsplash….But then again, I, personally, have a dark blue kitchen with white trim….

      Tisha

      TishaStanley on March 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    • Lol! I was just about to say maybe a midnight blue kitchen with white trim and some green on the backsplash!

      melindahooks on March 30, 2013 at 5:02 pm
    • My only pieces of advice are
      If it makes you happy do it the color you like.^_^
      If you're considering selling the house in the near future you may want to consider light colors, nothing so vivid as lime green, as that's a big turn-off for buyers, generally.
      Painting over a bright color will take more paint and longer than repainting a light color.
      Big brightly colored walls take the longest time to cover and cost a lot more that painting some trim.;)
      Have fun deciding.:)

      Clive on March 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm
    • I am a fan of earthtones myself.

      melindahooks on March 30, 2013 at 5:02 pm
    • Hi Wanda!!!! Good Luck Sweety!! <3<3

      Rebecca on March 21, 2013 at 6:02 am

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