The first step toward truly appreciating ‘salvaged style’ at Blog Cabin 2014 is to take a quick look at the semantics surrounding it. You will not find me using words like old, used or secondhand to describe any of the stunning vintage elements in this home. From the magical mind of project manager Dylan Eastman, many reclaimed, repurposed and upcycled projects have transformed this lovely bungalow into a magnificent piece of history and work of art.
The biggest part of the Blog Cabin to be fabulously refurbished is, of course, the house itself. Built in the 1920s, the original house was delicately moved seven miles to a prime waterfront lot. Dylan wanted to preserve and improve upon as many of the original details as possible. As much as I think new construction can be exciting, the respect and care that have been poured into this historical home have given the space a soul. Check out full photo coverage of the amazing move here.
Though the goal might be to restore every part of a home, some items simply can’t perform their initial function anymore. Before throwing them away, however, you might want to let your imagination roam a bit. This old furnace grate will still keep its homeowners warm at night. At Blog Cabin 2014, it’s been converted to a distinctive outdoor fire pit. Come to think of it, both the grate and one of my favorite campfire s’mores, were created in the 1920s. Coincidence or destiny?
I appreciate the reclaimed nature of the design more every time I get to go down and get my hands dirty at the Blog Cabin 2014. Taking a page from Dylan’s book, I was happy to include the original fold out ironing board in the new citrus-inspired laundry room. Sure, a new one might have been faster and easier to buy and install, but this unique feature pays homage to the original home and the people that built it in the roaring 20′s. I wonder if you need to iron a flapper dress?