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Jul 28

Sledgehammer Invades Blog Cabin 2014

jason cameronTonight at 9:30 p.m. ET, watch as Jason Cameron brings his sledgehammer to smash away the ugly at Blog Cabin 2014 in Winter Haven, Florida. Jason and Blog Cabin host Chris Grundy demolish walls, an old set of stairs and an outdated bathroom to open up the first floor and reveal a stunning view of the lake. When the dust settles, Jason and Grundy get busy rebuilding this long-neglected house into a vacation retreat.You don’t want to miss this captivating remodel tonight on DIY Network, as the Sledgehammer team invades Blog Cabin 2014! Want a sneak peak? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look on set at Sledgehammer.

If you’re feeling ambitious, check out these clever and creative Blog Cabin 2014 storage projects you can do at home.

Build a Lake-Inspired Boat Shelf


Create Clever Storage for Fishing Gear


Finally, don’t miss your chance to win unique art pieces left behind at Blog Cabin 2014 after episode filming wrapped. Head over to the Gimme Gimme Giveaway blog post, and leave a comment for your chance to win  a framed telefone label and a vintage water ski print.

Prizes and projects and Jason Cameron! Oh my!

  • Posted at 3:01 pm on July 7, 2014
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  1. I love the boat shelf and with Jason sitting in front of it, it's gorgeous. That's a picture to frame!

    vagrammie3 on July 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm
    • I remember when those boat shelves came out at the Hobby Lobby stores. They were probably at other stores, too. These shelves NEVER go out of style…especially with people who love to fish! Remember when they had one of these boat shelves in Tennesse BC? The other part of the boat was turned into a swing under the deck.
      I'm thankful to see the style again.

      Trish on July 29, 2014 at 9:30 am
  2. Anything to make room for a lake view..including a sledgehammer!!

    COOLSMILEY on July 28, 2014 at 3:42 pm
  3. I am so excited now that we can enter to win this beautiful home! Love it! Jason, can't wait to se the show. Bring it on!:)

    Bythbaydramer on July 28, 2014 at 3:49 pm
  4. A poor choice to place fishing gear in the sunroom. It should be down at the dock or in the garage. Who wants hooks and fishing line left where kids and pets can and will get caught up in it?

    Trying to think what could go in the place of the fishing pole racks? Probably I would just remove them or convert into storage which is something this house needs more of.

    Bobby21 on July 28, 2014 at 4:11 pm
    • Hm, I never thought about kids and pets getting into mischief with the poles. But I did think about relocating them simply because poles don't need such deep storage and it would be nice to have extra clothes storage there. I was thinking I could remove the holders and refasten them on the staircase wall. The poles would be out of the way but easily accessible at the same time, and sort of be lakeside "art," as long as the poles could still be taken on and off of the holders without creating danger on the stairs. And in that case, I was thinking of hanging them on the wall of the sunroom.

      Lindingo on July 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm
    • Good thinking about the kids and pets. With the anything goes now days with art, that sound like a great solution for the storage of the poles. Maybe in the den or, I agree up on the sunroom wall would be my preference. Yes, more storage space is always needed and welcome. Guess we would each have things we might like to move around like a woman with the furniture in a room. Good thinking Bobby and Lindingo. Need to be very careful when the Grandchildren visit with their pets. Have a great day everyone and dream on—- ;) <3 ;) <3

      Nan on July 29, 2014 at 12:49 pm
    • It's a shame because the fishing pole shelves are so great, but I have been trying to decide what could be done and where. I guess when someone wins it won't seem as such a problem!!

      funny girl on August 2, 2014 at 7:52 pm
    • I agree-not the greatest place. I can see my 2 grandsons trying to pull them out. I have a cat-she would be pulling at the lines. But she does love water fountains.:)

      Ann on July 28, 2014 at 5:44 pm
    • wouldn't storing them on the bottom deck area be a better idea, near the boat/water/docks and still protected. I was wondering if these benches can be rearranged so that one would be placed where the dog bed is and move the dog bed in front of the chairs as our pets are never far from us.

      paradiselife on July 28, 2014 at 7:52 pm
    • My husband is very protective his rods and reels. He takes them inside, never leaves them in the boat. He'll say, "Do you know how expensive that rod/reel is?" "Do you know how much I have invested in our fishing equipment?" I don't mind…I LOVE fishing.

      You should have seen the fishing well he created for one of our trips. I 'thought' I had tightened the lid on the fishing well….We lost a five gallon paint bucket of fish. We had to catch them again. Then, we had to relocate the lid which was just as expensive as the fish. If you live on a lake, you don't have to catch all your fish at once, because you can go and get fish when you want (IF, they're biting). When you don't have the luxury, you have to haul a lot home and freeze them until your next fishing trip.

      Seriously, this is quite the Cabin!

      Trish on July 29, 2014 at 9:40 am
    • The benches were built just to fit perfectly in that spot along the long wall. All fastened together. I don't think you could move them. You can move the dog bed to wherever you want. In our case we would put tow big parrot cages in there somehow, trying to figure that out AS IF we might win. But I agree, the cabinets could have cupboard doors added or drawers to make better use of the storage space and the rods relocated.

      minitoni on July 29, 2014 at 10:18 am
  5. Wow sledgehammer, way to go…….beautiful job you've done……making way for the new dos…

    twoTERRIERs on July 28, 2014 at 4:22 pm
  6. Be blessed folks! Sorry going to sit this one out because at my age can't take the extreme heat anymore.

    grswla on July 28, 2014 at 5:12 pm
    • My MIL says the exact same thing. They keep north nowadays. But, they haven't given up their fishing!

      Trish on July 29, 2014 at 9:41 am
    • I like this house and location but we wouldn't move to FL if we won the house either. However, that doesn't stop us entering. For us it would be a chance to set the kids up with trust funds and, maybe, plan an early retirement with the profits of selling quickly. ^_^

      Sally on July 29, 2014 at 10:02 am
  7. This would be a great place for my family get togethers. Fishing is loved by all! And just to have a get away on a calm body of water can't be beat…..

    Kathy Becker on July 28, 2014 at 5:14 pm
    • I know. Right? This is what our family enjoys doing, too. When you're brought up fishing, it's what families enjoy spending time doing. This BC captures a lot of "family"!

      Trish on July 29, 2014 at 9:19 am
  8. I really like Winter Haven as a location. Tampa, Orlando and lots of other places within driving distance. Lake living what''s not to love.

    wannchef on July 28, 2014 at 5:17 pm
    • Winter Haven is a great area. I love the cabin. It would be a blessing to win my first home in Florida.

      Rosy_G on July 28, 2014 at 9:32 pm
    • I want to see Legoland, which we've been told is across Lake Hamilton. I shared the Adventure in Legoland book with so many students before Legoland in Florida even existed. I truly want to see this with our grandchildren. How many of you know this Adventures in Legoland series? I am kind of bummed I've not been able to find the books.

      Trish on July 29, 2014 at 9:23 am
    • Lindingo on July 29, 2014 at 4:47 pm
    • That is the second book. It's the first book, Adventures in Legoland, that the kids enjoyed. I would have the students go on Virtual field trips to the Legoland in Denmark. No air travel necessary with virtual field trips. :) I used the online brochures to do math & reading lessons. Imagine figuring out how much tickets cost for various families/ figuring out how much time they had before catching their bus departure, etc. The students had so much fun pretending to go there. I'm glad to see we have Legoland in the Winter Haven, FL AND California.
      Before the Kindles came out, I was trying to type out every page of that book. We joke that I was the precursor to the Kindle concept. I had thought I'd be back teaching again. I had hoped to use my pretyped Kindle version of the book with the boys and girls. Things in life have a way of changing. Returning to one of my favorite careers is one of them. I have ONE copy left for grandchildren. I have shared my extras with the neighborhood kids and friends' kids, etc. Life is good. I've been blessed.

      Trish on July 29, 2014 at 5:56 pm
    • Weird. I posted the first book, but two links for it were deleted. I'll try posting them one at a time. I knew something odd was going on because when I tried to post something else I was told I couldn't because something was under review.

      Lindingo on July 29, 2014 at 10:42 pm
    • I wish you had been one of my teachers!!!!

      Lindingo on July 29, 2014 at 10:42 pm
  9. Beautiful transformation! Great job, team :-)

    Lisa-Marie on July 28, 2014 at 5:34 pm
  10. Thank you for this reminder post! I knew Sledgehammer was scheduled for the first entering day, but that flew out of my mind with the excitement here and at UO. Yay! Still MORE to be excited about on this day! :)

    Lindingo on July 28, 2014 at 5:36 pm
    • I LOVE the new ENTRY for the sweeps. We used to have to record EVERYTHING. A new system must be in place because it's much simpler! Thank you for this.

      Trish on July 29, 2014 at 9:45 am
    • I do too, so much easier than having to re-type everything. I'm happy someone else said it because I didn't want anyone to think I was too lazy to put in the effort. It's just that this is the best way, otherwise I might hit the wrong key and get things all screwed. up. :D

      nanwes on July 30, 2014 at 9:30 pm

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