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Jul 25

Gimme Gimme Giveaway: Two Vintage-Inspired Art Pieces

We’re excited to announce the first in our series of the insanely popular Gimme Gimme Giveaways. Through the summer we will be giving away treasured items left behind at Blog Cabin 2014 after episode filming wrapped.

What’s the first item up for grabs? We’re giving away two unique art pieces, to include a framed telefone label and a vintage water ski print. See here for tune-in details regarding the Sledgehammer episode of Blog Cabin 2014.

To enter for a chance to win these one-of-a-kind art pieces, take the virtual home tour, examine each space and then tell us, via a comment posted below, which Blog Cabin 2014 reclaimed accessory or upcycled furnishing you like best.

You have from July 25, 2014, at 9 a.m. ET until Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET to post your comment and thereby enter for a chance to win these one-of-a-kind items. On Monday, August 4, 2014, we will randomly select the winner of this art giveaway and post the winner in the blog on or around August 5, 2014.

See Official Rules

Stay tuned for our next Gimme Gimme Giveaway, which begins August 1, 2014. We’ll be giving away a Kitchen Crashers design board, signed by Blog Cabin 2014 show host Chris Grundy and vintage-inspired metal kitchen shelf.

Jul 23

Before and After Highlights from Blog Cabin 2014

BEFORE

AFTER 

Wow, it’s been an exciting journey for Blog Cabin 2014! From moving locations to salvaging design details, the DIY Network team did an amazing job transforming this 1920s lakeside retreat. I’ve gathered a few before and after highlights for you to peruse. Let us know, in the comments below, what you think about this year’s renovation.

See the Inspiring Journey, from Start to Finish

Incredible Before and After Images

On Site in Winter Haven

Moving the House to a New Location

Before and After Floor Plans

Amazing Room Tours

And starting July 28, 2014, at 9 a.m. ET, enter daily — once on DIYNetwork.com and once on HGTVRemodels.com — for your chance to win the luxurious lakeside DIY Network Blog Cabin 2014.

Jul 16

Behind the Scenes at Blog Cabin 2014

Did you have a chance to check out last night’s Pinterest party? If you couldn’t make it, catch up on the conversation here. We had a great turnout. Our all-star Blog Cabin pinners included Jason Cameron, Chris Lambton, Laurie March, and Dylan Eastman.  Even Jake Moss, host of YardCore, dropped by the party.

Unfortunately we weren’t able to pin our behind-the-scenes shots from the DIYNetwork.com photo shoot, but you can browse 40+ images here.

Here, photographer Eric Perry stands on a ladder outside Blog Cabin 2014 to shoot down on the patio. Sometimes you’ve got to get creative to capture the perfect shot.

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Jul 15

Blog Cabin 2014 Virtual Tours Are Live!

The virtual room tours for Blog Cabin 2014 are finally live. We invite you to step inside our 1920s lakeside retreat, located in Winter Haven, FL. Explore each beautiful space with 360-degree tours, video walk-throughs and photos of every incredible detail. The sweepstakes entry period begins on July 28, 2014 at 9 a.m. ET.

START TOURING

After you’ve seen every design detail, join us tonight for a Pinterest Party, from 8 to 10 p.m. ET.

We’ve got an all-star open house. DIY Network hosts, Jason Cameron, Chris Lambton, and Laurie March, are dropping by to chat with fellow fans about cool design features. Plus, we’ll be sharing some behind-the-scenes photos.

During the Pin Party, be sure to repin the rooms you love the most.  At the end of the night, we’ll announce which room is the fan favorite, receiving the most repins!

New to Pinterest Parties? See how it works and learn how to participate right here.

JOIN THE PIN PARTY HERE

Jul 14

Blog Cabin 2014: Lakeside Living

Hope you had a great weekend! We’re one day away from the Blog Cabin 2014 room tour launch. To start your Monday off, I’ve got one more sneak peek clip to share with you before the big reveal tomorrow. Since you’ve already seen a few of our favorite design details, this is a collection of the breathtaking natural beauty on property. Take a minute to escape your hectic day and watch this relaxing preview of Blog Cabin 2014.

Watch the Sneak Peek Video

Jul 11

An Exclusive Sneak Peek of Blog Cabin 2014

We’re only a few days away from the Blog Cabin 2014 room tour launch on July 15th! In the meantime, check out our sneak peek video of the captivating design details found throughout.

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Jul 8

Make a Charming Quilt Inspired by Blog Cabin 2014

blog cabin 2014 quilt

Hope you had a great holiday weekend! We’re only days away from the Blog Cabin 2014 tour launch on July 15th. Are you excited? I know, I am. Here’s a little sneak peak of what’s to come…

This year, crafter and Creative Genius Lish Dorset adds a special touch to the home’s decor by making this colorful quilt, using a tried-and-true quilting pattern called Log Cabin (Get it? Aren’t we clever). Draped over the back of a chair, this handmade quilt finds a home around the outdoor fire pit at Blog Cabin 2014.

Get Step-by-Step Instructions for Making This Colorful Quilt>>

Jul 1

Don’t Miss the Boat Vote Winning Design Announcement

Chris Grundy

In less than 24 hours the winning design for the 2015 MasterCraft NXT 20 wakeboard boat will be revealed. If you haven’t voted, you’ve got until the end of the day to help us design the boat that comes with Blog Cabin 2014!

Click over to our Blog Cabin 2014 Pinterest board to repin and like your favorite interior, trailer and exterior looks.

We’ll be announcing the winning design in a live chat with host, Chris Grundy, tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET.

WATCH THE LIVE CHAT HERE

Jun 23

Round Three: Pick Your Favorite Exterior Color!

blog cabin boat vote

Get excited! Today, we’re promoting the last round of the Blog Cabin 2014 Boat Vote. During this time, you’ll get a say in how the 2015 MasterCraft NXT 20 wakeboard boat will be designed, by picking colors for the exterior. This is probably the most important decision yet, so choose wisely!

Do you like drama-packed purple & black? Are you fan of vibrant orange, because it reminds you of Florida citrus? Or has the purple & yellow combo caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below.

Repin your favorite and we’ll reveal the winning design in a live chat with host, Chris Grundy, on July 2 at 3 p.m. ET.

VISIT OUR PINTEREST BOARD TO CAST YOUR VOTE

Jun 19

Cabin Comforts Giveaway: Winners Announced!

I hope everyone is having a good week. I’m thrilled to announce our winners for the Cabin Comforts Giveaway! This year we hosted three rounds of prizes inspired by our lakeside retreat and it was a huge success. Take a second to congratulate the three lucky winners in the comments below and  see all of the winning items here >>

tooth brush holder

The winner for Round 1: Bathroom Soft Goods + Accessories is Kendra H. from Chambersburg, PA

blue and white bedding

The winner for Round 2: Bedroom Soft Goods + Accessories is Sandra O. from Cleveland, TN

float in a pool

The winner for Round 3: Entertaining Items is Eric S. from Edgewater, MD

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Blog Cabin is the groundbreaking multimedia experience based on a very simple idea: You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It! This truly interactive series asks Internet users to vote on the design features for a real vacation getaway. Expert hosts from DIY Network series will be on hand to rebuild the 1920s lakeside house that will become a luxurious home for a lucky sweepstakes winner. Plus, a one-hour Blog Cabin special, hosted by tool expert Chris Grundy, will highlight the incredible transformation.
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