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 >>
The winner for Round 1: Bathroom Soft Goods + Accessories is Kendra H. from Chambersburg, PA
The winner for Round 2: Bedroom Soft Goods + Accessories is Sandra O. from Cleveland, TN
The winner for Round 3: Entertaining Items is Eric S. from Edgewater, MD
Today, we’re promoting round two of the Blog Cabin 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 boat’s trailer.
Do you prefer the sleek black trailer or are you a fan of the cool gray? 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.
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Let us know about your favorite picks in the comments below!
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Join us for our final G+ hangout at Blog Cabin 2014 with project manager Dylan Eastman. Got a question about the house? Post it in the comments below and Dylan might answer it!
Did you miss Dylan’s last hangout? Check it out here.
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The exciting news has been announced that this year’s grand prize winner will receive a 2015 MasterCraft NXT 20 wakeboard boat and a $50,000 cash prize from national mortgage lender Quicken Loans. Today, we’re hosting the first round of three for the Boat Vote! During this time, you’ll get to have a say in how the 2015 MasterCraft NXT 20 wakeboard boat will be designed, by picking color combos.
Repin your favorite interior color, and we’ll reveal the winning design in a live chat with host, Chris Grundy, on July 2 at 3 p.m. ET.
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Join us today, June 11, 2014 at 3 p.m. ET for a live Q&A at Blog Cabin 2014 with Laurie March, The House Counselor, and Dylan Eastman, Blog Cabin’s project manager. We’ll get the scoop on the laundry room and an update on all those flamingos seen on the Cabin Cam! If you have a question you’d like us to ask Laurie, post it in the comments below and it might get answered!
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Photo: Dylan Eastman
Hi guys! Laurie here. I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be bringing you even more behind-the-scenes action from Blog Cabin 2014 right here on the blog! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been on site, but, like you, I’ve had my eyes glued to the Cabin Cam while it’s been streaming. I noticed some pretty sweet shapes going up under the roofline and gave my buddy and house planner Dylan Eastman a call to get more of the story. Have you seen the gorgeous corbels? Continue Reading…
Hello from Winter Haven!
I’m excited to report the progress at Blog Cabin 2014. You’re going to be amazed when you see the finished project in a few weeks. Craftsman style, beautiful outdoor spaces and stunning upcycled design makes this home the perfect lakeside retreat. This week we’re in Winter Haven, Florida working on virtual tours and photography.
Here, photographer Eric Perry (top left) snaps a quick pic on the dock while the lighting is just right and photographer Bruce Cole (bottom left) contemplates which direction to set up for the perfect outdoor shot.
Oh yeah, here I am taking a break in the hammock on the dock. Life is hard on the lake!
Hello again from sunny Winter Haven! I arrived this afternoon and I can’t wait to get back to work on this gorgeous, lakeside bungalow. I’ve spent my first few hours digging into all of the final touches that you, yourselves, chose over the past few months.
One decision you had to make caught my eye right away: outdoor dishware. You fine folks voted to stock the Blog Cabin with blue melamine dishes instead of yellow. These unbreakable, affordable dishes were at their height of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, and have recently seen a resurgence. Modern day melamine sets, like those dishes pictured above, are readily available in a wide variety of styles and colors.
You’ve seen her exclusive digital video tours, now get the inside scoop on Blog Cabin 2014 with House Counselor and DIYNetwork host Laurie March. Starting tomorrow through September, Laurie will be guest blogging. She’ll be covering all things Blog Cabin 2014, from upcycled features to clever design details. Ask questions, take in all of her knowledge and give her a warm welcome as she becomes our fearless design expert for the next few months.