I find that my first moment of happiness and contentment in the morning is found at the sight of a well made quilt-covered bed.
And the one thing that makes a new house feel like a home is choosing which quilt is going on each bed. This one? Or maybe THAT one?
One of the things I love about log cabin walls is that I can change the feel of a room just by changing the color theme of the quilt on top of the bed.
This is the smaller 3rd bedroom. It’s perfect for a sleep-over when guests come. It fits the queen size metal famed bed, with room for a couple of night stands (Yet to be found, but maybe today!) and has an ample enough closet that the dresser fits inside.
On the bed: Florabunda and a miniature block log cabin.
Once the bed was together, and clean sheets and quilts were added, this room was DONE! There may be some quilts hung on the walls in the near future, I just haven’t decided which yet.
2nd Larger bedroom!
This is where I can get 1 bar of 4 G from the upstairs window! It’s also directly over the main floor master bedroom. We learned quickly that with pine plank floors and no carpets, what is said in the upstairs bedroom can be plainly heard in the downstairs beneath it, and visa versa! And it sounds like there is a herd of elephants walking around above you if you are down below as well. Oh, this is going to be fun! There may be an area rug in the future to try to absorb some of the acoustics.
There are pull down shades in all of the windows, and when I’m not there, the blinds will be down to protect the quilts from light.
On the bed: Lady of Lake Erie, Oregon or Bust, and Lozenges.
From the other angle.
I took some furniture oil to the antique dresser, and it soaked it up like nobody’s business! That wood was so old and thirsty! It shines so warmly now, and I just love it in this setting. The antique rocker also fits nicely in the corner. Definitely need a rug runner at the end of the bed at least – I’m making a list.
The loft area outside of the upper bedrooms.
This space looks even BIGGER to me now that there is furniture in it, than it did when it was empty! I may change the arrangement of the furniture. I want to be able to stitch a bit up here, or read a book by the light of the windows. Rug? Most definitely. Just a matter of what I can find. I’ll know it when I see it.
Attention to detail!
This is the beam join at the top of the stair railing. I just love how these slid into place like a puzzle. I didn’t notice this until we had moved in. Nice touch!
Master bedroom, main floor.
This is the log bed frame that I ordered from the furniture guy in Wilkesboro. He gathers all of the wood himself along with the help of his son. They cut the mountain laurel used as well. The craftsmanship on the furniture we have purchased from him is outstanding.
I love the entwined twiggy bits!
On the bed: Celtic Solstice
There are a couple of night stands and 3 breakfast bar stools yet to come.
Other things I love, the “Z” doors and wrought iron hardware.
Coffee station – No Spoolin’ Around!
My counters are the tallest height I’ve ever had in any home I’ve lived in. I LOVE IT! We are tall people, and short counters are just a pain in the back. But, having the Keurig on the counter made it so I couldn’t open the lid because it hit the underside of the cabinets above.
The bottom spool cabinet was used as a bedside table. The top spool cabinet was on a side table in the living room at the old cabin.
Because this is an open floor plan, there isn’t as much wall space for furniture and it has been fun to re-purpose them with a new job. The drawers hold coffee, hot chocolate and tea K cups as well as tea bags. FUN!
It’s coming along.
My floors have tan lines! The previous owners had rugs down everywhere and the wood aged around them. There will likely be another rug to cover this area, or we might just let it be exposed and “catch up” to the natural darkening of the edges. The last thing I want to do is sand everything down and start over. We will see.
The TV will be mounted over the fire place. The dresser the TV is on goes in the upper small bedroom closet. I’m in search of a tall cabinet to go next to the fire place that will hold all of the other “electronics” like the satellite box, DVDs etc. And that is where today comes into play.
I’m meeting with my friend Mary for antiquing and some lunch out! 2 night stands and perhaps an old pie safe to be used as an electronics cabinet are on the agenda.
And if you read me early yesterday morning, there has been a change regarding Quilt-Cam. Instead of it being tomorrow night – it’s TONIGHT at 8pm Eastern via Facebook Live.
Yesterday I got a call and the gas company is coming out tomorrow afternoon to hook up the two gas stoves. (You can see it in the fireplace in the photo above, and there is one in the basement studio space.) So I will head up after my consultation with my surgeon tomorrow morning. We’ll make it work!
This is coming together!
My green round is ready to add to the Hourglass Leader & Ender Mother-ship! The next neutral round is also just about there with enough units made. The units have been building on the side of other things. It may or may not reach completion by the time we release the new one in July, but that’s okay. I love how springy it looks and it makes me smile. This one may end up as a lap-size and I’m fine with that.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage ocean waves quilt shared by Diane during our Michigan workshops last week.
Catch you tonight! Have a lovely Wednesday, everyone!