Thursday, 24 October 2013

Log Cabin Tales - Interior Ta-Dah!!

The inside of the cabin is all complete and I'm moved in!!

Having shifted all the stuff from my sewing room to the bottom of the garden (in the pouring rain) we have decided that we are never moving house - just that one room was more than enough Thank You Very Much!!

I've been hoping to take some photos with our proper camera, but I've lost the thingummy to download them onto my iPad and so I'm afraid these phone shots will have to do.

Would you like a peek?

This is the right hand side as you come in through the doors - under the window there is going to be Mr G's desk. I've won a lovely vintage dressing table on eBay that fits the bill perfectly. The plan is for Mr G to work out here. All along he said he'd work out here all the time but now he reckons it'll just be when he needs peace (i.e when the boys are off school).

My jars of buttons and trimmings are on my shelves, painted with my own mixed blue shade of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

We plan to oil the floor eventually but daftly didn't decide that until we moved everything in *rollseyes*

The sofa bed was an eBay bargain (£16!!) - I plan to cover the checked cushions and the footstool. The mirror was £4 from Gumtree. These are getting harder to find at such bargain prices as they are now so popular - another reason I'll be glad when vintage goes out of fashion!!

The suitcases were another eBay find, £10.50 for four of them. I intend to decoupage them in fabric eventually but I love them as they are. They have my larger pieces of fabric in and the top one has my scraps - I was a bit ruthless and threw a lot out for the move.

The pin board I made using an old frame I found in a charity shop, I added stiff foam to the back (from a child's foam floor jigsaw) and covered it in patchwork fabric.

The captains chair was yet another bargain (gotta love eBay!!) - a pair for £13.50.

My desk is my Dads old dining table. I love the fact it's his old table that we always sat at when we visited him. I made a skirt for it using my nieces old curtains and the top is covered in Cath Kidston oilcloth.

The lamp is one of my few new purchases for the cabin - I just love it as it not only looks like the Pixar lamp, but its pink!! And at £20 I thought it was a good price.

The thread rack I made using an old kitchen cupboard door and pink plastic lolly sticks!! I painted and decoupaged it and the Mr G drilled holes for me to add the sticks, secured with a blob of PVA glue.

The stool was from the tip - £4!! Painted in my own mixed pink shade of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

We don't have the electric connected yet hence the extension lead, we need to run an armoured cable from the house and that should be done soonish.

Of course there has to be fairy lights!! And paper honeycomb spheres....

So, that's the inside, more or less done.

The exterior still needs work as the rain has meant we haven't been able to finish painting it yet, but I'll give you a sneaky peek so you can get the general gist:

It was getting dark so you'll have to excuse the poor photo and wait until its revealed in all its glory once its done!!

Thanks for reading....


S x



  1. Oh Sarah, it is beautiful. I'm nearly speechless! I've just popped back to look at your previous posts too. Not sure how I missed them. Your home, the cabin - all stunning. xx

  2. how truly wonderful sarah, what a dream of a studio space...loving the cosy sofa and beautiful crafty things around you~ its sooooo lovely xx...sorry im late sending postage stuff lifes been a bit manic the last week ;)

  3. amazeballs Sarah! Where did you get the lamp from, my girl would like that. Have you now redecorated the old sewing room for your boy? You have such inventive ideas for things, I bet you will enjoy crafting in your cabin for many years to come! xx

  4. It's looks lush. an amazing transformation.
    when can I come over wearing my red riding shawl?????
    x x

  5. #Logcabinenvy : (
    Looks fabulous x

  6. What a gorgeous studio space!
    You've worked very hard and it looks fabulous!

  7. Ooh Sarah, how fabulous! I had a log cabin at my last house, and from the outside it looked gorgeous ... rosy curtains and lace panels, bunting, etc ... inside it was full of deck chairs, kid's bikes, lawnmowers and tools! I'd just love one like yours ... one day ...


    Love Claire xxx

  8. Oh you lucky lady! This is the loveliest "office" ever. Enjoy every second you spend in there!

  9. Oh wow! It looks wonderful
    Julie xxxxxxx

  10. This is a simply gorgeous workspace, I am very envious. It is welcoming and cosy and designed down to the last square inch. The pastel colours really make the space warm and welcoming and using beautiful display units, rather than office storage is just wonderful, its not just a room to work in, but to feel creative and inspired. Work spaces can often be far to functional and boring! Great job :O)

  11. Hi Sarah, I just discovered your blog... love love love it! Your cabin is scrumptious, lucky you. Can't wait to read more of yr blog,
    Love, Tracy x


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