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For the cabin guys: http://cabinporn.com/

Thanks for posting, some inspirational shacks posted there to be sure.. I am really loving the bare minimums these days..
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http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16297975-rock-the-shack

a friend got me 'Rock The Shack', similar to cabinporn. nice book

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Craftsman house, I would research lighting that fits the house;

Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright, Greene and Greene. You can even have a craftsman, who specialises in the style make you something that will be right for the house.

I would not put modern fixtures into it or anything that looks like it belongs in a colonial, making a great deviation from what fits the house would not do well, IMO.

You're lucky in that arts and crafts stuff (majors aside) is out of the limelight at the moment and so less famous pieces can probably be picked up for a song.

Some modern furniture can look right in an arts and crafts house, but IMO, not much in the way of fixtures.

Thanks, helpful advice. Agreed modern won't fit. I'll see what I can find - all the stores near me are on a modern kick.
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If you can budget for original/authentic pieces I would chose them well ahead of W/E.

 

 

Unfortunately this is a bit out of the budget. I'd say around $3,500 would be the absolute max we could do for a table and six chairs, but it would have to be something spectacular to convince us to spend more than $2,500.

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Unfortunately this is a bit out of the budget. I'd say around $3,500 would be the absolute max we could do for a table and six chairs, but it would have to be something spectacular to convince us to spend more than $2,500.


Have you tried looking at auction websites?  While looking for a set of Chippendale style chairs, auctions are the best price as long as the pieces are in good condition.  

 

As for West Elm, I think one of our chairs is from there.  It is a fabric covered chair and while it does not get sat it often, it is comfortable.  Quality isn't like high end but passable.  

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Installed a new shower door in the master bath yesterday.  It makes the bathroom look larger and much better overall.  Next step is to pick out a new vanity, tile to replace the vinyl, and paint, and light fixture.

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Have you tried looking at auction websites?  While looking for a set of Chippendale style chairs, auctions are the best price as long as the pieces are in good condition.  

As for West Elm, I think one of our chairs is from there.  It is a fabric covered chair and while it does not get sat it often, it is comfortable.  Quality isn't like high end but passable.  

I haven't tried that route yet. Any specific sites I should try? Auctions are a foreign language to me.

I found a few nice tables on Room & Board also.
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Keep an eye peeled on this site: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/

 

I think you'll find that R&B is going to be much better quality than WE.

 

lefty

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towel warmers, though? Is it a gimmick or a nice perk?

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I couldn't live without towel warmers. (First world problems) Beside the fact that warm towels feel great, they help immediately dry your towels which helps take dampness out of the room.
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auctionzip.com is another one that is good.  An auctioneer friend uses that exclusively for online but still said he only gets about 10% from online sales.

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Kitchen is really coming together. Cabinets in, soapstone laminate counters will be in by the end of the week. 90% sure I am going with a white subway tile backsplash.

Oh, and the appliances were delivered Saturday. We ran water to the fridge but for some reason it's not making ice. I think piercing the water line from the bottom was a mistake - a coworker told me he did it this way but sediment blocked the flow of water.

I'll post some pics this weekend.
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Post dem Picts.

My wife, my mother, and I went over some potential drawings for our kitchen remodel coming up (my mother has always done her own drafting so that's nice to take advantage of!) getting close to figuring out the layout.


Edited by RedLantern - 1/11/16 at 10:44pm
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For lefty, found this picture of the side deck. Great thing about this place is the deck wraps around 3 sides of the cabin, with a hot tub on the rear side, facing the forest. It's covered by the roof, so it makes for a great place to sit and watch the mountain storms pass through..

post #4035 of 5812
Looks really great, Gnatty.

What's the mosquito situation like? I remember renting a cabin outside Pigeon Forge in the 90s and think I donated a few quarts while using the hottub.
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