Stylish Log Cabin Decor on a Budget

| 5/10/2011 7:43:03 PM

Decorating a log cabin 

A photo of Victoria GazeleyDecorating a log cabin, particularly an antique log cabin, is both a joy and a challenge.  Joyful because there's just something about preserving the past and the countless hours of handwork required to construct the building in the first place, and a challenge because finding furniture and decor that look great with logs (without emptying your bank account), is not easy.

Sure, there are a gazillion companies out there manufacturing beautiful furniture and accessories that would make your old log cabin interior sing, but for anyone on a budget, it's just not practical.

So what's the alternative? 

In Part I of Mixing the Old and the New - Old Log Cabin Decor, I showed you how we were able to utilize a lot of recycled items and many of the architectural features of the antique log cabin we disassembled, reassembled, added on to, and restored back around 1999/2000. In this article, I'll show you how we were able to mix a number of thrift store, garage sale and Craigslist finds with the new furniture and accessories to create what we think is a fun, funky, comfortable and clean (read: unfrilly) country decor.

My Mother is a 'Perfect Log Cabin Decor Item' Magnet

There - the secret is out.  I don't spend hours scouring antique stores and Ebay (though I have been known to frequent those places for specific things - but more on that later).  Basically, my mother is an expert at finding unique, quality goods at garage sales and thrift stores.  She has this amazing way of magically coming across the absolute perfect item right when I need it... the exact thing I'm looking for to complete a room.

6/1/2011 9:02:41 AM

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