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February 15, 2009

~ My 1 ROOM CABIN ~

Hey Guys !!! I thought I would share with you my 1 room cabin in the mountains... When we bought this place in 1976 it really was just a Cabin in the woods..This was our weekend get away place...


Now here our the Proud owners in 1977 in front of our Hideaway...Now this Cabin didn't even have a bath or shower...just a sink and toilet so when we came up here we really did rough it..I took many PTA baths !!! Oh you are asking what does the PTA stand for?? well its "Powder the Ass" Oh my did I say that?? you bet I did...
Now here we have Aunt Joyce and me out in front...see we have added a Patio and a cover and see that window well that's the shower we added YAHOO!! toss out the powder and give me some soap....1978

Now all of these next Pictures are the same spot in the Kitchen....This one is 1978 and this was the kitchen and that really was all the counter space in here and a 2 burner stove and don't you love my sign ??? that's how I felt when I had to cook in this small space...Now remember this cabin was 350 foot and that included the living room, dining room , bedroom, and kitchen..very cozy...

Now this was in 1988 when we first moved up here...we added a Living room, and bedroom on and then redid the cabin and made it into just a kitchen and dinning area...At this time we were just moving in...but look at that BIG smile on my face !!! Now remember this is all the same area you are seeing through the years...

Now in 1996 we added a formal dinning room on to this cabin and so again we redid the kitchen and this is what I have today...my Old Fashion kitchen that I always wanted...I had the blue and white tiles made and the Stove is an Elmira that I ordered and waited for 3 months to get..its a re pop of a 1850 Victorian stove...I had wanted this stove for 6 years and one day Wally just said go ahead and order your stove...because we are not going to redo this kitchen again... So now my little 1 room cabin in the woods is now 4000 sq ft...When people ask me how old is this house I tell them 1969, 1978,1988,1996,1999,and 2005 Pick a year ha ha!!! Hope you enjoyed seeing my 1 room Cabin...

Please go by Susan's at "Between Naps on the Porch " she is our hostess for Met Monday and see all the others great Butterflies today... http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

May all of you have a safe and blessed day...


Hugs and Smiles Glria

76 comments:

marty39 said...

Gloria, what vision you have had to make all those changes. I love the first pic and the cute little l room, it is so hard to believe that it has grown into the wonderful home you now have. Also, I LOVE your stove. What a great post. Hugs, Marty

marty39 said...

Gloria, this is just unbelievable that your 1 room cabin has turned into what you have now. I am amazed at the vision you have had to creat the gorgeous home you have today. It is just gorgeous. Also, I absolutely LOVE your stove. What a great post, I love the transformations over the years. Hugs, Marty

Riet said...

What a great story. You did so well in all those years

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Gloria; Wow; what a transformation over the years. It is hard to believe it is the same kitchen. I am so amazed at the hard work you two put into it, oh and love. I would love to see more of your lovely cabin....

Have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Josh said...

Hey Grandma I love your site sooo much. I remember going to your house during our school breaks and you always having something going on there. I remember the old wood stove that was in the kitchen, and also the pellet burning stove that would keep us so warm after having a snowball fight. Now your house is so beautiful and BIG! Kyra is going home today, she should be here in about 4 hours. I'm so excited to have her HOME. I love you so much grandma and thanks for all the help you have givin us. I'm so lucky 2 have you in my life grandma. I love you Grandma!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria! I don't know why I didn't realize this cabin became your house!! I am so happy to be able to see the progress and the final product! How proud you must be of all of those years of hard work that it took to convert your little cabin into your wonderful home!! Love it! Thanks for sharing!...hugs...Debbie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gloria, thisis the most incredible transformation I've ever seen. What a vision you had. Wally was such a sweetie to say go "ahead" and order your stove. :-) what a man.. it was sure worth the wait.. it is gorgeous. I am just blown away..your my dear are still totally gorgeous!! I'm fine sweetie, thanks for asking...hope things are well your way..
hugs ~lynne~

xinex said...

OMG, Gloria! This is what I really call a transformation! Amazing! Thanks for sharing it......Christine

Susan said...

Best example yet...of making a house into a home!!

Love it!

Susan

imjacobsmom said...

This is the best transformation! From one little room to a your whole house! I adore your stove. It fits perfectly with your kitchen! You could make a whole post about your stove. ~ Robyn

Tomarie said...

I'm in shock and awe! I can't believe how this has evolved over the years from a tiny little thing...to this! I knew you said you started from a cabin...but I didn't think you meant it quite so literally!! This is about the most dramatic transformation I've ever seen! Your kitchen was always one of my favorites on RMS, and now I have even more admiration for your decoratin' abilities!! I bow to you QG!:-) L~

mbkatc230 said...

Gloria this is an amazing transformation. I can see why you first bought the place, it was cute as a bug and the property looks gorgeous. Can't believe what you've done over the years, and I LOVE that stove. Thanks for sharing this! Kathy

Smilingsal said...

I love this cabin. What a super getaway.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow...you win, as Ann would say!
:-) That is definitely a metamorphosis! I had no idea your home started out such a little place...you really got to make it what you wanted. I LOVE your kitchen today...it is one of my favorite kitchens of all time!Gloria, I did not see you on the list so I added you to the list. If you are on there and I just missed it, let me know and I'll delete one of the entries. You are on there now...not sure what happened when you tried to sign up before. Great Met Monday post! Susan

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Gloria that was a wonderful timeline. I will have to remember the PTA when we camp. LOL Too funny! I loved seeing the progression and that stove is to die for. I would love to cook on that I bet its a blast!!! Blessings, Barb

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wow! What an amazing story. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful cabin!

santamaker said...

What a great way to get your dream home! You did wonders to this little cabin...oh my....Superb!
Now I gotta go get me a PTA bath!

Cass said...

Wow! What a metamorphosis! The little one room cabin is all grown up. It looks as if you have enjoyed this lovely place in ALL of its incarnations. Thanks! Cass

Melissa Miller said...

HI GLORIA, I LEFT YOU A COMMENT EARLIER AND I DON'T THINK IT WORKED FOR SOME REASON IT SAID ERROR.

I LOVE THIS POST! HOW AMAZING WHAT YOU HAVE DONE WITH YOUR HOME OVER THE YEARS. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING GIRL! LOOK AT YOU...YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL TOO!

THANKS FOR THE WONDERFULLY KIND WORDS ON OUR BLUE MASTER BEDROOM. YOU ALWAYS SAY THE KINDEST THINGS AND I APPRECIATE IT SOOOO MUCH.

I HOPE YOU ARE FEELING MUCH BETTER.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK.
~MELISSA :)

SORRY ABOUT THE ALL CAPS...I AM SO BEAT TONIGHT. YAWN.... :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, what a transformation! WOW! Great job! And I love your stove... what a beauty. Thanks for sharing...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Shelia said...

Oh, Gloria! I didn't realize your home started out as a one room cabin! What a marvelous story and you're just as cute as a button! I love your kitchen and I still covet your blue sink!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

janet said...

this is absolutely amazing, oh the memories must be amazing. Do you now live here all year round or is the cabin a summer home.
thanks for sharing
hugs
janet

Lisa (aka) French said...

Wow you sure made a huge transformation here....love it!! French;)

Claudie said...

Gloria you sure had a VISION.
I love it.
Oh sweet memories for sure.
Love Claudie
xoox

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, I just love the cabin, and the pic. I have wanted that stove for 25 years! I guess its not meant to be! I want a little carriage house out back, we have 10 acres. Then guest could stay there. I have a friend that got a divorce, she wants to come live with me and help take care of me when I go to surgery,clean, cook and give Hubby some time. But Hubby not to keen on the idea. I have 8 acres an hour a way. My Dad gave me this spot on my grandparents old place, he has had lumber milled from the trees and plans to build a cabin on my part! Yeah! My get away place. lol I just got to tell my other 5 siblings this is the 8 or 9 acres Dad has given to me, they all picked out their acres. I never did, Now I will have a cabin, and a pond on mine! We have two ponds here. One is a crawfish pond that Hubby is working with Mississppi State University. If all goes well he will buuild 3 more ponds here. I love your stove! I ordered the paper work on it so many times! lol

Cynthia said...

Gloria,
Absolutely amazing make-over. When I enlarged the last pic, I was in love. Just a wonderful kitchen with amazing layers of blue and white. Cute pics of you too. Cindy

Really Rainey said...

Ooooh I loved going back in time and seeing your happy smile hasn't changed a bit!

*Rainey

Chris said...

Just amazing and to have all the memories, PRICELESS. And Josh, your post beats it all.

Love Ya,
CHRIS

Linda said...

What a fun story and an amazing "growing up" for the cabin. I know you love it and I love your kitchen...so charming. Linda

Linda said...

What a fun story and an amazing "growing up" for the cabin. I know you love it and I love your kitchen...so charming. Linda

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I loved seeing your pictures! I have been putting my old photos into scrape books for the pass few years, it gives them a new life. Wonderful post.

JudyBug said...

Love the cabin. The stove is just wonderful!

Kathysue said...

Hi Gloria, I am coveting your stove,it is amazing and what a transformation over the years.What a wonderful life you have made for you and and your family.kathysue

squawmama said...

Wow girlfriend this was such a great post... What a long way that little cabin in the woods has come... Beautiful... Now onto other stuff... We do some RVin without hookups and we also do the PTA's when in that situations... But we call it... are you ready for this one... PITS, TITS, & ASS bath... LOL LOL LOL Love ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

tardevil said...

I like it much better now that it has a shower! Your kitchen is gorgeous!

Bo said...

Hi Gloria...Your home was built with a lot of B,S, & T...wasn't it? You know, Blood, Sweat & Tears... Remarkable! Just now reading your lovely pink Valentine's post...it was wonderful... also, great news about little Kyra going home for at least a short while...
Hugs, ;-) Bo

Penny said...

Your cabin is so charming ~
Love the kitchen ~

Helen said...

I don't know when I've enjoyed a blog post as much as this one .. thank you so much for sharing all of this history with us.

ellen b said...

What fun to have a cabin to make renovations to. I bet you are enjoying the changes and your time there. :0)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning darling, Thanks for the visit this morning. I hope this finds some of the snow gone and you able to get out.. I know you have an appt.. so let me know how that turns out.. Bill is having another good day.. girl that's 4 in a row.. wow!! thank the Lord for all the prayers for him.. How is our baby Kyra? I hope she's improving... Hope to hear from you later.. hugs ~lynne~

Lori said...

Gloria, Thanks for stopping by and following me!

This is such a great cabin...What a great kitchen.

pcb said...

Love the evolution of your cabin! I especially am wowed by your Elmira.

marty39 said...

Gloria, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your post today. I love all the transformations and you were so good to keep pictures of it all. Thanks for stopping by today and as always your very gracious comments about my LR redo. I love your visits and I love reading your blog. Hugs, Marty

Fifi Flowers said...

That is a large continous transformation!

DesignTies said...

OK, that has to be one of the biggest transformations ever -- from 350 sq ft to 4,000 sq ft!!!

It was fun to look through the pictures and see how things changed from then to now. Thanks for sharing :-)

Kelly @ DesigTies

villa extra said...

thank you so much for your kind comment...I've read your profile and I must say.."You are such a strong and blessed woman!!"These pictures of your family and grandchildren are really warm!! The one of the baby smiling is so cute....

salmagundi said...

The best metamorphosis post ever!! You must be so proud of all of your changes. Relax and enjoy the fruit of your labors. Sally

LaurenFaythe said...

What a warm & cozy place! A true labor of love.

Kim Chalfant said...

From 350 sq ft to 4000 sq ft, WOW!!! That is some metamorphosis!!! Love, love, love your stove. Wouldn't work in with my house, but looks great in yours. I would love to live in a cabin, as long as shopping was close by. Great post.

Paula Bee said...

Wow! What a fun post. It has obviously evolved into a charming warm comfortable home. Thanks for the tour. (I especially love your stove!)

Take care, Paula

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

So happy you came by...Girl, you just always make my day!!!

Shhh...your secret is safe with me...gotta love Ms. Clarol! Hehe!!!

Well darlin...I'd say that "You've Come A Long Way, Baby"!!! All the way from a little 350 sq.ft. cabin to the beautiful 4,000 sq. ft. home that you have now!!! I'm so glad that you did this post...the metamorphosis is simple amazing!!! And...you're just sooo darn cute in all of those photos...loved seeing those pics of you!!! I'd love to see some photos of the exterior of your home now! Well not "right now" but sometime...hehe!!! Don't want you runnin' outside with a towel around your wet head in the snow, taking photos...hehe!!! Anyway, you know I love you, Girl!!!

Hope that you're having a marvelous Monday!!!

Chari

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Absolutely amazing! What a wonderful transformation :)

Hugs,
Dena

Linda said...

Wow you have done alot to that place. Love your old fashioned kitchen. Very fun to see!
Linda Q

prairiedog said...

Hi Gloria,thanks so much for taking the time to look at my kitchen reno.Now that I made my way over here I see you know all about having the dream of turning an ugly duckling into a swan.
Cyndi

Rose Haven said...

What a lovely place!!

;-)

Rose Haven said...

What a lovely place!!

;-)

Mary said...

Oh Gloria, you are so funny! You have a great sense of humor! That PTA bath explanation reminded of Dolly Parton telling about sink/basin baths. She said you start at the top and wash as far down as possible, then you start at the bottom and wash as far up as possible, Then you wash possible! Funny!
I didn't know your home began as the cabin. Great story and I loved seeing all the pictures. You were beautiful then as you are now. Have a wonderful evening! Hope you are feeling back to normal. Rest well and God bless!

Deb said...

Hi Gloria! Wow! From 350 square to 4000. What a blessing and I love the changes. Great stove! Deb

vintagewindow said...

That is one huge metamorphosis. I love your stove. I drool everytime I see an elmira. *sigh* someday!!!

Kris

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Now this is what I call a real transformation! To think that your beautiful kitchen started out that way! Wow! And you were just too cute! I love the comment that Josh left you on here! Great post my friend. Love ya, laurie

bj said...

What an adorable story with pictures, too. Thanks so much for sharing all this with us...
xo bj

Tootsie said...

what a difference several decades makes! You did good! Remember me? your long lost and most likely forgotten girl?
have had you in my thoughts and Kyra in my prayers....she is just so beautiful. I love the photo in the sidebar.
does she know how loved and famous she is all over the world of blog?

Jessica said...

Gloria~

Amazing transformation~ I abosolutely adore your kitchen.

You are just cute as a button, too!

Hugs~ J

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

This has to be the best metamorphosis I've seen yet!! You truly took a blank canvas and created a work of art.

Sweet Wishes,
Sars

Rue said...

Good morning Gloria :)

That is by far the most extreme metamorphosis I've seen yet! You did a beautiful job :) Tell the truth though... do you ever miss the house the way it was?? ;)

I'm so happy to here that Kady is doing so well!

Oh and how did you know we were really married on Jan. 23rd???

(((hugs)))
rue

Lori said...

Gloria,
Thanks for the visit this morning! I think my new blog is totally me! Thanks again for coming by!
Have a wonderful week.

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Oh Gloria, you haven't been kidding me all these months, telling me your huge house used to be a tiny little thing! Wow. I can't wait to see the rest of it. But geez woman, how do you keep up with cleaning all that space?
And oh my, that stove is to die for!!!!!!

Justine :o )

Kristen said...

I love seeing your 1 room cabin.
You guys have really put some love in it!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

g, if you have the time...I would love you to answer today's question. I am trying to get to know everyone a bit more. thanks

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Gloria! Oh, I'm thrilled you've liked my little craft! Hope you're having a beautiful day.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What a great trip down Memory Lane with you and the cabin! Isn't it wonderful that you have all these pictures?!? Around here, I'll remember *later,* that I should have taken pics. -sigh-

Ohhh that re-do of an 1850 Victorian stove!!!!!!! Ohhhhhhhh wowwwwwwwww! -happy sigh- You lucky gal you! I might make a blow-up copy of your pic of it, and sit here and lick it! >,-)

Oh and another Wow! YOU got the pilot's license!

I took some lessons, but realized that I'd never master it. "Know thyself" and all that jazzzz. And husband had wanted to fly, since he was a little kid. So I said... "YOU do it!" He did and I was navigator. ,-)

A little brown and white, Cessna Skyhawk 172. "8424 LIMA" as I said before. :-))))

Hugs,
Aunt Amelia

Glenda said...

I've always heard "the longest journey begins with a single step" and you've proved it with this post. It was a long journey, but your persevered. And look what was accomplished. A "dream home" and a dream come true, all at the same time.

pammiejo said...

I was really intruigued by this story. I would love to see more pictures of "the little house that grew". Great blog! Thanks for stopping by mine. PAM

Tammy said...

Wow. Quite a transformation, and you clearly love where you live. Is there an "after" of the outside?

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a wonderful story! There are times that I have dreamed of living in a log cabin. I even bought log cabin magazines! Now I know your's isn't log, but I love the idea of a charming, cozy cottage. And now it's a big charming cottage!

Also love the pictures of you through the years.

Now that I'm laid off, I'll have more time to visit the people who leave such sweet messages for me! See, there are good points to being jobless, lol!

Kady

lvroftiques said...

You bet I did!! Wowser!! What a transformation! I can hardly believe it's the same place! You guys must have really loved it so much to pour so much effort time and moola into that little cabin. I don't know how you do it girlfriend? Actually is there anything you can't do? *winks* Vanna