Before and After: A Log Cabin Renovation in Tennessee – HGTV

NARRATOR: Home Diaries– every house has a story. We’re the Bazzles. And we live in a log cabin. My good.

NARRATOR: Home Diaries–
every house has a story. We’re the Bazzles. And we live in a log cabin. My good friend Brian
lives across the street, and we would always
see this house. It was just really overgrown. It didn’t appear to be anything
that we would be interested in. There was a for-sale
sign in the yard. I opened the front door,
and I was like, wow, this is a log cabin. I just knew that they
would love this place. Brian was like, hey, that house
that y’all have been ignoring? Dude, it’s a log house. You know, you need
to take a look at it. I was sold right then. I wasn’t sold. This clearly was not something
we could just move right into. But once I got beyond the
size of the project, then it started rolling for me, too. I wanted it to be a cabin. We needed to get all this
other crap off of here and let it be a cabin. The cabin’s pretty well
preserved, because it had two layers of siding over it. Anywhere that we could,
we tried to reuse stuff from the original house
in the new construction part. The cabin portion of
this house is probably close to 200 years old. This was the original sub floor. It probably, at one time,
after the floor had been dirt, this was probably
the original floor. It’s got to have
insulation under it, and all that, because
you’re going to live in it. So we numbered all the boards,
starting in the corner, and then I took them all out. The boards were just horrible. They were black. In addition to the dirt, I had
to try to get the numbers up. These little white marks,
those are my paint marks. And it wouldn’t come off. And we had to
scrape the paint off, which was kind of ignorant. Carla found this roll of
garden fencing in the woods. I drug it up here. I was exhausted. And I’m like, babe, you’ve
got to come look at this. I came in one day, and
Jay had used the fencing and made this awesome railing. It’s probably one of my
favorite things about the house. We found a few cool things,
in addition to the fence. Carla’s dad was up
there on the loft. There’s a shadow box
made into the wall. It was original to the house. When Carla’s dad
pulled that out, he found the picture
in the wall behind it. We don’t know who
they are, but it’s a picture of a young couple. He’s sitting, and
she’s standing, and neither one of them appear
to be very happy about it. It’s old. I would say probably
from the 1800s. We found this little
brown tin from the 1930s. It’s called the
three merry widows. And it held three
reusable condoms. And they were all gone. In order for me to be willing
to live in his log cabin, he would have to have
aspects of the whole place be for me, as well. So it wasn’t just that we
were living in a log cabin. It was something that
we could do together and make it be our own. I love my house. If we’re able to stay
here, my dust will be out here in these flower beds. We’ll be here for a while.

8 thoughts on “Before and After: A Log Cabin Renovation in Tennessee – HGTV”

  1. ~ ~ ~ Mississippi Gulf Coastal area ~ ~ ~ Absolutely one of the best deals available on the lovely Mississippi Gulf Coast for the size, price, and location .

    Choose between:

    3.80 acres on Heirn Ave @ W. North St  ( south corner)
    located in Pass Christian Mississippi. . next door to Long Beach.
    3+ minutes to Beach 

     and apprx.  10 -15  minutes from Gulfport. 

    The Heirn Ave. Property doesn't allow Mobile homes  .

    Buyer pays closings 
    and "appraisal" if applicable. 
    cash price   22,500 k  ( WITHOUT REALTOR )


    4.80 ACRES located on McDonald Rd. apprx. 5+ minutes to Beach

    Priced @ 23,900 ( WITHOUT REALTOR ) Buyer pays closings and ( appraisal ) if applicable.

    ( PACKAGE DEAL OF 8 LOTS @ $11,900 ( located in lovely Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi )

    10th st…… 100' x 100'
    11th st…… 100' x 100'

    these 8 LOTS are located back to back….measuring TOTAL @ 200' X 200'


    Buyer pays closing and ( appraisal ) if applicable

    catch me at, eight, one, five, three, 0, seven, six, 0, seven, five

  2. Love the old fence railing! I love this whole house. I’m slowly going to covert my 1979 ranch into a lodge/cabin Linda of style. I just live the wood and the color and leather couches and rustic features. My boys wants antlers and wildlife posters in their rooms. Can’t wait!

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