cabin living room aaand voilà! Here is how the curtains turned out in the space from the DIY project.

cabin living room fireplacecabin living room curtainsAlso, to re-cap, here is what we have done so far in the living room:

1. Ripped out the walls, insulated, and drywalled
2. Trimmed out and painted the ceiling
3. Scraped up the old floor tiles and put in new wood laminate flooring
4. Cleaned up the fireplace and put in a new tiled hearth
5. Put in new patio doors and retrofitted the old screen doors to match
6. Put new window & door trim, base moulding, & crown moulding
7. Made and hung the curtains

Still to do in the living room:
1. Reface the back wall of the fireplace.
2. Find a new spark guard and new air venty things for the fireplace
3. Find an occasional chair and more art

Phew! Almost done in the living room. You can also see a few more photos of the living room over on Design Sponge, and to see all of the progress on the cabin look here.

Images by Sarah
Product guide: Badger Pillow by Donna Wilson // B&W pillow: Ikea // Brass floor lamps: Ballard Designs // Brass bucket: local vintage find  // Coffee Table: Home Decorators // Sisal rug: RugsUSA // Cowhide Rug: street vendor in LA // Brass candlesticks: antique shop in southern England // Side Table: my dad made

  • this is so wonderful! would you be renting it out when you’re back in la at all?

  • Hi Kate! Yes we are thinking about it. If we do we will probably start late next summer when everything is finished. 🙂

  • Anne

    I love it! You’ve created such a warm and welcoming space with the best view around!

  • Sarah! that’s awesome. We’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for that post!

  • I have been following the progress for months now and it couldn’t have turned out more perfect! I’d move in in a heart-beat!!!

    xox Vicky

  • Hi there, lovely room. Just a question where is your sofa from and did you just throw a slipcover on top? I love it. So cozy!

    • Hi Crissy, Unfortunately I do not know where the sofa’s came from. They are left over from the previous owner. however, yes they are slipcovered. Crate and Barrel has a similar sofa. Hope that helps.

  • Kimberly

    Hi, I love the room, using at inspiration for my sons nursery. Could I ask what fabric you used for your curtains and who makes it?


  • Sarah

    This is such a lovely place. I too would be interested to know where in Michigan and if you will be renting out the house for summer vacationers. We usually go to Union Pier area, but would be interested in your place. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • heather

    just stumbled upon your blog! love it! you are so talented!!! just wanted to say thanks so much for sharing your sources! that is so nice and helpful of you! i just adore your chevron curtains! why is it so hard to find this pattern in the right size!? did you print yours at spoonflower by chance?

  • Joshua

    Hi Sarah,

    First I want to say I love your style. I really liked how you layered the hide on top of the rug.

    Do you have any tip on how to keep the hide to stay in place?

    I was trying this at my own home and the hide keeps slipping up above my rug.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Joshua, Thank you! I didn’t have any problem with that happening at our place but could be because it gets less traffic. (my problem is that beach sand collects in the sisal rug like white on rice!) Anyway, maybe try and put a non-slip pad between the cow hide and the rug?

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