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Camp Project Progress
I got a lot of sourcing for the cabin accomplished in the last couple of weeks! I mainly just have to buy everything for the kitchen, and I think I’m going to wait until the cabin is delivered before I start that. PLOT TWIST: I did NOT wind up getting the striped sofa from my last post because we decided to just use our current IKEA sleeper sofa and coffee table from our living room and update that room instead of buying another sleeper sofa for the cabin. I also bought a few new things (I was trying to stick with mostly second-hand pieces) because they were a good price from Target, Amazon, IKEA, and West Elm. Those items were mostly small pieces like pillow covers, a hook, and a light fixture. We also came across some outdoor chairs for the firepit that were on sale at IKEA. Everything else is second-hand or things we already had in our house.
Before we have the cabin delivered, we have to have our site prepped and leveled. A friend of ours referred us to a guy who works at the campground and does some site prep on the side. I’m not exactly sure how much that’s going to cost, but I gave him $800 so far, and he thinks it might cost about $1600. We’ll see! We were hoping to stay under $10k for the whole project, but I’m thinking it’s going to be closer to $12,000. We are currently at $9,027. I want to be transparent about pricing with you in case this sounds like a fun project for you; this way, you can see if it’s an option for your budget! Below I have a list of everything I purchased and some interior renderings I made.
Hanging chair I found on the side of the road for FREE like six years ago. I’ve been hoarding it in my basement. Not sure it will work with the slanted ceiling, but we’ll see what happens!
Taxidermy deer head that we inherited from our neighbor’s boyfriend, who passed away a few years ago, sadly. It’s currently in my living room and has a lace ribbon tied around his neck.
TWO vintage color-by-number paintings for $5 each FBMP
Vintage wicker pendant from FBMP for $20
Hook from H&M $13
An eagle shelf from an estate sale. $10
Vintage duck paint-by-numbers, also from an estate sale last year. I paid $4 each for them.
AMAZING Pug lamp from FBMP for $20. This is actually very nice and fragile, and I’m somewhat worried it will break, but as of now, it's going in the cabin.
Technically, I do not have this Kartell 3-tier Componibili side table YET. It is out of my budget, but I’ve been looking for a used one, and I’m trying to put it out into the universe, so maybe I will find one. Or maybe I will try to get one for free and be an influencer. Either way, it will find its way into this baby cabin.
Ikea sleeper sofa from my current living room. We’re going to get a new sofa for our house.
West Elm pillow cover I got for $25 on clearance. It’s actually only $20 now.
Brand new, never used Target rug I found on FBMP $50. They don’t have the blue one in stock anymore, but here’s the tan one.
Heater from Ollies! $30
I’ve had this Kikkerland First Aid kit for a while and no place to put it, so it’s going in the cabin.
Anthro coffee table I got from the outlet they used to have in NJ. It was $50 and is currently in my living room.
Four outdoor IKEA chairs that they had on sale a couple of weeks ago for $65 each. They no longer have this beige color online, unfortunately.
Striped hammock FBMP $35
TWO! Byer for LL Bean cots from FBMP $50 total.
Bedroll from Target to put on top of the cot. I had some rewards and wound up getting it for $30
Two wool military blankets from an estate sale for $10 each
Flush mount light fixture from IKEA on clearance $13
Three Crate and Barrel metal stools for $50 total from FBMP. They are exactly like this one.
Milk Glass towel bar from another estate sale $5
I got this brass sink for $60 from FBMP. It needs to be polished, obvi. The guy I bought it from saved it from an old house he was working on!
The total spent so far, including the shed and site prep is $9,027
I made these renderings so I can see how everything will look and fit in the cabin while I’m waiting for it to be finished. Some of the pieces are not exact because the website I used didn’t have things like a pug lamp, or the same hanging chair. I also haven’t figured out yet how to make the front door/dormer, so it will actually look brighter and more spacious than this in real life. I also don’t know how to turn the lamp or overhead pendant light on, so it looks even darker.
Here’s a close-up photo of my new prized possession, the pug lamp.
I’m a sucker for tiny A-Frames all in a row. This is one of the reasons why I have loved watching the birth of Wrong Way Campground over the course of the last couple of years on Instagram. Shelton and Joe are the owners, and they documented the process of building this little boutique stay from the ground up, and I cheered them on from the sideline the whole way. They opened their doors last August, so this is their first spring season! I can’t wait to visit one day. It is located in Asheville, NC, and you can book your stay over on their website.
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