Monday, June 14, 2010

What Women Do...Sparta Hilton Part 3

Well here we go again to our little hunting shack.....aka Sparta Hilton.
If you have never read about it before, it is a very rough shack that we are trying to fix up. We have had so much fun doing this with our hunting buddies Rog & D & their boys and the "honeymooners". It is a lot of work but we have had a ball. The honeymooners didn't go this time but are planning on coming next trip. The guys call this a cabin. The girls call it ........interesting. Nevertheless we are trying to make it livable without spending a whole lot of money.
Here my sweet hubby is looking at the carpet. You can't see Rog. (his hunting buddy) but he is right there beside him and they are analyzing how to lay this carpet.

While these two perfectionists ( OCD hubby's) were discussing how it should be done the girls got busy. Before we knew it we had it cut and laid in the living room and my bedroom.
Well here they are again discussing how to hang this shelf.
Rog: What do you think?
My Hubby: Well we need to get a measuring tape.
Rog: Don't forget the level.
My Hubby: Do you think it needs to be painted first?

While the guys are discussing the shelf, us girls (me & D) are
painting their bedroom. If you are wondering what all those boards are it is a window and if anything has a hole in it we board it up, paint it, and cover it. This is a rough little shack...I mean Sparta Hilton.

We were so lucky to find this little gem. We got a "real deal" on this.....Free!
We knew that when winter comes we would need a heater and we all wanted a wood heater so we can see and smell the fire. We just have the carpet cut around the heater. My Mom
has some concrete borders for flower gardens that we are gonna put around the front of the heater and then fill in with pea gravel on the concrete floor. That is the plan anyway. We are all very proud of this wood heater!

Do you recognize this couch? It was Granny's. I think she would be happy to know that it was still being used. I bet there are not many men who have a nice pink couch in their hunting cabin. I added the end tables and lamps. I had that little table in my basement and we thought it would come in handy. Oh and the picture.................I wanted a big picture to cover some of the rough walls so I found this at a yard sale for $3.00!
Right across from the couch we added Granny's recliner. We had the rocker already. The end table and lamp was Granny's too. One of the handles fell off in the 3 hour drive. Luckily we found it and just haven't put it on yet.
Now are you wondering why the girls work so hard.....
this is it!
This is not at the Sparta Hilton.....we only wish! While we are getting our little hunting shack livable we always stay in the nicest hotel. It is a Fairfield Inn by Marriott but it is in the middle of no where and is gorgeous. This is what we look forward to every time we go. It is worth it all! We worked so hard and got so much done and at the same time had fun with great friends!


Alice Grace said...

That is looking really homey now, with Granny's furniture in it! I know you all will enjoy this little place away from home, rustic as it is.
Looks like fun!

Pat said...

It looks like a cozy are doing a good job with it (at least the girls are....hehehehe!!!)

Needled Mom said...

Wow...I was thinking that you guys really did the bedroom up in fashion!!!!! It looks great and I can see all the love you are putting into it.

Michelle said...

It's always fun to take something 'rough' and make it new. You gals (and guys) are doing a great job!

Pink couch? It looks orange to me! What are you all doing with Granny's house?

Granny J said...

I'm sitting here giggling at the guys discussing everything and you gals just jumping right in. That will be a great little retreat for y'all. I love that little stove. Be sure to keep the right clearance between the stove and the wall. Don't want a fire anyplace except in the stove.


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Val, your hunting camp is going to be so comfy when it is all done. Enjoy the make over :-)

Amelia said...

Certainly coming right along...and you are having fun too!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Love the Sparta Hilton!
You all hve done some wonderful work warm and cozy and Granny would be so happy to know her memory goes on with some of her furniture filling the room.

Shauna said...

What a wonderful project and it sounds like loads of fun!

Anonymous said...

Looks great and will probably remind you of granny each time you visit :).


AmyW said...

I predict many happy memories at the Sparta Hilton!

Glenda said...

You girls are really hard workers! You're going to have so much fun at that place! With a wood fire going in that little stove, it will be real cozy this winter.

PEA said...

Oh wow, you all have certainly been working hard and the hunting cabin is looking quite homey and comfy now!! I love the fact that you have a few pieces of Granny's furniture there, it makes her part of it:-) xoxo

Patty said...

Wow talking about polishing up a diamond in the rough! You guys have worked wonders!

Anonymous said...

I feel like a guest at your Sparta Hilton! The only thing missing was the drinks and food! :)

Marydon said...

Oh, honey, this is wonderful ... full of warmth, love & memories to enjoy every visit. Granny is smiling ...

Happy Father's Day to your hubs.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

caknitter said...

It's looking good, Valerie.
Granny's couch looks perfect in the living room area.
And, the stove is amazing!
A comfy hotel room is definitely deserved. :-)