The Roots of Home

A DIY, Home Improvement and Lifestyle Blog. Follow along with our projects as we renovate our log home.

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At their deepest, the floodwaters of Hurricane Florence measured eleven and half feet inside our house. The flooding destroyed everything we have worked to build and renovate over the past four years.  A lot of friends have suggested I write our story and I’m finally able to share it...




Welcome to our cabin garden! This is a spot I don't think I've ever shared before, but this Summer I was inspired to set up a tabl...
You know how when you're a little kid and you think certain foods, especially certain vegetables, are so disgusting?  That's how I...
We have made some great progress on our new guest room lately so I thought I'd give you a peek at it! I'm glad to get this done beca...
National Log Cabin Day falls on the last Sunday of June and each year I like to recognize it with my Log Home Tour Series!  This is the  fou...
The living room is finished!  We worked on it for the past six weeks for the One Room Challenge and had two big projects to complete.  If y...
We are on week five of our living room renovation and finishing up the second big DIY project for it.  Now that the staircase enclosure is d...
Welcome back to our One Room Challenge living room renovation!  This is already week four and I feel like this is the first week we actually...
It's week three of our living room renovation!  We are on course to finish it in the six weeks allotted for the One Room Challenge.  Fi...
Well we didn't get too much done on our living room renovation this week, but we did pull off an  outdoor 50th Anniversary party  for my...
This past Sunday we were privileged to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding a nniversary here at the cabin with a Spring garden party. ...
It's time for another One Room Challenge ! We will be joining many other participating bloggers in making over a room in six weeks.  Th...
We were thrilled to host our very first wedding here at the cabin this Winter! Becoming a small wedding venue has been something I've th...
The antique vanity dressing table that I have been making over this week didn't have a bench or chair to match.  Being a little bit of a...
I've been making progress on my daughter's new tranquil teen girl's room. Actually she calls the style "chill," which...
Ya'll it snowed here!  I know that's not a huge deal for everyone, but we haven't had snow like this in seven years.  It was un...
I'm moving on from the living room briefly to tackle a quick bedroom update for my daughter.  And another $100 Room Challenge is starti...
I feel silly to call this a room reveal for the One Room Challenge because we didn't actually finish.  So let's just call this a flo...
Well.  DIY wide plank pine floors take a long time.  That pretty much sums up this last week.  I'm super happy with how they are turning...
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Week 5 of our One Room Challenge project, our living room renovation, has been a busy one!  I'm so happy the deadline for finishing got ...