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making over a wood cabin into a cozy winter getaway! | Upgrade My Stay

making over a wood cabin into a cozy winter getaway! | Upgrade My Stay
rugs first people or you will have regret welcome to

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my same the show are me Kelsey's and me Becky Check Into vacation rentals with the goal of upgrading to

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experience with some DIY design and decor all before checkout okay and then after this I go straight for a bit yes okay all right so tell me about where we're going for today's makeover all right so today we are headed to Fenelon Falls and so this is a village in cottage country which is Northern Ontario Carol and
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Dave are our hosts okay they have a little guest

cabin

on the river behind the house that they live in actually in this so it's a little shop at the back but they've recently rented out the top floor of it okay it's got these crazy slope the ceilings but I feel like it's got awesome style points it's all

wood

okay I may be makes it feel a little dated so I think it could use some of our magic touch okay so maybe like a little bit of paint or something I think so I would love
to like lean into that Canadiana vibe because we are up and like the

wood

sy part of Ontario yeah and it is such a nice

cabin

so maybe we could do something fun with like plaids yeah and a little like

winter

y like something that can transition from

winter

to summer exactly okay so something interesting I noticed looking at the photos because the roof is a little smoky the TV is sitting just all in the floor oh its own yeah there's a little bit out of place so I don't know if there's
something we could do there to use that empty space I'm sorry like it looks like they might have the best setup the space mm-hmm so maybe it's just like some kind of

cabin

et or something to make that TV feel like it's supposed to be there I think so and also the bed as much as it looks so comfortable it feels a little big because it's got like one of those built-in headboard footboard yeah situations yeah we could do something we're like the headboards mounted and like a
whole unit and not my to make it feel a bit low profile I think there's lots we can do here it's going to be so cute okay well I think we are just about here I think it's just up here on the right actually decided we're gonna make some magic I think we're ready to check in okay do you have the key yes thank you all right just remember mm-hmm don't touch the family no paneling got it before more precious items okay yeah you stealing these are slow that is our paneling that
we can't touch I love it though I wouldn't and the floors these are original right Beauty cute um okay well first up I think we should move anything out of the way that we aren't going to be keeping and get something and get painting all right honey I'm home I'm excited to see how we can change out this bed but let's get rid of it it's too big yeah where do we sit we undress it first okay he's taken on a nice dinner okay these are very cool vintage Carol has
take EEP these and move them somewhere but we are planning on painting this wall yeah and we're doing like a fun feature headboard mm-hmm so let's take this down yeah I don't they don't know how it's like who knows how long video or once we get that then we can like literally start painting right yeah we're doing here living room wall and kitchen right but we've to do a primer before we paint because yes it's varnish e okay let's get to it okay so he thought
of the TV on the floor was like a little large for the space and it was a little awkward so our plan is actually to build a whole unit here but we're also going to bring in a smaller TV as well just to make the whole thing feel a little bit more compact oh my god oh it's a futon the futon it's a futon it's Buitoni it's good timing the futon is mutiny oh oh good night wait that's way too

cozy

that's a vine I take a break can't wait are you your letters are

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textured oh no no say subscribe forever now blend it out yeah it wasn't sure if we should do the term but I think cuz we're doing a headboard that's like a brown color oh yeah so like I don't want it to be black and then summer out and then another Brown you know is it too much so I'm gonna take this yeah paint it like I should paint it you spaces and then afterwards we're gonna be doing the kitchen will be white yes for some ugly kitchens and then this and the living
room will be matte black I see a white wall and I want it painted black so close so close wait no we're avoiding copyright yeah sorry I did it on purpose here we go okay I got you offense thank you get me this Wow it's gonna look so good are you gonna get me oh that's what evening I'm done they get you yeah get me oh it was coming out so fast where you are you ready ready okay oh my god I'm so let's do it let's do it underwhelming need more people all right so I know
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like Kelsey finished painting those walls while I bring in the pieces for our TV shelf this is a custom-built piece that's gonna fit nicely together that wall gonna house the TV some fun decor and some rainy day games all right oh yeah that's so nice cool we're gonna fill it with a bunch of stuff yeah I think a little touch-up of some more black paint baby yet yeah it's really good you see this smaller TV in it yeah it's do it push it in position meant to be baby oh she
cute right it's

cozy

so we don't miss here in the

cabin

et there was a couple of windows that didn't have a trim finishing on them so we want to do a simple trim finish to kind of bring the whole window together so we're doing it here in the bathroom as well as the two windows in the kitchen now to do this we just have some simple trim from the hardware store and then I'm using my miter box to cut some angled pieces and then I'm just gonna nail it onto the wall it's
as simple as that Becky do you know where the measuring tape is the workshop okay field trip thanks Dave Hey look what I found okay help me you went for one thing oh yeah it's in here I was like did I forget to measure 18 cute I know skis maybe you can go somewhere but there's so much cute stuff down there like old milk jugs I think they are milk jugs I don't know okay thanks let's go work in the bathroom right yeah so this vintage

cabin

et that Kelsey found is very cool and I
think would look awesome in the bathroom but the

wood

finish is a little bit rough so then I'm gonna paint it black to match the other black accents in the

cabin

and don't worry we've got Dave's permission before painting this and with those last airstrikes that ends our first day here at Fennell and falls why do I sound like I'm a news broadcaster thank you we will see you next time my name is Kelsey have a great evening this view of day - oh my goodness I'm excited
okay so painting all got finished which means we can move on to like the furniture mm-hmm so fun big things lights in the bathroom there's some big things but we're gonna bring it all together I want to get that bed back together cuz that mattress in the middle of the room it's a little bit in the way and I can have a nap no we just woke up yeah well okay and then lots of finishing touches scaring all together that's what I'm so excited for patterns you've no idea so my
patter is somebody about it alright let's go okay so this sits off the ground like a better foot right about this much exactly that much I think that'll be great then you feel like sort of see under it in a way it doesn't feel so heavy and bulky in here yeah hopefully we'll make it feel more air you know I think it will go a little to be air under the bed yeah I'm excited to see what looks like okay it's one of those like small change big change things you know oh that an
instruction kind of day I think so every time I try and get gut feeling like I don't need the instructions it's where I go so wrong regret regret

making

up regrets what you know what we can't bring it to do this with the bugs down first okay so let's build a bed frame but like before we bring the master yes cuz that's what it'll get heavy done that's silky touch there's any times rugs first people or you will have regret we have like unlisted DIY tips but
they're all puns like always put down your roast first otherwise I'll have regrets yeah definitely there's one on the list so far we'll keep working on the other while we add to it the right size of bed right yeah it fits perfectly this comes off the mattress don't go nowhere do you wanna do the rug though for ya rug grass rug rats so I think it'll go this way and take up a lot of this like bedroom space here mm-hmm versus like more so under the bed but let's see
what we've worked in like a nice you know natural jute rope yeah it's like it's gonna go under like this Matt do we come closer to the window so it's like the carpet goes to here to keep it centered tough okay I think you Center it on the bed this way yeah and then do we like Center in a room this way the only thing is you're not gonna know whether it's centered this way or not because you don't know gonna be out on the bed so we can do it everyone we can do it I know
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we won't get crazy okay let's I'm gonna lift this okay you want to fly it yeah I feel like that works okay love it well so now we can put the mattress on and dress the bed right that's a plan okay okay water comes relax right oh yeah the question down ah path time this is nice look at that view okay let's talk about what's going on this wall mounted headboard yes because low profile mm-hmm because like oh yeah there's so much room I know I don't like we
didn't get a bigger mattress or a smaller mattress and somehow it feels like there's more room yeah we didn't get smaller mattress so this is gonna be a DIY yeah so we get building that yeah let's get building that okay and maybe some sheets on the bed should do that now or later I think we should save it it'll be more impressive okay I don't like all comes together okay go Hey alright let's do a DIY headboard time okay so we have some faux leather here this is just
ply

wood

with foam yeah the post refilm and I think all we need to do is literally just wrap it and staple it okay be so easy it's not so good it's a really just vinyl foam

wood

metal staple wrapped up stapled the best part is like the back can look a little bit messy because we will never see it once we hang it yeah we'll do a flap now it's great the people that

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here aren't even gonna know how my DIYs I mean I know that's a thing can we have print out a list of like
when you

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here things you should know this was made by us this is made by us this is made by us appreciate it alright ready yep please line up oh yeah so easy wow I love that okay but I think we're getting very close to checkout time and we haven't even touched the bathroom yeah we bathroom curtains for a bunch of spaces big furniture so um do you want split up I think so I think you grab bathroom I'll start with curtains and then any other things that need to happen okay sound
good I'm honestly loving this light so much but this is the only problem I literally can't see myself now I can see it so I think I'm gonna try to source another light but in the meantime I'm gonna work on that

cabin

et that we picked up yesterday in the shop and hang it for some extra storage in here okay anyone and - yeah oh yeah I feel like without this element the bathroom felt like too new yeah I guess none of our additional touches so I'm glad we could this is so cute
I know I love that we kept these knobs yeah yeah oh good okay can I see the curtains in the kitchen you can see the curries in the kitchen okay all right so this curtain got hung here this is it it covers the carbs and it matches everything so thank you so what I think we can do next is we have this really and they're so cute and like a bunch of different really fun towels cheese from yeah I love that these are the colors that the space has already so just like I saw everything together and
sit into our fresh AF kitchen you think I have four hooks should I do all four I cannot hold 3-space easily but just use your imagination are you thinking for I'm going to school we have them there's some cute but three also is fine my only thought is the more the more towels the more they might get used the more care house and wash them okay if we only put out two towels only to connect in dirt you know we'll see three we put out three towels okay cute um but you know it's not
cute what's up this plastic on the fridge I've been dying to take off may I do the honor you may thank you I usually leave like I feel like this is a sacred thing that I shouldn't be doing but if you leave this on in front of me I will peel it off that's their fall honestly obviously it's new because they just started renting this place out but we can't let people know what's in here finally you got baby kill that last piece I really sad that this brass and globe
light didn't work out but if you're at all guests or even regular height it's gonna be in your way so I'm actually searching it out with a simpler globe lights that won't be the way like okay we're towels okay so Carol have these incredible moose silhouette lamps and we don't to take everything out of the

cabin

because it has term but one thing I think we can do is a little hack is just swap out the lampshade for something a little more toned down it might make this
feel more modern without losing the fun that is the moose lamp yeah that is so much better okay so it's time to finish up in the bedroom because it's been half done but it's time to finish it we push it all the way in yeah well I got me to the wall you good yeah great yeah oh it survived okay what next bedding yes accessories okay I will get two bedding go I saw some kind of fire

wood

in danger op earlier I know there's no fireplace up here at least a real one but I'm gonna
put in this basket and it's gonna be cute now all that's left for this makeover is some final touches oh my gosh this is so

cozy

in here I love it thank you oh my gosh I don't want to leave I love the bedroom it's actually my favorite part I decided I love the Pops of red too so much it's just like brings out joy in this place yeah okay spring am bringing out joy let's go get Carol Dean I know they're there literally about to come kick us out anyways it's
checkout time it is alright before we leave peril and Dave's rental we have to make sure that we sign the guestbook Thank You Carol and Dave for a beautiful

stay

at your Riverside

cabin

hope you don't mind that we left some paint on the walls and some faux fur on the floor but it's yours to enjoy hope to see you soon much love Kelsey and Becky aka the sorry girls from Toronto Canada okay we did our magic I love how it looks I'm excited for you guys to see it I think it has some
of the original character with a couple new touches but um we will let you enter your rental okay okay so in here you can see we have some new touches where we kept the table some of the lines were brought in some flag which is a vintage yeah you guys know this would in a wall that you let us piece the one wall that we were allowed to paint we painted black and white and away in the kitchen stole yeah you had some great vintage pieces that we used around the

cabin

as well yeah welcome to the
bedroom so much fun yeah it's a small change to flip the bed around but we thought that the view of the window is amazing while you're in bed you see the window I don't know if you've noticed but the moose and the wolf yeah we just added a new shade we honestly love them so much but I wanted to be sure that it just kind of went with everything else that we were doing so I'm glad you're captive customer oh yes I love them too um over here we have a new piece similar
dresser but a newer one I stole some

wood

from the shop and hope that's okay okay I know it's a faux fireplace up here but we can trick them you know I think it's just a nice touch we also did some small updates in the bathroom like we found a vintage

cabin

et down in your workshop and then taped it and I think it works with the black touches on the rest of the

cabin

really nicely look that said I think it's time for us to check out we will leave you to your new space and enjoy
hitting a road again I'm sad to leave that was some fun no it turned out so well I know I'm ready for the next one we do I feel like we still we made that still work as like a

cabin

experience yeah but like amped up yeah I'm so excited it's full of so many fun little elements that I think it's gonna make this day really special for whoever gets to

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there maybe us we should come back we should come back we just might have to book it pretty far in advance because I think
it's gonna get busy I think so too