House Crashers host Josh Temple is heading to Virginia to crash the 2011 Blog Cabin with Matt Blashaw! Josh has a massive transformation planned for the great room in the 1905 home, which sits on nearly 16 acres. The room has million-dollar views of the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding wetlands, so Josh concentrates on projects that won't compete with the spectacular natural backdrop. Using mostly reclaimed wood from the original home's framing, Josh and Matt build an accent table, bookshelves and a built-in bar. They also add a slate surround to the fireplace and wainscoting on the walls and create a moveable window seat. This incredible makeover is just the beginning of what will be a luxurious farmhouse for one lucky viewer.
The Bath Crashers team is taking on Blog Cabin! Matt Muenster, along with Blog Cabin host Matt Blashaw, have the ultimate transformation in store for the master suite in this 1905 farmhouse, starting off with the master bath. The space will be a calm oasis, with a beautiful stand-alone tub set in a windowed alcove, a unique custom ceiling, a private water closet, soothing colors and a beadboard wall that captures the spirit of the historic home. Moving on to the bedroom, the guys anchor the room with a luxurious bed and a one-of-a-kind headboard. The team then repurposes a mantel from a fireplace, turning it into a tufted elegant headboard. And to top things off, a built-in reading nook is the perfect place to watch the sun set or read a favorite book. The lucky winners of this home will really feel like they've left the rest of the world behind when they step into this space.
Yes, Virginia, there IS a Mega Den! Host and interior designer Anitra Mecadon and her sidekicks, the Scialabba brothers, meet Blog Cabin host Matt Blashaw in Virginia to trick out the crowning glory of the 2011 Blog Cabin - the third floor media and game rooms. For starters, the team reclaims weathered barn siding to build a 12-inch bench seat and a 9-inch copper-topped bar for the game room. Then, Anitra installs a one-of-a-kind rusted copper tile ceiling in the room. Anitra and Matt reveal voters' choices for the space, including the chosen gaming device, custom window frame and the people's choice for making late-night snacks. Plus, see how the team uses a fireplace mantel in an unconventional way. Then across the breezeway in the media room, the crew installs the viewers' choice of wall treatment and then brings a bit of the bay inside, combining aluminum boat fittings with more reclaimed materials for an ultra-sleek entertainment center. Plus, there's more fun and games with a 36-inch square table with a checkerboard painted on top, surrounded by a big, comfy sectional sofa. Game on!
With the help of DIY Network viewers who voted on design features for Blog Cabin 2011, Indoors Out hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns team up with Blog Cabin host Matt Blashaw to transform the backyard living area of the 1905 farmhouse. See how the team creates the perfect Chesapeake waterfront getaway with a "rustic funk" twist that includes a fan-shaped patio, outdoor shower and bar unit and a circular fire pit overlooking a stunning view of the Chesapeake Bay.
Blog Cabin host Matt Blashaw and I Hate My Kitchen host James Young team up to bring some much-needed love to the empty shell of a kitchen at DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2011. The guys are starting off with a blank slate, and they're using the votes from DIY Network viewers to design the space, from the cabinetry right down to the appliances. Plus, James has a few tricks up his sleeve as he customizes every nook and cranny of the kitchen with some added surprises.
Desperate Landscapes host Jason Cameron and his crew hit the road for Virginia to take on DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2011. Jason and Blog Cabin host Matt Blashaw get to work putting DIY Network viewers' votes into action, starting off with the addition of a cobblestone system entryway. They also add circular steps and hang new shutters. Plus, the crew pours a huge new oyster-shell driveway and adds new trees to transform this desperate Blog Cabin into a stunning Chesapeake getaway.