Not-So-Rustic Cabin in the Woods + Behr Paint

 If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed some recent rustic cabin in the woods photos and, as promised, I’m sharing some sneak peeks with you today!

First, I must say, this rustic cabin in the woods is NOT so rustic!

One thing led to another with the cabin renovations and it’s looking and feeling like a brand new place now but I’m determined to keep it rustic by the home decor accents (it’s all about the accents, right?)

So grab your cup of cocoa and cozy up to some sneak peeks of this tiny rustic cabin tour.

A grey couch with an antler pillow and striped throw blanket.

Here is the living room of the not-so-rustic-cabin-in-the-woods. I’ve cozied up the grey couch with an assortment of soft throw pillows and blanket throws.

I love the warm neutral wall color I picked out.

A grey sectional couch with a light wooden table and faux fur throw in the living room.

 It’s called Varnished Ivory paint and I used the new line of Marquee paint from Behr.

It actually goes on in ONE coat. I couldn’t believe it.

There is a side table with a woodland lamp on it.

Here is the before color on the wall. It was a greeny-beige color that looked drab.

A before picture with a leather couch and off white walls.

Getting prepped for painting!

Using Behr Marquee paint to paint the walls in the not so rustic cabin.

The gorgeous kitchen cabinets and countertop were already installed and had to get covered up for protection during the painting.

Installing new countertops in the cabin.
The remodelled kitchen coming together with power tools.

It’s so light and bright in here now. The paint completely freshened the place up!

The built-in bookshelves were already here and I’m trying to make them a little more rustic. I have a few ideas up my sleeve so stay tuned.

Built in bookshelves with baskets, wooden tray and a picture on the shelves.

 Another before shot of the kitchen.

The kitchen before with outdated counters and appliances.

 I love the way the light flows through the kitchen.

The kitchen all painted with new counters, floors, and pendant lights.

We used the same creamy white color throughout the entire place.

Don’t you love these floors??

A dining room table that is round, with a light fixture above it, and a antique mirror on the wall.

My daughter already knows where the snacks are kept in the renovated kitchen!

We are just waiting on some rustic open shelves for the kitchen. I cannot wait!!

A little girl opening up the kitchen cabinet.
Before kitchen with red island chairs in the kitchen.

Loving the tranquility of the place now, it has complete serenity!

Glass pendant lights above the kitchen island.

Can’t wait to get some window coverings.

The sectional couch in the living room with a sliding door behind it.

And put my deer head up here and some rustic art.

Loving the freshly painted walls.

Behr Marquee Varnished Ivory paint.

Just recently in September Behr announced their 2015 Colour Trends. Of course I gravitate to the neutrals like this gorgeous grey:

Dreamscape Gray

DREAMSCAPE-GRAY paint swatch.

But I’m also in love with these new colors:

Blue Clay


Secret Blush

SECRET-BLUSH paint swatch.

Elusive Blue

ELUSIVE-BLUE paint swatch.


You can see more places where I’ve used Behr paint here, here and here.

So what’s left for our not-so-rustic cabin in the woods?


What Was Done:

  • All walls, doors and trim painted
  • Flooring replaced (carpet needs to be replaced again, that’s another story)
  • All light fixtures replaced
  • New kitchen cabinets, countertop and wall of subway tile

What’s Left To Do:

Living Room

  1. Stain coffee table and side table in living room
  2. Find some rustic artwork for the large living room wall and hang up deer head
  3. Spray paint handles black (ones on built-in bookcase)
  4. Window coverings


  1. Add custom rustic shelves over subway tile
  2. Replace broken dishwasher
  3. Window coverings

Guest Room

Decorate (coming soon)

Kids’ Rooms

Decorate (coming soon)

Master Bedroom

Decorate (coming soon)


Disclosure:  Thank you Behr Paint for the Marquee paint!! All opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Jamie!!! Oh my goodness! It looks so great! I could totally cozy up there with you – I miss you. Lots. Ok, I sidetracked. Anyway – I LOVE it! The paint looks great!

  2. omgahhhh!!! I love it, Jamie! The color looks fabulous and I’m loving the subway tile. I can’t wait to see those rustic open shelves!! Gorgeous girl, I know you guys will really be able to relax up there 🙂

  3. Found you from The Old Painted Cottage. I love your remodeling, my favorites are your kitchen and bathroom remodels. They are my favorite colors. As I am in the midst of remodeling myself, might take a few ideas and paint colors. I use Behr paint too.

    1. So glad you’re here, Sue! I still love all my paint colours and I picked them five years ago. I always seem to have great success in finding paint colours I like with Behr, even in our old, old house.
      Hugs, Jamie

  4. Hi, love the space! What type of sheen did you pick for your paint and also what color did you do in the trim. Thanks

  5. That kitchen is so gorgeous! I love how you took the tile all the way up and got rid of those top cabinets. It makes the kitchen so open and modern (in the most rustic cabin way!) Thanks for linking up to the Be. YOU. tiful link party Jamie! Can’t wait to see more!

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