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Okay, it’s a turn-and-burn at the cabin today. Wed to it! We leave at 7 a.m., arrive by 9:30 after a stop for a rose lattte and breakfast burrito at Sunflower, ready to work until 2 p.m. non-stop, and drive home in time for a shower and rest on the couch. This is my idea of fun. Some think I’m crazy, which might be true.

As you read this, I have my punch list of tasks to get done at the cabin, and we are rocking out to my 80’s Spotify playlist heading up the coast. There’s a lot on the agenda, including moving all the materials for the bathroom into the house – they have been outside for a week. This is just one of the many challenges we are getting used to when renovating from afar. I think that’s the theme for the week – acclimating to a slow renovation and the quarks of doing it from afar.

What else? We have to sand and seal our polygon window framing – all the redwood around each window needs a good 220 but maybe 400 grit sand to hone down imperfections and dings from the over 50 years of wear and tear. I like a high number grit not to overlay scuff the grain, but rather create a fine abrasion that results in a polish.

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We aren’t removing or preparing for paint here! I got a portable, affordable Shopvac to keep the dust down and clean as I work. I highly recommend that if you are doing lots of sanding, wear a mask for the dust spray and vacuum it up as you run a shop vac while sanding. It’s just so much easier and safer for you! My OCD brain loves keeping things clean as I am working. I am going to test the sand on the window below. Remember when we had to add gutter guards? I was so nervous G was going to fall off the roof. Thankfully no husbands were hurt in the writing of this content.

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Here’s the tea. After reglazing literally every single gosh d*mn window in the cabin, we knew immediately that the framing was all going to need some serious TLC – and now is the time. There is old water damage, dings, and discoloring. We all know that will not do, right? Luckily, it doesn’t take long to refinish the redwood. Once the sanding is complete, I will apply a thin layer of wood sealer to ensure we are winter rain-ready. Two things: always sand. and pick a sealer that is a matte with the grain to change the color of your wood. I can’t wait to finish these windows; then we can sand and seal the floors, paint, install a new ceiling fan, and decorate the bedroom! In case you forgot the bedroom design. Check out my mid-mod academia bedroom interior design.

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Okay, there are so many other things: a handyman walk-thru, power washing the siding, measuring for potential hanging brass shelving like this, planting new ferns, fixing an irrigation leak, moving the old shed lumber away from the clover field, and programming all the irrigation timers for once a day. Hold up. Let’s take a moment to celebrate that the well has kept the water tanks full all summer! It’s the little things guys. Okay, let’s see how many of these tasks I can get done before dinner.

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Speaking of dinner. One of my favorite dishes to cook in the summer is this General Tso Chicken Recipe. There’s nothing better than a restaurant-style Chinese meal, am I right? It’s crisp, sweet, tangy, and has the perfect texture paired with a bowl of steamed white rice. This recipe is super easy to make and a great meal to whip up quickly during the weeknights. I promise you will not regret this. Check out more of my favorite dinner recipes here.

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I found this gorgeous vintage modern office design that I am imagining sitting in while I write this blog post. This office space just looks so inviting and comfortable. The overall classic vibe mixed with the warm aesthetic and vintage inspired accents add character and a sense of history to the space. Imagine the office desk decor options for this writing desk. Let’s jump in to the mood board finds!

Metal Wall Sconce

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First, I found this metal wall sconce to add to your moody painted walls. These sconces give an industrial and vintage style feel and extra lighting for your vintage modern office tasks!

Gold Wall Mirror


This gold wall mirror is a great piece for your vintage modern office design. Whether your office leans more towards mid-century modern or traditional vintage, a gold mirror can seamlessly integrate into the overall design while adding a touch of glamour.

Tabletop Globe

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This tabletop globe gives off a sense of history and exploration, reminiscent of vintage decor. Its classic design and muted colors fit well with the timeless aesthetic of a vintage modern office.

Faux Plant

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Next, I found this faux plant to either add to your office desk decor or to a plant stand. Adding a plant to your office fills empty spaces, adds texture, and brings a touch of nature indoors, creating a welcoming and visually appealing environment.

Writing Desk

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This traditional writing desk is the absolute dream for a vintage modern office space. It creates a focal point in the office that enhances the room with classic elegance and practicality. Check out more traditional writing desks here.

Upholstered Chair

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This upholstered chair is a great match for any writing desk. This chair adds texture and warmth to a vintage modern office and is perfect for keeping you comfortable all day.

Area Rug

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Next, this area rug creates a cozy atmosphere and makes the vintage modern office environment more inviting. Adding a rug to your office space appeals both functionally and aesthetically. Check out how to easily clean your rugs here!

Botanical Framed Print

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Last, I found these botanical framed prints to add to your wall decor. Their classic designs and muted color palettes complement the vintage modern aesthetic, enhancing the office’s overall ambiance. Check out more wall art here!

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What do you think about this vintage modern office design? I cannot wait to continue down my Pinterest rabbit hole and share more design space with you! Check out more mood boards on my blog here. Hope you all have a beautiful rest of your week! xoxo

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