Cozy Cabin Makeover on Camano Island

Like many city-dwellers, over the past few years, vacation homes in peaceful settings have been a destination of choice! We absolutely love Camano Island for this very reason since it's so easy to travel to from Seattle or the Eastside (60 miles north) and NO FERRY!

The Overbeck's purchased a sweet little lake cabin in 2020 & over the course of a year, have made small updates to the home to make it feel more their own. They kept to a tight budget and only did projects that were either completely necessary or could be an easy cosmetic update.

Here is what they did!



1. Exterior Paint: The exterior paint color set the tone for the project! They used Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black.

2. Deck Repair: The deck was dangerous & falling apart, so the largest project was repairing the deck - using the same footprint, but upgrading the materials. They used Trex so it would last longer and have easier maintenance.



1. Paint: The interior paint was pretty good, however a fresh coat was applied in Sherwin Williams Natural Linen. The door & trim were painted white which really helped modernize the look of the cabin.

2. Flooring: Shag carpet and mis-matched old vinyl flooring was replaced with a modern LVP in a light oak tone throughout the cabin. For a small space, having 1 flooring throughout really helps it feel more spacious.

3. Window Treatments: Old blinds and window treatments were removed and replaced with a linen-like color roller shade by Budget Blinds.



1. Paint: To keep cabin feel - the natural wood was kept on the ceiling, however the walls were painted to brighten up the space.

2.Lighting: Updating lighting can really change the look and feel of a home. This light fixture is from CB2. The ceiling fan was no longer needed after adding air conditioning with a mini-split.

3. Furniture: To keep with the scandi-vibe - we found some great affordable furniture at Dania



1. Paint! With left-ever Sherwin Williams Tricorn black, the vanity was painted black.

2. Light Fixture Update: Found a more modern light fixture on and makes a big impact.




1. Removing the upper hanging cabinets help open up the space.

2. Keeping the rest of the cabinets, they were painted, and a new countertop was installed - just a simple white quartz. To keep it clean, the quartz was also used for a backsplash trim.

3. To really make a impact - the sink was changed to a farmhouse style sink to a new faucet.

4. Styling a kitchen in a vacation home is more fun because it's a place to really pop some personality with art, vintage pieces, and a place to add color & texture.

If you are considering a home refresh for a cabin or vacation home, always start with a mood-board, then make a budget, prioritize the projects, schedule them, and enjoy the process! Let us know if you need help getting started!