Sunday, September 19, 2010

Rockwell Painting

Ahhhhhh, the sweet feeling of progress. Big Buckaroo and his dad got the siding on the ends of the cabin and even got them painted. Of course, he chose Park Brown as the color. Not kidding. And, no, we do not get a discount on that color paint.

Big Buckaroo loves the old Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) style of building. A time when men took pride in their handiwork, standards for workmanship were high, and there was an awareness and appreciation of the outdoors and our nation's natural resources while building.

We were previously at a CCC built park, one of the more than 800 parks constructed nationwide by the CCC. That is where my husband learned about and came to appreciate the sweat and craftsmanship put into building CCC/Rustic Style structures. It is an architecture that mirrors the rugged natural beauty of its surroundings.

I am thankful that when we drive up to Rockwell, we will be able to appreciate the cabin my husband and his dad built by hand, leaving a legacy for our boys and for our future generations.

Deciding inside trim colors,
The Park Wife


M said...

How nice! You have room for swings on the front and back porch! Hope you and your family are doing well. Do you get to Memphis often? Mary Anne McCraw Haraway

MrsMama said...

I've long had a secret desire to live in a KOA Kamping Kabin, but that was before I saw yours. :) Love it!

I have to recommend Ellen Kennon's full spectrum paint - they have a palette based on nature and my very favorite color, ever, in a room with light is her Lichen. It's stunning! Everyone comments on it.

Missy said...

Wow, I soooo know that Park Brown....and Park green and Park tan... Living around it every day I am not sure I could do it in my own home. lol Actually I like the brown but don't tell my hubby. :-)

Dore' said...

whooo very exciting and so very nice!!! Go mr. buckely go. that will make the mrs. SO very happy :)i see the turkey on the platter for thanksgiving and your rockwell family portrait is next!!!! whoo hoo

Flying Squirrel Fan said...

I could use a weekend away in the woods....unfortunately by the time I'd do all the driving I dont think I can make it for a surprise visit on a normal weekend!

Marge said...

Park brown sounds perfect! And I also love those CCC park buildings. When we were campground hosting this summer, and had any number of tornado warnings, we did not hesitate to seek shelter in a CCC built picnic shelter. They will never blow away! And this shelter had a huge fireplace where we sheltered about 6 of the camper's kids. They loved it and of course that fireplace was going nowhere!

Strawberry CAKE said...

Makes me sigh thinking of all the wonderful memories you will have there with your boys in the years to come. Many Blessings to you!

Indie said...

What a beautiful home!