"Sarah Lawrence was understandably skeptical when her contractor told her that he would have her Colorado cabin fixed up in just four weeks. “I struggled to believe it, but sure enough, he got it done with time to spare,” recalls Lawrence, who, together with her husband, Hunter, runs the photography studio The Lawrence House. Many of us struggle to finish our book club’s pick in one month, but the couple, along with their contractor and a few friends, pulled off an entire remodel in just 30 days."
A coat of jet-black paint was all it took to transform this Coal Creek Canyon cabin’s log exterior from tired brown to Scandi sleek. Inside, the refresh required considerably more effort, but not so much that husband-and-wife homeowners Sarah and Hunter Lawrence—owners of commercial photography studio the Lawrence House and the Instagram-famous golden retriever @aspenthemountainpup—and their general contractor, Joshua Brink, couldn’t knock it out in just under 30 days, and for just over $30,000. How’d they pull it off? Sarah shares their time- and money-saving moves that never skimped on style.