Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Home Sweet Double Wide Home

 We Moved!!! In April we sold our house in Woodland and spent the summer camping with intentions of being in our new house shortly (that didn't pan out and I believe I would share the whole story in a different kind of blog)...now that school was starting we decided it was time to get a little more room. With the help of Darla we found this rental property. It's a double wide on 6+ acres in the perfect location. It needed a little TLC and who better to give the little manufactured home some of that than my sisters and I (not to exclude my husband)....
I fell in love at first sight....the Landlord had done a great job keeping the outside looking well kept, and lets face it after 4 months and 5 days living in a 32 foot trailer, I would have been elated with anything. Aaron and I had decided we didn't want to rent in a subdivision and anything with land would work for us..little did we know the potential this little trailer beheld.
Before-----Can you just see the potential??? Wait can you smell that? Is that musty? cigarettes? Dog pee?

After---All it really needed was a little love and 10 gallons of primer ;-)
Before---with the two fifty watt bulbs this kitchen needed a little light on the subject.

We thought white would work good, but I decided it didn't look quite right.

With the help of Bonnie and Lorinda and a bottle of furniture stain and glaze, it took less than an hour and the cabinets were all stained and looking like new.Before--I didn't think about it before but I really should have bought stock in primer before we got started.

 
I couldn't be more pleased with the results.
Meet Milkshake and his sidekick Little Llama. Aaron is in his glories and hopefully our mini farm is complete. Even if it's just for a year, for now I feel right at home...

Keep smiling,
Barbara

12 comments:

  1. What a great attitude and great job of pulling it all together and making it a sweet home:)

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  2. Wow it looks awesome, Barbara! You guys can do anything!! Who would'a thought Aaron would be raising animals ... I love it. God bless your "new" abode.

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  3. It looks so good and cozy! I just want to come over and visit with you now :)

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  4. Oh wow, love love what you did with the place.. Love the floor, it looks so bright, clean, and airy... I know who I am calling when I need help w/ our rental (if we ever find one!!) ;)

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  5. The cabinet door above the dishwasher is upside down. Otherwise it looks AMAZING!

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  6. How could you? I cant believe you hung the cabinet door above the dishwasher upside down! Otherwise, the place looks AMAZING!!!!

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  7. OK, in the after pic there's a switchplate where there was once a smoke detector! Hey, this Where's Waldo game is fun!!!

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  8. What a difference I lived a summer in the before pictures and hated it. I might have stayed if it had looked like your after.

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  9. This is absolutely incredible! You make double wide living look glamorous :-) You should win a home makeover award! GREAT job!!!

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    1. Agreed! We have one just like the "before" pics and what an inspiration!

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    2. Agreed! We have one just like the "before" pics and what an inspiration!

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  10. Hi! What do you think what does your average reader look like?

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