The right side of my original photos are blurry....why you say? The day I took them I was so tired from working that I thought my eyes were tired and not focusing. In reality it was a finger smudge on the lens of the camera. Got a kick our of myself when I realized what had happened.
August is not a good time of year to begin remodeling a mobile home. Especially one that has 2 barely working air conditioners, both scarcely hanging from the windows in which they were placed. The weather was in the 100's and my little tuna can reeked of leftover odors from cigarettes and a dog...not a good picture.
My role model for this endeavor... MY AUNT MARY, who encouraged me all along the way by listening and laughing with me. She was a fixer-upper and remodeler...and I would follow in her footsteps!?!
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
FRONT PORCH–NEW STAIRS AND OUR LUCKY HORSE SHOES ABOVE THE PORCH.
UMBRELLA IS HAND PAINTED IN BALI BY BALINESE WOMEN...BEAUTIFUL...THE HANGING LITTLE BELLS AND TIN TINKLE IN THE WIND.
THE FRONT WEST GARDEN...YES, THERE REALLY ARE ROSE BUSHES AND BUTTERFLY BUSHES IN THERE
THE FRONT EAST GARDEN...
NEW FRONT GATE AND BOARDWALK...THE CONTAINERS ARE OLD HOP BINS FROM A FARM IN MOXEE, WA. PANSIES AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT "PLASTIC SQUIGGLY TREES" YES REAL PLASTIC WITH A COPPER TUBE TO REPRESENT THE TREE TRUNK...WEATHERS THE SUN, WIND, SNOW AND RAIN...AND STILL LOOKS BEAUTIFUL...
BACK PORCH...THERE'S AN OLD DOOR LAID ATOP THE FRAME
SO NO ONE FALLS THROUGH. WOW, REAL STAIRS!!
THE METAL SPINDLES WERE FROM A GARAGE SALE...GOT ALL OF THEM FOR $11.00. SUCH A DEAL...SURE CLASSED UP THE BACK PORCH. ROYAL BURGANDY CHERRY TREE WITH DOUBLE PINK BLOSSOMS IN THE RIGHT CORNER OF PHOTO. PLANTED 4 OF THEM. WILL HELP TO SHADE THE WEST SIDE OF LITTLE CABIN.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
One of my major concerns....No official place for the toilet paper...I spent weeks and weeks commiserating where or where would the toilet paper go?
The smaller nested table fit perfectly next to the toidy as a TP holder...I was thrilled!! No more on the counter top or hanging over the cabinet dooooorrrr!
COMPLETED. NEW COUNTERTOP, NEW BOWL SINK, LIGHT IS FLOATING ON TOP OF MIRROR. KNOBS RELOCATED...
HAND PAINTED WALLS TO DISGUISE OVER 30+ HOLES AND SCARS.
Bathtub - needs no explanation....
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Close up of the living room wall. There used to be eleven alternating strips of mirror and wood, do you think I'd remember to take a picture...hello!!
One day at Costco I saw "THE FIREPLACE" oh my god, she was beautiful...perfect width, perfect height...I went back 3 times before I could bring myself to pay full price...Here she sits...electric, flames the whole banana...dontcha just love the mirror?!!
Vaya Con Dios my friends...
Monday, January 11, 2010
I could never have completed the inside of the cabs without the new mini foam paint rollers. Cut my time down to half.
No more knobs in the center of the kitchen cabinets...yahoo!!
ON A PERSONAL NOTE: The mattress and box springs were propped up in the kitchen so I dropped them flat on the floor and slept. Lots of times I had worked so late into the night and was so tired that I just plopped onto the mattress clothes and all. Slept like a log. NOTHING BETTER THAN SLEEPING TO THE SOUND OF THE RIVER!!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
The previous owners had left behind alot of furniture and miscellaneous items. holes in the walls...and MICE!!!
The old front door was actually an interior door in which a window had been fitted and a human sized doggy door had been placed. The first night of sleeping there, I piled everything big and heavy I could find, in front of it.
THE LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN FLOOR...Lumber Liquidators, maple laminate...$.78 cents a square foot. I had never laid laminate......strained nerves, sweat, tapping with blocks, no square walls...did I mention the cussing? ... it looked so easy on DIY!!!