Marmot friend

Marmot friend
Our little Marmot friend-checking out the clover

WINTER 2008

WINTER 2008
WINTER 2008

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!?!

My Favorite Aunt Mary

My Favorite Aunt Mary

Sunday, February 3, 2013

New Dining Table

Goin' a bit modern....love the way the glass reflects the outside weather.
Design to mimic Harry Lunstead Designs

Martha Stewart Chairs

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Peacock!!

Starting off the New Year with a Chloe Peacock Chair from World Market...Bellevue, WA...I love the color. Eagle eye measuring...that means....look and hope it works. Well, 1/2" to spare!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Saturday, October 29, 2011

NEW RIVERBED!!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Additions

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

New Squiggley Trees

Yes, you may have already guessed....they are plastic...from Costco, no worry, no watering...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

OUTSIDE


BEFORE - THE NEW WINDOWS.       AFTER...SURE OPENED THE VIEW FROM INSIDE.


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

MAIN BEDROOM



 
See that built in dresser in the corner...took me 3 hrs to yank and break that thing out!!





 
1950's furniture left by the previous owners
 

THE GUEST ROOM

Favorite memory...turning this bedpost over and quarters rolling out




Still working on this room...can't get it right yet...
 
Fun funky hanging lights

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....
Refurbished metal strip around the tub...new formica, new faucets and shower head.

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!!


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 living room - kitchen

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!!!