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

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.

7 comments:

Chic Cottage Junk said...

Oh, my gosh, Kathy, your little paradise is really shaping up. The outside is really looking gorgeous. You have so much to be proud of. I really like the back porch with the vintage iron spindles.

I took a little "vacation of the mind" while reading your blog. I'm hooked and can't wait for the next saga!

Sue

The Crafty Barn said...

WOW!! What an awsome before and after! You have inspired me to get movin! I love hwo warm and inviting your home is starting at the front gate! Awsome job!

nannykim said...

Love the improvements.

Renee said...

What a lovely place. I love the change you made in the exterior and the deck. The windows are great.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

The outside looks heavenly!
What a transformation.

Sherri said...

That is so beautiful!!! All you have done... I love when people take the time to make mobies fabulous!!!! Keep up the great work!!!

Sherri
TheMobileHomeWoman.com

Jeni @ New Pioneer said...

Hi! I just found your blog! We are kindred spirits! I love what your doing with your place. Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing your progress.