{Our House}



WELCOME
The word *AFTER* just reflects one point in time.

Stick around to the end cause we have a surprise for you

 
We live in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
 
  


FRONT ENTRY / SHOW ROOM - 11ft x 6ft
 


****Before****      ****After****

****Before**** ****After****

 
 This small room is also transformed into a guest bedroom when needed.


OUR DRESSING ROOM - 8ft x 9ft
 


 

OUR BEDROOM
Before and After Paint

2008 - 2010
 
 

Things start to change again in 2012
 
 
 

 
BLOGGING HEADQUARTERS
 
 
More photos and a write up about my desk can be found here.
 
 
Printing headquarters is hidden inside a large vintage steamer trunk.
 
 
 

BATHROOM
before and after
Vinyl floor before - Tiled floor after

There was some water damage to the floor around the toilet years ago
and was fixed with a thick aluminum plate. The plate is as thick as the new tile so now
the floor is level again.
 


Lower kitchen cabinets before and after Painting
Upper Cabinets Before and After Painting
 
 
  
  
 Before & After Wallpaper with window trim
 
 
MUDROOM
 
 
BEFORE & AFTER photos of this rooms makeover can be seen here:

For bench building tips go here:
 
 
For more information on this grey cabinet check here:
  

OUTDOORS

Our Incredible View
 

The cedar framed roof over our deck.

Summer 2011 - Tangerine

 
Summer 2012 - Seaside Blue
 
 
Our secret is all this decor is in an 11ft x 60ft mobile home.
More to come ...

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64 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Your style is just stunning! Can't wait to see how it evolves :)

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  2. You are AMAZING! I love what you have done! AND, I bet it is yours - no bank note. Now headed over to follow....

    Here is my trailer: http://minkeebabygifts.blogspot.com/p/our-cottages.html

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  3. I love this, everything is amazing!

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  4. Just found your blog on Ms mustard Seed. Loved it. You mentioned several times about adding legs to your pieces. Can you buy them somewhere?
    I've put you on my favorit list. Hope to hear from you.
    Marilu
    marilucreations@gmail.com

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  5. amazing decorating! How does Mr. like all the girlie girl decorating in the dressing room? Your place is very nice, especially the VIEW! Gorgeous view! You are so lucky to have that...

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  6. Amazing job! It looks so much brighter. I don't see the usual walls that are in a mobile or manufactured home. Did you cover them with paneling or texture them?

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  7. In response to some of my comments:

    *The trailer was built probably in the 70's and had dark wood panelling that we just painted. It's great any time I want to hang something I don't have to fuss with drywall anchors.

    *I'm Kristy's biggest fan. She has a one of a kind vision for decorating and repurposing furniture. I support her in all that she does and I dont mind a little girly stuff providing I can have my masculine stuff. George (the Mr.)

    *My legs come from many different sources. They are hard to find. I purchase new legs from Lee Valley & Windsor Plywood. I also repurpose vintage ones, and old post turnings can be used, as well as cast stove legs.

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  8. so... uh.. can i come pitch a tent in your view (front yard) room?
    gorgeous.

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  9. ARE YOU SERIOUS!? You are unbelievable!
    I am a huge fan!
    S

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  10. Holy unexpected exterior, batman!!!! That is all fabulous!! I especially love the way you framed a window with an old dresser mirror frame. UNIQUE!!

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  11. Hi! I absolutely love your style, so much fun!

    How did you re-finish your cupboards? I'm looking to do something like that for my mom. Her doors have since been re-done with oak, but the cupboards themselves are that lovely 70's laminante, just painted. It looks like you put a trim/molding on the face of each door and then added a faux finish to give it more depth?
    Thanks!!

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  12. Anonymous07 June, 2011

    Very inspiring. This is what I want to do for my place. It's amazing how things can be brightened up with a little work.

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  13. You have a lovely home. Your painted furniture is awesome. Who wouldn't love that dressing room?

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  14. You have done such an incredible job, I'm now your new follower. Darn your good.
    Lisa

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  15. Wow! a follower from Richmond, B.C. here, you blew me away with that last picture! Who's of guessed? Awesome work indeed!

    Visit me at frugalfrenchgirl!

    Kuddos!
    Sandra

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  16. Such a great taste and decor...I loved your dressing room, Im your newest follower

    Rasha @mychampagnetaste
    Pass by if you have time :)

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  17. For the Love of Love!!!!!!!!!

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  18. So much love between the two of you! That shows in your lovely and amazing work. The support from George is all a woman can ask for! I can tell George is proud to be your husband after speaking with him on the visit to your lovely home! btw, it was such a privilege!

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  19. I'm excited to inform you that I have featured your gorgeous home on Mobile Home Living. I have tried to email you but always got a undeliverable message and I just couldn't wait any longer!! lol...if you have a problem with the post please contact me and I will immediately remove it or change it. If your Ok with it then please let me interview you..Had I knew for sure these comments were moderated I would've just contacted you thru here (to be honest I didn't even think of it)...let me know what you think!

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  20. OMG!!! Your home is beautiful! I became a follower early on, but I don't drop by nearly enough. I'd never seen this tour. I came by to wish you a Happy New Year, and got this lovely eye candy. Now I have to check out some of the other posts I missed.

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  21. Who knew a mobile home could look as beautiful as your's does. I thought your use of mirrors was brilliant. I also was impressed with the hutch you used to frame out your dressing room window.
    I do have one question, where do you do all your furniture work?
    Traci

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  22. I am speechless, and that never happens! I have taken the home tour of all your beautiful things, but I NEVER knew you lived in a mobile home!!

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  23. What a great job you have done with your home! We lived in a mobile home that had been added on and made the total square footage come to 1300 sq foot. I had so much fun making that place shine like you have with yours!

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  24. You are amazing! I love, love, love your home! Your painting is fabulous too! This is gorgeous inside and out! Thanks for sharing your home with us! Happy New Year!

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  25. This is incredible!! I did not believe this was all in a mobile home, until I saw the final picture... now I guess I have to believe it! Gorgeous!

    Leanne @ Because (I think) I Can

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  26. WOW!!! love,love,love this. you have a good eye for decorating. man, i'm Jels

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  27. Wow, I love a good house tour & I'm amazed that this is a mobile home. You've done so much with such small spaces. So impressive! Thank you for linking it to Fabulous Friday!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  28. Hello :) Im adding to your fan club :) I came across your page and love love love everything ! and especially your black cat ! ;) lol I wish you lived near me ! I have so much I want to paint and have no idea how :( cant wait to see more !

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  29. forgot to ask ... Im in love with that turquiose mirror ! where did you find that ? ....and all your knobs and well just everything ! lol I think I may have found a new hobby... but Im sure I'll be wrecking my stuff .
    Nancy from Ancaster Ont

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  30. Your home is soooo beautiful! I love everything! you are one classy lady!!! Great work! :)

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  31. Hi, I am new to all of this as I was just searching Craigslist for a buffet and hutch...Wow! I came across a local (calif coast) blogger and furniture makeover...er.. ;-). At Reloved Rubbish. I clicked on a link and got to you. I was shocked when I got thru your pictures of your home to find that it was 1 a mobile home... And 2 the dimensions, it's unbelievable and AmAzing! You are truly gifted.

    Between the two of you, I am inspired to do what I love which is working with wood, and making beautiful things out of discarded ones. I hope to one day maybe even sell items :-) but will first start with MY home. I may call upon you for some advice and guidance if that's ok.

    Thanks so much for an inspiring Sunday morning in bed on my iPad!
    Jeni

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  32. Wow, your work is amazing. Im just starting in the area myself and your work is inspirational!

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  33. sweetness all the way around your home. Love all the up-cyclin. Stop by our blog and take a look!

    Jessica
    Happy Home

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  34. I was absolutely stunned to see this was in a small mobile home. What an impressive job you have done. beautiful.

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  35. I am stunned, speechless and completely impressed with your amazing sense of style and design ability. Are those Golden Ears in the distance?

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  36. DAYUM!!! This, my dear one, is soooo awesome. What a fabulous job.
    I have to send your site address to another sweet one that is about to move into a mobile home....she will LOVE this.
    I am about to become a follower...come see me when you can.
    xo bj

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  37. Hi...your place is fantastic...I knew it was a MH when I saw the ceiling...cuz, we have the same one! We will be moving into our place next Wednesday. I have a blog....Doublewide Decor..it is new...just starting to tell the story~
    I will be back!

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  38. My Mom always said don't judge a book by it's cover! Simply lovely, you have inspired all of us. The're truly so many opportunities to make and appreciate beauty in all her forms! Thanks so much for sharing, Mary Anne

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  39. Wow! I've just become your newest follower and just took the tour of your home. I, of course, loved every room in your home, but the last picture was the best! What a talent you have. I live in an apt so I know what it is to decorate in small spaces, but as you have proved, it can be done to look professional and homey. Your paint techniques are the best and I am just getting ready to start my first piece ever/ I've stripped, sanded and refinished before, but I've never painted and finished a piece. I'm so excited. This is my new obsession. Thanks for sharing! Judy

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  40. PS just started my blog, please some visit me at judyannlincicum.blotspot.com. It's new and not very exciting yet, but I'm hoping to rev it up a bit! Judy

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  41. Your home is beautiful! I love the tour of your home. Thanks for sharing.
    Lisa

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  42. I found your link on Mobile Home Living, and am so glad I followed it! Fantastic!

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  43. Wowsers, you've done a fantastic amount of work making everything look fun, lovely and liveable! How 'bout I join in pitching a tent on your property - I'll help you work on the outdoor projects! ;)

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  44. Seriously, my jaw is still dropped....unbelievable. you are my new fav blog...I am blog stalking even as we speak! You are INCREDIBLY talented. I DO want to try some of these designs. I live so far away from you or I would buy ALL OF YOUR PIECES...lol

    you got talent girl!

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  45. I just love your posts!! So impressed! Where DO you do your wood working? I'm just starting out and it seems my house is swallowing me alive! Too many projects and not enough room! So do you have a workshop?

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  46. Your home is lovely and even more remarkable that it fits in a prefab home. So many great ideas. I'm a wee bit jealous of your 2 or 3 lovely desks. We have a large home and a crappy little drop leaf table for a desk. I so need to work on finding a pretty one like yours to paint.

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  47. Wow, I'm in love with your home! Beautiful and I can't wait to fix my home. I just moved in about 1 1/2 months ago and been working around my home.

    Love your place!!!

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  48. Absolutely amazing! I never would have thought you lived in a singlewide. Lots of people live in manufactured homes here in North Carolina. Our first home was a newly built double wide. Six years later we moved into a two story home but I have so many fond memories of our first home. I spent so much time decorating it and adding my personal touches. "Trailers" and trailer parks can have a negative stigma in society but you are proof that any home can be beautiful, no matter how big or small. I know alot of great people who live in single and double wides. You have a beautiful place to call home! And wow what a view!

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  49. Wow! You have done a fantastic job on your home. Creativity goes a long way in a small space. Amazing transformation. I just love your blog. Your projects inspire both my husband and myself.

    Have a great day!
    Christine
    @ Antique Homes and Lifestyle

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  50. STUNNING! This completely blows my mind on the spectacular job you have done!

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  51. WOW! This is incredible! You sure gave this place alota bang for your buck! You have done a fabulous job with the space given and then some!LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  52. Wow, totally inspiring!! I too live in an older mobile, same size. Thanks for the inspiration!!! :)

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  53. Please be warned my comment will be very long!! I just have so much to say. I have followed your blog for sometime now and I love your furniture. I should not have been surprised to see your home. I am completely in awe of your home! Although small in size it certainly makes up in style and beauty! I watched an episode of Christopher Lowell years ago and he shared someone who had remodeled a mobile home and I loved every inch of that one, yours surpasses it! I live in a very small home and hope to take your inspiration and run with it!

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  54. Wow i am truly impressed with your beautiful white home! I too live in a mobile home and i am always beautifying it! Such fun, i would not trade my little trailer for a mansion because i am a widow living alone, and it's the perfect size for me. I just subscribed and will enjoy copying some of your projects, thanks!

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  55. I love this! So creative.

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  56. Oh my goodness Kristy and George!!! I was amazed to see you lived in a trailer after all the elegant goodies you have in your home!!! I lived in one for 9 years 23 years ago and now with a 2 story house and my son is married and been gone for a while I wish I was in one again!!! Thanks for sharing your home with me!!! Absolutely LOVE!!!!

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  57. KRISTY...YOU AMAZE AND INSPIRE ME EVERYDAY!!! I lived in a trailer 32 years ago for 9 years and loved it....but we moved to a 2 story house and now that my son is grown and a family of his own I wish I had a smaller space so you showed me what can be done!!! TY

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  58. This is amazing! I just purchased a mobile home and yours is an inspiration!

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