First a “Before” picture! I used my phone to take these and trust me, you wouldn’t have wanted anymore detail than this. The walls were so loaded with cigarette gunk and dirt they turned clear water yellow. I know, super gross.
As you can see we not only deep cleaned but also painted. The cabinets took ages to paint, especially with the green accent (Cucumber Peel by Valspar) but it was totally worth it. Love, love, love how they turned out! Definitely brightened up the whole place.
The microwave was broken so we removed it and added hooks to hang stuff. It worked out great and opened up a lot more storage space which is a must have in a teeny kitchen like this one.
I’m thinking the floor by the kitchen sink still needs a rug but I’m conflicted about what color to go with. Green, maybe?
Now for the bedroom. It’s hard to get tiny spaces like this with a real camera so basically just know that we got rid of the icky side tables and pulled up some really nasty carpet which you can’t even see in this picture. (Lucky you.)
Now that’s more like it.
The bedroom walls are wearing “Midnight Fog” by Valspar. On the color chip it was this gorgeous gray blue but once it dried on our walls it looked more like denim. Womp, womp. While I’m still not crazy about the color it does look much better now that it’s accented with lighter colors and the man loves it so I’m content.
Oh, and those side tables are from Ikea. We used them in our previous apartment so I was glad we found space for them in the trailer. They fit right in, don’t you think?
One last thing: This quilt is amazing! Bob’s great grandma made it for us as a wedding present and it was one of my favorite gifts. It’s absolutely beautiful and knowing that it was made by hand makes it super special.
Here’s the view of the living room/bathroom before all the remodeling/painting. Believe it or not, this was after we cleaned everything and pulled up icky carpet. Can you imagine? Try not to!
Besides for painting the walls and cabinets we also decided to remove that built in table on the left. It’s hard to tell from this angle but that wall to the left of bathroom actually held two built-in bunk beds. We knocked those out to open up more space too.
Just a little better, don’t you think? ;)
If you feel that the room would look better with a runner rug I’d have to agree but I bought one (brown) twice and it was ruined every time. I think my floor is a nudist.
In such a tight space it’s tough to get the whole room in one shot but if you look behind the open bathroom door you can just see a cage where we knocked out the bunk beds. We used the extra space to make room for our sugar gliders. (If you haven’t heard of sugar gliders they’re basically a hamster + flying squirrel.) They look like this…
Super cute, right? We love them!!!
Here’s the view of the other side of the living room if you’re standing in front of the bathroom door. While some corners of the trailer (like the kitchen) can be kind of dark our living “room” gets great light! It’s where I spend most of my time.
The terrarium tank at the end of the couch houses our crested gecko. She does has a name but the two of us cannot agree on what it should be. Names tossed around so far have included Joey, Eve, and Gog or Magog. Have any suggestions?
This is the view of the back of the terrarium if you’re standing in the bedroom. If you couldn’t tell books (and animals) are a big deal at our house!
Right now our small collection mostly includes nursing textbooks and coding how-to’s but it’s slowly expanding. I grew up in a house with books everywhere and it’s important to me that my kids do the same. While we don’t have any children yet I’m happy to have a library started, albeit a tiny one.
Last but not least, on your way out the door I have to show off the door mat. It’s funny because there’s not a lot of space to begin with, right? Hee hee, I love it. Never gets old!