Friday, June 7, 2013

My Cottage Farmhouse

Welcome to my Mobile Home Cottage Farmhouse. What you say? A Mobile home can't be a farmhouse! Well why not? It's whatever you make it and I wanted a farmhouse! So come on in and see for yourself......

 Here's my latest project, turning a fountain into a planter.

Walking up the front steps you are greeted with this sweet little bird flag.

And my pink Impatiens

This is what you see when you walk in the front door.

I just recently moved this mirror to this spot, I think I like it here because the area is a little dark and it reflects a lot of light. It also serves as a last spot check before leaving the house.

This new calf head is on the transition wall from the living/dining area and the kitchen. I just added this white frame around him, not sure about the shape, I might look for a round frame. I love adding wreaths to my decor, it just seems to pretty everything up.

Doesn't she have a cute profile? The dining room is on the right.

But that cow is not the only beef on this ranch, nope she is in competition with a real beauty.
My gorgeous Eulalie by Cindy Austin. I absolutely love this picture, she is an incredible artist!

I did a total redo on my mantel/fireplace surround. Adding appliques, bead board and reclaimed wood for the mantel. My husband and I made the farmhouse table from an old bed and heart pine boards cut from a beam.

We really enjoyed making this table, it takes up a large space in our dining room but we have a big extended family.

My little vanity redo, it didn't have a mirror so I added beadboard and an applique, I also cut the height of the frame area. Beadboard and appliques are pretty much my answer to everything haha.

I love animals and I found that quite by accident that my love for them is reflected all over the house, I seem to have a virtual zoo!

I picked up this antique birdcage at the flea market for only $15, I was super excited about that.

I found a piece of reclaimed wood for my mantel, it was a perfect fit.

I moved one of the chairs from around the table to allow for more walking room, I think it looks pretty cute under my antique frame.

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and that is definitely true at my home. We recently redid everything in there from painting the cabinets to laying down a beautiful wood floor.

I saved some money by making the roman shades myself, it's super easy but time consuming. Love the windows over my sink.

This is what I see when I look out my kitchen windows. A big beautiful Pecan Tree.

You can see my laundry room off of my kitchen, there is a back door there.

Painting those cabinets from brown to white made all the difference in my kitchen.

I love sitting here in the morning and having my coffee, I can see the horses grazing out the window

My potbelly cabinet, love it, it holds all of my spices and the drawers hold my dish towels.

This little truck was just too cute to pass up, I bought it at Hobby Lobby on a 50% off sale.

Here's a quick look at the guest bathroom, another total redo.

And lastly the laundry room.

I would be remiss if I didn't include my dog Semper, the sweet horses and my chickens.
Semper pretty much runs the house, he also chews up all my socks, yep love that dog :)

I adore this picture.

This is my chicken coop area, it's nice and shady for those hot Alabama days.

These two cuties are Buster and Princess, they are Blue Cochins.

Mr Slate and his wife Silver are a little jealous that they are cooped up and their buddies aren't.

So you might notice the rooms I DIDN'T show you, like the living room, office, master bedroom and master bathroom, yep, not showing those yet, still lots of work to do in those rooms. I'll be adding more rooms as they are finished, wish me luck!  Oh and in case you didn't know, I live in a double wide mobile home, my goal is to make it my dream farmhouse. You don't have to really live in a farmhouse to make it one, right?  So that's my home, thanks so much for stopping by, come again anytime.
You can find links to each room and how we got there on my sidebar.

If you want to see the BEFORE pics go HERE

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Summer Tour of Homes Party and Giveaway
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  1. Teresa- You would never know that was a double wide. You have done a fantastic job redoing it. I love them and think they make perfect homes for all sorts of people in all walks of life. It is just gorgeous! Can't wait to see even more- xo Diana

  2. You have such a lovely home. I love the changes you have made, and your style is just right. Not too much, not too little. (I sound like Goldilocks!!) :) Again, so beautiful.

  3. I so agree that you don't have to really live in a farmhouse to make it one. I live in a tri-level that was built in 1956 and I'm turning it into the farmhouse of my dreams one room at a time.
    Love your pretty! The photo of your horses is so sweet!

  4. Your home is so cute and I truly love your kitchen table.

  5. You have done an amazing job! Everything is lovely. No, you don't have to live in an old farmhouse to make your home into a lovely and charming farmhouse. This blog is full of inspiration, can't wait to see what you do with the rest of your home!

  6. Oh wow. I had to do a double-take when I read your bio. My name is also Teresa, and I also live in a double-wide mobile home. I, too, am slowly re-creating it into my cottage dream home. I LOVE what you've done with yours!!!

  7. Teresa, this was so much fun! There's nothing I love better than looking through people's houses and yours is so pretty. Magazine pretty! Right down to Semper and those plump chickens. I'd say you've done a wonderful job with your farmhouse. There's lots of care that's gone into it. And I love that kitchen table!

  8. What a charming home you that wonderful kitchen table and your fountain turned planter.


  9. Your home is styled perfectly, love your table and all your decorating tid bits. The animals are all so beautiful. Thank you for the tour!

  10. Congrats on the feature! Your home is certainly worthy of the honor!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  11. I always see so many good ideas when I visit your home. The entry looks great the way you have it right now. I love all your farmhouse touches. Everything's just perfect!

  12. Love your farmhouse!! It is wonderful!

  13. You are well on your way to creating a gorgeous famhouse. I love your style and I'm so impressed with all you have done. Love your animal friends too!

  14. What an amazing home you have! And yard too! That fountain planter makes my heart sing.

  15. I could look at your house for hours. Scanning every detail for ideas. Love the addition of the frame around the cow's head. Such beautiful chickens!!! I'm dreaming of my own place looking maybe not as polished and together as yours but at least liveable.

  16. Love you home and all the beautiful details you have put into it!! Love the shades you made too!

  17. What a wonderful home...its truly lovely and has thoughtful details all the way thru...Good job!

  18. Great post. I remember your kitchen light from a previous linky party feature. Ver cool.

  19. I love what you did with your home. I also live in a double wide. I'm still living with that nasty guest bathroom. I want to do what you did with mine. Oh how I want to fix up my home. Yours is just gorgeous.

  20. I love what you did with your home. I also live in a double wide. I'm still living with that nasty guest bathroom. I want to do what you did with mine. Oh how I want to fix up my home. Yours is just gorgeous.

  21. Teresa,
    I loved the tour of your home. It is gorgeous. You have made the mobile home into a farmhouse and it looks great. Very cute and I love your kitchen table it looks so sweet in your pretty kitchen.

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  23. Loved looking at your pics. Very talented. I was disappointed though, I thought you were going to show an Outside redo of the house. Maybe later....

  24. Wow! What a great makeover. I love the kitchen it is so cute! We bought a single wide for a home away from home that I have been hard at work transforming into something...but it will take a while. Yours is a real inspiration.

    Amy JO

  25. I love this post! We are thinking of maybe aqcuiring a mobile home too, and seeing what can be done is really inspirational! Thank you!

  26. Teresa, I came to find you through Savvy Southern Style (I think). I was excited to see that you're in a doublewide, since I have the same, also 1999. So, I'll be snooping around your blog to see what you've done. I noticed this post is originally 2013, and I see you've also posted about a farmhouse elsewhere on 10 acres. I haven't looked enough to know yet.... which came first, the farm house or the doublewide ? One of the first pictures I noticed above was your entrance...small table, mirror above it, and little quail. My entrance has those same items !! We've also been thinking of painting the kitchen cabinets. Same brown as yours were. I really like what you've done. My sister in law "pickled" her cabinets and we really liked that look, too, so not sure what we will do. But I adore the black hardware you've put on your cabinets. I definitely want new hardware. I hate these gold shiny things we still have. I am subscribing to your blog and will bookmark it too in case you don't post very often. I want to find much inspiration from your pages !! Thank you for sharing !! Patty, Castroville, Texas

  27. Adorable! I'm new to your blog! You are one of my very favs! I have a farmhouse too! Love Love your style! Great job!Blessings,Cindy

  28. I am very excited to see all your clever idea's. Nice to see it really done. I would love to take some of your ideas for my
    house. Thank you for sharing. I can hardly wait for your next rooms

  29. Your pictures and vivid descriptions give encouragement!! We are looking for a mobile home with a little bit of land to downsize to. I think you have made your home lovely and comfortable and that is the important thing and as long as you are happy there that is a blessing!! I have an the 'before' pics you showed a set of cabinets that connected the kitchen and you could see out over the top of them. It looks to me in your 'after ' pictures that you did away with this set of cabinets. If you did would you do a post on how you did this and created the open flowing space you have now. It is incredible!! Keep up the great work, I can't wait for your next post!! Blessings.....


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