Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Secret Garden

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I've been having fun making beads I haven't made in years, like encased florals...


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

T-Rex...Before and After {part three}

The Kitchen and Living room

The "before" kitchen lay-out was all wrong!
The water heater was in the corner (next to the pink oven) and took up way too much space. We ended up removing everything. We added a window where the old oven was and went with a tankless water heater, so we could have more counter space. One thing we could not save was the vintage wall vent (I was so bummed) But we found a place that makes "new" vintage parts for trailers. We also decided not to have upper cabinets, to give the space a  more open feeling (it's only 10 feet wide) We found stainless steal shelving on-line, for our dishes. We also replaced the front window with a taller window (we have a peek-a-boo ocean view) We also replaced the tiny door with a slider for more light (so glad we did!)

~Kitchen Before~

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~Living Room Before~

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~The After~

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In the living room, I wanted to use canvas-wrapped pictures that we have taken on the coast. Foot prints in the sand of Molly and I, Anthony took the picture of the seal (LOVE IT) and Kurt took the picture of the bird on the beach. 

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After we take a little break, we'll be working on the outside.
Painting, adding a new deck and planting a small garden (we have a teeny tiny yard, about 3' x 6')
I'll share pictures of the progress...

Bedroom and Bathroom are in links below-


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

whale of a tale

A whale of a tale in Morro Bay last weekend. While out on a scuba diving boat, a couple divers got very up close and personal with a couple whale. You can read about it here.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

i "heart" the sea

I'm always looking for heart shaped rocks when walking on the beach.
I have quite a collection...
So when Kurt found this beach pebble with a heart pattern, I thought it was so cute!
Now I'm looking for hearts "on" pebbles too.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Shop Update

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I added some new things to the shop...
New Fairy Gardens, Here.
New Wired-Legged Birds, Here.

Friday, July 12, 2013

T-Rex...Before and After {part two}

The Bedroom...
  I wish I would have taken more "before" pictures of T-Rex. But, I think you'll get the idea of what we started with...
The nasty mattress was the first thing we tossed! It was sitting under a hole in the ceiling (which leaked when it rained) So we had a new roof put on before we started any work. There were cabinets above the bed area and below in the closet area. We removed both. Because it's a vacation place for us, we don't need a lot of storage. So we opted for shelves and a dresser in the closet area (we still need to install closet doors)
We also have the original screen door (from 1958) for the bedroom, which we will be redoing to look like this.  

~Bedroom Before~
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~Bedroom After~

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T-Rex, Bathroom (Part One)

I have been receiving emails about the redo of T-Rex.
So in case you are wondering also.

Q-Did you hire people to help you?
A-We hire a company to re-roof it, but we did everything else to keep cost down.

Q-Was it expensive to remodel?
A-We were on a strict budget. We shopped for deals. We found some great ones on Ebay. Like the bathroom sink ($20) We also found some butcher block counter tops that were just a bit more than Formica. I did go over budget on two things. Flooring & kitchen tile (but not a lot)

Q- Are you two moving there full-time?
A- No, I think Kurt & I would drive each other's only 400 sq. feet!

Q- How long have you been working on it?
A- It seems like forever! But we started last December, and worked every weekend (except for two or three) so about 7 months?

Q- Is your husband a contractor by trade?
A- No, he's a custom painter (hot rods & motorcycles) But he can do almost anything (really) he still amazes me!

Q-How did you decide on the colors/design you used?
A-Pinterest! I L.O.V.E. Pinterest, so inspiring! I pinned everything I loved on my Beach Getaway Board.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

T-Rex...Before and After {part one}

After months and months of working every weekend on our tiny T-Rex, we are finally finished (at least on the inside)
We (ok, mostly Kurt, but I supervised...hehe) gutted everything, redesigned, rebuilt, put up all new walls, new floors and new ceilings.

I remember the first time I saw our little vintage mobile home, it was so sad. I wasn't sure if we could ever make it a place I'd want to visit. But Kurt assured me he could make it a place I'd love. He was right, I love it so much! After spending the last 5-days there, I didn't want to come home, it's my perfect beach getaway.

Because of all the photos, I'll show the rest of our little place in upcoming posts.

-Bathroom Before- 

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-Bathroom After-

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A Day At The Beach

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With the record breaking heat we've been having here in California this week, A Day At The Beach, sure sounds good!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Design of the Month {July}

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The new Design of the Month for July...Strawberry Hearts!
I LOVE strawberries, do you?
Click HERE to get yours!