Kitchen Makeover

$800
Easy

We moved into a double wide mobile home and I was determined to transform it to give it a farmhouse feel - not an easy task for a mobile home. But it was easy! I used the existing cabinets and painted them out with Behr Creamy in semigloss. The flooring is click and lock from Home Depot.
I love the new look now and I feel I achieved my farmhouse feel. I made the Roman shades myself so I saved a ton of money with that part of the makeover.
The 'Before:' bland, unattractive typical 'mobile home' kitchen.
The 'After:' Do you think I gave it a farmhouse feel?
I love how the light streams through the window to light up my new kitchen. The hardwood flooring made a huge difference in the room!
Painting the cabinets white made the stove just blend in. Love it!
The Roman Shades were easy to make but time consuming, I'm very happy with how they turned out.
I opted to add a sink skirt rather than putting the cabinet doors back up. It added a lot to the farmhouse feel.
Here's a list of what I did.
Painted walls and cabinets
Beadboard wallpaper as backsplash painted in semigloss
Removed upper doors on some cabinets
Spray painted the existing knobs
Put down easy click and lock hardwood flooring
Easy sew sink skirt
Sewed roman shades
The rest is decor.
Have fun and go for it!

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3 questions
  • SharonandMondo Rios
    on Feb 26, 2016

    concerning your cabinets....are they particle board with paper/vinyl covering? Our manufactured home cabinets have the paper covering peeling off and I don't know if paint will stick/cover the cabinets. Yours looke great!

    • Teresa F
      on Feb 26, 2016

      Yes! Mine were the same. I primed them with kiltz first. You can get the special 'adhesion' type that will help the paint stick. Once you have painted over the kitz with your paint of choice ( I used Behr semi gloss) make sure you let it cure for a few days for maximum durability. Mine held up EXTREMELY well. Good luck!

    • Fraya
      on Jul 20, 2016

      I have the same type of peeling mobile home cabinets. My daughter and I decided to redo them ourselves. Big job, but we did it in a week. Peeled vinyl off (Scrubbed and picked at times). Sanded with an electric sander (one of my favorite tools). We then painted them a crisp white (primer/paint in one). Changed the knobs for an updated look. Painted the walls a nice deep gray and added a tile backsplash (from home depot) behind the stove. I love my new kitchen!!!!

    • Tammy
      on Sep 24, 2016

      Painted cabinets? Peel and stick vinyl flooring for backsplace. A little whitewash on the flooring, and bug change. I did have to use spray adhesive behind the flooring , Gravity. There made for the floor not the walls. It worked very well.

    • Lynn DeLano
      on Jul 29, 2018

      fraya I love your redo I want to do that exactly!!! Thanks for pictures and tips

    • Debbiesuer
      on Jul 17, 2019

      I think it came out very pretty and country feeling! Great job!

  • Jacelyn
    on Apr 29, 2018

    I love the redo. How can I save this as I am currently working on my kitchen?

  • Linda
    on Sep 8, 2018

    Love the makeover! Did you put the flooring over the existing floor?

    • Teresa F
      on Sep 8, 2018

      Yes, there was vinyl flooring under and we just left it in place .

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  • Hug22977200
    on Apr 15, 2018

    i think you did a fantastic job. very well done.


  • Teresa
    on Mar 19, 2019

    I also own a 2010 double wide manufacturer home. Im going crazy with the cupboards in the kitchen. I dont know if they're particle board or pressed board with a paper covering. I want to paint them so bad. But Ive done alot of research and some say peel the paper off then prime and paint and others say to sand but you'll tear the paper and it'll bubble if you do it that way. PLEASE HELP IM SO CONFUSED HERE!!!

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