Makeover of a Mobile Home- Photo Heavy Post!

Shannon O- Junkflirt
by Shannon O- Junkflirt
ATTN: Feel free to check out the updated post on our home here
Original Post
When we moved into our mobile was to say the least....retro, and not in a good way. Wall to wall brown paneling and tacky fern leaf wall paper was not going to stay. I did a 4 part post on my blog where you can see the transitions, along with the "what was I thinking" moments.
Before- all brown paneling
dull and brown
more brown
Painting cupboards and counter tops gave it a light, fresh, modern feel
For the kitchen dining area we used paintable wallpaper and for the bottom the torn paper techinque- see blog for details
taking a bright color into the smallest laundry room turned it from a dark dismal corner to a fun place to do laundry....yeah right!
Even old brown doors can be updated, see later photo, adding half round and painting gives a more modern look
the door to the heater/water heater after it got an update
and more brown bedroom before
bedroom after
wooden ceiling beams were removed- they were only faux
the built in hutch before
the after of the book case. Glass removed and painted to match the room in two colors, new center shelves built in
In the living room we placed sheet rock right over the paneling, texturized lightly and painted
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  • Camacho Nelly Camacho Nelly on Nov 10, 2018

    I'm renting Mobil home,wall panels are brown makes home dull looking,I like to put wall paper but if I ever move I need to leave walls original wood there any wall paper I can easily strip off?

  • Jeanine Elizalde Jeanine Elizalde on Dec 14, 2018

    What did you do with the ceiling beams? Mine are the original wood/fake wood and I'm leery about painting them.

  • Lesli Lesli on Aug 15, 2020

    Did you do anything special with the cabinets before you painted them?

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  • Fra22350876 Fra22350876 on Jun 10, 2017
    colors are a great improvement, but there is not a spare inch on your walls or your furnitiure that you don't have something sitting on it! get rid of some of that and you can really see an improvement and make all your work show up.
    too much STUFF in the rooms.

    • Shannon O- Junkflirt Shannon O- Junkflirt on Jun 10, 2017
      Our home is always changing, In Fact this has a link to an updated post but...even that is outdated now.

  • Deb Deb on Oct 05, 2019

    Your post definitely inspired me. I had this on the wall and when I saw your idea for the furnace door I though...duh!??...why didn't I do that? I'm going to lower it a little, but love it! Much closer to the coffee maker, too!