On yesterday’s post I introduced Teresa from the great blog Magazine Your Home.  

With some spectacular updates and gorgeous decorating she has really changed the look of her 1999 double wide manufactured home. It exudes pure comfort and southern style throughout now, something hard to accomplish in mobile homes.

Teresa’s crafts are gorgeous and impeccable. You can buy the heart pillow and garland at her Etsy Store here.

On the Magazine Your Home blog the inspirations and crafts are plentiful. She teaches you to make usable crafts and has useful how to’s with high impacts when finished. She truly does it all; sewing, furniture refurnishing, and even re-covering lampshades. She raises chickens, has horses, gardens and cans. Her little homestead in Alabama would be a perfect place to relax and refresh.

Teresa was gracious enough to answer a few of our questions for us. Her replies are honest and helpful. If you haven’t visited her blog, go now and see what a wide assortment of topics she covers. It is immensely entertaining.

Name: Teresa

Location: Alabama

Model/Year/Manufacturer/Size: My home was manufactured in 1999 and is about 2000 square feet.

Keep reading, there’s plenty more great advice…..

Years Lived in: 1 1/2yrs

My favorite style: I like a mix of cottage style, farmhouse, traditional and whatever strikes my fancy.
My Inspiration:I love Pinterest and browsing design blogs. I’ve gotten so many great ideas from other do it your selfers online.

Favorite room/place in home: I love my family room right now since I just redid my fireplace surround. My favorite room is always the room I’ve just completed because I gain a little more expertise with each room I do so the next room benefits.
 
Biggest Challenge so far:My biggest challenge so far has been the walls with the battens :(, I’m just not a fan of them and rather than taking them down and filling in with joint compound or caulking I’ve just learned to work around them. Mainly I have used bead board to cover a lot of it up. I also have learned that just paint and decor takes the focus away from the battens. I’m also not happy with the ceilings and I will eventually cover them with bead board as well.
 
What friends say: 
Many of my friends have wished they had bought a mobile home after seeing that you can transform them into a home you can love at a price you can afford, rather than  having a huge mortgage on a regular home.

 Biggest Embarrassment: The outside of my home, basically the underpinning is not finished and this makes me crazy. Hopefully that will be remedied this summer.


This is going to be a gorgeous homestead!
Proudest DIY moment: The first room I transformed was my guest bath. It turned out wonderful and gave me the confidence that I could actually do whatever I wanted to my home.

Biggest Indulgence: Laying down wood flooring has been the biggest indulgence at this time. However I’m so happy we did it as it has made a huge difference.

Best advice: Do whatever you feel like when remodeling your mobile home, there are no obstacles that you can’t overcome. It’s your home, make it beautiful! 

Sources of materials/supplies for remodel: Lowe’s, Home Depot, Habitat for Humanity (great resource for materials at a great discount)!
You can view my makeovers at magazineyourhome.blogspot.com
It is hard to believe Teresa has only been there for a year and a half. I can’t wait to see what she does this next year and a half! It will certainly be a  place anyone would be proud to call home.
Thank you so much for reading Mobile & Manufactured Home Living.


5 Responses

  1. Rosie

    I have just lately found your blog and LOVE IT. I also live in a moby and enjoy getting ideas from others. Who says you cant make a mobile home look like a regular home. It's our home, mobile or otherwise. Really enjoy reading your blog and so glad I found it.

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  2. CrystalMHL

    I'm so thrilled you like it Rosie! Thanks so much for letting me know,
    I appreciate knowing others find it helpful and entertaining. Send us
    some photos of your moby, I'm ALWAYS looking for things to post!
    Thanks a Bunch,
    Crystal

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  3. Teresa

    Thank you for featuring my home on your blog Crystal. Keep up the great work to encourage all of us who live in mobile homes to put our hearts and pride into making our homes a place of comfort and pride. Teresa@Magazineyourhome

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  4. CrystalMHL

    Thank you, Teresa, for having such a beautiful home and showing the
    world that it does matter what you have, it's what you do you with it!
    I can't wait to see what you do next!

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