They took their single wide and made it into their own by not being scared to change, remove and replace things, which is necessary for transforming a house into the home you dream of.
Lynn’s interview speaks more of their adventures:
Name: Lynn and Skip Davis
Location: Bethany, Louisiana (10 miles SW of Shreveport)
Model/Year/Manufacturer/Size: 1997, Cavalier, 16×80, 3 bedroom/2 baths – we bought the home from the original owners in March 2002.
Years Lived in: 10 years – 3 years in a park and 7 years on our own 2 acres.
My favorite style: I guess you could say Traditional Country Cottage?
My Inspiration: I just wanted my home to look more like a real house rather than a “trailer.” A neighbor friend was remodeling his double-wide and that’s what inspired us. He showed us how to texture and put up the beadboard and we went from there.
Favorite room/place in the home: That’s hard to say, but, I love looking at my little guest room and bath. Sort of has a cottage look.
Biggest Challenge so far: Texturing the walls and painting – we’ve never, ever done any kind of diy projects before.
What friends say: They are amazed at what we’ve done. The first time I had my Bunco group (11 ladies plus myself) they were all so surprised at how my home looked inside and how roomy it really is. My greatest compliment came from my 9-year-old granddaughter, Savannah. She said, “Mimi, I love this place. It’s just so cozy.”
Biggest Embarrassment: I can’t really say it’s an embarrassment, but we had siding put on the house and instead of skirting I had them put the siding all the way to the ground, so it would look more like a house. I love the look, but access is very restricted; we only have 3 access points. I wish we’d put skirting instead. Oh, well!
Proudest DIY moment: My husband textured the walls and put up beadboard himself!! I was soooo proud of him – he’d never done anything like that before. He also laid the Allure flooring in the master bathroom.
|Textured walls and beautiful flooring.|
Biggest Indulgence: The most expensive update was our metal roof, patio cover, and patio. Of course, we had to hire this done.
Best advice: If you plan to stay in your home for a long time like we do, then make it as beautiful as you can!
Sources of materials/supplies for remodel: Home Depot: Allure Flooring; Lowe’s: Valspar primer and paint; Floor Connection (Shreveport): carpet
The backdoor holds one of Lynn’s most special works of art. Her brother, Mike, loved to make stained glass art and gave them a few pieces. He has since passed but his work will forever be displayed in her home.
|The backdoor. Lynn’s brother made the stained glass.|
Skip and Lynn had to trust their gut instincts just like we all do when making changes to a home. They had an awkward space in their living room which is very typical of mobile homes. There seems to always be one place in every mobile home that just makes no sense!
Lynn explains. “..there was a bar in that funky little corner by one of the recliners – it took up so much room and half the walk-way between the kitchen and living room. We tore that buddy out and have never regretted it!”
The Davis’s do have a gorgeous home and I’m so thankful to have been able to feature it. A huge thanks to Steven for telling me about this gorgeous home and for Lynn for answering my email!
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