Hello and welcome to my blog! I hope your enjoying this time of year! Spring is in the air, ahh love it! Today I’m sharing with you our first 2019 DIY project! Our goal for this year is to paint the kitchen/dining room and apply wood trim around the doors, windows and baseboards. We thought we would work on a small section of the kitchen where the pantry, laundry and bedroom doors meet.
We started by removing all the strips from the wall, doors and the bottom floor trim. Most mobile home walls have the thin strips and we’ve been replacing them with 2 inch strips using tempered brown board, which to me looks much better!
Dale pre-cut all the wood trim and strips. Below he installed the 2 inch strips then primed the wall. Oil base primer was applied because of our slick vinyl walls.
Once the area was primed Dale painted the walls with Valspar Signature Paint & Primer, the color Aesthetic White.
Second coat applied.
Dale primed and painted one coat of paint to the wood trim before installing. Once all the wood trim was installed he caulked, then painted the second and final coat.
As you can see this space looks so much better! I wanted the walls painted a lighter color for a more neutral look and to have some contrast with the cabinetry. Plus adding wood trim around the doors has made a big difference!
Above is how I decorated this space before. Below, I’m enjoying my newly painted walls.
Dale added this wider window sill using some driftwood. Useful for putting small plants on!
We do plan to do some kind of back splash, but for now we will continue to paint the rest of the kitchen and dining room!
Till next time, Elizabeth