Our double wide mobile home has seen several changes to the front of the home in the five years that we have lived here. I am quite sure it will be getting a large front porch in the near future but for this season I used what I had, what I found, and a few new annual plants to create a welcoming Spring feel.
Double Wide Mobile Home Exterior
Last year our double wide underwent a huge transformation. We had the home wrapped, then new siding, and skirting was put on. We also had brand new windows put in to replace the ones that were original to the double wide. We used what is known as new construction windows that would be purchased to use in a regular home build. We also tore off the old roof and added a new one. I will be sharing a post all about that remodel here soon, so stay tuned for that.
I tell you all of that to tell you that there used to be a very large beautiful deck where these stairs now sit. You can see the deck in the photos that I share in the link above or by clicking here. I miss having the large deck, but I knew that with us planning to move the home, we would have to tear it back off. So, I just opted to leave the stairs and make the best of it for now.
If you are new here or behind on our story, you can get caught up by visiting this post, then this post and the most recent update can be found by visiting this post. Apparently, we have a knack for buying properties and cleaning them up. However, we work well together, enjoy the process and most of all we love the results. It’s been hard work to clean up each of these areas, but we are working towards our dream in a very affordable way.
Mobile Home Exterior Door
After we had the exterior work done on the home, we hired someone to come in and put a regular size door on the home. In order to put a regular size door in, the space had to be opened up in order for the door to fit. I love the look of a regular size front door so much more than what we originally had.
The door came in a solid white color and while it didn’t look bad, I was ready to add a bit of contrast to this area. With Spring being here, some new found containers from the land we just purchased, some paint and stain that I had in the shed, I was ready to give this space a small makeover.
Mobile Home Exterior Color Scheme
When our siding was put on last year, I chose a medium gray color with white trim and white skirting. I love the gray and white color combination, and so when it came time to paint the front door I knew I wanted a darker color to add that contrast. I ended up going with a color called Forest Black. It seems to have an undertone of green at times, and I just love it!
The stairs had never been stained and I simply used a stain color that I had in the shed. It’s a very dark brown color, and it was nice to add a bit of color to the stairs and spruce them up a bit.
Rustic Galvanized Porch Planters
I enjoy using unique garden planters around our home and I share many different looks in this section here on the blog. We have been cleaning off the new property and what someone considered cast aways or junk, I have found a purpose for. I love the rusty look of galvanized buckets spilling over with greenery.
The buckets, old ladder back chair, antique seeder, and wooden box were all pulled from either the old shoe shop, the house or from under vines and dirt. I love that I can re-use pieces to create a small beautiful flower garden space at the entry of our home.
Favorite Summer Blooming Annuals
Last year, I started using all white and green flowers in my gardens. I love colorful flowers but for my own gardens, I prefer the white annuals and even the white perennials. Over the past few summers I have discovered a few favorites that I really enjoy growing in containers for the season.
Geraniums, Lobelia, Verbena and Inpatients rank at the very top of my list for beautiful, white blooming annuals. I also use Ferns because I love that they add such a fullness to the groupings and fill in a space very nicely. Beside, Ferns just seem to be a classic choice for a porch area. Someday, I hope to have a large front porch with hanging ferns. Until then, I will be happy and content with what I have right now.
It wasn’t a huge makeover for this space, but I believe in creating beauty in all areas of my home and life. I used what I had with the exception of purchasing paint for the door and the plants. I hope that this encourages or inspires you to do a little Spring planting for your own home.
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