Trailer Trashtastic

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Playing Catch Up

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Sooooo… let’s pretend I had  this blog called Trailer Trashtastic that I failed to update for months at at time….

I sure hope you forgive me for that, because at this rate I’m going to have to start every post out with a big fat apology. Anyway, I’ve been busy! I have about a gajillion things to share with you.

Let’s start with the bathroom. Before our bathroom was finished, we spent 8 days in the sun at the beach. It was wonderful. What wasn’t so wonderful from my perspective was that we had to leave our landlord an open invitation to finish the work while we were gone. Because at that point the project had been going on for 3 weeks.

Yes. I said THREE WEEKS.

Suuuuuuch a headache. painted trailer wall repair
I’m not super cool with people being able to traipse in and out of my house unsupervised while I’m far away. It’s not that I think anything is going to wander off… it’s the snoop-factor. I’m not gonna claim to be so interesting that people just really wanna root around in my stuff, but everyone has drawers full of papers with student loan balances, old report cards, little scraps of memories… you know, personal things that you don’t share with everyone. Or anyone. And I KNEW the snoop-factor was a real possibility when I came back and all my mail was on the kitchen table (but not at my request). It was confirmed when I called Mr. Landlord to advise him we were home and thanks for finishing up and he gave me a 10-minute dialogue about how he was looking for toilet paper to clean the mirror he hung back up (P.S. Who cleans a mirror with toilet paper?) so he wandered over to our other bathroom, alllll the way on the other side of the house, because I guess the toilet paper in the remodeled bathroom wasn’t good enough? And while he was in the other bathroom he noticed that the lid to the toilet tank was broken.

After our phone call I went into that other bathroom and saw that he noticed the broken lid (which by the way never matched or fit either toilet) so much that he moved the framed photos and candles that were sitting on top of it and left them strewn haphazardly across the sink. Also it looked like someone rolled around in the grass and then sat on our sofa for awhile…

Snoop-factor. It’s real and not imagined.

On the up-side, though, the bathroom turned out nicely. I’m happy with the finished wall and even happier that the toilet is seated and in working condition.

I’m also happy that we rent this trailer and do not own it because the caulk that was used to seal everything off  is not the kind of caulk you are supposed to use in a bathroom. In fact, whenever I run a rag across it to clean, some comes off. I don’t know if it was wrong or out-of-date-or both, but it never set up. And since I can’t handle another 3 weeks of my home being invaded I’m just gonna leave it like it is.
trailer bathroom wall repair

Okay. Moving along… I’m not actually done with the bathroom. There are a few purchases I’d like to make:

  • cabinet space/shelves for over the toilet
  • another curtain for around the tub– preferably one with a pattern
  • new towels!!!
  • a row of hooks for hanging towels

And speaking of hooks, I have a cool project that I’ll be sharing in the next couple of days:

kitchen organization for small spaces

Kitchen Organization!! For cheap.

I also constructed what will soon become COMMAND CENTRAL in the kitchen, complete with a giant chalkboard wall.

We came up with a solution to temporarily hide the laundry “nook” ugliness annnnd there are lots of things going on outside, too.

Fall decorations, ya’ll.

Photos and instructions for all this mess in the days to come (I’ll make good on these promises, I swear!!!), and in the meantime, I’ll leave you with the last remnant of our summer garden…


Written by Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

September 29, 2012 at 9:05 pm

13 Responses

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  1. I was going to say something snarky and self-righteous. But since I only have 1 blog and can’t manage to keep it updated I have no room to talk. Nice watermelon-yum!


    September 30, 2012 at 10:23 am

    • It was the teensiest watermelon you ever saw. That’s a small apple I put next to it, for size comparison. But it was super sweet! Whu knew? I have soooo many things I want to post here, but I have about 75 times more traffic @ sugar dish me and I cook everyday, so it’s easier to keep that one updated. I’m still here, though!

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      September 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

  2. Snoopy creeper!!

    Can’t wait to see your command center! I always wished I had enough wall space for something like that!

    Sandra - The Foodie Affair

    October 2, 2012 at 5:31 am

    • Hey, Sandra!!! I HAVE to find a few minutes to get my photos up!! Loving the command center. And I have some ideas for mini-versions… for those of you that have no wall space 🙂

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      October 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

  3. YAY – you are fully bathroom-ed up again! (Also, I never even knew it was called caulk, so I probably shouldn’t moan, but the caulk-that-I-now-know-is-called-caulk in our bathroom and kitchen is the same and come off all the time, but as you say, it’s a rental, so meh! also, I have been awol thanks to the death of ym computer and have come back to find myself unable to read or comment on sugardishme – waaaaaaah!x


    October 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    • Haaaa Rachael! I’m sooooo sorry! SugarDishMe will be back up soon. I moved my domain & hosting and it took a week to transfer; of course it finally happened right after I published something. Gahhhh. It takes 24-48 hours from yesterday to get right again so I’m just waiting. Basically you can look at the new page but you can’t touch. I’m so sorry about your computer! I figured you were just busy busy— I’m still here, though!
      Caulk (or whatever he put in my bathroom) is garbage. I scrubbed the floors around the toilet this morning and hey! My scrubby cloths have some kind of crap white melty sealant on them.

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      October 4, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    • Sugar Dish Me is fixed!!!

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      October 5, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      • YAAAAYYY!!


        October 9, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      • I left you a comment there. But!! In case you don’t go back to check, you need to be SALLY. Patchwork dress. Black heels. Stitched up doll face. Nightmare before Christmas. Dooo it!

        Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

        October 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      • I tried to make a Sally costume years ago – it tok me so long that it got close to the following Halloween and I still hadn’t done it! I’d love to be Sally, but it may be more work than I have time for. If I start now for next year maybe…


        October 11, 2012 at 5:15 pm

  4. I haven’t started my remodaling yet. I am going to have to soon. This is a very old trailer in South Florida and the floor has to be replaced and a new kitchen put in. I have been saving money to do it and I am half way there. It is nice of you to find me on word press. I don’t plan on moving to a domain of my own. I was talked into food blogging by other bloggers on a political site. They wanted some of my recipes. It has taken off so I will stick with it because it is fun and foodies are very nice people. I haven’t had a snark yet.


    October 11, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    • We rent here so we aren’t doing much in the way of remodeling (except when the toilet caved in… that was great, right?) but the little things help sooooo much. Mobile homes are different than any other living space. The challenges are unique. Would love to hear some of your ideas!! Thanks 🙂

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      October 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      • My refrigerator fell through the floor this spring. We fixed the bathrooms 5 years ago. I hang things on the wall for baking. But really I just live with boxes of stuff because of the lack of storage. I own my rusty tin can.


        October 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm

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