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painting a mobile home to look like log home

Postby susanb » Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:32 am

I decided to try changing the look of my older mobile home by painting the masonite siding to look like logs. It turned out great. You can't tell the difference between real and faux logs from the gate entry and when you get close, it still looks fabulous. I've never seen this done before, but surely some of your readers have.
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Postby AdkNorth » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:13 am

My brain's collecction of arcane trivia says -

In a book called "Retreats" by Drinkard, there is a picture of a mobile home painted to look like a log cabin. (And a painted false window with Elvis looking through the blinds.) I think it is in Wyoming.
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Postby stjomo » Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:21 am

ADK which univ did you attend? you r a theater director..in brooklyn? my kissin cousin is in broadway/bialystock! your farm is just so nice you must love going rural? the original siding under the ugh siding is SWEET. i think i would have a hard time staying on task with all that pastoral serenity. ENJOY!
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Postby AdkNorth » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:25 am

StJo - I have a small theatre here in Brooklyn, and I'm involved in another one being built from the ground up way up north. (Very exciting - a theatre being built from the ground up!) Other than that, I do a lot of freelancing work ... dual duty as a director / musician. Sometimes I'm directing musicals, sometimes I'm arranging music. I used to do commercial gigs, but now the closest I get to Broadway is friends in Broadway shows.

I'm totally in love with the new old farmhouse, despite it's horribly dilapidated condition. Friends wonder what on earth I am thinking, do I know what I am getting into, and wonder how I can see anything beautiful in that pile of aluminum siding! I'm already making my to-do list for the four days we're going to be there after closing.

Edited to Add - I totally hijacked this thread! Sorry!
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painting a mobile home to look like log home

Postby susanb » Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:27 pm

Dang ADK - I thought "oh boy, I will get to see some photos of this procedure that others have seen." when I saw several replies. But, noooo, instead, I was hijacked - :(

Seriously, I looked up the book title you remembered and may decide to order it to see how mine compares. I'm still trying to get my photos on this thread, but still mired in the "how tos". BTW - Elvis paintings will not be in the window. :wink:
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Postby brianm » Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:12 pm

One of my neighbors has a fifth wheel travel trailer.
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Postby Danno » Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:42 pm

My in laws have a 5th wheel travel trailer as well. it has 3 slides, or maybe 4, can't remember now. that thing is huge. He will not be painting it to look like a log cabin. I, however, have painted my Ford escort to look like a lamborghini, in the back windows I've painted it so it looks like Elvis is riding.
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