I have had a love affair with Malibu for 30+ years. It started before I had kids, married, with kids, divorced & and single. As my life has evolved, so too has the type of nest that suited my needs... Currently I have a little 500 sq-foot mobile home. It's charming, humble and has everything I could possibly need. (Including sleeping for 5 albeit cozily)
I have embraced that it's a trailer for what it is and not tried to pretend it's something that it's not, but added my shabby flair.
Of course painting over everything white, including the floor, was my starting off place. Because it's a beach shack, shades of blue was my complimentary color.
I inherited some good appliances (all fairly miniature), when I purchased the shack, so all I did was dress everything up little. I didn't compromise on tiles as I needed such a small amount, the cost was insignificant.
I made little magical moments with tiles and vintage wallpaper in the bathroom and kitchen. Because the shack is so close to adjoining neighbors I placed a film on the window with a floral pattern, to block out the not so nice view, but not block out light.
No place for clutter here. Not even a junk draw. So everything has a visually pretty and purposeful meaning.
This little shack speaks to all of my values... less is more, beauty, comfort and function and a little bit of imperfection. What was once a not very charming box...
... I now may have a little piece of paradise.
A Few of My Shabby Flair Tips: *Painted all floors & walls white *Replaced Home Depot kitchen island top with a marble slab from a scarp yard *Vintage wallpaper from Rosie's Wallpaper *Kitchen Tiles from Classic Tile in Santa Monica, CA *Floral Window Decal from Amazon