Bertha: From Bomb-shelter to Bombshell (and other updates)

Hello Everyone!

We’ve had a strange and busy few weeks at the Upcycled Ugly house!

Bertha got a MAJOR update and she is lookin’ fine!!



Dare I say she’s on her way from “bombshelter” to “bombshell”????


But she’s not quite there yet… Don’t tell her I said so!

We hit a major debt payoff goal and gave ol’ Sallie Mae the boot! 

Hit the road, Sallie, and don’t you come back no mo’, no mo’, no mo’, no mo’!!!!

We celebrated in typical A&E fashion by staining and sealing the fence and adding a section of fencing around the tree!  We used Ready Seal’s Natural Cedar Stain/Sealant and we are pumped with the results.  Not to mention Ready Seal is a family owned business from the great state of Texas!




Something about the fence staining even brought Bertha’s beauty to the next level- a neighbor even stopped by to say he thought the trailer was a piece of “art”! I’m laughing so hard I’m crying!

And, because that wasn’t exciting enough, the city not only poured a curb where our old driveway was in the front yard, but then brought a whole truckload of dirt and the guys to spread the dirt!   Our tax dollars at work (*wink)…  Aaron said, “I’ve never been so excited about dirt!”  It was definitely like Christmas morning.  Aaron and I were in our PJ’s (with the Airbnb guests.. haha!), drinking coffee, and watching the city guys spread dirt instead of doing it ourselves.  I could get used to this!

Coming soon, GRASS!

We know our Upcycled Ugly followers love to watch grass grow (yeah, right), so, as always, we’ll keep you posted!

Stripping Big Bertha

We don’t take ourselves too seriously at Upcycled Ugly.

With that being said, we’re going to tell you about Big Bertha’s latest endeavor: Stripping.

So, as you remember, Big Bertha had a significant weight loss back in December:


With her newfound confidence, she has begun shedding layers to reveal her “true colors”.

Bertha is was a modest girl (I hear she went to Catholic school...), until this guy came along:


OwOw!  Hold yourself back, ladies…  This guy is a BAD BOY.

The layers on her cute backside were the first to go…


Which was like looking at:




“Are you ready for your closeup, Ms. Bertha?”

No airbrushing necessary for that fine physique…

We’re following up Bertha’s backside with her right side.  She says that is her most “photogenic” side.


She even revealed a dirty, little secret under 15000 layers of construction adhesive! How cute!?  [Her makeup artist is still trying to remove dirty adhesive from her hands after several showers…ugh…but will be so adorably worth it]


Next up:  The Money Maker!


In no time, Bertha will be feeling like: