Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Travel Trailer~Before and After

I don't know if any of you guys have ever looked at Travel Trailers before,
but they are just butt ugly! 
We bought a brand new one about a month ago.
And I special ordered it so it wouldn't
have any ginormous unidentifiable flowers in it!
I'm not a flower person!
But! I couldn't get a way from the paisley print!
Needless to say, IT HAD TO GO!
If I had my way about it,
I would paint the whole inside of the unit!
White of course!
But since it's new,
I'd better live with the cherry wood for a while!
We also talked about taking down the cabinet over the bed,
I think we will bump our head on it!
If we don't take it down,
those black glass inserts are the next thing to go!
Paisley pillows gone, valances gone, headboard gone!

It's amazing how a bedspread and valance change out
will make things look so much different!
This is much better now!


 This is so inviting now!

Butt Ugly!! 

Much better!

Do you see that boarder! $#@%&*!
And that ugly gold satin fabric that mimics curtains?
Gotta Go! 

 Much better!
When I get more time I'm gonna change out those box valances!
The sofa was on the wall to the right of the screen,
and a dinning table and chairs was in the slide out!
But the sofa makes a bed, and if the bed was out you couldn't walk around it!
Obvious placement for the sofa was in the slide out!
I sold the table and chairs back to the dealership
cause I didn't like them!
Table coming in you ask?
A French folding bistro table, (yes it's from France)
stripped down to the bare metal.
And a set of four metal chairs, also stripped down.
They look French, but are not!
Still gotta wax the table and cover the chair bottoms!

 OMGoodness! Gross!
See that awful boarder!
Who picks this stuff out anyway?
It's gone now! Yeah!


 Would you like to come over for a hot cup of tea?
We'll be in Texas next week!
I love the new rolling motel room!
It's much bigger than the old one, with the bonus of a real bedroom!
I'll show you what the table and chairs look like in another post!


57 comments: said...

You did a fabulous job with it so far. It looks soooo cozy. I think they need to hire you for decorating ideas;)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

You fixed things up pretty good. Love the changes.

colleen said...

great improvement ;). i have some of the same issues but i am dealing with a 7 yr old toyhauler. and my cabinets are not wood ick! so far i have changed out all the knobs,also the counter edging was shrinking off ???? not sure what that was about but replaced with copper edging even hubby liked that.[got at restore] i plan on painting cabinets white. we use this for hunting and vacations so needs to be really rustic also we have 2 kids of the 4 legged variety.
i agree with you who designs these? gross wallpaper and ickie brass hardware. my goal is to rstore a vintage airstream ;)

Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

So much better! And much more you! Can't wait to see what else you do!!


Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Amazing Transformation!!! YOU are soooo lucky "home away from home"...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Amy said...

it is the same people who design model homes...where do they get their design degrees????
My husband is already trying to talk me into one of these rolling motels...
Can we retire first, in about 30 years maybe...

Well keep on truckin'

Alice and Jay said...

Lucky, lucky You! Texas AND a beautiful new trailer. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your great new digs

Vintage Gal said...

I just became your newest follower and I am laughing my head off ~ I know EXACTLY what you mean about the trailers and how they are decorated YEACHH. I LOVE what you have done, the bed looks so inviting ~ not trailery. Great Job!

Chrissy said...

Oh it is looking so you already. I think they just use the men that build them to design them ;) or they get all the leftover scraps from who knows where???
I can't wait to see your table and chairs.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Great changes, Theresa. What a difference a few little subtractions and additions can make. I can't wait to see your new table and chairs. If I know you, you might even be changing out that light fixture for a chandelier (but maybe not practical for a moving vehicle...?).

missshawna said...

What a huge difference! Great job. I love the photos of your studio on your previous blog. Following you so I can see more.
Have a great week!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I have always wondered who decorates these and also boats! We bought a sailboat and I had to redo the entire inside. Your changes look wonderful. Happy traveling!

Petite Michelle Louise said... sure know how to transform "butt ugly" into "but..oh my...this is gorgeous!" :)

Maison Douce said...

I am sooooo jealous... I've always wanted a trailer...!! It looks great, it's amazing how small details make such huge difference!

Sarah @ said...

What am improvement! You will have so much fun driving around in your cute little house on wheels:) Thanks so much for stopping by ThreeBoys for a visit!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

I expect a tour when I see you next week! :-)

Polly said...

Awesome! I love it! Taking a trip in an RV is on my bucket list!

Fresh Linen said...

Theresa, so gorgeous, I want one so badly. So nice to cuddle up just about anywhere and take a nap or have a cup of tea and read. Anywhere you wish..... I love it, so darling. Happy New Year, Carol

Sanctuary Home said...

You are right on with the changes that you've made. Much more inviting! In fact, I would love to be invited!!! ; ) How fun! My dream is to remodel an Airstream...maybe someday!

Fresh Linen said...

Theresa, so adorable. I want one too soooo badly. You can cuddle up anywhere you wish and taker a nap or have a cup of tea. So delightful, have fun and Happy New Year. Carol

Here On Crow Creek said...

Theresa you did a wonderful job making that look more like a home. I am so jelous! Sounds like you are ready to see the world now. Come on up to NC!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

OMG! I want a trailer after seeing your post! Gorgeous....

Thanks for stopping by my blog...

Take care,

NanaDiana said...

Theresa- We spent weeks looking at travel trailers last year...and I was all for buying an older one and re-doing it cuz I knew the hubster would not let me make any major changes in a new one. Well, he started looking and if you have been following my blog HE (we-hahaha-NOT) bought a read that right...GMC motor home...ORANGE INSIDE and out. The kids are clamoring-Oh leave is so retro....If I leave will be this house before I am seen in that THING. His idea? Paint it all white outside and call it The Pearl. uh-huh..

I am glad you were able to take that border off. Did you happen to notice how all the borders and "wallpapers" are from the 80's & 90's? Do you think some freaky little gnome-like man is ordering these because he is calling himself a "motor home designer". I could go on and on...but-I'll stop here-- You did good...very...very...good! xxoo Diana

Anonymous said...

What a great transformation, Theresa! Love those pillows!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
~ Jo :)

Cassie said...

Why that bed looks downright comfortable with your bedding on it! Well done!

CarLe Etc. said...

Terrific job!!! Transforming your home on wheels into a home of your own is quite a task...Renew and Redo, I say...You've gotten a good start on it, can't wait to see the table and chairs...You go girl!!!

Jacqueline, Cabin and Cottage said...

Nice changes! Have fun! Can't wait to see the table!

Miss Gracie's House said...

You are so is much better now...I do OT know who their designers are...have fun traveling...and now I have camera envy:)

Cottage Way of Life said...

You're off to a great start, the difference in the before and after photos is like night and day, such an improvement! By the time you get done your "rolling motel room" is going to be wonderful!

Vicki said...

It looks like a home now instead of a hotel! I love it. Had one when I was younger and not my sister in law travels the country in hers. I'm going to send her your link. Take care!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I'll be there, what time did you say. Oh and just when I was luvin that gold satin fabric :) haha. See you next week.

Passionate for White said...

Amazing how just the smallest of changes can make a huge difference. You did a great job - can't wait to see the table and chairs!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Hello aka tot!
I love your travel trailer, great job, and you are so funny!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. A comment from you is really special!
I love your blog!! I love everything! And now I don't feel so bad about all my ironstone! ha
I am now a new follower of your site!
I watched your County Living video, love the red room!

Junk Whores said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah...I know the real reason you're taking that cupboard down from over the bed...ain't foolin' me you lil' vixen...better watch out Craigsmith!!!

I love it, when are you taking reservations???


Myrna said...

Love it! Steve and I have toured new motor homes and talked about the very changes we would do that you did!! Beautiful job! Congrats on the new 'wheels!! ;-)

trash talk said...

You know a bunch of drunk men get together and pick out the fabric doncha? At least it wasn't that gosh awful polyester flamestich...that junk just makes me dizzy.
This pretty baby now says "Time Worn" instead or war torn!
Love it.

A Cottage Muse said...

After the last stitch of Christmas is put away my camping list comes out. We have been seasonal campers for 15 years. I have seen vintage trailers get a total makeover but never thought to make any changes to a brand new one. I have always said I would LOVE to design new travel trailers, guess I should start with my own!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Carole said...

I think you could do consulting work for the trailer industry. Those designers have no taste at all.
Enjoy your new ride!

Honey at 2805 said...

Love the transformation you worked on the travel trailor. All the other trailers will be envious of yours.

luna said...

Teresa, I love it! Specially that bed cover, would you mind sharing where you got it, I want to transform my bedroom and want to go with that look, I searched internet, local stores, everywhere and can't find anything like that.

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Have always wondered why dealers don't offer the option of decorating your own trailer - they are just so UGLY! Who decorates these anyway! I am really excited to see where else you take the decorating here Theresa! Looks amazing so far. Is that a lace tablecloth on the bed? Have you thought about taking the doors off the over the bed cabinet and putting up a valence of lace? Storage is always such an issue in trailers. Am excited to see more....

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I'm with Debbie on the whole drunk men theory! I've often wondered "who" picks the decor in those things. When my parents got their 5th wheel I was actually surprised because it looked great~ no paisley, floral or flamestitch!
What a lucky girl you are! This looks fabulous! I hope to make it to Texas in April to SHOP!
Roll On~

A Perfect Gray said...

Theresa, thank you so much for your nice comment. I really appreciate your thinking of me.

Wow! your 'afters' are stunning - you're gonna love spending time travelling now!

thanks again, donna

Anonymous said...

Hi Tot!

You really changed up the place! The pillows really add that special something. The bedroom looks so much brighter and more open! Nice job! Have fun with your trailer! Jealous :) xo

Lauri Evans said...

OMG, I love that paisley.....Don't get rid of those bolsters I can cover those for you. And those pillows are 2die4, where ever did you get those!!!!?????? I can't wait to see if that sofa bed is as comfy as the other one. lauri

Miss Sandy said...

Night and day difference! Why do they design those things with such ugly fabrics and wall coverings? Hey, Maybe you have just come up with a new business idea...stylish chic travel trailers! Love your afters!

Sandi said...

What a transformation! You did a wonderful job!!

Rebecca said...

You did a great job tweaking your new home on wheels... it looks great. How nice to travel in that! Do you pull a trailer than?
What show are you doing in TX, wishing you the best!

June said...

I love that bedroom TOT! This post made me laugh, because we bought one last year and the interior looks so much like yours. I had to change it fast! I think I am going to find the man (yes, it has to be a man) one that drinks a lot)) and is color blind)))and then I am going to take his job away from him so he cannot continue this madness.
I can only imagine how much fun you and your friends will have in here.

Rebecca said...

You know I just noticed I hadn't clicked the follow button on your new blog site... sorry, all is corrected!
Hey, I think a spiritual blog conference is in the wind... wouldn't that be exciting!
Blessings sweetie

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Hello Tot.. I stumbled on your blogg and had a very good Laugh with you... I have to agree travel trailers are worse then butt ugly.
I live in my travel trailer in the winter and it took me about a week to redecorate it. It was so dark and uninviting everytime I would step in it depressed me..and that was all it took..I decided to decorate with a Sunflower, White and Green Theme. Immediately the trailer looked 10 feet bigger, it was bright, homey and inviting. In the spring I'm going to paint the inside white and taht will make it even better..
Your redo made a total difference for sure...


Tammy said...

Theresa, You cracked me up. But it is so true- where in the world do they find the tacky borders they put in those trailers - lowes back warehouse of crap that didn't sell years ago? And the fabric they use - it is cheap probably because no on wanted it when it was made..
You turned it into a an amazing space and I am sure it will only get better- girl I think there is some white paint coming to that dark wood soon.
thanks for coming to enter my giveaway- I appreciate all the friends I have made in blog land..

Renaissance Soul said...

I redid an OLD camper, it is somewhere on my blog! Isn't it just so much fun to do little spaces? Your's is amazing! Mine is a 1960 Shasta, that stays parked by our creek, maybe I'll make her road ready some day!! :)

diane cook said... have got to share with me how you did all of this =) I love our RV, and we travel in it quite a bit! Where will you be staying, on the grounds at Marburger or ???
See you soon~

Jackie said...

And she serves wine in it too!:)
bliss farm antiques

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Theresa, you have worked your magic! It looks beautiful!! Simply stunning!

Wish I was going to Texas!! Have fun!

Lou Cinda

Miz Carla said...

I was just this minute googling for ideas about this very thing :D I feel like I just ran into a long lost twin I didn't have when I saw your after photos! We ordered a travel trailer today (our first) and I am already redecorating the thing. Like you, I HATE the fugly curtains and wall paper borders, and upholstery fabrics and spreads. eeeewwwww! So glad to know I'm not alone.

Was it difficult to remove the border?

Thank you for the inspiration!

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