i am happy to share the photos of our most recent trailer renovation! we had taken our original 1950 spartanette out of the road for the first six weeks of our trip earlier this summer and in that time we realized quickly that we needed to figure out a better sleeping situation and also solve some storage challenges. gracie had grown a good foot since our last roadtrip and we now had three big kid beds needed and somewhere to put the baby. so we pulled everything out of there and switched it around a bit. we moved our bed (double size) to the living room area of the trailer. we bought an ikea bed with drawers under to store our clothing, it’s perfect. and our bed also serves as our sofa… we all prefer to lay down and snuggle instead of sit up straight anyway so it works well. plus someone is always napping in there. and in the back portion that was previously our master bedroom has now become the kid’s room. donny build custom bunk beds back there, fitting the curves and the galley just perfect. he made them tall enough that clementine can still walk under them and they have toy storage under brandon’s bunk and clementine sleeps beneath gracie. he also built in a little seat/shelf with storage all across the back curve of the trailer. we store our extra tent, camping supplies and extra blankets in there and can use the little door on the front of the cabinet to lock it closed. it’s the best use of space, the kids always have some project going back there and it’s so great how it is out of the main walkway. donny also built a bathroom and put up an extra wall there between the kitchen and the kid’s room and that cubby became the bathroom. it’s small, but it’s private and that makes me happy! on the flooring, we put down wood laminate, and that made it feel a lot cleaner. it brightened up a bunch when we painted all the interior birch a soft white instead. then i painted the cabinets in an ombre style using shades of coral. donny custom built cabinet doors and painted them with chalkboard paint. for art, i have my hoops wall that i am slowly adding to. all special little things from along the journey. i’m sure there are a bunch of things i’ve missed but this should help give you an idea of the space. also, i must say that these photos were taken on a very very very clean house day – we get it pretty messy in there typically, but if you give me a half hour’s notice to clean up, it can be pretty darn cute. the most fun update is the reveal of the opposite side of our trailer, just completed by the fabulous katie daisy when we came through bend, oregon again last month. we love the final paintjob, it’s so special to us! donny especially appreciates the new manly trees among the flowers.
items in trailer: bed: ikea. yellow curtains: anthropologie panels cut down and made into tiny curtains. quilt top curtains on clementine’s bed and back window: made by me out of an old quilt. adult bedding & floral wallpaper: anthropologie. bunk beds: made by donny. yarn wrapped antlers: yarn bombed antlers. banner in bedroom: made out of old doilies. rug in kids room: target. kitchen stools: pier one. art: wild & free, to fresh woods & pastures new: by katie daisy. several hoops on wall done by frances bluebird.