december 16, 2010 // trailer trash

Inspired by the time I spent living in an RV as a Roadie with Roadtrip Nation as well as the likes of my friend Jason over at Airstream Architect, Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky and this article over at Matador Network by Misty Tosh.. not to mention the fact that paying rent makes me want to cry.. I have decided to buy a vintage travel trailer. Yep, I recently bought myself a 1965 Aristocrat Lo-Liner! She's a hidden beauty.. just begging for a makeover ("Dee, would you look at that girl, she is so adorably clueless. We’ve got to adopt her."). She's got it all - well, almost.. a stove with an oven, a couch that turns into a bed, lots of storage, and a dining table. The only thing missing is a bathroom, but I found creative ways around not having one on Roadie tour and I'm sure that I can do it again! Her and I have big plans for the future that I'll share with you at a later time. My camera battery is dead, but there will be before-and-after photos coming soon! Until then, here are some decor ideas I'm thinking about.

I really want my trailer to have a cozy lodge feeling.. so I'm thinking lots of candlelight (don't worry, I bought a smoke alarm and fire extinguisher) and natural elements like wood and plants. I love this DIY curtain rod idea from Also, how warm and inviting are these mason jar lanterns from Design*Sponge?! Definitely another project I'd like to try out!

The trailer has two lights inside that run off of a boat battery. They work well, but don't really go with the rest of the decor I'm envisioning. That's why I was super excited when I found a tutorial on Crafty Nest for hemp pendent lamps.. I'll use them to go over the existing lights. They'll definitely go with the woodsy look I'm going for. As for pillows.. who doesn't love a novelty pillow? I'm going to try my hand at creating my own version of these plush logs made by myimaginaryboyfriend.

I love this clock!!! Yes, yes.. it's made of wood.. and yes.. I like that.. A LOT. The tutorial on Craft: looks like it wouldn't be too hard to make! I haven't had a mobile since my days as a crib-dweller, but I can't deny the relaxing affect they have on me. There's no tutorial for the mobile online.. just pretty pictures of the finished product on, but those birds don't look too hard to stitch! Once I get my camera up and running, I'll be sure to post some before photos!

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