Tuesday, January 12, 2016

5th wheel renovations

Living full time in a fifth wheel trailer is definitely a challenge. There isn't very much living space and you have to limit your belongings to mostly just essentials. Secondly, whoever designed camping trailers had a weird sense of style. Bright blue carpet and valances that look like they are straight out of the 70's aren't very appealing to most people of this day and age. I knew right away that updating our trailer would be a lot of work, but it was worth it!

I started off by painting all the walls a white-blue color and getting rid of the 70's valances which immediately made it look like a new trailer. I wanted to do something else for the kitchen because I wanted it differentiate from the living room area. I found the coolest looking wallpaper at Lowes that looks just like real bricks which you can get here! It literally transformed the kitchen.

The next thing on my list: the couch. When we bought our trailer, the previous owners had replaced the  original couch with a futon. The futon wasn't too bad at first but it wore out within a month. It just became super springy and extremely uncomfortable. The hardest thing was finding a couch that was light enough to place in the slide-out. It also had to be the perfect length to fit in the limited space that was available. Luckily, we found the perfect couch at Menard's in Williston. The funny thing is, is that we werent even looking for a couch that day when we just happened to stumble upon one. 

My next big project for the trailer is going to be replacing the linoleum in the kitchen with laminate flooring. That probably won't happen until later this month so stay tuned for updates on that! Until then, I have a couple other projects lined up. A diy tufted ottoman chest and then mermaid skirts for little girls!

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