Geo Pro Makeover

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

It's the talented Imke's turn to host our latest Little Red Wagon challenge and she's chosen the theme "A Wreath for all Seasons". I have different wreaths that I hang on my front door for most seasons - although I have flowers in summer but no wreath. However, my project involves a summer wreath. 

As you may remember, I purchased a small new-to-me trailer (caravan) in June and spent hours and hours giving it a facelift. Most of the work included painting and papering, although I did make a few décor items. I was going for an English cottage look in order to walk inside and feel a sense of peace. Mission accomplished! I really do find the trailer a place where I can rest and recharge. One of the items I made to decorate the trailer is a little plaque with a wreath and I've chosen to share that today as an excuse to finally post my trailer pics!

To create the little plaque, I took an oval piece of pine and layered it with some of the wallpaper I'd used in a few spots in the trailer. I used some sandpaper to lightly distress the edges and then applied a small amount of antique wax to the edges as well. I took some floral vine and wove it into a little wreath before adding a final touch of twine and hydrangea petals. 

I've affectionately named my trailer "Barb". Apparently, she was previously owned by a couple of women who I believe to be a bit older than I am given the stories I heard about them. I was also told that they were an absolute hoot and that drew me to the trailer, knowing that it had been a place of love and laughter. I'm assuming that one of the women was named Barb as, when the keys were handed to me, the name "Barb" was on the keychain. The name stuck! I've since been gifted a new woven keychain with the name Barb as well as a "Barbara" notebook which I use as my travel log/journal when I go away camping. 

There was nothing wrong with the trailer when I purchased it although I found it rather dark and wanted my happy place to feel light, airy and happy! This is why I went for whites and soft florals. 

Here are some before and after pics to see Barb's transformation. 




Murphy Bed / Couch:


Another view:

And a few more after shots:

And finally, a view of the trailer itself. I was fortunate to spend time in my trailer for one last getaway over the past weekend. Here's my home-away-from-home surrounded by our gorgeous fallen autumn leaves!

Thanks for enjoying my project with me! Don't forget to head over to Little Red Wagon to check out the other wreaths and to link up your own projects! 


Imke said...

Wonderful wreath, Kate and a great remodeling of the camper !


Brenda said...

What an amazing transformation. I love seeing all that wonderful light and the little wreath is just the perfect decorative touch! I'm so glad you shared the pics and so glad you are enjoying your sweet trailer!

Chrissy said...

Love your beautiful Wreath Kate and your trailer has come up perfect,love the soft colours, a fabulous revamp..


Witchcrafted Life said...

Gorgeous transformative. To say that you've revamped and breathed new life into this trailer would be a serious understatement. What a cozy, elegantly lovely home away from home you've created here. If we are ever in a position to pick up a trailer or RV of our own (dream come true there!), I will be taking styling tips from you, dear Kate.

Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE your wreath Kate, but have to admire your refurbishment of your trailer, it does look like a haven of peace.
Faith x

JanR said...

I am absolutely in awe of your trailer makeover. You've taken it from "standard RV decor" to a lovely home away from home. If our camper had looked like this, maybe I would have enjoyed camping, probably not.
Such a fabulous wreath. Another perfect touch to your vacation home!

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