Here are before and after photos of our T@B trailer redecorated! After tons of research in micro-RV’s, we were anticipating a significant remodel project to get a retro trailer up to our taste. However, when we picked up this used 2015 T@B, we were pleasantly surprised with how well designed it is…light wood floors, wood ceilings and light wood cupboards. Plus the couple we bought it from took exceptional care of it…so all we needed to do was a bit of re-decorating to make the T@B our own little slice of paradise.
Redecorated Before & Afters:
- The kitchen, is clearly… small. We had to get really creative to not waste any valuable counter space. With the limited wall space offered we installed two spice racks and key hooks to free up some space. We also added a hook to hang our Taos chili’s, because, priorities. Finally, we bought a fruit basket from Pier One because it gave the whole kitchen a rustic feel.
- Originally we had a Bialetti Italian coffee maker, but it was so strong and bitter we couldn’t hang. We also would boil our water on the stove- rookie mistake! We now use a hot kettle and french press for coffee making wizardry.
- The Pur water filter we chose because it fit the space and we were tired of drinking hose water. This add on is delicious.
- The brown cushion’s were driving us crazy. This is a rather tight space and this dark color was a real drag. When visiting Colorado we stopped by our sister’s house and she helped make this place a masterpiece! She created washable slipcovers for every cushion which changes the entire feel of the camper. So bright and airy.
- The lovely brown was also above the windows so we stapled the remaining fabric because slip covers would look too loose in this section.
- There is a funky, tilted shelf in the back of the bedroom that looks big, but not much can fit in this awkward spot. We found small fabric boxes from Target that work perfectly for our socks and under garments. The remaining space is used for DVD’s and books. It’s also the perfect width for a laptop.
- The bed was rather comfortable as is, but we opted to add a pillow top for extra comfort. The pillow top, a king sized comforter , and all of our pillows fit behind the couch when we convert it to a living room.
- We tried a few plant options in the house to create a more cozy atmosphere. We started with some herbs and succulents- easy right? Dead. So dead. We killed all of them in a matter of minutes…ok, well weeks…but when you’re driving so much these things don’t fare well. For the first time ever we decided to go the fake plant route and we couldn’t be more happy! Dead free!
- First we started with an open frame, glued some green foam behind it, and stuck the fake succulents in. Wa Lah! A masterpiece. We then added some framing wire to hang it under the only solid wood surface.
- The other plants had to be either small enough to fit in the very small shelf above the window or we needed a way to hang them. In the big box store’s automotive section, we found these ugly cup holders for $1 and thought, why not! Add a colorful plant to this hideous thing and it makes the room feel more cozy.
Still on the Wish List
- We hope one day to either paint the walls white or add a bead board wallpaper. The paisley cream is ok, but we think the white could cheer the place up even more.
- Warm LED lights are also on the wish list! The current lights are a cold white and a little harsh on the ol’ eyeballs.
- Shelving is also a possibility. However, these walls are thin, and we’re slightly terrified of punching through to the outside, but a shelf would be so helpful. We’ll keep you posted on how this goes.
- Photos. We’ve been collecting postcards but, again, haven’t figured out a great way to hang them. We framed three great photos, hung them, then they proceeded to fall off the wall and shatter glass everywhere. Sooo… we’ll see about this. Stay tuned.
If you have any other suggestions of how to make this space our home, please leave a comment below!
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