The Nugget: Vintage Trailer Makeover Reveal!!!
If you are just tuning in, you are in for a treat. Almost everything in The Nugget has been DIYed and has a tutorial! Whether you are looking for inspiration for a trailer that you are working on, or ideas for you home, get ready for an awesome project avalanche. All of the projects in The Nugget have been linked at the bottom of this post! If you want to follow the series from the beginning, start here!
I almost don’t even know where to begin this post. Are you ready to finally meet The Nugget?
Just a little reminder of what it looked like 4 short months ago.
And here is what it looks like now!!
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Are you ready to finally see the inside? It was the craziest thing, for months The Nugs was parked between the side of the house and our block wall with just a teeny bit of squeeze room to get inside. After all of the changes that we made inside (like taking out the top bunk, and cupboard) it felt so much bigger! Then, when we pulled it out so that I could paint, and the first thing that I thought was “Holy crap this thing is WAY smaller than I remember!” I guess a shift in perspective will do that to you.
This is what it looked like before? In a word. Dark.
Tutorial for this awesome (and SIMPLE!) light coming next week!
Taking out that upper cabinet made a HUGE difference..
Remember what the kitchen area looked like before?
We took the door off of the closet and widened the doorway.
Then we added lawyer style shelves for loads more storage!
On the opposite side, I put in a mirror and a little ledge perfect for holding toiletries.
This is also where we put the light switches for the closet light and the main light.
And we cant forget to talk about the floor. I love this thing more and more every time I see it!
We also have some storage in the eating nook, and a place to put cute treasures.
Can we just talk about the art for a second? If you are a diehard VR reader you might remember the giant bike painting that I have hanging in my entryway (posted way back in 2011 so be kind when you click that link!). I have been DYING to get a painting of Wallace and Gertie Girl done and of course had to reach back out to my friend Jonathan. You guys. This painting is an EXACT freaking duplication of their adorable faces. And the crazy part is that he does everything with spray paint. I know. He is the coolest person on the planet. So if you want more info, check out his site here.
The rest of the art are prints that will be selling in the soon to be opened Vintage Revivals Shop! I preach that art doesn’t have to be expensive and so I am putting my money where my mouth is!
I need to give the most massive thank you in all the world to The Home Depot for not only sponsoring this project, but for the FREAKING AMAZING employees at my local store who always wanted status updates and were so willing to listen and troubleshoot all of the strange requests that came up over the course of this project. They always have kind words and encouragement to share, and never judge me when I am rockin a 4 day ponytail. Those are the kind of friends that you want right? MUAH!
I just have so many feeeeeelings about The Nugget and the process that this entire thing has been. Don’t mind me as I wax thoughtful for a minute mkay?
This has hands down been the hardest project that I have ever done. There were so many new skills that we had to learn and so many projects that went awry, at times it was almost too much to handle. I don’t consider myself someone who knows everything about DIY and design but there were moments that I felt like a complete amateur. Like every choice I made was wrong (because it was!) When I am working on room projects I like to get things done really fast, while the excitement and inspiration is fresh in my mind. Over the course of the last 4+ months I have learned patience and that its ok to start over.
The crazy thing is that originally, I had talked with Home Depot about having it done in mid July for a cross country trek to Atlanta. Thank goodness that was nixed. Then I had planned on having it finished in mid September. That is when I had my meltdown. But now. Mid November it is finally done. The absolutely insane thing is that it would have looked completely different if I had finished it in July or September. Circumstances and little moments of inspiration adjusted my viewpoint and design and I am THRILLED with how it all turned out. In fact (Court cover your ears) I kind of would love to do another one. Now that I know a little more about the process. It might be a little like child birth. It is so fun and exciting when you find out you are expecting, you spend so much time getting things ready, at the end of the pregnancy you can.not wait to get it over with, birth is freaking painful, but then you have this adorable little baby trailer and you kind of forget about all of the crappy parts.
So is The Nugget everything I pictured? Yes and No. No, because it isn’t where I thought that the design would end up, but that detail is completely trumped by the fact that is in fact a 1000x better that I thought it would be! I am SO proud of how this little guy turned out. It is hands down the coolest project we’ve ever done.
I don’t sing his praises nearly enough, but I have THE BEST husband on the planet. Court is so patient and hard working and rarely complains…even when I tell him the new tile has to come out. He is absolutely my better half and I could do none of this without him. Love you Court! So um…wanna have another baby trailer?
Lastly (I feel like this is turning into a speech to the Academy) I want to thank you guys for sticking with me through this entire series, and for giving me tough love when I needed it and huge bursts of encouragement when I was struggling. You are the absolute best readers and I am SO lucky to have you!
So, I have to know, did you love this project series? Is The Nugget everything you thought it would be? I am putting together a FAQ post, so if you have any questions please leave them below!
Once again, a HUGE THANK YOU to The Home Depot for sponsoring this series. Like the hugest in all the world. You guys are the best!!