Vintage Trailer Makeover In Just 3 Days

Recently Country Living Magazine challenged their designers to makeover a 1973 Argosy Trailer in just three days. This classic trailer had good bones, but a very outdated interior. Hopefully this design challenge will inspire you to makeover a vintage trailer of your own!

Here are the top 10 changes that took this Argosy from sad and outdated to cozy and modern!

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But first, here is what it looked like before the trailer makeover:

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Imaginative Flooring : The first order of business was ripping out the old shag carpet. The designers decided to replace it with a creative option from a company called Graphic Image. This company will take any image and convert it into custom flooring that is easy to clean. They chose a checkerboard pattern that reminds you of a summer picnic. FUN!

Indoor/Outdoor Upholstery: Obviously the furniture needed a quick and easy update. Enter fabrics that are easy to remove and toss in the wash. Indoor/Outdoor fabrics made by Sunbrella are stain resistant and easy to clean.

Paint Covers a Multitude: It’s said that “paint covers a multitude of sin”,  and in this case, the new two- tone wall paint went a long way toward updated the interior.

Throw Pillows for Character: Designers combined two different styles of pillows to add both color and texture to the coach and bed.

Stylish Lighting: Just because it’s a trailer doesn’t mean you have to pass on style. In this case the designers added whimsical fixtures that really perked the trailer’s interior.

Curtains For Privacy: Curtains in a trailer provide both privacy and character. They soften the interior and elegantly diffuse the light.

Butcher Block Counter: Goodbye outdated Formica, hello classic wood! Designers added a solid butcher block counter top for usability and an updated look.

Add Pizzaz:  A kitchen is not a kitchen without a bit of whimsy. Etsy fans will love the wooden moose paired with the “campy” moose wallpaper. A bit of this and a little of that makes this kitchen feel like a home away from home.

Outside Counts:  The Country Living designers added an extra large awning with colorful striped details. Paired with a spare tire  cover and the flower box on the back, this trailer screams FUN!

Add a Pallet: Wooden pallets are the latest rage in up-cycled furniture. The designers added a coffee table made of recycled pallets that makes the trailer living room more useable.

Wow! What an amazing makeover in just three days. This project would take the average person a lot more time, but it’s still exciting to see this custom update.

What do you think? What do you like and not like in this renovation? Have you renovated a trailer of your own? Do you like the Argosy? Leave your thoughts in the comment box below. We love to hear your thoughts.

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