Over the past few months I’ve mentioned that my guy and I have been remodeling a 32′ travel trailer. Well, it’s finally finished! Care to take a peek inside?

before and after trailer kitchen

First a “Before” picture! I used my phone to take these and trust me, you wouldn’t have wanted anymore detail than this. The walls were so loaded with cigarette gunk and dirt they turned clear water yellow. I know, super gross.


After! (Taadaaaaaaaaaa)

As you can see we not only deep cleaned but also painted. The cabinets took ages to paint, especially with the green accent (Cucumber Peel by Valspar) but it was totally worth it. Love, love, love how they turned out! Definitely brightened up the whole place.

The microwave was broken so we removed it and added hooks to hang stuff. It worked out great and opened up a lot more storage space which is a must have in a teeny kitchen like this one.

I’m thinking the floor by the kitchen sink still needs a rug but I’m conflicted about what color to go with. Green, maybe?

bedroom makeover tiny spaces
Now for the bedroom. It’s hard to get tiny spaces like this with a real camera so basically just know that we got rid of the icky side tables and pulled up some really nasty carpet which you can’t even see in this picture. (Lucky you.)



Now that’s more like it.

The bedroom walls are wearing “Midnight Fog” by Valspar. On the color chip it was this gorgeous gray blue but once it dried on our walls it looked more like denim. Womp, womp. While I’m still not crazy about the color it does look much better now that it’s accented with lighter colors and the man loves it so I’m content.

Oh, and those side tables are from Ikea. We used them in our previous apartment so I was glad we found space for them in the trailer. They fit right in, don’t you think?

super cute travel trailer

One last thing: This quilt is amazing! Bob’s great grandma made it for us as a wedding present and it was one of my favorite gifts. It’s absolutely beautiful and knowing that it was made by hand makes it super special.

remodeled and decorated trailer

Here’s the view of the living room/bathroom before all the remodeling/painting. Believe it or not, this was after we cleaned everything and pulled up icky carpet. Can you imagine? Try not to!

Besides for painting the walls and cabinets we also decided to remove that built in table on the left. It’s hard to tell from this angle but that wall to the left of bathroom actually held two built-in bunk beds. We knocked those out to open up more space too.

decorating a trailer

Just a little better, don’t you think? ;)

If you feel that the room would look better with a runner rug I’d have to agree but I bought one (brown) twice and it was ruined every time. I think my floor is a nudist.

In such a tight space it’s tough to get the whole room in one shot but if you look behind the open bathroom door you can just see a cage where we knocked out the bunk beds. We used the extra space to make room for our sugar gliders. (If you haven’t heard of sugar gliders they’re basically  a hamster + flying squirrel.) They look like this…


Super cute, right? We love them!!!

cute trailer ideas

Here’s the view of the other side of the living room if you’re standing in front of the bathroom door. While some corners of the trailer (like the kitchen) can be kind of dark our living “room” gets great light! It’s where I spend most of my time.

The terrarium tank at the end of the couch houses our crested gecko. She does has a name but the two of us cannot agree on what it should be. Names tossed around so far have included Joey, Eve, and Gog or Magog. Have any suggestions?

cute trailers

This is the view of the back of the terrarium if you’re standing in the bedroom. If you couldn’t tell books (and animals) are a big deal at our house!

Right now our small collection mostly includes nursing textbooks and coding how-to’s but it’s slowly expanding. I grew up in a house with books everywhere and it’s important to me that my kids do the same.  While we don’t have any children yet I’m happy to have a library started, albeit a tiny one.

Last but not least, on your way out the door I have to show off the door mat. It’s funny because there’s not a lot of space to begin with, right? Hee hee, I love it. Never gets old!

funy doormats



  1. Damaris / The cat, you and us, March 4, 2014 at 7:13 am:

    The make-over is great! Love the blue and white combo, and how bright now it looks like. The quilt in your bed is precious. I should buy the door mat for our home, fun!

    • Mollie, March 5, 2014 at 8:36 pm:

      Thanks! It took forever but at least now it feels like it was worth it. :)

    • Denise, August 1, 2017 at 11:44 am:

      Love what you did, the colors are great, you made the space warm and comfy.

  2. Nurrieum, March 5, 2014 at 9:16 am:

    Looks great!! I love what you’ve done with it! Nice details!! We’re in the middle of re-doing our new apartment! I can’t wait for the relief of being finished!

    • Mollie, March 5, 2014 at 8:34 pm:

      Thanks, Hannah. It DOES feel very nice to have it finally finished. You should post pictures of your finished apt! :)

  3. Josie, March 19, 2014 at 8:06 pm:

    Oh my gosh! I can’t believe how cute it turned out! Seriously, mad kudos girl. And also, your sugar glider is so darn adorable, I must say that I’m jealous!

    • Mollie, March 21, 2014 at 10:28 am:

      Thanks Josie! I feels like we worked on it for ages so it’s nice to see it all come together. =P And yes, I’ve never met someone who could resist a sugar glider. ;)

  4. Jessie Swenson, March 24, 2014 at 7:50 pm:

    Looks awesome! Your sugar gliders are super cute too! :)

  5. Donna, April 11, 2016 at 3:10 pm:

    Remodeling a FEMA trailer and it looks like the same set up. When you took out the bunk beds did you take wall down too?
    Also, the two couches…..did you pull out from wall because of the build ups for the wheels?

    • Mollie, April 12, 2016 at 3:26 pm:

      Good eye, yep, she is a FEMA trailer. We did take out the wall when we took out the bunk beds to open up space for the living room. And we actually took the feet off the couches so we could prop them up over the wheel wells. It really worked well to maximize space!

  6. Maria, April 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm:

    Looks great! I’m in the middle of a full rebuild of a 1995 Cavelier. I bought it not knowing what to look for in a used travel trailer (we have a new one we use for vacationing), this one is going to be my “sewing room”. So far I have replaced all the dry rotted wood and recycled whatever I could from what I’ve torn out almost completely by myself, my husband’s helped a little, but I’m trying to do as much as I can by myself. Your make over is giving me some motivation to continue.

    • Mollie, April 24, 2016 at 3:34 pm:

      Whoa! I’d love to see pictures.

  7. Brenda, January 6, 2017 at 8:32 am:

    Thinking of buying a FEMA trailer and remodeling love what you have done. Many of these trailers have bad fumes from formaldehyde and other dangerous substances. Did you have this issue and if so how did you remedy it?

    • Mollie, January 7, 2017 at 9:37 am:

      We lucked out and the most we had to deal with was cigarette smoke which is easy enough to get rid of. Taking out the carpet and cleaning the walls and ceiling goes a long way!

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