They then peeled the skin off the outside
and replaced all of the rotting interior
framework with stronger supports,
installed all new wiring and then put new
insulation throughout before putting
the original siding back on. Wanting to
make sure the trailer would be 100%
roadworthy, they chose to replace the
axel and install electric brakes on it.
And you know how much we all love
polishing aluminum window frames
right? While the trailer was in pieces and
all of the windows had been removed,
Carol’s job was to polish all the years of
weather off them.
“That was a love hate relationship!” she
When it came to the inside, Carol said she
wanted to do something unique.
“I took out the original cabinet and
ice box and stove and set out to do
something different. It took awhile to
brainstorm about what I wanted, but
once I got started and chalk painted the
panels, it all started to come together”,
she tells me.
“I purchased an amazing chest that fits
perfectly and then found an icebox and
reworked that area where it could go.
Wow! It was becoming my vision!
But one thing I just couldn’t get past was
the ceiling. Then I had an idea to use
some old maps I had purchased and put
them on the ceiling and what a difference
it has made!”
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