Saturday, March 19, 2016

Shabby Chic Trailer Dollhouse

My Shabby Chic Trailer dollhouse is complete.
 My base is the Greenleaf Travel Trailer Kit.  I had ordered it last year before I made all those custom trailers. But I decided not to leave it in its box undone. I just made a few changes to it. The trailer's overall length 26"(trailer housing is 21") x 8 1/4" wide x 10" tall
 First off, I cut about 2" of length from the front of the trailer. The original kit has this weird shaped front to it. I wanted a simpler and straighter wall so I could put a mantel inside. This left a big blank space in the front. A big blackboard was the perfect shabby chic touch to fill the space. The blackboard is real blackboard paper(scrapbook) that you can write on.
 I covered the whole trailer with scrapbook corrugated paper painted white. Then I aged everything with a brown ink pad.
I made an air conditioning unit to hide the battery and switch in.

For the side of the trailer I changed all the windows.
I added a porch roof and a wider step for the front door. And I made a screen door. The outside door got a new window.

I got this idea for the mailbox here.
I decided to have green shutters for my big window. And the other window got a window box filled with flowers. The flowers are Heathers I buy at Hobby Lobby and cut into little pieces. The vines are from curly willows with some green vine leaves from Hobby Lobby. Check my resources page for all the links.
The hubcaps are jewelry findings end caps.
On the back of the trailer I added a window, break lights and a license plate.
 Inside I made all of the furniture except the kitchen chairs.
 I found the cereal box printable online. The cup of coffee was a purchase as was the milk. I just repainted the milk cap pink.
 I made a small mantel with "tin" tiles made out of hot glue.  The bedroom is my favorite part! It's separated by a curtain.
I put long hinges on the screen door for super stability.  Then aged them with mustard and brown color paints. The basket is made with string you use in the kitchen. I wove it on wires and then drenched the whole thing in modge podge. It dries hard and you can paint it.
Well that's my shabby chic trailer!
Thanks for coming to take a look!


  1. I'm speechless!!! You are such a miniature genius! I love the little mantel and the idea of using hot glue is to put on my to do list for sure:) Love everything!!!

  2. Hi Caroline, Great job. The layout makes great sense and the bed looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing hints on how to get the look.
    Regards Janine

  3. Que maravillosa caravana!!!! es un auténtico capricho,bellísima tanto por dentro como por fuera y con tu sello de personalidad,me encanta!!!!!

  4. I love it! Makes me want to paint and redecorate our own caravan. Love the roses and your chandelier. Your kitchen, the woven basket, you are so detailed, very well done. Thank you for sharing this, it makes my day happy! Have a great sunday 😘 Sandra

  5. Encantador! ♥
    Precioso por dentro y por fuera!
    Un beso! :)

  6. Ditto Victoria! I don't know what I love the most. I think the basket is amazing. I will have have to try it because I can never find baskets the right size. I also love the bedroom curtain. This trailer is better than any tiny home on HGTV! I wonder if my husband will let me redecorate our camper? Somehow I don't think shabby chic and pink would go over in a Colorado Elk hunting camp. Love your little trailer.

  7. Just gorgeous Caroline! Oh this is such a beautiful place to see the world in. You might need to get into life sized redecorating, I can imagine this becoming the new hottness in lady travels ;)

    As always my favorite part is your hand made interior decorating, one of a kind and bright, perfect for spring!

  8. Caroline! this is too beautiful! is it available for rent? lol
    I love everything but specially the curtains, the way you arrange them! plus the big window was a very good decision. The trailers I've seen tend to keep them small.

    Hugs darling! wonderful job as usual :) *bows*

  9. Dit is geen camperen meer dit is de luxe van een huis geef mij er maar zo een Caroline wat heb je dit weer prachtig gedaan een groot complimennt hoor lieve groetjes Daniëlle

  10. Caroline, another little mini marvel!
    I just love the trailer, and all the changes you've made. Gorgeous!
    All the best

  11. It's an artwork. I love the romantic atmosphere and the interior decorating is perfect.

  12. Wow I love your trailer. Everything is amazing and perfect. I love the bed it is very romantic. Your posts always make me wide eyed with wonder and marvel at your creativity. Gorgeous work.
    Hugs Maria

  13. Por fuera es bonita Caroline, y por dentro impresionante.
    Como siempre, todos y cada uno de los detalles son geniales y tienen tu toque tan personal.
    Me encanta.

  14. Ha quedado encantadora. Tiene tu estilo y si, es elegante , acogedora y romántica. Precioso trabajo.

  15. Caroline...l've just been sitting here shaking my head AGAIN. Knowing your work l shouldn't be astounded at what lengths you go to, to create your beautiful art. but yet it still catches me by surprise....The DETAILS. l'm totally loving that bedroom, the bed looks so comfy, cosy and fresh. The little picture tacked above the sink is so homely.
    The larger windows in the sides of the trailer really look wonderful, especially with your green shutters, and the blackboard is such a great touch...The bunting and flower box look so pretty, l'd love to drive away forever and a day in a full size version:-)

  16. Adorable trailer Caroline, I love this dollhouse!

  17. Wow! Amaizing! I love❤️!
    very good job, Caroline, congratulations.
    A big hugs :0)

  18. I love this little trailer! What a wonderful job!

  19. OMG, it's just so cute! I love the little mailbox and the shutters.

  20. You did a wonderful job with this trailer. I love it.

  21. Just amazing. I love the little worlds you create!

  22. É Páscoa! Cristo está vivo, o túmulo está vazio, Ele ressuscitou!!! A mais bela festa dos Cristãos.
    Crentes no Amor de Deus Pai que nos deu seu Filho Jesus Cristo que permanece conosco pela força do
    Espírito Santos, seguimos nossa caminhada na construção de um mundo mais justo, fraterno, humano,
    harmonioso e de doação.
    Todos somos promotores da Paz!
    Feliz, Santa e Abençoada Páscoa.
    Um doce abraço, Marie.

  23. Fabulous!!! Every little detail is beautiful!!! Love, love, love!!!

  24. Wow, fantastic work! Happy Easter. hugs, Marisa

  25. This trailer is ADORABLE Caroline! I don't know how it is that you make me want to live in EVERY mini home that you build, but you do, and this is no exception! It has all of the comforts of home and is fresh and inviting- Especially the bed! But perhaps the detail that I like best is the STUFFED MAILBOX?!?!
    go figure???? :))


  26. The trailer turned out great! As always, I love your decorating and interior design. It makes me want to go camping. Lol. Clever license plate. ; ) cheers luv!

  27. Love it. :) Especially when the post goes from the exterior pictures to the picture with the side folded down and the inside is revealed and is amazing.
    Xo Amy

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