One of the many, MANY reasons I am looking forward to Spring is the huge to-do list I can finally begin to tackle. I have so many project ideas bouncing around that I fear my head may burst! Most are for the home and studio, but there is a big hunk o’ metal of an idea sitting right outside my home that is taunting me with the hope of warmer weather…

You see, a few months ago I came across an ad on Craigslist for a 1960’s Broken Arrow  – an adorable little trailer that needed  A LOT of love and affection. I wasn’t looking for a trailer, it was something I researched on a whim and there it was, the very first link I clicked. The price was amazing and considering it was also located within a mile of my house, it kind of seemed like it was meant to be (seriously, it’s a little eerie how perfect the timing was). It also seemed a bit too good to be true, but I figured there would be no harm in taking a little peek for myself, right?

Broken Arrow

Well, it may have proved slightly harmful to my wallet because I loved it and decided right then and there that this beaten up piece of metal was coming home with me stat.

It needs a complete overhaul, of course, but it has good bones and I’ve been wanting to try my hand at the renovation process. I also reason that when not in use as a camper, this little trailer could do double duty as a mobile business. Anything to justify a rather impromptu purchase of a large vehicle! (Speaking of, neither of the cars we currently own can actually haul this thing so another less impromptu purchase we will be making this year is a truck…)

Broken Arrow Interior 2

Broken Arrow Interior 1

Broken Arrow 2

I’m not yet sure in what direction I want to head with it, but I do know that I’m not going to skimp on the goods. I’m thinking beautiful wood flooring, a bold backsplash, and a lot of clean, white lines. I see so many vintage trailers with vintage, kind of kitschy décor – totally adorable in their own right – but this time around, I want to lean into the modern aspect of “modage.”

Although, I’m really digging what Mandi over at Vintage Revivals did with her own “Nugget” (she is on my list of girl crushes at the moment – I’m 100% certain that she is a creative genius!):

Vintage Trailer Renovation Makeover

Vintage Trailer Renovation Makeover

Vintage Trailer Renovation-2

(that stove is totes adorbs!)

Vintage Trailer Renovation Makeover

And that floor…holy hell. Genius I say. GENIUS.

Vintage Trailer Renovation

(all Vintage Revival photos can be found here.)

Lucky for me, she has a full series of tutorials that will be serving as my bible come renovation time. Thank you Mandi!

I’m also really into Karen Rosenlund’s version of trailer. Bold on the outside, immaculate on the inside:



Travelling Wares by Kara Rosenlund: interior with seaside theme


What do you think? Do you like the modern mid-century or the bold seaside escape?

Either way, I can’t wait to get started on this little trailer that could, and share with you all the progress!


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