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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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And, as it turns out, buying a trailer had been a dream of Gubler’s for a long time. In a 2014 blog, just after finding the camper she would eventually renovate, she wrote, “For some reason or another I just couldn’t find one… for the better part of two years.”

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

“The best part about these little trailers is that they are supposed to be fun and whimsical,” she wrote, as she revealed her design inspiration to readers. She envisioned a “retro desert vibe,” with pops of bright color amid a muted palette because of the space’s small size.

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

But a casual Saturday morning browse of Craigslist’s antique section left her stunned. There she found a listing for a small vintage camper, just as adorable as the one she had envisioned. “I just had to see it,” she confessed in the same post.

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

The DIY blogger also knew that the vehicle built four decades prior would not be in perfect condition when she arrived. “When you are shopping for a vintage trailer, there are a few things to keep in mind,” she wrote. “They are ALL damaged. All of them.”

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

“After all the changes that we made inside like taking out the top bunk and cupboard, it felt so much bigger!” Gubler wrote. Repainting the dark wood in a bright white had an effect too, since light colors tend to make spaces appear larger than they are.

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

It took Gubler only four months to turn that vision into a beautiful reality. Her hard work took the trailer from the 1970s into new millennium with the brightly colored flair she imagined. The Nugget, noted for its extra-small size, now feels spacious and airy thanks to her design expertise.

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

She even found a way to bring greenery into the space so that planters wouldn’t fall over and spill soil everywhere: a new shelf with individual holes securely held each leafy green that hung over the kitchen table.

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

Gubler added the promised pops of color with a bright yellow wall that appears wallpapered, but actually features a design she drew by hand with a paint pen. On top of that, she hung photography prints and a whimsical painting of her very own dogs.

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

The kitchen, too, got a kiss of color, though it stayed simpler than the dining and sleeping area. Gubler told Country Living that the contrast reflects her signature style. “You see everything the second you walk in, so make sure it’s not a rainbow fest,” she said. “Pick a couple of accent […]

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

Upon completing the trailer’s interior and exterior renovation, Gubler reflected on the long journey she had. “This has hands down been the hardest project that I have ever done,” she said. “There were so many new skills that we had to learn and so many projects that went awry.”

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