She says about her design skills,
I was and still am just a regular SAHM [stay at home mom] that was sick of being scared of decorating. So I started a blog and started decorating at the same time. I knew nothing. If I can do it, you can do it too.×
One of her more recent projects was renovating a 1973 Bell Travel Trailer nicknamed, “The Nugget”.
She had been looking for a vintage trailer for over two years, and finally found one this past summer.
Mandi visited the seller and got a first-hand look at her potential trailer.
When you are shopping for a vintage trailer there are a few things to keep in mind. They are ALL damaged. All of them. Usually it is water damage, and everything that goes along with that happy situation.
There can also be problems with the exterior siding, the frame, the electrical, the tires, and that doesn’t begin to include the cosmetic issues. I went into this meet and greet knowing that I could handle certain things, but having met a few other vintage campers that were severely damaged, I knew what to run away from.
This is what the trailer looked like when she picked it up from the Craigslist seller.
It didn’t appear to have been touched since the early 70s.
The renovation took four months of hard work…
…but when they finished – wow!
Looks like the perfect camping spot.
You can see more pictures of the trailer remodel at Mandi’s website.