When we bought our Casita travel trailer in September, we lucked out with a gently used 2012 that we bought from the original owner. It was clean, well-cared for, and really didn’t need any repairs or cleaning. While we could have left it aesthetically as-is, I wanted to make it feel more like home…since, after-all, it was going to be our new home. In my mind though, I thought there was no way I would convince Mark to make any kind of aesthetic changes when his list of functional upgrades (batteries, solar, bike rack, etc.) was a mile long. Not to mention, at the time, we were two short weeks away from needing to be moved out of our house. Well, I don’t know if the interior was just ugly enough or what but with a little bit of luck and persuasion, Mark & I found ourselves at Lowe’s at 8pm the night we bought the Casita, picking out paint and flooring.
The project took longer than we’d hoped, by the third day we were feeling a little irresponsible for not working on packing up the house BUT…it was absolutely worth it. It’s amazing how far a can of paint and some vinyl flooring can get you. It didn’t look like the same Casita by the time were done with it. The white paint gives it a fresh, clean feel and the vinyl flooring is so much easier to clean than the cheap, blue indoor outdoor carpet that was there originally. We’re so glad we took the time to make these changes and love how it turned out.
Here’s a look inside our 17′ home on wheels. The Before & After addition:
For any Casita owners out there that may be wondering what color paint we used, we went with Bohemian Lace by Sherwin Williams in high gloss. It nearly perfectly matches the fiberglass.
That’s all for now! We’ll be back soon with our next stop…boondocking between Sedona & Cottonwood, AZ.