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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Adding Curb Appeal to a Utility Trailer

This is our little utility trailer that has been on so many "Longest Yard Sales" and when not in use,  we park it in front of the house.   To give it some curb appeal,   we screw a window  on the side  and  put  a faux door to the side of the window.

 I added more curb appeal with some seating and yard decor.
 When we finally retire our little trailer,      I would like to turn the inside into a "She Shed"

The trailer sets to the side of the front porch.

On the left is how she looked in 2015 and the right photo is her new look for 2016.
  We had a blizzard in December and the wind was so strong it blew the bench over....then we had another strong wind about a month ago that did the same thing.    We solved that problem by moving the bench from beside the trailer to under the let's see that wind blow her!

The fabric also needed to be replaced......

I just happened to have a yard sale sheet in the closet.    If you follow my blog,  you know that sheets are my "go to" fabric!

I decided to add a "coffee table" this year.    It is a vintage roll away that I gave our daughter many years ago.   She wanted rid of it,  so I brought it back home.    It's perfect to serve tea on.....or maybe a little snack in the chicken feeder!   (just kidding about serving food in the chicken feeder)
I have a tea cart between the bench and chair.....

I have a picnic basket ready for H and I to eat our lunch in the yard today.

Speaking of H!   See his trailer in the can spot the wheel in the top left side....

While I'm working on my post,  H is trimming some of the tree's......

Our neighbor parks his camper under the tree's and we don't want to take a chance that it could be scratched  by low tree limbs   We just love our neighbors and I wouldn't want to see Gary cry if his trailer got scratched

H and I are going to spend the day working in the front yard.   My project for the afternoon is to add some curb appeal to our pony back soon to show you the progress!


  1. It's just too cute, really adorable!

    Happy day!

  2. You are always so busy...No one would ever guess that is a trailer in your front yard, lol. Must have been some wind to blow that bedpost bench, I thought we were windy in Chicagoland. I know I pulled our glass top table under the eaves last night because of wind and hail-=--yes, hail. Still contending with it's Spring and NOW it's NOT!, thanks looks wonderfull, Sandi

  3. You dressed up what could be an eyesore! Very clever!

  4. Such a pretty space--so inviting! Thanks for sharing at the Talk of the Town link party.

  5. Ohh...the little trailer is very romantic. I always love your fabrics and your stunning details

  6. What a cute idea for storing a trailer that is used for a WONDERFUL purpose! All dressed up for show. I love it, Penny! AND you are the sweetest of neighbors to trim your tree. VERY nice!

  7. This is just the cutest thing ever! I love how pretty it looks. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

  8. what a cute way to decorate the space!

  9. Penny,
    I will be visiting your last few posts, hoping that they will provide the "Pick-Me Up" I need. I have and a terrible week at work and I am dead tired. I wanted to look at something pretty before I pass out in bed for the night so I turned to your blog and I was not disappointed as if I ever would be after visiting you!!
    I wish I had half the room that you do to "play"!! I love what you did here I creating this stunning outdoor vignette!! I am feeling better already!!


  10. What a cute idea! Its' lovely.
    Thank you for sharing this at TOHOT!

    White Spray Paint

  11. Just too cute, too precious and too fun!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at TOHOT!

  12. Penny I absolutely love this. Thank you for sharing. Have happy weekend.

  13. Penny you never cease to amaze me! Sitting out on your lovely patio must be a pure pleasure! Thank you for sharing it at SYC!

  14. Gosh Penny, only you would decorate your hauling trailer when it's not in use. :) Love your bench with the pretty linens! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. I always get excited to see what you have done in your home. Its just amazing the beautiful shabby chic stuff your find and have. I love them all.

  16. The trailer will make a darling she-shed and that bench is divine! Pinning to our Features and Favorites! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  17. This little trailer is just about the sweetest most cozy little outdoor space I've ever seen. Sheets are my go to source for quite a few things around my home. I'm even used them when styling events.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    Reinvented Collection

  18. I have never seen a utility trailer with so much curb appeal.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. This is such a clever idea. I am featuring you this Friday at Diana Rambles.

  20. I love it! Adorable. I love all the chintz, white and French inspired design you have. Thanks for sharing this on the #HomeMattersParty

  21. Hey, Penny! Just wanted to let you know that we loved your Adding Curb Appeal to a Utility Trailer so much when you shared it at the #HomeMattersParty last week, we’ve FEATURED it THIS WEEK! Hope you can check it out when you get a sec! Happy weekend!!!

    Life With Lorelai / Home Matters Linky Party


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