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Decorating the Screen Door on a Shasta


Red Outlined Howdy Stencil

It’s been said that “It’s the little things that matter most,” and decorating the screen door on my Casita was certainly one of those little things.

Those were the words I used in my original article: Stenciling the Screen Door on a Casita Travel Trailer. One of the most popular posts on Mrs. Padilly’s Travels.

Without a doubt, that small addition had one of the biggest impacts on my Casita’s overall glamping charm (see image further down).

And since so many of you told me how you were inspired by this project, I decide to add a similar design to my Shasta.

I hope you find that Version 2 of decorating a trailer’s screen and door inspires you as much as the last.

Happy Trails!
Mrs. Padilly

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Bye-Bye “Free Range” ~ Hello “Miss Roxie”

Casita Update: Free Range is Sold

In June of 2017, after sitting in covered storage since her last camping trip to New Braunfels in August 2016, I was finally able to bring myself to sell my beloved Casita, Free Range. 

While I seriously thought about keeping both travel trailers (my Casita and my new Shasta), I believe a camper should be used, and not just sit in storage for sentimental reasons, or an occasional outing.

So I posted my Casita for sale, and Free Range sold within hours! She now spends her days with her new owner, and a new name, in the Appalachian Mountains.

That little brown egg, now a coffee bean, is taking on a whole new life of her own with her new owner! I couldn’t be happier!

Please know you will ALWAYS be able to find my Free Range makeover projects here on Mrs. Padilly’s Travels! I hope they continue to inspire you with your makeovers.

If you wish to return to the FIRST POST in my Casita makeover series, just click this link: My New Casita Travel Trailer.  (5-14-2014)


♥  Meet Miss Roxie  ♥♥♥

Shasta at Padilly's Camp BrigadoonI have begun posting my latest Glamping makeover series of my new travel trailer, Miss Roxie, a 1961 Shasta Airflyte Reissue!

This “tin can” is turning out to be a lot of fun! And even though she is new, I have still been tearing her apart inside; making her my own! 🙂

So you don’t miss a single post on my Shasta series, please subscribe below. 

After subscribing, you may wish to visit the first post in this new series by clicking here: Decorating a Shasta Screen Door.

If you wish to revisit the LAST POST in my Casita Travel Trailer series, just click here: My Casita Comes Home.


I’M VERY EXCITED about my new travel trailer home, Miss Roxie! We have taken her camping several times, and are heading out next week for our latest camping and boating adventure! 

Happy Trails!
Mrs. Padilly

Dressed for Glamping: Unveiling My Casita Travel Trailer’s Makeover!

Mrs. Padilly's Hat in Casita

GLAMPING MAKEOVER UPDATE: I have added NEW interior photos, which show my latest changes to the inside of my Casita, leaving the original “dressed” photos for you to compare. The changes are subtle, but I think they make a big difference. Let me know if you agree!  Note: New interior photo’s have RED descriptions.


With the interior remodeling complete,
IT’S TIME FOR UNVEILING of my Casita Trailer’s Glamping MakeoverCompleted Interior Glamping Makeover of Mrs. Padilly's Casita Travel Trailer

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Window Treatments for my Casita Travel Trailer

Mrs. Padilly's Casita Camper Dressed For Glamping: Final Makeover PictureAh, window treatments…

They have always a challenge for me since I do not like to sew.

Rag Valance Window Treatment on Casita Camper Glamping MakeoverCase in point: my daughter was a bridesmaid in a wedding where each girl was given fabric by the bride-to-be, and then asked to make their own dress from a pattern of their choice. Since my daughter doesn’t sew, my first thought was, “are you sure you want to be in this wedding?” But momma guilt kicked in, and I made the dress.

It ended up fitting like a glove, but if I had to charge for the hours I put into making the dress, it would have cost more than an average wedding dress. Truth is, when it comes to sewing, I’m just plain slow.

Solution?
Create no-sew drapes for my Casita.
Better yet, valances!

Up Close of White Lace Window Treatment Valance on Casita Travel Trailer

But there was another challenge I had to overcome…

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Stenciling the Screen Door on a Casita Travel Trailer

Stenciling Welcome on Screen Door Casita Travel TrailerThey say “It’s the little things that matter most.” So true!

When I applied this saying to my Casita’s makeover, it turns out that one of the little things I did during the makeover, stenciling the screen door, had one of the biggest impacts on my camper’s overall charm ~ and it happened by accident. 

As I often do, I was wandering the aisles at my local hobby store when I came upon a chandelier stencil (perfect for a Glamper!), and immediately knew I had to have it!

My first plan was to use the stencil on the camper’s closet door until I began looking at the screen door.

Taping Chandelier and Welcome Stenciling to DoorThe chandelier was the perfect scale for the screen door, and since this is the entry door to the camper, I went back and purchased a “welcome” stencil, too.

I found my chandelier stencil (7 x 9 inches) at my local craft store, but if you can’t find one locally, you can order this one online:

This project was simple and quick, with wonderful results!

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Adding Teal Paint Accents to Glamp my Casita Travel Trailer

The second project I completed, after chalk painting the Casita’s doors, was to add a splash of color with some teal spray paint.

Teal Painted TV Stand and Range Top in a Casita Travel Trailer

I love working with spray paint; I even created my Mrs. Padilly logo by spray painting my name on a car at the Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo, Texas.

But when it came time to add spray paint to my camper, I only wanted to apply it to a few items; some that needed to be painted due to poor condition, and other’s to add a pop of color and draw attention to them.

Step 1 ~ The Color Palette

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My Casita Travel Trailer’s “Before Glamping” Pictures

MY CASITA CAMPER BEFORE GLAMPING PICTURES

My Casita: Before Glamping

For the last several weeks I have turned my Casita Travel Trailer into a Glamper, and I will now be sharing this transformation with you through seven how-to articles (see the end of this article for links to all projects).

Because I knew my limitations for restoring my Casita, the process of Glamping my Casita has been very enjoyable, which leads me to my one piece of advice if you are preparing to buy a travel trailer to Glamp; know your limits (i.e. time, costs, renovation experience, facilities, etc.).

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