This past week in New York, the weather was finally feeling like spring. Sunny and warm in the 70’s, it was perfect for riding outdoors and getting ready for the first show of the season. Unfortunately, that includes cleaning the trailer from last season.Trailer cleaning is not fun. It is messy, smelly and unrewarding and no one wants to help.
So this year I had an idea.
Although we own three horses, I plan on showing only one of them this season. That means the trailer is all mine… My space, my rules, my organization.
I decided that the dressing room, which had no room for dressing, would be cleared out completely of all supplies. I could now have a real room/sitting area to myself.
A blank canvas to have fun with! And it’s all mine! I could now put the broom, shovel, buckets, hoses, fans, tack trunks and everything else into the back of the trailer into the side that will not be used for a second horse.
So where to start?
Color scheme, of course. There was no question that pink would be used, but I needed something else.
Since my daughter had moved out, she had some pieces in her room that she did not take, so I decided that they were now mine.
Painting was so easy. I bought a latex paint that has a primer in it so all I had to do was fill in the sections with two coats and my room was ready for decorating.
I bought a cute chandelier from Lowe’s and cut the wire. I tied it to one of the ceiling seams made from aluminum.
Maybe at some point I can wire it so that it really works, but for now it’s just for show. I took an old mirrored table from my house and it fits perfectly into the rounded end of the room. A silk orchid, horse statue and candle are secured in place with putty.A lawn chair is just the right size, comfortable and is able to be brought out when we are tailgating at the showgrounds. Some “outdoor friendly” throw pillows add color and comfort.
The window panels I purchased at a local store that sells all kinds of bedding, towels and drapes that are slightly irregular. They are a shiny silver stripe and are held back with black holders with crystal balls on the ends, so privacy is an option when changing clothes.
So to see the finished product, open the door with the appropriate label,
I wish I had this truck to pull my trailer!