Junkyards are full of mysterious surprises and treasures just waiting to be found. Katy McLaughlin knew this and was willing to do whatever it took to transform a junkyard find into something truly amazing. It seems in our day and age, we’re looking for whatever we can to be found and upcycled into something of better use. The world is full of garbage, and sometimes instead of making something new, it can be a better idea to just take something old and finish it up! Katy knew this and decided to take a piece of garbage and turn it into something magical. See the transformation through the pictures ahead!
#18 Katy McLaughlin Was Just A Normal Businesswoman
#17 She Enlisted The Help Of A Builder
She decided to enlist the help of the best builder she knew. While she was a savvy businesswoman with good taste and a keen eye for a moneymaker, she was no carpenter, electrician, or plumber, and she definitely needed someone who was. Lucky for her, she had a friend who she believed could take on the project.
#16 It Was A Huge Fixer Upper
This project was going to be extremely challenging. As you can see from the picture, this was a massive fixer-upper! The place was totally wrecked, which makes sense as it was in a junkyard! But Katy was ready to accept the challenge. There was just one thing that might be extra challenging in the process…
#15 Nothing Is Salvageable
Literally nothing from the trailer was salvageable! The entirety of the inside is complete garbage! The only thing she might be able to keep were the walls! But there were problems with those as well. Katy didn’t care, though, she was willing to invest a huge amount of time and money to follow through with her vision of what the trailer could be.
#14 Time To Put Up In The Shop
#13 Katy Won’t Back Down
Katy wasn’t ready to give up on her dream of remodeling this trailer. She had a perfect vision as to what the place was going to be once the transformation was complete. She states that her parents raised her with values that inhibited her from giving up. So giving up was not an option for her.
#12 Progress Was Being Made Quickly
After just a couple of months from the beginning of the renovation process, there is already a massive amount of progress being made on the once garbage trailer! You can already see from just this one picture that there are massive changes in store. But you won’t believe what the end result actually is!
#11 Let There Be Light
Katy had stated that she wanted the lighting to be very bright on the inside. This meant that there was going to be an intricate and beautiful lighting system being wired into the trailer. She also wanted more windows cut into the side. But what might she be creating that she would need such an extensive amount of lighting? Click through to find out!
#10 It’s A Beauty Salon
It’s going to be a beauty salon! That’s right, Katy’s vision includes her desire to create an amazing and mobile beauty salon! Katy has always had a passion for cosmetology, so this makeover of the trailer is very important to her in order to create a unique business that she can run!
#9 Only Took About Four Months
Although the trailer was in complete shambles when it was first discovered, the transformation process surprisingly only took about four months! This might seem like a long time to some people, but Katy was pretty happy with the quick turnaround! The transformation is truly amazing. Click through to see the finished project.
#8 The Transformation Is Shocking
A transformation like this isn’t really achievable for anyone. Whoever might decide to embark on such a journey has to be really driven, passionate, and determined to follow through with finishing a project. But why was Katy so passionate about this particular project? Click through the rest to find out!
#7 It Has Everything You Need
Katy’s goal was to create an actual beauty salon. Not just somewhere that someone could do their hair. From the pictures, you can clearly see that this was something she was definitely able to achieve! She’ll have sinks to wash hair, a place to cut a new do, and even a nice and comfortable waiting area!
#6 The Purpose Was To Be Closer To Home
The point of doing a mobile salon was to try and attempt to have a place for people to do their hair that was a bit closer to home. Many women want to be able to get their hair done in their home, but they can’t because of certain health laws. This allows women to not have to travel so far to get their hair done!
#5 It Needs A Name!
The only thing missing from the beautiful new trailer is that it needs a name! But Katy has something rather cute in mind for the mobile salon. She decides to call it Hair and There, a play on the saying here and there. It’s cute for people to say and stays true to the reality of the mobile salon!
#4 A Truly Unique Salon
Katy is definitely not the first person in the world to think of a travelling mobile salon. However, it is clear from the transformations and just the interior alone that this is no average salon, let alone average mobile salon! Katy’s transformations and visions for the salon are truly unique and individual to her style.
#3 It’s Full Of Retro Nostalgia
Katy wanted to create a place full of retro nostalgia. It’s clear from the transformations that she was able to achieve this. Not only is the trailer itself pretty retro on the outside, but the inside clearly shares that aesthetic as well. Everything from the color scheme to overall design makes this mobile home retro.
#2 It’s Very Cozy
Katy wanted to make a place that was very cozy. Cozy can sometimes mean cramped and close to each other, but it’s clear that this trailer is far from it. It’s bright and spacious and has plenty of room to do all the salon things that Katy will need to do throughout her time managing the mobile salon.
#1 The Transformation Is Remarkable
The transformations that this trailer has gone through are truly remarkable. When Katy first got her trailer, people might have thought that she was a little crazy to try something like she did. But she was persistent and didn’t give up so she was able to achieve amazing things.
Doing something like what Katy did is not something easily achieved. She had a vision and she followed through with it completely from beginning to end! Junkyards are full of so many lost and forgotten vehicles and other pieces of equipment. But there are so many possibilities as to what the abandoned machines could be! It doesn’t even have to be some sort of automobile. There are plenty of other things that people see as garbage that other people might be inspired by! The possibilities are truly endless. People like Katy are creating amazing projects all over the world with things that other people just saw as garbage.