Hello, I’m Jo and I am face behind The Trough New Forest.
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The Trough: Then and now
The idea for The Trough had been brewing for a while. A project on the go always makes me feel happy (kitchen extension is next on the list…), so when I popped into the local country store to grab some dog food, and saw an advert for an old Rice Trailer Horse Box, my attention was taken.
It was located on a smallholding in Parley, adjacent to Bournemouth Airport. The small holding looking like a bygone throwback with its surroundings all consumed by the runways. Under a lean-to was the Horse Box, Brown apparently in colour, with straw and hessian matting inside - perfection!
When I set to work painting the horse box, an application of sugar soap revealed the brown was actually years of ingrained dirt, and was in fact green!
Transformed by a couple of coats of the glorious blue paint, and with the amazing attention to detail from Henry the Builder, ta dahhhhhh one finished fully functioning Horse Box Bar!
Who doesn’t love a mirror disco tile - horse box essentials 101. Delight all round!
As impressed as we were by the transformation?
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