Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It's Almost Done...Vintage Trailer Makeover

It wasn't too long ago that I posted pics of my awesome new 1969 Aristocrat Low-Liner camper, but heres some refresher pics:

Lovely (not) 1960's colors:
This is a man cave for sure

Man-cave was not an option anymore! My friend and I set up in Round Top, TX for the humongous antique show twice a year. I wanted to vintage camper for us to use when we go. This is perfect-it's small so I can pull it if no man is available to help and it has everything we need with the exception of a bathroom-boo-but we won't be putting it any where a bathroom isn't! lol I have been 'remodeling' it for several weeks and it's almost done! Good thing, too, because it's almost show time!
I painted the walls a linen white. It took primer PLUS 3 coats of paint! Under the cabinets is still bare because I couldn't pick all the loose faux paneling off so it would look majorly crappy if I had just painted over it. I am looking for that perfect piece of vintage wall paper to put there and finish it up. So far, there's been nothing doing with the oven either-I'm hoping that horrifying color will grow on me.
I used pieces of chenille bedspreads to make some curtains and flowery sheets to cover up the cushions.
I thought this place needed some pink paint too so I painted around the table.
This curtain was made from a vintage embroidered tablecloth that had a rip in one end:
That yucky yellow thing in the corner is an AM/FM radio!!



I painted the shelf above the bed pink too.
And this little wall:
The curtains in this area are made from vintage flour sacks. This pillow case was made from the rest of the tablecloth that didn't have a rip in it.




This old thing went from a Merl to a Betts. Can't wait till Round Top!
It still needs a few embellishments here and there and I haven't done anything to the outside yet.

3 comments:

Brandy Ischy said...

You have such a talent to turn blah to shabby chic. I love it! Well done my friend, once the outside is painted with some pink it will officially speak your name to me.

Joyce said...

I love what you have done.:-) It looks fab! :-)

thevintagetraveler said...

I'm SO jealous! You have done miracles with it.