Well we've gotten ourselves into another project.
Apparently our current projects are not enough for us.
I'll just recap them for you...
Umm actually, this is mostly a recap for myself... and my husband.
The 60+ boxes of wood flooring in that are in the garage waiting to be laid.
The 50+ sheets of drywall in the basement waiting to be hung.
The dirt patch that is our backyard waiting for sprinklers and grass.
All of my normal crafting and decorating.....
Wait a minute, that list only has four things on it!
What's my problem! We have nothing going on.
We can totally squeeze in another thing to do.
Honey are you reading this?
He's totally rolling his eyes and thinking I'm crazy.
I know it.
1957 Honorbuilt Romer Vintage Trailer
Before you start rolling your eyes along with my husband,
here is my inspiration.
If the kids get sick of squeezing all four together on a queen size
bed then they can pitch a tent outside.
It's that simple.
Here is the most visible damage on the trailer. We will need to replace two ceiling panels.
The rest of the walls will be painted.
I know, I know. All of the vintage trailer restoration enthusiasts are saying
"Gasp! Paint over vintage birch paneling?!!? Gasp!"
But I cannot afford to replace a whole lot of birch paneling.
If we only replaced a few panels they wouldn't match up with
the original and I would have to paint anyway.
And so the reconstruction begins!
We've started first by tearing out the carpet.
You all know my opinion of carpet.
And we found 6 yummy layers of flooring stacked on top of each other.
Along with all kinds of dirt and grossness.
We seriously gained about 2 inched of head room by pulling all of that out.
I'm thinking black and white linoleum for the floor.
Wish we could re-use the original linoleum, but it is cracked and torn in a few places.
I'm going to keep with the aqua, white and silver color theme.
But I think I will make some red gingham curtains and have red accents.
"Rachael, why don't you buy a newer trailer that doesn't need all of this work?"
#1. I don't want to get into debt for a trailer.
#2. I figure that if we spend a couple hundred on a trailer and then a couple hundred
fixing it up, will still cost less then buying a newer one.
#3. I don't like sleeping in a tent. We have a nice tent, but I wake up
to every gust of wind and rock under the air mattress etc.
#4. I have four sons, camping is part of the game.
#5. Packing up and unpacking for a camping trip takes up an enormous amount of time and space.
It will be so nice that we can keep all of our camping supplies (plus a little extra) in here,
and when we feel the urge to camp we pack up some clothes and hit the
grocery store on our way to the mountains.
#6. Vintage trailers are just so cool.
#7. Vintage trailers are just so cool.
Yes, I know that I wrote the same reason twice, it's a really good reason.
How to instructions - The Complete Vintage Travel Trailer Restoration Website.
Supplies - Lowe's and our local Camper Repair Shop
More supplies - Vintage Trailer Supply
Wish us luck!