We always wanted a vintage camper. When the opportunity presented itself we were travelling, but with the power of Facebook and internet banking; we got this princess!! The story goes that the original owner purchased at the worlds fair in Quebec (after his was totalled in a car accident). It has been kept under cover ever since. Great shape, all original details in place. Yes, even that scary upholstery & original foam (cough cough). We even have the original sales brochure! How lucky we are…..
I couldn’t wait to put my FAT (chalk) paint to work! My vision was Cottage by the Sea. But first, new upholstery, new foam. Best investment ever…..
The hubs laid the new floor – a great barn wood style vinyl planking. It’s perfect for the space. Doesn’t show every speck of camping grime!
Now it was my turn. Paint cans in hand, stencil picked out, I was so ready to freshen her up. The walls already had a nice light planking effect; so didn’t want to change that. I painted the cabinet door fronts, and both closets. The vintage chrome hardware was near perfect still – took them all off for a good cleaning & polishing.
The clothes closet door needed something a bit more interesting and impactful. As I’m not a free hand kind of artist; a stencil & a wood transfer from my printer did the trick.
Now what’s a glamper without some vintage glam? On a recent trip to Victoria I visited dozens of antique & thrift stores to gather all my mixed English China. I love to use these pieces. Why not?
We love our home away from home. Check back often & visit our “Travel” page where you’ll find updates & pics from our adventures & vintage trailer rallies……
The outside is currently receiving its transformation. The orange is going bye bye. The wings are being restored back to their original aluminum finish. The wheel wells will be white and the frame & flame will be black. More pics to come……