Monday, February 6, 2012

Vintage Trailer Remodel

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I got my trailer, ‘Driving Ms. Daisy’, a 1969 Shasta 1400, in late October 2010.  She wasn’t a pretty sight.  
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I was finally able to work on her in the Spring of 2011.
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Once I settled on a color scheme, things went fast.
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Recently I finally found just the right vinyl flooring for ‘Ms. Daisy’, at a big box store.  I am so excited.  It looks retro and has little bits of teal, soft red and the yummy yellow, that goes great with my curtains.
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And I just couldn’t pass up this d├ęcor item…. big bird (20”) will have a place of honor on the exterior patio of the trailer, while ensconced in camp, with my fellow Sisters on the Fly. 

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Can’t you just see that new flooring with this color scheme?  Out with the old and in with the new, as soon as I can find some warm, dry days, to return Ms. Daisy from storage.
Next, I will concentrate on the exterior paint.  Narrowing down the colors is the hardest part, spoken like a true painting contractor….heheee.
It won’t be long before she can hit the road again……
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I’m linking up at these parties…..
 
The 36th Avenue

50 comments:

  1. Oh how I envy you! Your trailer is darling, and you certainly did yourself proud on her redo!!! I bet you are counting the days until you can "fly" again with the sisters!!!

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  2. There she is in all her glory. I tell you, you picked the perfect flooring for her and the decor! It was made just for her. I know you have to be giddy with excitement to get her home and start work.

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  3. I'm wondering how you were able to change the stove color. I love the red. Thank goodness you were able to get rid of that avocado green.

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  4. Awesome remodel! Love the vintage. And thanks for dropping by today. Hope you come by more often.

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  5. I can't wait to see Miss Daisy bloom once again!! Won't be long after our little diversion in May.

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  6. This is so cute....and exactly why I will not purchase a new one..the older ones re-done like this are so much more fun and attractive. I especially love the red stove!

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  7. I'm so in love with your Miss Daisy! I love the color scheme and that flooring is perfect. I sure wish inspiration would come to me as what direction to go with my trailer.I hope it hits me over the head soon! Or I will have to hire an ex painter for help - hint-hint! Loving this sunshine!!!!

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  8. I can already hear Willy Nelson singing in the back ground....

    ~Bliss~

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  9. Oh my gosh...LOVE her!!!! Can I ask which big box store had that yummy tile????? I had to special order a white with colorful specs for my craft room...it wasn't cheap....but I LOVE yours! Can't wait to see her all spiffed up and on the road! :)

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  10. HOw long did it take this remodel to happen? It looks so groovy! Isn’t that what we used to say??

    Cindy

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  11. Karen, Miss Daisy looks wonderful...you have done such an amazing job of redecorating and refurbishing her. And I am insanely jealous!! HAHA!

    Hugs
    Bev

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  12. Karen...Wow..you are awesome...what a project...great Job. Love the remodel..
    Cheryl

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  13. I'm luvin the floor!
    :>)
    see ya Thurs nite!
    p.s. Gary luvs your trailer!

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  14. The tile color is perfect! I love all the happy colors you've chosen for Miss Daisy. You amaze me. I'm wondering if there's anything you can't do......

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  15. Soooooooo cute. Great job.

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  16. Thanks for the answer on the stove color. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your summer travels in Miss Daisy.

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  17. You are so lucky to have this little dream trailer! I can't imagine the fun it was to re do it.
    Just found you on the LF blog hop and am following. Hope you'll come by!
    ~Tina

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  18. I am following you on the NEW LINKY FOLLOWER tool.

    I hope you will come follow me as well.

    Cheri at Its So Very Cheri

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  19. My Shasta is all torn apart and ready to get put back together, I wish mine was done

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  20. This is just like the trailer we are looking for. We have a 5 wheel, but are looking for a small one for short trips.I am now following you on Linky.I would love it if you followed me back. I really enjoy meeting new Bloggers.

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  21. Happy to find your gorgeous blog! I'm a new Linky follower. Found you through the Linky Blog Hop! Hope you can come visit my site, when you have a moment. http://www.eccentricleopard.com/

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  22. I love it!! It's so cute! Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit www.laughterandgrace.com and follow back.

    Thanks!!

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  23. i'm loving your blog. the hubby & i just got a roadtrek motorhome & trying to make it our home away from home. it has so much storage. i'm very surprised. such a sweet trailer you have. hi there. i've hopped over thanks to the blog hop. i'm a new linky followers of yours. would you please follow me as well. have a great weekend. take care. (:

    elizardbreathspeaks@gmail.com
    http://elizardbreathspeaks.blogspot.com/ (:

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  24. WOW, Karen. What a fabulous remodel. I love it! Following you via LF blog hop. Hope to see you at Take Six. :)

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  25. I can't wait to redo my 1965 camper this spring. You are such an inspiration!! Following via linky blog hop..would love for you to join me as well!!

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  26. Your trailer renovation turned out great! I found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. Hope you have a chance to visit my blog and perhaps follow me back.

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  27. OMG, that's my dream trailer! You've done an amazing job with it. I'm a new Linky Follower... hope to see you over at my blog, http://intheoldroad.blogspot.com/

    Shasta

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  28. this looks great!!! our family of 10 rented an RV for vacation last yr...best vacation yet!!! when we get older we are going to buy one.
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  29. How cute! LOVE the red & aqua. I'm your newest follower from the Linky Followers blog hop... hope you can come by for a visit! www.domestically-speaking.com

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  30. I love your trailer. So cute.

    I'm a follower from the Linky Follower Blog hop! I hope you'll follow me back!
    http://dreesthings.blogspot.com/2012/02/linky-follower-party-hop.html

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  31. Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

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  32. HI,
    I am happy to be your newest follower from the linky followers blog hop. If you'd like to follow back, you can reach me at http://www.measuredbytheheart.com
    Thanks!!

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  33. OH I think my heart skipped a beat! My grandparents had a Shasta - I so wish I had it today. Thanks for sharing! ~ robin
    itsrobinwithani.com

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  34. Found you through the new linky followers blog hop. I'm so happy to be your newest follower, it would be great if you follow me back. :)

    And, on Friday I'll be hosting a "What does your blog want to be when it grows up" blog hop with a few of my blog buddies ... have you thought of your blog's hopes and dreams?

    Please check it out here...http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/when-im-five/

    Karah
    thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com

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  35. Thanks for repinning the camper keychain I made on Pinterest. I love your renovation and am pinning you back on pinterest! Good stuff comes around and goes around!! Happy camping.

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  36. Hi, I was also wondering how you changed the stove colour. Thanks.

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  37. Hi, also wondering about how you changed the colour of your stove. I have an older camper I am just getting started on remodeling myself. Thanks.

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  38. Angie, you can buy drive train auto paint spray paint (good for up to 500 degrees) at any auto supply. They have at least a dozen colors. I had mine powder coated at an auto shop but would do it myself next time, since I found the paint. Easy to take off the door and top.

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  39. I love this! I bet you make a lot of friends when you go camping. I'm sure everyone wants to take a look at her! Blessings, Tammy

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  40. Oh Karen... it's AWESOME!!! So boho/happy/fun/chic/GORGEOUS!!!

    I'd move in... when are you pullin' in to my 'hood? LOL

    :) robelyn

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  41. The new flooring will just be the cats meow!

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  42. I love your little trailer. I just saw one sitting in a backyard on my last bike ride around the neighborhood. Going to go back and check on it... even if it just sat in my backyard and I camped out there, it would be so WORTH IT! Yea, love your blog style here!

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  43. Your decked out trailer is so lovely. I see slot of love there.
    You must be beaming with pride. Job well done. I am your newest follower.

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  44. It sure turned out well...I hadn't seen this post before. Love seeing the before and after! Now if I could just get going on mine!

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  45. Karen, there is a trailer around the corner from me for sale and I really need to jump on this. I am so inspired by your effort and love for these little gems. Thank you for dropping in. dawn suitcase vignettes xo I thought I was following along with you...let me check. Have a great day!

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  46. I absolutely LOVE this!!

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  47. Found you over at sew Many Ways. LOVE your remodeling job. I have always wanted one of these to remodel. You did an excellent job.
    Cathy C

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  48. Karen, I love your camper redo! I'm in the midst of mine right now and I love your color scheme. I'm wondering where you got your super cute paper towel holder?? I'd love one like that for mine!

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  49. Karen, I love your camper redo! I love your color scheme! I'm in the middle of one myself right now. And I'm wondering where you found your paper towel holder? I'd love one like that for my camper! :)

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