Friday, July 27, 2012

Vintage Trailer Painting

          ms daisy 018 (1024x783)  Driving Ms. Daisy, my 1969 Shasta 1400 trailer, came to me in October of 2010.  I wasn’t able to work on her until May of 2011.  I started on the inside. 
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She was pretty ugly.  Being a retired painting contractor, I knew just what to do….grab some paint and cover everything!
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So I got it covered…..didn’t I?  But I wasn’t able to work outside without protection from the elements…of which there are many in this area…always. 
So I finally, bit the bullet and took her to a auto body painter.  I got her home yesterday and I am in love, all over again!!  I took out the wings, I got on ebay, (every Shasta needs her wings), and figured out how they could be attached and now she looks….well, …… tell me!
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  1. I love it! The wings make her. She looks like she would go flying down the highway in search of the "Sisters on the Fly". It makes me want one really bad. Your posts on your adventures with the "sisters" look like a hoot. Can't wait to see more. Have a grreat weekend.

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  3. Looks like you're ready to fly! Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. The wings make her. Perfect paint job!

    Hope you are having more fun than anyone!!!

  5. Karen, I love Driving Miss Daisy! I've followed Sisters on the Fly, and you've now inspired me that *this* is my retirement dream!

  6. That looks wonderful. You picked good colors and just enough color. Now you can go show her off.

  7. haHA! LOVE IT!!! No Angel is complete without her wings!!!

    Now... fly and camp and laugh and have TONS of fun!!!

    :) robelyn

  8. Love it. It is so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

  9. Oh Karen!!!! She is PERFECT!!!! So perfect!!!! I love, love, love it!!!
    Oh how I want one too, so I can come on your ladies only trips!!!
    Have fun!!! She's a BEAUT!!!!
    XO Kris

  10. Karen,
    Well now how cute is that. a PLAY HOUSE ON WHEELS. I love it. And you did a great job on the inside, really pretty. A lot of charm in a small space. Its all so perfect.
    Nancy Jo

  11. Absolutely beautiful! Have fun!

  12. OMG! She is a dream come true, and you can just about see the huge smile on her face!!!! What is her name???? I probably missed it looking at the photos.....I sure wish someday I could do this, maybe the next life...:)

  13. Inside and out she's adorable!!! I love the happy colors and the wings are perfect....
    Have fun!!!

  14. LOVE it. I can't wait to see your trailer in person. Love the wings totally transforms it into a different trailer. Excellent color choices too!!

  15. She is just adorable! It is a wonder what a little paint can do!

    Happy trails!


  16. I love this. What a great job you did.
    Miss Ellie

  17. Paint, wings and vintage sweetness. I'm in love too!

  18. That trailer is now officially too cute to be believed.

  19. Your trailer is an inspiration to me. I am restoring
    a '67 Shasta compact.


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