Travel trailer update

It’s been a little hard to get much done on the travel trailer because it’s been cold here. It’s not good to try and paint in the cold  because the paint won’t dry right,  but yesterday and today were pretty warm so Mike went out and did some more priming and took out a bunch of the junk like the old ice box, some light fixtures, etc.

Vintage travel trailer project.

Vintage travel trailer project.

Vintage travel trailer project after removing the ice box and doing some priming.

Vintage travel trailer project after removing the ice box and doing some priming.

I was going to sew the cushions myself but decided they’d come out a lot better if I had a pro do them. I got an estimate of $450 to do all these if I supply the fabric and we reuse the foam. They’re going to sanitize the foam and put a layer of batting between it and the new fabric so I think it will be ok to reuse these pieces. Foam is oddly expensive so I don’t really want to replace it if I don’t have to.

Foam cushions to be recovered.

Foam cushions to be recovered.

While Mike was out doing the hard work, I was inside choosing a color scheme! I found this really great fabric place, Tonic Living from a link on another vintage travel trailer blog. They have such awesome things! 

I need cushions, probably with different fabrics on each side, and curtains. It’s a 1970’s era trailer and while I like the 40’s and 50’s stuff, it’s not quite right in our trailer. Plus, EVERYONE does their vintage trailer in a 50’s look and I’m sick of it. I also thought about doing a “shabby chic” look but all the ones I’ve seen that way look dorky and old lady-ish. Besides I’m getting pretty into the mid-century 60’s, 70’s look now! Here are some of the ones I like.

Fabric ideas for 1970's era travel trailer.

Fabric ideas for 1970's era travel trailer.

We’re probably going to use Marmoleum tiles for the floor. They’re relatively light, easy to clean, “green”, and really retro! Here are some ideas for the floor.

Floor ideas for the vintage travel trailer.

Floor ideas for the vintage travel trailer.

 Anyhow, if we get some more days in the 60-65 degree range we’ll be able to do more to the inside as far as painting and that kind of thing. We’re thinking of a light blue like our kitchen.

Our kitchen

Our kitchen

Or maybe a yellowish off white/cream sort of thing. Or even a retro green. Something from whatever fabrics we choose.

We hope to have this thing ready to go on the road by spring!