Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New BIG Project

Wow!! It's been over 2 months since I've blogged! I need to do better! But, we're not going to call that a resolution, because I never complete those.

The other day, I sent Roger a picture of a vintage trailer with a chandelier in it. He responded that a chandelier was completely impractical in a camper and maybe what we needed was a second trailer as a playhouse. Well, I didn't have any problem getting behind that idea!

On Saturday, we convinced my brother to haul this home for us. He's pretty easy to convince. Our bizarre requests don't even phase him anymore. Like I told Roger, when you begin your marriage by buying a church to live in, nothing else you do will surprise your family.

As best we can tell, this is a late 50s Streamline travel trailer. Possibly an Emperor model. When your serial number is only 4 digits long, you know it's old.

This trailer isn't going anywhere. It's going to be my craft space. I can hardly wait. In fact, I'm dying for Roger to get done with the boring stuff, so I can do the FUN stuff. He thinks I'm going to spend the summer polishing the exterior. He's so cute.

Here's a quick tour of the inside.

Someone has started a seating area in the front of the trailer. This is all coming out. My craft table will take center stage here.

The kitchenette would have been to the right of this built in storage cupboard. The sink and countertop have been long since removed. There's a set of rough bunkbeds in its place. Those are going away to make room for a waist high countertop where I can cut fabric without having to bend over.

Across the way is this big metal "thing". A fullsize range would have gone in the open space. The rest of it is two closets. The closets will remain, but I'm hoping we can remove the metal whatever-it-is up to the closets.

There is a nice open area at the back of the trailer which was the "bedroom". There would have been a twin bed on each side of the middle aisle. A bathroom would have been through that back doorway. All of the fixtures have been removed from the bathroom, so we are going to convert that to a nice little reading nook. Kind of like a window seat.

So much work to do! So much planning! I've already got a car seat full of paint chips and a pinterest board dedicated to ideas and inspiration for my craft trailer.

Stay tuned!


Wendy said...

You scored a vintage Streamline??!! Omg, I want one so bad to fix up and take traveling!!! You're very luck, enjoy her! :)

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Wow, this will make a fantastic craft space. What a great find. I'm glad you liked my blog post about loose change at the thrift store. Yes, I will have to follow your lead and start to carry some $1's for next time I get in a bind....

Kristal said...

This will be the coolest craft room EVER!

Wendy said...

I wanted to invite you to join in my thrifted link up.


Jess said...


This will have to be the best craft room ever. Seriously.

Rosie said...

SOOOO jealous! ;) Can't wait to see the "after" pics! Have fun! rosie