Sunday, September 6, 2009

Stella my 1969 vintage camp trailer

After seeing a picture years ago of a vintage travel trailer restored I always wanted to try it. So this summer I spent one month totally restoring a 1969 trailer from start to finish. Everything you see in her I either made or added from my personal collections. It was a fun project I shared with my dad and husband. I worked like crazy to get it ready in time for camping and one month to the day we bought her...we took her out on her first camping trip. Thought I would share her transformation with you...

Stella Before and After Pictures

 The cowgirl image above is the only thing left I have to do on Stella. Taken from a vintage postcard which I have remade with new accents and imagery this image will be painted on the outside of my trailer next to the door. She will also be my new logo image for my business. 

Covered the cushions with an old red bedspread, made the pillows, curtains, from red and white gingham. Much spiffier now!!

Blah...Blah..Blah...Took the top bed part out and my husband made the 2 curved cupboards from the piece we removed. Made for much better storage and seating. Much cozier now too!

I am not a fan of the old avocado and gold colors. ICK!

Hated these cushions, couldn't wait to get my hands on them.

After getting a makeover with my cherry red paint I think she looks much sweeter now. Love the look of the 30's and 40's so I was thrilled when I found this reproduction fabric with the fruit on it for making my kitchen curtains. Used my computer for the cherry border along the bottom of sink area and added some vintage chalkware fruit plaques to the walls and cupboards. Embroidered the little tea towels with cute motifs and I also found a darling red tea kettle too!

What the kitchen area looked like before her transformation.

Boring brown stripes on the outside of trailer. Hated it!!! :-(
Stella after painting the brown stripes my red color.



LDWatkins said...

Well, you are about the smartest gal I've seen! That is adorable. You guys are going to enjoy it so much. What fun! It is so cute.You did a wonderful job on Stella. I love her name, too!!

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Thank you so much LD! It was a hoot to work on. Kinda a nice break from the dolls for awhile. It really is quite a cozy little thing. I love her! Thanks for stopping by! Warmly, Marcie ;-)

Austin said...

that is a sweet trailer.

Joanna Thomas said...

Wow! You did all that in a month? You rock! It is adorable and looks very much like the one we had when I was little. Every year we took it to Colorado and camped in the mountains. Wonderful memories.. as I am sure you will also make wonderful memories with this treasure!

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Thank you Joanna! Good to hear from you! Yes...I worked my tail off. LOL I knew if I didn't do it right away I would never get her done plus we wanted to use it camping this summer so that was another motivator. It was a nice break from sculpting for a month! ;-)

Pearl said...

Hi Marcie I just came by your way from Barton Originals, and I'm so glad I did. This trailer ur I mean Stella!!!! is just the sweetest thing, what a good job you did. It just makes me want to go camping with ya. Have fun I enjoyed my visit, Pearl