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With the inaugural camping trip coming up I’ve been working frantically on the camper/glamper/caravan/trailer. There are so many projects I’ve checked off my “to do” list, and so many more to go, but I want to provide you some updates and inspiration.
I’ll start with the project I had the most fun tackling: chalk painting the kitchen cabinets.
There are numerous chalk paint tutorials all over the interwebs. I’m adding one more to the google list. I’m by NO MEANS an expert. This was my first go at chalk paint. Since I had to piece together several different directions (don’t worry, Boss… I was working, too!), I decided it might be helpful to put together one complete post - from start to finish - with everything you’ll need.
My goal was to make the tiny kitchen stand out and look like an antique cabinet. Because I live in the pacific northwest and the trailer al...
Rookie Mistake: I didn’t purchase my first vintage trailer in a downpour.
For those of us who live with near constant liquid sunshine of the Pacific Northwest - it’s an absolute must. How else are you supposed to call the seller’s bluff of for those famous last words, “no leaks.”
Hours after we purchased this yet-to-be-named 1968 Aladdin Trailer the deluge of the season hit. Of course, that was BEFORE we had a chance to buy a waterproof cover. The next morning we saw the damage had been done. Water… trickling in from both large, long windows, soaking the wood paneling and upholstery.
Starting with the back window, the source of the leak became quite evident with a tap on the “glass.” Rookie mistake number two: the sellers replaced a broken window with plexiglass and I didn’t catch it because I was too starstruck by the original turquoise store and matching ice box. The plastic pane wasn’t even sealed with any caulk. No wonder it leaks! Too bad I didn’t catch that BEFORE I took out the...