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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Good Day/Bad Day

Always good to see Paul and Monica! He gets so excited over working on vintage campers.

Lights look awesome!! Will post pics once home.  He did such an amazing job.

Got there and had a minor window leak from front window.  He tried a "fix" will know when we get home as rain the whole way. ***Update-- window now leaks on both sides 😕😓

The new double sway bar hitch is amazing!! Looks intimidating but, wow, what a difference. Star is rolling happy!!

The fridge... <moment of silence> ...died.  I refuse to give up on it.  I will search out someone that still tinkers in the old.

If you need work or maintenance done on your campers... look up:
                        Big Daddy's RV
              15 Main street, Winchester, NH.
             Tell them Sherry & Star sent you!

Lights! Camera! Action!

Star is on her way to get her lights and a fancy sway bar hitch!! She is towing much better with the weight of the bed and cushions added back in!

If you get a vintage camper just remember the furntiure is part of the integrity of the camper!! The people that gut and have them sitting dormant for garden houses do not need to worry.  If you are camping and towing, you need all the cabinets, closet, dinette and bunk!!

I was really hoping to get the back bumper changed out and the hitch and bumper powder coated...but money, money, money!!!

Sunday, April 23, 2017


I am so excited to finally start putting in some "homey" touches.  I am at the beginning of the process but need to post some pictures because I am so excited. 💙😜💚😊💛😍💜

Not sure why they post with wavy lines...
These are my new cushions!!  They look better in person.  They are sunbrella fabric so they will last "forever." I am so in love!  I wanted to make the cushions neutral so I can change the curtains with the holiday and seasons.  The pillows in the pictures are two sided.  Gray & white chevron on one side and teal on the other.  I'm going to iron some camper slogans on the pillows to make them cozier. 

My dining table.  1950's Flamingo Pyrex on the table!

A beautiful vintage tray, utensils and pyrex of course!
Can't forget my dog!  This is a super thick and comfy rug under the table. At night I can pull it out for her to have a super soft bed next to my bed 😘

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Almost time to go Camping!

It is always exciting when you can see the "end." Although we all know you are never really "done" with a vintage camper as they always need tweaking.  But I am close to being ready for the maiden camping voyage!

Repaired the crack in this window!

       Looking through the window to the bed.  Used a pocket hole jig to make nice sturdy bed.
Tons of support and great storage! (still in process here)

Bed finished, side pieces for cell phones and such covered
in fake leather for texture and looks.  Anti-fatigue mats
over the oak plywood for comfort and mattress protection.

                             The door rebuilt!  Foam insulated and a nice one-
                              piece construction for aesthetics.  Screening
                               fresh !

Oh I had to take a pick with it looking somewhat decorated!! You know how it is ladies.  You just start getting excited to see how all the "stuff" you have collected will look.

I made the elephant curtains, but I am also in the process of making vintage curtains.  These are the fun curtains.

The pink bedspread is from the 1950's and way to big~ a lot of tucking involved.

Monday, April 10, 2017

One set of Curtains are finished!  The Elephant Curtains.  I wanted to wait until I picked the upholstery for the cushions to make a decision for the "vintage curtains."  I will start out this camping season with the Elephants.

I found some AWESOME throw pillows to add some camper sayings too and also an Elephant pillow.

I will drop off my 1950's bedspread I bought at the Antique Market this weekend to be cleaned in anticipation of the bed being done this week in the camper.  I found some great vintage rose sheets a few weeks back at an estate sale!

I have three wooden box plaques that I will be adding sayings to for decorations and some cool vintage items to hang on the wall.  Everything is coming together nicely.

Yes, I could paint the walls, and have a "Glamper" and everything would look fresh and new...but I want to work with the natural wood for a while before deciding to paint over it all. I would like to retain the 1960's charm.  I love the way the inside "glows" when inside at night with the light lit.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Working, working, working!!

Star will be going back to Big Daddy's the week of the 25th for her sway bar attachment and her lights to be connected!!

 I have picked out the material and paid half for the dining cushions. They are due to be done by the end of April.

I put the foam in the door today and cut the new door panel out.

I am also sanding all of the window sills.  Not sure if I will stain or leave raw for the time being. I really like the look of the raw wood. Maybe a nice coat of Poly to protect the wood!

Building the bed is coming along slowly but surely!! The pocket jig hole maker has been

My first camping trip with other vintage campers is May 2-4th!!  So much still to do.

I replaced one of the broken windows.....boy was that a CHORE!!  I wanted to put new weatherstripping around it but could not find any, luckily I had not thrown out the old stripping.  I have 3 more cracked windows but they will have to wait until I can check into the stripping!!  

All of my new window rain rubber rain guards are replaced!  Easy Peasy!!  Took all of about 15 minutes.  :)