Monday, October 24, 2011

A little "1968 IDEAL" update!!

Well, I felt it was time for a little update on the Trailer front.
  Most of the work has been mechanical but I was able to get a little cosmetics started.

This is a shot of the front window cover.
 I scrapped and scrubbed the dirt, tree sap and mold off until it was nice and clean.
(the tanks will be getting a new coat of paint come next spring.)

The roof got two brand new vent covers in order to prevent any further water damage.

With the weather being so nice I decided to apply some sealant to the seams along the roof of the trailer, just to be safe.

Yup that's me up on top, you'd never know I was afraid of heights!!!

On the inside we took down old lights.

Went to work on some water damage!!

Cleared out all the old and put in some new!!

Then the bathroom got some new floor covering.
(going to give it a nice coat of paint soon and a new shower pan)

Then it was time to start  on the ceiling!!!
I found this great textured paper that would cover up any damage, as well as give the ceiling 
a old tin tile look. 

It went up like a dream and gave me just the look I wanted.  I painted it in a cool white and then glazed over top with a nice gold.

I love it.
 Turned out just the way I hoped it would!!!
Next I started the walls!! 
 I wanted something different, so I went to my favorite fabric store and for $2.00 a yard, I found just the right fabric for my walls.

I have a nice brocade piping to put along the seam between the wall and the ceiling. 
 I'm still not sure I love the fabric so I may just have to put a nice coat of paint over the fabric.  I don't know for sure, my honey says let it sit for a while and see if it grows on me,  great advice for one very tired lady.

I tried to keep my colors soft and warm, I'm saving the brothel colors for the cushions and cabinets.  
I have some great lace in mind for the curtains, as well as some gold tassels I can't wait to put up.  
Well I tell ya I am exhausted as well is my honey.
This is truly a labor of love!!
I'm so glad I get to share my progress with friends.

I have a Christmas art show coming up in December on the 3rd & 4th, and although that seems like a ways off it can seek up real fast. 
 So it looks like I'm going to need to step away from the trailer repair for a while and get ready for the show.  
Thanks again for dropping by,
I'll keep you posted on any updates and of course the new art for the show!!


Clare said...

What a cool project -it looks like such fun doing up your trailer (or caravan as we call them in my parts). I love the ceiling and the fabric is over the top delightful - can't wait to see the finished project.

Diana said...

Hello Debbie,
How awesome is this? Love the progress you are making. That tin ceiling is so cool. The old gal is looking good with her cosmetic/reconstuction surgery. LOL. I love her.
Now go work on your paintings. "objects in the mirror are closer than they seem" December will be here in the blink of an eye.
Thank you for all the inspiration you provide.
Have an awesome day.

Diana said...

Hello Again Debbie,
You can find my email on my profile page of my blog. I tried to email you from your email button but for some reason it would not let me.

d e l i g h t said...

What a fantastic job you have done! It looks beautiful! Love the wallpaper!

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