Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My Little Gypsy Jewel Box

Hello everyone! I have some super exciting news that I'd love to share with you all today!!!!

 I have had a dream of owning my very own little vintage trailer for several years now. Something about a little glammed up camper has held such intrigue and magic for me. A sweet little mobile home away from home that we can travel in and go where ever the stars take us, filled with yumminess and wonder,a dreamlike place to call my own....

And finally I have one! We got my little jewel box on Wednesday of last week, and what a transformation that has taken place so far.... Shes only 12 feet long, and she's a Diamond Top.

This is her when we brought her home. She has some slight imperfections, but I love that about her. I mean don't we all?

The entry way and part of the kitchen... How about that Gold and Brown??? YUK! But I could look past all that, and see my vision of what she could become.

The dining room/bedroom area.

The tiny little kitchen area. Gotta love those pho-wood drawers and that apple wallpaper back splash! NOT!

A quick shot of inspiration, so you don't become board :) Love the Aqua!!!!

Time to get dirty!!! Stripped out all the appliances, filled holes with Spackle and getting to work on making this baby shine...

A Fresh new coat of white paint to brighten her spirit and bring in some light will do the trick!

 The wheels before my Hubby Steve is going to work his magic on them. Pretty huh? NOT. The hub caps are amazing! They came off an old T-bird and will be perfect for our project. That's another dream of mine... an old T-bird two tone paint, convertible, purring motor... OK, OK, FOCUSING AGAIN.
Wait til you see how they turn out a bit later in the post!
OK are you ready???? Here's what she's looking like now after 1 week!!!!

I absolutely love the new appliance colors AQUA!!! And the back splash is just to die for. I was going to paint it white, but I really like the silver. I brings in another element of design and has some reflective quality, bringing more light to this very tiny space.I think it will tie in well with doing just a low pile gray industrial carpet for now. Eventually I would like to do a hardwood floor, but for the quickness sake, I think it might just be inexpensive carpet for now, that way, we can GET OUT THERE under the stars sooner!

I've been feverishly making curtains,slipcover's and pillows for my little camper. Still have lots to do, but couldn't resist showing you the beginning stages of this project. I found this perfect vinatge table cloth at my local thrift for $3.99 ! Score!!! I so LoVe it!!!
My sweet baby violet seems to enjoy what's becoming my little jewel box...

We added lots of crown molding to help raise the ceiling a bit. It's only 6 ft high inside, and about 68 sq. feet total including all the built-In's. Very tiny and cozy cozy cozy. I'm hoping that I can work out those spots on the counter top with some deeeeep scrubbing, bleach, and a magic eraser, if not, I'm sure I have a trinket or pretty I can hide it with! LOL!

Here's a shot of that wheel you saw before earlier in the post NOW! Isn't it just the cutest ever!!! My Stevie's just amazing with what he can do with a day of sanding, tape and paint!!!! Love that man! He doesn't even mind the pink, because he knows I love it, so he loves it. Gushy Gushy Gushy....

We are planning to paint out the black with the aqua, when the weather cooperates here in Oregon. It can't decide if it's June or Juneuary, still pretty rainy and cold. Makes it fun for painting, but us Oregonian's just put on our big girl panties and do the best you can... right?

Well I hope you enjoyed the tour so far... I gotta get crakcin' on making pillows today. I did pick up some white dingle-balls from the fabric store last night that I'm pretty excited about. I mean, what's a vintage trailer without dingle- balls?!?

I can't wait to show you more as the progression happens. So stay tuned for more FUN!!!  I'd love to hear your comments too, so drop me a line in the box below, Until then....

Have a Fabulous Day!!!!

~ Susan xoxo


  1. I have wanted one of those for years!!! Youve done her proud!! You are so blessed :)

    1. Thanks Kelley :) So many ideas whirlling about, as you can imagine. Thanks for leaving me a comment:)

  2. so awesome! Can't wait to see it finished

  3. What a wonderful project. I admire these so much, and look forward to seeing what you do with it...already looking GREAT! Thinking good thoughts on your weather:)

    1. Thanks so much Lexi, our weather is just a bit rediculous here. Hoping for a long run of sunshine, fingers crossed:)

  4. WoW! i want one! What a fantastic job you are doing. It's is darling and I can just hear her purring down the highway with a new respect for herself. Love the colors and curtains well everything!!! You are so talented. Too awesome, can't wait to see her finished. Gayle

    1. Thanks so much Gayle! Your so sweet! So excited to work on this project!!! :)

  5. Beautiful! I'm so jealous!!

    1. Thanks Linda!Can't wait to share more pics with ya!!! xo

  6. I'm in Oregon, too, and trying to start work on my little vintage trailer. Love what you did with yours. Can't wait to see more!

    1. Thanks for your comments Adrienne. I hopped over to your blog for a peek of your beautiful lady in waiting. She's Darling!! Can't wait to see what your plans are for her decor! So nice to hear from a fellow Oregonian too :) Happy Day to YOU!