Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tumbleweed trailer redo, part one.......

The interior of out vintage 1961 trailer is all pulling together and I am so excited and thrilled that I have to show a peek or two....or three....The theme is Cowgirl Glam and I really have had fun with it so far! So without further ado, I give you the dinette area of the Tumbleweed..........















The miracle of it all, is it used to look like this.....Just a few short weeks ago....

















A lot of carpentry, paint and sewing has given her a whole new life.




















I can just picture myself eating breakfast at this sweet little table.....

















Our maiden voyage begins on the 27th...We still have to finish the outside as in painting and prepping, and I need to finish curtains and pillows for the bed/ couch area. Quilt the bed quilt, and reupholster the couch...On the outside, we are just waiting for a couple of really dry days and then we can knock it out....What do you think?

36 comments:

Laurie said...

Poop shoot and darn, Melinda!! I wish I could find my pictures, this is the exact same camper I had, right down to the red stove!!!! Unbelievable!!! Now I so bad wish I hadn't sold it, what an amazing transformation! I love everything you did, it's absolutely amazing!!!!! Can't wait to see more pictures, and maybe the outside too!? I can't believe this!!!

Jasmine said...

I can feel the adventures waiting to happen here. Your van looks like so much fun!

Moneik said...

I love how it turned out! The curtains are awesome. I have about 6 yards of that fabric in the black colorway just waiting to be made into a one block wonder quilt.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I think you and hubby work great together. Such coordination and speed. Is that a new stove, or did you paint that brown one? I'm really loving every square inch I see so far. That banner is wonderful.

Michelle said...

Ok, that is COOL!!!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love it, love it, LOVE IT! WooHoo! It's really coming along..

Jenny said...

I love this! Love the red stove...and the banner and the curtains and everything. This is darling, darling, darling!

Where is your first trip taking you?

Oh, I am soooo excited for you!

I want one now, too. I wonder if I could get one into my backyard and make it into a studio?

Really excited for you!

Barb said...

wow....you are doing such an awesome job...and what fun you will have!!

Patty said...

Melinda this trailer looks great. You and Don are going to have a blast! What a difference paint elbow grease and many hours of work can make!

Laura said...

OMG how stunning is that! You should be well proud of yourself!

Yarni Gras! said...

SPEECHLESS..... well, almost. My jaw really IS on the ground though.
This is AMAZING! And FUN FUN FUN!

YEE HAW.....bring on the spurs!

Julie Harward said...

I love it..love it..love it! Where did you ever get a red stove?! And I love all the pretty things that you sewed for it and the cowboy theme...so darn cute! Get those cowgirl boots on and get going! :D

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

You guys have done an amazing job with the trailer!!

About Me said...

So super cue Melinda! I love the pennant flag garland.

You guys are going to have fun spending time in the trailer. All of your gard work was worth it!

Debby said...

Melinda, it looks so fabulous! I can only imagine all the fun times you are going to be having with this.
Debby

Maria said...

Oh WOW DH and you have done a wonderful Job. Love it and wish you many happy hols in it.

Christine said...

looking great, I was born in 1961 wish someone could give me an overhaul... very big grin

cheers
Christine

Jody said...

What a wonderful transformation! You rock!!

Jenxo said...

YeeeHaaa

it looks fantabulous!

i love your dinky little red stove and am so jealous of teh table, did you make it? i was looking for retro red table with the metal trim, just like that !!
What a lot of work but so well worth it,all your sewing makes it look sooo homey too, well done both of you...bet you cant wait to get away....jenxo

Stempelientje said...

WOW Melinda!! That looks really great!! And so much work done in such a short time!
Is a maiden voyage ths first trip with the caravan redone?
You did a fabulous job Melinda and hope you will have many many nice trips and breaks with this caravan!

Helen in the UK said...

The trailer is looking fabulous!! Glad to see you were spoiled a little on mothering sunday ... you've done plenty of mothering to earn it big time!!! Looking forward to seeing the quilt finished :)

greenhoneyhive said...

Hey melinda it is Kim from the enchanted swap. Where are you going on your trip and have you joined sisters on the fly? I'm asking cause my daughter is begging me to join and wants to get a trailer to redo? Sorry I have not been in contact my eyesight has been giving me fits. Hubby showed me how to get larger print on the screen(such a computer doop I don't even know you could do that.) Anyway can barely see the larger print right now. good thing I can touch type okay.If your part of sisters on the fly would you let me know.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Melinda,
What a fantastic job you and hubby have done on the Tumbleweed. :)
Love the Western theme.
The curtains, placemats, everything including that Red stove are great! Have a super time enjoying the fruits of your labor.
Hugs

dEE said...

This is a kick! I wanna see the outside when you're done. Will you travel with other gals or who?

Your comment about my mom Lydia O is right on the money. Thanks.

Sherry said...

Love it! I love vintage cowgirl stuff! How could you not have fun in that trailor. Great job Melinda!

Sherry

Jo said...

Sic ... this is just totally Sic ... gawd, I am totally in love with your little vintage trailer ... what a wonderful sense of fun you have!!!

Marilyn said...

Melinda, the trailer is so darn cute!! Love the theme and the cheerful colors--that red stove is fabulous! Love the quilt top in an earlier post and know you will quilt it up to be extra special:) You all are going to have so much fun with this sweetie!!!!!

greenhoneyhive said...

Melinda, really need to know methos you used to paint the trailer stove? Help? Kim Bell e-mail me PLEASE?????or call???801-359-4523.

Elizabeth Golden said...

This is so cool. What results! You are so talented. I love the before and after pictures. Your voyage will definitely be in style.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Melinda ~
This trailer is divine beyond words! It is perfect and I know you will enjoy it so much! Kudos to you for creating this most wonderful adventure wagon!

Jacque said...

Hi Melinda,

We had a trailer like this one several years ago! BUT--not with a red stove--I LOVE THAT!! You are going with a cute theme. I can't wait to see it finished!

Thanks for sharing.

Lorraine said...

this looks brilliant very 1950s. love the bunting and place mats..sure looks like a happy place

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Great Q words for Mrs. Matlock's class! Thanks for sharing!!!
Blessings,
Coralie

mub said...

This is so stinking cute!

Rannyjean said...

Ya'll have a better chance of drying out than we do! Dang, end of May and still burnin the old wood stove! You did a great job!

prashant said...

Your van looks like so much fun!
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