Welcome to my Blog all about Petunia
Petunia is my 1962 Vintage Kencraft travel trailer, I bought about 1 year ago. I am absolutely head over heals in love with this little gem and I have become obsessed with all things "Vintage". When I bought her, I had no idea that vintage trailers were all the rage at the moment and neither did the people I bought her from. I felt like I had won the lottery. I immediately embarked on a journey to find out any and all information about restoring them and now find myself in the exclusive club that is Vintage trailer owners. I can't wait to share with you my adventures in her and all the treasures I have found to decorate and bling her out and fix her up. I know she needs a paint job desperately (not to mention a few additional things) and I am working out exterior paint design and colors. The tan stripe is not original. I've scrapped some of the paint off and it appears that the original might have been yellow. Not sure if I will go back to that, or paint it pink.. I promised my husband that I wouldn't make her too "girly" but sadly..it's happening. I just can't help myself. So welcome to my blog. I am new to this whole blogging world, so please bear with me. I'm learning as I go. I welcome feedback and input for sure. I look forward to meeting you and making many new blogging, vintage trailer, friends. - Happy Glamping!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned for days..I was high from the fumes. Petunia had been sorely neglected and was being used for storage. The good thing was she didn't smell like a musty old trailer. The previous owners has obviously cared for her enough to take the time to put indoor/outdoor carpet over the lovely original linoleum. It is almost perfect and oh so adorable. The lino has pink and turquoise "sparkles"..and when it's polished up, boy does it shine. The curtains were hideous and practically disintegrated in my hands plus there was 30 years of grime on everything. I spent several days scrubbing her from top to bottom. In the process I found an awesome but extremely rusted cast iron frying pan. I cleaned that up nicely and consider it a bonus. Here are a few "before" photos..Notice the Curtains? They fell apart in my hands, and who reupholstered the banquet seating in that hideous fabric? Everything is original and everything works (for the most part) except those disgusting cushions.