Daffodil

Daffodil
14 foot 1967 Williamscraft trailer

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Here We Go Again!

This morning Daffodil and I are off to another adventure.  We are headed south to the girlfriends’ camping event where she made her debut last year.  A year ago she just had four walls, a ceiling, a floor and a bed – and quite a few totes and suitcases.  Well, she’s not completely finished yet but she has definitely changed since then.  Even though there are things to be done, she has definitely begun to bloom!

She has new vintage-style brake and signal lights and a classy license plate light.
Blog - Daffodil Restoration 6-15
When I last shared photos taken inside, her cabinets had been installed but the drawers and doors weren’t there.  She has all of her original cabinet doors and brand new drawers that my sweetheart made.  The cabinets above the little kitchen look like this now.
Blog - Daffodil Upper Cabinet The entire upper cabinet has more storage space than you might imagine.  I just need to figure out how to organize it to the max.  You’ll notice holes in the middle where the original propane lamp was attached.  We have that lamp and my sweetheart plans to wire it for twelve-volt lighting so I can use it again, but that’s way down the list of things to be done.
Blog - Daffodil Upper Cabinets The last time I gave you a tour she had a white dust ruffle under the bed.  I have been gathering vintage train cases to use for storage.  When I found the last one (the white one) at a local antique mall I decided to keep them under the bed.  They were so cute I didn’t put the dust ruffle back.  I’m still undecided whether or not to add the dust ruffle and have the train cases behind it or if I should just leave these cute cases exactly the way they are.
Blog - Daffodil - Train CasesThe latest addition is a sweet, little yellow polka-dot valance on the kitchen window.  It has much smaller polka-dots than the curtains on the side and back windows but the lace is the same.  When I put the valance in place, I stood back and smiled.  It was perfect!
 Blog - Daffodil Kitchen Valance
The original mirror somehow survived through the years.  It was attached to the closet door with ‘awful’ plastic holders.  My heart longed to have a framed mirror on this door but it couldn’t be very heavy.  Then I found this simple frame in a thrift store and I was amazed that it was the perfect size for the vintage mirror.  A little chalk paint and my sweetheart’s ingenious help to attach it with screws that I later painted with chalk paint, and she was back in place.  I’ll show you the before and after sometime soon.
Blog - Daffodil Mirror
I wanted a different handle on the closet door than on the cabinet doors.  I ooh-ed and ah-ed over many vintage-style door knobs and handles but most were too big.  Or, they stuck out too far.  In the photo above you can see how close the handle is to the kitchen sink.  I knew every time I backed up or turned around I would be bruising myself with bigger, fancier knobs.  So, I looked and looked until one day I found the perfect handle.  I knew it would be just right.  It is similar in shape to the other handles.  It’s the right size and just what Daffodil’s closet door needed.
Blog - Daffodil - Closet HandleWe had hoped that her little kitchen would be finished before this trip but life got busy and it just couldn’t happen.  Her little avocado green stove will be where the microwave sits now.  My sweetheart temporarily built the two shelves for me to use until the stove is in place.  It’s one of the next things on the list.  Since camping season will soon draw to a close we hope to work on things so she is completely finished by the time we roll out to the first camping trip early next Spring.  In the meantime, I’m so thankful to head down the road this year with conveniences I didn’t have last year!
Blog - Daffodil KitchenI’ll tell you all about our trip when Daffodil and I return home.  I have so many projects planned for her in the future.  There are walls to decorate and pretty things to display.  And a surprise or two along the way.  Don’t worry - I’ll share it all with you!

9 comments:

  1. She is looking so adorably cute! I love the vintage suitcases and the polka dot valance!

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  2. I hope you have a wonderful time!

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  3. Thought I posted but I don't see it! Adrienne, I love little Daffodil! She is absolutely beautiful. I can only imagine being there. Next time you're on the road, keep us girls from (in) Life After 50 in mind. I for one would love to be along for the ride. Oh, Anna is the name my grandsons call me but you would know me as LaRhonda from the group.

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  4. daffodil is DARLING, ad! DARLING! i love her soft yellow exterior accent paint... and her innards are a pure delight. you and your sweetheart are doing an amazing job bringing her to fully bloom. love it!

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  5. I am just in love with your little trailer. It is just so happy in yellow!

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  6. She just gets cuter and cuter! blessings, marlene

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  7. Daffodil looks adorable. I LOVE those vintage suitcases under the bed. If it were me, I wouldn't put the dust ruffle back. I think that is just the sweetest vintage look, perfect for your cute trailer. Oh, you're having so much fun with her, aren't you? So happy for you, dear friend. xo ~ Nancy

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  8. back to share how much i love daffodil's kitchen.

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  9. O I'am so glad to have found you and Daffodil... I always wanted a little trailer,but doubt I will get one at this point in my life. So now I can enjoy you and daffodil.. She looks very sweet and so far so cute.. Can't wait to see the rest as you go. Hope you have a safe and wonderful trip, see you soon. Happy Sunday with love Janice

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