14 foot 1967 Williamscraft trailer

Friday, April 24, 2015

Big Changes On The Inside

The inside of my little, vintage trailer is beginning to change again.  Work is in progress to get Daffodil’s kitchen cabinets and closet walls redone and installed.  This will give you a glimpse of what has happened so far.  The closet walls are in place and are being installed as I write this post.  I’ll show those to you very soon.

My sweetheart took the old panels off of the upper and lower kitchen cabinets so he could replace them.  His plan all along was to use the framework for both cabinets since it was still in good shape.  He removed the old panels and spent quite a bit of time scraping off the dried glue that held the original panels on.  Then he added the new panels and then he brought them into the house where it was warm enough for painting.  That process took over my dining room table, which was draped with drop cloths so I wouldn’t ‘accidentally’ end up with a white table!  First, the upper cabinet. . .
Daffodil Cabinets - PaintingThen, the lower cabinet. It looks like it has an electrical outlet down by the floor but it's upside down!Daffodil - Lower Cabinet - Painting Between coats of primer and paint I cleaned up the little stainless steel sink and the original Formica countertop.  Pardon the pans drying in the sink – it was a workday and I didn’t have time to dry them so they had to dry on their own!
Daffodil Countertop It was pretty exciting when the paint on the cabinets was dry and the countertop was clean and ready to go.  My sweetheart took each piece out to the trailer and it wasn’t long before they were all securely in place.
Daffodil - Kitchen CabinetsI took this photo before the lower cabinet was installed.  It was just set in place so we could see how it would look.  First, my sweetheart had to finish the paneling on the side.  That’s finished now but I haven’t taken another photo to show you what it looks like now.  I will take more photos after the closet walls have been installed and you will see how nice the wall and cabinets look since they were put back in place.  In case you wonder about all the openings on the lower cabinet, under the sink are two drawers and a small cabinet.  My little refrigerator goes in the big opening in the middle and the stove will be in the larger opening on the right.  Under the stove is another cabinet door.  I’ll have to find some creative ways to organize things in the two cabinets so they won’t rattle around when Daffodil and I are on the road.  We will be on the road again soon – but that’s a story for another day!

There have been more changes since the cabinets were installed.  In fact, there have been some very BIG changes that I can’t wait to show you.  You’ll see more photos soon.  And often.  Things are finally beginning to come together the way we have dreamed they could be.  She is a little flower that is just about ready to burst out in full bloom!  Finally!