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. . .
Then, the lower cabinet. It looks like it has an electrical outlet down by the floor but it's upside down! 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!
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.
I 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!
This is the story of a little vintage trailer named Daffodil and her journey as she started out like a little bud and became a beautiful bloom and lived happily ever after.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Big Changes On The Inside
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Little Daffy is looking good. The white is so bright and fresh! I wanna see more now! :)ReplyDelete
Be a sweetie,
Fantastic progress Adrienne! The finishing touches make such a difference in this kind of project and I really can't wait to see what else you have done. What a darling husband you have to work so hard to make your dream come true. Do keep us updated!ReplyDelete
The progress you have made is wonderful! Looking forward to seeing more.ReplyDelete
Your sweetheart did a great job on the cabinets. What a fun project! ~ NancyReplyDelete
I know it will be fabulous when it is completed.ReplyDelete
so fun following the rebuilding process... and so rewarding for you and your hubs! :) you are amazingly fortunate the counter laminate is in *such* excellent condition. :)ReplyDelete