Tuesday, January 2, 2007

My cottage camper

today's made by me





My camper like almost everything in my life is a WIP.





Just when I think its finished it....I come up with a better plan for storage.I use the camper to travel to shows, so I need to be able to pack it with goodies, and still have room to live in it while I'm at the show.

I had Mike rip out the toilet and shower, most shows have both of these, and it gave me more room for stock.

I made slip covers for the seats from a vintage table cloth and pink vintage chenille,the pillows are all really gorgeous 1940s soft cottons and the windows have vintage lace curtains, I even added drippy shabby chic style chandeliers.Its my little shabby cottage paradise when I'm at shows.I plan to paint the outside of it too, right now its white with a pink stripe.I did add little shutters. I made them from those black plant trays you get from the nursery. I glued them to on with clear silicone it works really well.

Mike also raised the bed so now I can hang my baby jackets on rails under the bed, its awesome they don't get all creased up being stuffed in bins. I will add more photos of that in a later post.

Now I can see everything.

I have also been collecting vintage suitcases to use as both storage and display.they look so cute in my booth and set up is so much easier.I will share photos of the shows as I do them
I found a lovely site with gypsy caravans makes me think of Johnny Depp in chocolat.....that sets my mind off on a whole other tangent,oh it don't take much. I think I might buy another camper and redo it for sale. I wonder if I could make a business from that.

I love doing it.I could call them cottage campers what do you think

post a comment to let me know
there will be lots of updates on the camper as work progresses

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Carol-
Can I come and play in your caravan? What an awesome interior! All those luscious fabrics, your'e making my heart go pitty-pat! I would love to see more pics.
Love your blog, your spirit and your awesome talent! I am adding you to my favorites!
I'll be back to see what else you are up to.
Thanks for the fun.
-Lisa

juanita said...

This is what I want to do. Take a camper to flea markets to sell my wares. Can you show me more of your camper?

translate this page

baby carol

baby carol
Me on o'connell st Dublin Ireland 1956

email me