Meaningless Drivel Monday: Perfectly Scampfortable. . .

With all these posts about my little 1978 Scamp trailer, it must seem like I am a woman obsessed.  I’m really not.  Well, maybe just a little.  I admit I have been spending a lot of time thinking about her and working on her.  But I am now to the point where she won’t consume so much of my time.  Now I can enjoy the fruits of my (and hubby’s) labor, make myself comfortable as I do so, and wait for the day when we can actually take her out on the road.    Hopefully, that’s just a good washing, sanding, painting, and a set of new tires away.  Maybe by the end of the summer?

That’s the “bedroom” with the mattress on top of the seat cushions on top of the dinette table folded down.  The previous owners had cut a piece of plywood to set over the table and bench seats and then cut a piece of foam which they covered with mattress fabric.  It
brings the bed up higher and makes it much more comfortable.  Can’t wait to try it overnight!



Where Am I Wednesday: Blogging from the Scamp!

This is how I started off my blog post today:

I’m not going to be talking about the teaching profession today, at least not in a literal sense.  I am too excited not to talk about the Scamp, and for those who want to know more about vintage campers, I guess this could be a teachable moment.  Is that a stretch?

Sounds good, right?  Except today isn’t Tuesday, so it didn’t matter if I talk about teaching or not.  I lost a day somewhere because Monday was a holiday, I suppose.  Anyway, here’s the rest.

I still have a few things to do inside the Scamp but she is usable on the inside now.  The outside is still badly in need of a bath and paint, but I need a few days with no threat of rain.  She will also need new tires, probably new lights, and a title transfer.  Yikes, I haven’t done that yet!
So here’s the inside. . .

Step right on in!
View from the door.
The “living room,”  consisting of the bench seat just to the right of the door, which can be converted to a bunk bed.  However, we took out the large piece of plywood on the back of the back cushion that would support the top bunk.
One of my favorite finds ever!  A tea light chandelier I found at Ross yesterday!  Perfect to hang from the roof vent!
One of my Scamp mates:  Maggie the Boston terrier.
A view of the “upstairs.”  It will soon become a bed when the table and mattress are brought in.  Today I just set up a camp stool with a metal tray and made a tiny table.  I really like how it looks!
Today I added rag strips to the curtains and made little tiebacks for them.  Those pillows are a thrift store find. . .not sure if I will keep them in the Scamp.  What do you think?
The left side of the “upstairs.”  Not sure about those pillows, either.  Or even the bear.  Hm. . .
Another view of the “living room” from the “upstairs.”  I may take a nap there very soon!
The closet next to the door with a tote I found at Pursuing Eden Vintage Sales and Rentals.  It holds a plastic bag for trash and may come in handy on trips!

That’s it!  My daughter came home tonight and came out here and asked me what I was doing out here.  Duh!  Enjoying my new retreat!  She just doesn’t get it.  Maybe after she raises a family and retires, she will.  Eh, she was preoccupied.  She told me later she loves it!  

Let me know what you think!



Meaningless Drivel Monday: Did you figure it out?

Last Monday I talked about the progress I have made on my little vintage travel trailer, my 1978 Scamp.  I showed several photographs, and then I showed this photo. . .

. . .and asked you to guess what I was going to do with it.  Did you try to guess?

Give up?  Here’s what I did with this 
vintage metal tray.

I attached it to the front of the old Dometic refrigerator and made a magnetic board out of it!  That’s my little trailer pal Maggie’s photo framed on it.  I attached the tray with Command strips.  Only time will tell if they will continue to stick to that aluminum door. The red tray picks up the red polka dots in the upholstery.

Speaking of which–I had hoped to have all the cushions situated in the camper, but there is the small problem of water leaking around the window air conditioner when it rains.  Until that is fixed, the cushions will not be placed inside under that window.  So, there’s been a slight delay. . .

Now to start on the rag curtain that will go over that furnace hole where I put the crates.  Stay tuned!



Meaningless Drivel Monday: Scamp Update (Lots of Photos!)

Remember this little guy? (gal?)

Progress has been slow on her restoration but today I got back inside and made some progress!

I caulked the gaps between the pieces of Ensolite that line the walls.  I had already painted them a light sage green using Behr ultra latex paint.  I am so happy with that color!  
When the caulk is dry I will go in and paint it the same color as the walls.  Yes, I know that foam around the air conditioning unit is ridiculous.  It was a temporary fix until I can get in there and trim it to fit.  

I finished all the rag curtains but had to take them down to caulk and paint.  I can’t wait to show you what they look like up.  So cute!  Visit my Etsy shop to order some for yourself!  
Hubby had to extend the floor in front of the door because the door was bent out a bit.  It was much easier to fix it that way than to try and bend the door back.  We just need to add a threshold and carpet now.
I primed the cabinet doors which will be painted red to match the upholstery fabric.  That hole in the countertop was where the cooktop stove used to be.  It will be covered with a board and a microwave oven.
This opening held the furnace which we removed.  It will be made into storage and covered with another rag curtain.
I haven’t decided where the butterfly chalkboard will end up, but it is cute!
The sitting area with potty cabinet door primed and floor ready for carpet.
The cupboards over the bed and bench, and the potty chair door, will be painted turquoise.
This is the door to the closet primed and ready for red paint.  Some turquoise paint was left on the paintbrush but it will be repainted anyway.
Lucy the cat keeps me company while I work.  She usually ends up with some paint on her fur!
Molly (left) and Maggie, two of our Boston terriers, watch Lucy from the backyard.  
Whitey also watches Lucy.
Lucy ignores them, of course.
There is still much work to do.  She also needs a good scrubbing and some new paint on the exterior.  All in due time, all in due time.  

Let me know what you think of our progress!