I’ve been updating you on our progress in the Frolic – AKA – the Pink Paradise, and it may not look like we’ve made huge strides since my last posting, but believe me, we have. There are so many small details that we’ve tended to.
A reminder of what the Frolic looked like before.
Frolic – main living space nearly done.
New covered seats and lot’s of new trim work. I picked up two awesome rag rugs for a dollar each at the dollar store. They fit in perfectly!
If you’ve been following along, then you know that when I decided to start remodeling our vintage Frolic camper I had my work cut out for me. I wanted to salvage as much of the original camper as I could, while sprucing her up with a bit of my own style. I think I’ve done a fairly good job at both.
Instead of ripping out and replacing appliances, dark cabinets, the table and booths, and the counter top, I have managed to work with them, and around them.
Part of the ceiling that had already been torn out prior to starting this project left us no choice but to replace it . Opting for the wainscoting added a touch of my tastes. And using scraps of building materials we had on hand has helped immensely with remodeling costs.
There has been a lot of trim work to contend with. And lot’s of other not so obvious details – for example, the installation of several new (white) light switch/outlet covers to replace the originals that were dark brown, painting the table leg, cabinet hardware, heater cover, and outside edge of the fridge – just to name a few.
I still have some decisions to make concerning the interior lights. And I still have to decide on what to build to hide the ugly wheel well. A good neighbor will be helping me make the curtains this week or next, and of course the decorating is yet to be done.
I just started working in the bathroom which has been on my remodel list. I’ve found some water damage on one wall and the wall will need to be torn out and rebuilt. We have also moved outside to start some roof coating too.
My dollar store gingham wallpaper helps tie in the gold vintage stove/oven.
The heater before painting.
The heater after painting – more trim work still needed on the wall to the left.
Other side of the camper (upper) – before painting.
Other side of the camper (upper) – after painting. The gas light has to be reinstalled in the center of the cabinet but some gas line work has to be done first.
This was the clothes/storage closet – before modification.
This will now serve as our TV/storage center – after modification.
My handsome man helping patch the roof.
We were honored to receive an invitation to a vintage camper rally in Vermont this month from Mariah of The Comet Camper. Mariah is a girl after my own heart. She’s redoing an old camper and she’s incorporating a lot green technology into her project . She wants The Comet to be off the grid. Go check it out!
As for the invitation, unfortunately we had to decline because the Pink Paradise isn’t near ready. But there is always next year!
I promise to continue to keep you updated on the Pink Paradise and I’m anxious to present a completely finished project to you.
So, are you a retro travel trailer kind of guy or gal? Or do you prefer all the luxuries of modern-day campers?
If you missed my other posts on the Frolic – AKA – Pink Paradise, check them out here. The posts below start from the beginning and take you up to most current work that has been done on the Paradise.
Can’t get enough of these campers? Check out all of vintage campers I photographed at the Finger Lakes Tin Can Tourist Rally last September.
If you’re looking for a customized glamper let’s talk! And if you are looking for a parts (new & used) for your camper then check out Fletcher’s Vintage Trailer Sales. Please make sure to mention that you found them through my blog.