Putting Floors in the old RV

So I (Amber) decided to put in the floors since Chris was working hard on stuff nobody sees or cares about but is totally necessary and is taken for granted. You know like water pipes, flushing toilet, water tanks, wheel bearings, electrical panels, lighting etc…. Let me tell you that laying Tivoli II Peel ‘N’ Stick Vinyl Planks (in Rustic Oak) in a vintage trailer that is not perfectly straight made this quite the task and about 17 hours over 10 days. Below is a photo journal of my first time, floor installing journey. I finished for it’s World Premier July 4th, 2015 depute. Enjoy!

Short Video of the original floors.

Started by cutting lose and peeling old, “flaking” linoleum out.

I used a utility knife, scissors, newspaper, straight edge, marker, sweat….

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I drew this on the floor before I covered it with the new floor.

To cut around the toilet hole (haha), and all the tables and cabinets rivets and divots, I read to use a template out of newspaper. It totally worked but takes forever to do.

Progress of the floors….

And the final…

One final thing… to fill the gaps I used this wood filler. Turned out great!

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Goldie’s Interior

Here are a couple shots of the inside of Goldie (yes, that’s what were calling her since we did gold accents). Lot’s of work but it paid off and looks great! Still not totally done with the kitchen backsplash so you’re not seeing that part. More interior shots to come!

A Quick twirl around the trailer….

Interior Colors

After lots of different ideas (I wrote a whole post on what I wanted to do and am not doing that anymore) I’ve came up with the simple design of white everything, and gold accents.

Main interior colors – I chose a white, BEHR MARQUEE interior pain in high gloss with a mold/mildew resistant primer and gold spray paint from Krylon’s Color Master collection with their spray primer.

Below is what I’ve done to the window frames and they look fantastic!

Primed them with 2 coats:

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Then sprayed them with 2 coats of gold:

I’ve also purchased the peel and stick backsplash from Amazon.com

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And the flooring which is Peel and Stick in Rustic Oak, bought from Walmart.com

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It’s coming along. Chris has done most of the electrical and plumbing. We’re over half way there!

We Bought a Trailer

Hello World,

Welcome to our blog about renovating a 1971 retro Aristocrat Starliner trailer. My husband and I have talked for a few years about buying a vintage trailer and renovating it. We finally wanted to make this dream a reality so we took the plunge and bought one! It took many tries to finally snag one up (since renovating vintage trailers in Portland is a trendy thing to do). We found ours in The Dalles Oregon for $1,800. We can’t find much information on this particular model, so we’re figuring it out as we go. Chris is very handy and I’m a self proclaimed DIYer and love to decorate. This should be interesting.