Last week… we worked on the bed-frame…and the kitchen. This little hutch is built from salvaged materials.
The Lil’ Camper that Could has been donated lots of salvage perfect for this project!
Doors: from my daughter house they re-did their kitchen 3 years ago before moving into their house.
Spindles: I curb-shopped a demi-lune table a couple of years back. The table has met it’s purposed and is now part of the camper!
Wall Panels: paneling from the daughter’s home, flipped to the wrong side. (to be painted)
More panels: Some of them weren’t salvageable as a whole… so we have been ripping them down to 2 inch strips for trim! (seen above/below along the seams)
We built an open shelf along the front. Also, installed new plugs and a breaker box… pictured below.
The white vinyl panels are what we did NOT tear out. My plan is to cover the ceiling in a new vinyl contact paper that is decorative. But first, I washed these down last week… they were pretty grimy! **See below for the before… very grimy!!! I will cover this after the painting is done.
We are still searching for DATE/ MAKE / MODEL of our Lil’Camper… I was told to check the breaker box. We did…only found the serial number for the breaker box. Anyway… we were shopping for new breakers and a very knowledgeable older gentlemanly sales clerk told us that our breakers are an after market part now. …AND VERY PRICEY. $45!!! hold the phone!
** an interesting note though, he shared that the breaker and the box that we have was from a company that closed in the early 70's (like 1970 or 1971) That means, my camper is probably a '60s model! So...we're getting closer!
Back to the breaker box--
We replaced it with a new box, breakers and a couple of new plugs for less than $45 Now… getting hubby’s brother to come wire it… or double check our wiring.
This patchwork wall… is going to be replaced with a solid piece from this pile…
crate wood! My brother dropped off this load yesterday; and it will be perfect for some of the rebuild that is still left to do!
I’m using lots of salvaged and repurposed materials that are FREE-DOLLARS; however, I have been shopping.
Mostly inside pretties… chocolate, turquoise, some tangerine… It’s going to be pretty!
I can’t wait to start installation on that part!
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Thanks for coming along…
Grace and Peace.