An Update on Maizy (My Little Vintage Trailer) - Interior Before and After

02 September
I haven't posted any updates on my vintage trailer for quite awhile so I thought it was time. My dad and I are still working on her and I think we are almost done!!

Be sure to check out the links at the end of this post to see the transformation from the very beginning!

Vintage travel trailer makeover
We are planning her maiden voyage camping trip toward the end of September! I think it's a good idea to take my dad on the first outing since I've never camped by myself, let alone pulled a trailer to camp in! My daughter will probably go too.
It's been so long since you've seen her that you may have forgotten what she even looks like!

I just love her little curves...

She's a pudgy little girl!

Now she has an aqua tongue to match her aqua interior details!

And four cute little aqua-colored jacks! :o) Now let's do a few before and after shots of the inside!


A few things to note before:
  • dingy, dirty cupboard door and drawer fronts
  • moldy corners over in the bed area
  • upper bunk and gross old cushions
  • boring cone-shaped light fixture

  • lovely dated yellow contact paper backsplash
  • cracking, old countertops
  • a spice rack covered with dirt and grime
poor Miss Maizy, she must have felt so tired and old :o(

Now take note of the after:
  • no more moldy corners - scrubbed clean, sanded, and painted
  • new faux tin (wallpaper) ceiling
  • upper bunk has been converted into a full-length shelf with vintage suitcases
  • fun fabric pennant banners
  • brand new, full-sized futon mattress and new plywood underneath
  • rewired cone-shaped light fixture with accents of aqua paint

  • crisp aqua-colored cupboard door and drawer fronts with beadboard wallpaper and freshly painted pulls
  • reinsulated icebox
  • fun new aqua trash can (from TJ Maxx)

  • sparkling new vintage inspired countertops in retro "dog bone" pattern
  • adorable vintage teapot-shaped spice rack
  • "potted flower" dish brush and an aqua bottle of dish detergent
  • new hand-made curtains (all of her curtains are aqua polka dot fabric with white ruffles on the bottom except for the kitchen curtain which is exactly opposite, white with polka dot ruffle just for fun!)
Some more before shots.

  • hunting themed curtains
  • boring brown dinette tabletop
  • dated upholstery on the dinette seat cushions
  • mirror in an odd place
  • more dingy, dirty cupboards

And after:
  • new hand-made, lined curtains
  • freshly painted cupboard doors
  • bunting pennant banner
  • recovered dinette cushions - tartan plaid (she is a Scotsman after all!)
  • lots of pillows
  • a new vintage tablecloth
  • a new tabletop that matches her kitchen countertops

Here is a closeup of her new tablecloth. I bought it at an antique Show for just $8 and it fits her perfectly.

She even got a fun up-cycled screen door handle where there wasn't one before!

We ran into our fair share of problems along the way...

Hornet's nests and broken sink pipes were the major ones!

But she's come a looooong way! We still have a couple more things to finish... counter top trim, a chalkboard wall behind the screen door, and finishing the closet area to name a few!

If you want to read more about the transformation of Miss Maizy, check out these posts:

My Vintage Trailer - Cupboards and Closets
How to Paint a Vintage Trailer for Under $60

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Source List:

Futon Mattress
Beadboard Wallpaper (cupboard doors and drawers)
Formica in Retro Dogbone Pattern (counters and tabletop)

Here are some great books on vintage trailers you might like:

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