Well, I inherited my grandpa's 1969 Boler
earlier this year. It hadn't been moved in 15+ years and was in a bit of a state. With the help of a friend and this forum, I managed to get it into working order and although there are far more elaborate renos on this forum, I am pretty proud of this family gem. Here are a few pics. And thanks for all the tips! Never done anything like this before and all the help and expertise was fantastic!
A couple specifics:
1. After looking on this website, we decided to put hull lining directly over my grampy's still functional 70's insulation job. It was a learning process for sure and it is not perfect. We learned that the quality of glue is CRITICAL, and a good spray adhesive makes the job so much easier. I love the cozy feeling the hull liner gives.
2. There is power in this trailer, but we opted for a number of LED battery lights
as well (powered ones will come later, under the cupboards). My Favourite ones are the magnetic long ones on the roof. Simple and out of the way, and you can grab them to use as a flashlight at night if needed.
3. I made all the curtains and reupholstered the cushions. Someone on this forum said they used pine would and staples and I found this easy to do, although I did sew the corners for a clean tailored look. I used microbial fabric on the bottom and automotive upholstery on the tops.
4. We took out the little stove - primarily because it terrified me. Who knows how safe it was? My friend made a metal box I storage that got screwed in through the bottom and sits more or less on too of the icebox. It's a great additional storage compartment. An ikea cutting board with a fitted piece screwed on the bottom fit like a glove with no trimming.
5. My friend also designed an made the metal backsplash. After checking out options, I was worried about cost, but he was gracious enough to design and make this. We attached it to a 3/4 inch plywood and installed it, then attached these great ikea bars and storage units. They can be pulled off and stored quickly for travel and then set up again easily upon arrival.
6. I just need to point out the little quilted patchwork that my mom did. She loves this little trailer as well because it was her dad's and this little thing is a quirky bonus treasure, complete with my dog lounging in front with a cocktail.
So that's it! It's my little home away from home and I am so pleased. Looking forward to joining a meet up soon and learning more from all of you! Thanks again!!!
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