Saturday, July 2, 2011

introducing... louellen the lil' loafer

after doing the telluride farmer's market again yesterday, i drove the rest of the way up to montrose to buy my "new" camper! a 1963 aristocrat lil' loafer.

here she is, in front of the home of the lovely couple i bought her from.

she needs a lot of work, that's for sure.
but i only paid $400 for her!

the icebox

the sink

the stove/ oven

hazel and june are thrilled!

i can't wait to make new curtains and cushions. these fold down into a bed. there is also an "upstairs" bed for the girls.

this light still runs on gas; the others have been converted to electric.

please consider these the "before" photos. this will be such a wonderful project and i can't wait to see her transform. in addition to the cushions and curtains and other small repairs inside, i will most likely paint the interior. i've purchased a little buffer for glenn; he is going to bring the exterior aluminum back to a shine. i think we may actually take her camping tomorrow night!

8 comments:

susie said...

So cute! I know you guys will be making memories in it for years to come.

p.s. Love that dress you have on with the heart and wings:)

Lisa-Maladylis said...

I am soooo envious ! I keep telling my bf that I want one about that size. Just enough to sleep in since that's all they are really needed for. Lovely !!

mamabeaks said...

Wow, how sweet! this will be alot of fun, i just know........

6512 and growing said...

Looks super fun, we'll get the closer look next weekend, right?

Silver Sparrow Designs said...

that's right, rachel!

and thanks everyone; she is so awesome! i spent all day cleaning and scrubbing and now we're taking her camping tonight!

JudyB said...

I am officially green with envy!
Enjoy your beautiful little camper and I can't wait to see the transformation, what a gem!

Dawn Garrison said...

I know this is an old post but wondered how the Lil Loafer did with the Element. I am buying a Lil Loafer and current drive an Element. Thanks for letting me know.

kristi smith said...

the camper did so great with the element! no problems at all :)