Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The last few months enjoying Maisie Toot and an update on winterizing



I apologize for the lack of posting here on Maisie Toot.
It's not for lack of picture taking, I can assure you.  Its a lack of time to get on this site that is to blame.

When we last left you here, we had just completed the renovations on Maisie and we were excited to start living in her.

And live in her we did!

It was a blissful summer in the Adirondacks and we had lots of fun with our boys, we spent tons of time at the lakes and rivers and with friends and family.  We even went camping at the end of the summer as a last hurrah.

Maisie unfortunately spent the summer where we had her initially parked.  Right in Laura's driveway at her house on the mountain.  In fact, it's not really in the plans anymore to move her...atleast not in the near future due to the fact that the hitch I got for my car doesn't support campers.  I am attempting to get that remedied but for now she is parked for the present time.

Plus winter is upon us and she will soon be tucked in for a long winter's nap.

Above is a collage of some photos of the wonderful times that we have shared in Maisie, and at the bottom you will find some pics of the winterizing process in preparation of tarping her off in the next few weeks.

In fact, I had never actually looked at the roof of Maisie.  Even when we bought her.  It had just never occurred to me to inspect it.  In all honesty, I was scared about what I would find as I climbed the ladder and peeked over the outer wall at the roof surface.

I gingerly set one foot and then the other on her roof and tiptoed around until I was able to figure out the state of her surface.

But our girl is sturdy!  I found no spongy areas and I was able to scrub the skylight and the bathroom vent as well as reinforce a crack in the skylight with a bit of winterizing tape.

I did a clear caulk around all of the windows, the seams where edges of the exterior met, and replaced the seals around the door.

 It was a process for sure, but anything that I can do to keep her healthy and long lasting is worth it.

I will try to share a pic in the future once we have tarped her off and gotten her all protected for the frigid Adirondack winter.

XOXO, Julia and Laura

Friday, May 1, 2015

Part 9:: Maisie Toot Before and After Comparisons:: Complete travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel



We thought it might be fun to see a side by side of the different areas of Maisie.

If you are new to this site or curious about the process of how we renovated Maisie, you can find the projects in the links below.

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::Part 1:: Travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel

 ::Part 2::  Removing the things we don't want and recovering cushions:: Travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel 

::Part 3:: Painting :: Travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel

::Part 4:: Curtain Making and valance recovering/ upholstering :: Travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel

::Part 5:: faux tin panel backsplash application :: Travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel

::Part 6:: Adding privacy film to the camper windows :: Travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel

Part 7:: Moving in and decorating Part one :: Travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel

Part 8:: The BIG reveal :: Complete travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel

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Thank you so much for visiting us here.

Truly, Julia and Laura

Part 8:: The BIG reveal :: Complete travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel

Ta Da!  
Here's our girl.

The Big Reveal Video!

And if you forgot what she looked like before, here's the video!
Before Renovation!


Finished! (for now).

And we couldn't be happier with our girl.

This post is going to be sparse of text, we are going to let the pictures speak for themselves.  
   
If you are new to this site or curious about the process of how we renovated Maisie, you can find the projects in the links below.

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::Part 1:: Travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel

 ::Part 2::  Removing the things we don't want and recovering cushions:: Travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel 

::Part 3:: Painting :: Travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel

::Part 4:: Curtain Making and valance recovering/ upholstering :: Travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel

::Part 5:: faux tin panel backsplash application :: Travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel

::Part 6:: Adding privacy film to the camper windows :: Travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel

Part 7:: Moving in and decorating Part one :: Travel trailer camper turned glamper renovation and remodel

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OK, now for the BIG Reveal!

*This remodel/renovation was a 2 month process. We are both 35 years old, married, we both work full time as RN's and we each take turns caring for each other's kids. So, as you can imagine... free time is not really abundant.
We certainly could have hammered away and got Maisie done much earlier, but we are so happy that we took our time and recorded every step.
I can't wait to look back at these photos in the years to come and remember what a blast we had.

(keep in mind that most of the decorations, accessories, linens, etc were either handmade, thrifted, bought for dirt cheap, or things that we already owned and moved from our brick and mortar houses into our camper Maisie.)

:: Living/Dining Area::
This area turns into a very big third bed if needed


Craft supply cupboards filled with supplies and baskets and books.















Twin birds





The view from the lounge of the Bunk Room curtain, Bathroom door, and the Kitchen


 A small fraction of our fabric stash in a hanging closet organizer that we got for $7 at TJ Maxx.
(honestly, it's kind of absurd.)


::The Kitchen::







:: The Bunk Room ::






 


The Bathroom





:: The rug and entry ::


OK, that's all. 

Thank you so much for visiting us here.  And don't think that this is the last you've heard or seen of sweet Maisie.  Of course, we will be back to share all of the camping and living that we will be doing.

 Laura and I with our wonderful parents and our three little boys sharing our first snack in Maisie Toot.

Truly, 
Julia and Laura