Vintage Avion Trailer
It has been a minute since I did any updates on the trailer and the progress with putting everything back together. But- we have gotten some things done- today is all about an update on the vintage Avion floors and beds.
I shared a peek at the new flooring we were putting in previously. It is a blond wood that closely matches the original cabinetry finish. One of the things that I loved about the Avion Trailer vs Airstreams was the solid wood that was lighter in finish. I love Airstreams too- don’t get me wrong- but they felt darker inside to in spite of having more windows. So, while looking, I kept coming back to this one.
To find a similar finish that was not too yellow, not too brown, etc.- we took a door to Home Depot and found a couple that looked like they would work. Of course, the lighting in the trailer made a difference- we ended up going with the one we were least sure of in the store- because it looked the best in the trailer. I love how it has turned out.
Walls & Beds
Yes indeed- the walls and beds are in place! You might remember we had pieces parts from the original trailer when we bought it. The folks we bought from tossed some things unfortunately, but we had one bed frame part available to match along with cabinet doors.
My husband used regular building supplies to frame for the beds and then built the new base with birch plywood. The color isn’t quite an exact match as you can see so we may use an oil or something to try and get it to match a tad better. Or not. I don’t mind it actually.
The corners being sharp where the wood came together were going to be an injury waiting to happen. He used a simple plain wood trim that was curved to create a softer spot to bump your toe or shin on if you are going to do it.
The Bathroom Walls
You can see that the back of the bed frames are actually part of the bathroom walls- so they went back in as well.
Remember where we started? It has changed just a bit.
Up next- we are refreshing the interior walls a bit before we install sconces. I have been on the hunt for some vintage ones- so far, not finding any. Hardware too. We are missing a lot of latches, atc. If you know of anyone who has an old 1960’s trailer they are parting out and has lights- send them my way!
We are also going to tackle the front of the trailer- we don’t have the pieces for the dining table or benches to create a template unfortunately- so we are somewhat winging that one based off old photos. And then there is the bathroom- that should be a fun one to figure out haha. Will share more when we get more done soon. To see more of the BEFORE- You can find that HERE
What do you think of how this little 1960’s Avion is coming together?
Happy Tuesday all.
Jeanne Schendt says
Oh i think its coming along great! Love the flooring you chose and the beds. I don’t know how you do it all. Did you ever think of a name foR her?
franki Parde says
Looking fantastic…happy trails!! franki
Michele m. says
Oh those are huge steps towards fixing that groovy vintage trailer well!
That wee pink stove/oven is so adorable. What a neat project.
Karen B. says
I love it. My parents had a camper when I was growing up and I loved it. It was not a trailer, but it was nice sized and my favorite part as a child was that the stove and ‘fridge was turquoise. I know your trailer will be adorable. I enjoy the progress.
Looks great so far!
I used to watch Flippin’ RVs, it’s A GREAT show all about restoring vintage trailers.
YOU might be able to stream their shows on netflix and get ideas FOR YOUR bathroom AND dinning room table. Better yet, it might possibly tell you how to contact them for possible plans for your exact trailer since they have done so many over the years. Best of luck 🍀
Hello, i know this has nothing to do with this post but i was trying to find thebgold twinkly trees you use outside and having hard time finding. Do you have a link and a discount code on thOse. Thank you for your help.
So fun WATCHING this transformation! Big changes already making such a difference.
I looked online fir vintage sconc for trailers…very, very EXPENSIVE. Check out Walmart website. Put in vintage sconces. THEY’RE REPRODUCTIONs, but i think you might find some you like. There was one with a fkared fabric shade that was so vintage…amazing prices too. Beverly Poag
Thanks Beverly- will take a look!