Monday, September 19, 2011

Our Cute Lil' LaurieAnna's Vintage Camper


Spend an hour browsing Craigslist,
a quick trip to Houston,
a little cash,
and what do you get?

This....
Take a little wood,
a little burlap and paint,
lots of enthusiastic participation,
and what do you get?

This!
This was one of the many surprises waiting for customers during our Fall Preview Party, and wow was it a hit!
Our little Craigslist hand built camper was a perfect prop, it just needed a little makeover. 
So, hubster built a platform to raise it over a foot, he even added casters to the bottom so we can move it around the Shoppe with little effort.
Then we dry-brushed it with some really old, thick and gunky, white paint.  Nothing better than old paint for drybrushing.
Papered the walls, made a door using an old window, and made a window by using a distressed mirror.
We made tire covers using burlap and clothespins
added a porch light, a mailbox (a gift from my sweet friend Patti), and of course some accents from LaurieAnna’s Vintage Home and the result?... a very unique Shoppe prop....
 
Occupied by one very unique Shoppe Dog.
Zeek always has to be in the middle of the fun!
We will have it all decorated up for Christmas in the upcoming show!
Isn’t it the cutest thing?
We'll leave the light on for you.

50 comments:

Green Willow Pond said...

That is A.DOR.ABLE! I would love to see more pictures. If I could I'd fly to Texas just to see it...but Michigan is just too far away.

My Kid's Mom said...

I love it!

Marydon said...

Awesome! You are so clever. Love the decor to adore. Can hardly wait for Christmas.

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I do believe it might be the cutest thing ever! Fabulous! ♥

Rhonda said...

OMG - that is just perfect, shabby perfect. Love Love Love

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This is why blogging is so much fun, ideas that are amazing. What a great prop for your store. You all really outdid yourselves!! xo

paperjunk-lc said...

So sorry I missed it! Can't wait for next month. Love you guys!

Geneva said...

The creative juices were flowing.. Simply stunning!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Sooooo cute! I have always wanted to have one of those in the backyard just for fun. Wouldn't it make the most adorable chicken coop?!! I love it, Laurie Anna!
xoxo Andrea

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

That is absolutely fantastic! What a great prop to use in your shows/store!

Anne said...

gorgeous! and the light and mailbox are perfection!! love it

AshTreeCottage said...

Super cute ~ I love it!!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Sooooo Cute! Your decorating brought it up quite a few notches.
Love it.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

J'adore! I love this very much! What an amazing find on Craigslist! wow!

I would love to crawl into the little perfectly charming space and read my Jane Austen novel or something romantic! gorgeous!

I'm now following you..and thinking of adding your blog to my side bar.....off to poke around here some more!

ciao bella


creative carmelina

Darla said...

Beautiful!!!! Love this. You are always thinking outside the box. Your decorating style is always above and beyond.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Really clever and creative! :)

martinealison said...

Un style de décoration très personnel et sublime.
gros bisous

Jennie said...

Excuse me while I drool. UGHHH!! Adorable. You never cease to amaze!!

Jennie {Cinnaberry Suite}

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very cute, and I can see it decorated for lots of holidays and themes.

AuntLou said...

Brava! Bravo! Huzzah! I actually caught my breath when I saw it! :)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

This is the cutest thing EVER!!! You are soooo creative girl~I want to clap my hands over this one!

Theresa said...

AMAZING! That is so stickin cute! t. xoxoxo

Ruby Grace's said...

It was SO CUTE! I could not picture what you had done when I read on the blog that you had put a camper in the shop. And of course...it was awesome. I wanted to crawl in and curl up so bad. Everything was wonderful...can't wait for the next show!
Denis

STEVEnBRENDA said...

That is amazing. Do you sleep at night? You inspire me.

Bren
whiteandrustyvintagetreasures
see me at Good Stell also

A Cottage Muse said...

OMGoodness...I love it!!
So creative...can't wait to see it decked out for the holidays!

Debby said...

I took pictures of one of these campers at the Country Living Fair. It was cute but nothing as cute as this. My doctor has a smaller version. It is teeny tiny and they use it.

{Carrie} said...

Love it!

Cheryl said...

Be still, my heart! As a vintage camper lover (and a vintage camper:-), I loved, loved, loved this post. Thanks for sharing the photos.
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Heaven's Walk said...

I'd be verrrry happy living in that darling little camper....! You'd never know I was there...I swear! lol!

xoxo laurie

pipigirl said...

wow!!!! i could actually live in that charming little HOME. so very romantic and quaint. ilove it. so very unique and adorable....

western serials said...

This is the cutest thing ever, You are so creative girl and specially I want to clap my hands over this one, I am newest follower of your blog and enjoyed lot in my first visit, same best work hope in future from your side.

Lori said...

What was it in is's previous life. A playhouse or a real camper? So perfect for the shop. I'll be by to see it in October!

FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

It IS the cutest thing! I want it!♥

-Linsey

http://farmhouseporch.blogspot.com/

http://www.thefarmhouseporch.com/

FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

It IS the cutest thing! I want it!♥

-Linsey

http://farmhouseporch.blogspot.com/

http://www.thefarmhouseporch.com/

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I'm in love...sigh. I can see why it was such a big hit in your shoppe!

Cozy Little House said...

Well, Laurie, it's cute as a bug's ear!
Brenda

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Yes I totally agree - it IS the cutest thing! Fantastic!

maxandemerson said...

What a great idea...I came across your blog, and I don't really remember how I made it here, but I love your taste. I never really considered my taste as "farmhouse." I always thought I was more industrial cottage...but I guess that might be what "farmhouse" would be...I love the metal and wood and china....beautiful. Thank you for enlightening me!!

Ellen said...

Cute isn't really the word I wanted to use because it's way more than cute... but that has got to be one of the cutest things I've seen in quite some time! I had not been by your blog in awhile - am really glad I stopped in today and am definitely becoming a follower so I don't miss any more good stuff! :-)

Jennelise said...

Oh my gosh! It's gorgeous!
Jennelise

Stephanie said...

Adored the camper - so creative! I couldn't get a good pic of it to include in my post.

Fairfield House said...

Laurie Anna,

I adore your newest shop prop! I am in awe of your creativity. When I visit, can I bunk there?! :)

Your Friend,
Deborah

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

utterly fantastic! my Krumpet would love it!

Karen

Betsy said...

Your vintage trailer is adorable! I discovered your lovely blog through Cozy Little House and just added myself as a follower!

bj said...

oops, came by to link..will try again in the morning.
xo bj

Modern Country Lady said...

What a fabulous job you did ! And I love your canine model, he just pulls of that certain "je ne sais quoi" thjat you need ! :-))

bj said...

No linky party this Friday?

Bohemian said...

FABULOUS!!! *Swooning* I Love Mobile Manse's! This one is ultra Romantic!

Dawn... The Bohemian

NanaDiana said...

I found you through Valarie- A Glimpse of My World...and I am smitten. I am your newest follower and will be back to read more when I have time- I am on work break for a few minutes and checking out blogs...shhhhhh...

Deb said...

I feel like I'm dreaming~. I love, love LOVE this little darling!! Being an avid fan of vintage camper makeovers, this is the ABSOLUTE WINNER! The cutest "girl cave" ever!!! You are an AMAZING decorator!! I'd bet you could make these & they sell like hot cakes, as Vintage Playhouse for women.