Sunday, July 1, 2012

A New Adventure

I decided to share my little adventure with you after all the encouraging comments I received on my facebook page last week.  So here we go......

For the past few months I have been stalking vintage trailers on Pinterest and Craigslist. If you haven't seen them you are missing out.  Check out my Pinterest page called Camper Love.  I found some trailers being used as mobile boutiques and setting up on street corners and farmers markets. I like the idea of being mobile and I like the idea of having a store without a brick and mortar shop.  {Been there, done that}

After some Hubby convincing; he said YES!!!  If you know me- once I get the green light for something, please move out of the way......because it's on!

It only took me a few weeks to find a trailer here in Las Vegas.  Yes, 1 trailer.  That's it.  It had been listed for a day when I went to go see it.  The poor guy had to sell his "man cave" because his family was growing and wifey said to get rid of it.  Poor him, Yay Me!  It was in great condition with a lot of girly potential.  I could see right through his black and red decor and beer table.  We negotiated for a bit and he accepted my offer.  It's MINE, It's MINE!!!!!

I was at work when he delivered it to our house.  We offered to pick it up but he needed that last drive. Poor guy. Wait til he finds out what I'm doing to it :)  My husband said he showed him every last detail on the trailer and was almost in tears when he left.   I'll be sure to invite him to my first show.

Soooooooooo, I am the proud owner of a 1973 Canned Ham.  I love her!  I named her Petunia after my child hood pet pig...  Isn't she cute?

She is 13 feet long and 8 feet wide.  She doesn't even take up an entire parking space.  

I know you are saying- Who cares? It's a trailer... What the heck are you going to do with a tiny trailer?

Here is my plan:
Paint, Paint, Paint  
Restore the inside to reflect a shop
Find Craft Shows, Farmers Markets and Customers {yes, you} to have Home Shows

What am I going to sell?  Tutus?  
Yes, I will sell Tutus but this part of my biz will be called Allice's House and will let me expand my creativity to ANYTHING and EVERYTHING

So Here is where I'm at now:

Inspiration Board

I have high hopes, right???

Original Petunia:

My Painting of her stripe and getting rid of the black:

PS- I have learned that I despise painting large objects 

Yesterday I removed all the cushions, curtains, and "manly things" from the inside and started painting. I'm getting really good with a drill, goo off, painters tape and Home Depot loves me.  

I'd love to hear what you think about my new adventure and can't wait until her first outing.  Who's gonna be my first hostess????  

Linking up to :
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Truly Lovely


KelleyAccents said...

That's AMAZING! I'm sure once it's done it will be the cutest thing ever!!

Vikster said...

I LOVE IT!! I bet it will be too cute once you are all done. You need to invite us all over for the grand opening of Allice's Place. I'm so happy for you!!

The Rogers Clan said...

Alice, you are a crack up. Really cute idea. Food trucks are a HUGE hit, so maybe you can join up with them, or have someone sell cupcakes with your tutu's so you can take advantage of the market. An idea.

Carm said...

Alice, this is so incredibly cute! What a great idea!!

kathy said...

This is such as awesome idea! I am jealous girl!!!
Good luck and have a sale party! I will come!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Love love love!!!! Can't wait to see her :) (And again you are dressed to match what are you painting!! lol)

Shannon said...

Allice it's perfect!!!!! It's SO you!! Love watching the step by step. CUTE CUTE CUTE!!

Lori said...

Allice you have the energy of 3 people and the creativity of 10. Can't wait for my invite of the grand opening.. I'm sure you'll do great.

Kim Moore said...

Supercalifragilsticexpealidocious!!! I want to see pics of you towing that baby around too!!! Love it Al!

Art Box Designs said...

Your going to rock this Allice! What a fabulous find!

Queen of Cake Plates said...

Wow such a cute little the new it Mermaid? really looks nice! Can't. Wait to see the progress..Love the names you picked.