Post by ladywendolyn on Aug 15, 2016 8:00:58 GMT -8
I have found that the accessorizing aspect of my trailer has been a Sherlock homes meets Martha Stewart experience. Tracking down the correct vintage accessory takes patience, and sometimes a willingness to pay at least $20.00 more than you expected for an item. I keep my search settings on eBay set to find New Old Stock on certain items I am looking for to complete my trailer. This morning I struck gold. I have been searching for Aluminum spice racks made by this company for over 2 years. They are unique in that they are the only vintage spice racks with the little logo that says "spices" on the front. They sell on Etsy and eBay for $50.00-$75.00 each. (Check and you will see I am not exaggerating).
Well this morning my patience paid off. I had a package with two New Old Stock spice racks show up on eBay. Price for both $39.00, "buy it now". Because I know the prices, I was quick to grab it. If it had gone to auction, this set would have sold for over $100.00.
It pays to do your research on accessories, like lighting, dishes, thermos jugs etc. These are the items that can give your trailer a wow factor to back up your hard work on the reconstruction. I am use to doing that because I have been working in interior design for that last many years and have done a lot of homes and buildings. I realized through that it doesn't come naturally to everyone. So in response to a request from one of the administrators that I use my training to develop the "Glamping section" on the forum, I will be posting a thread next week that will outline some basic design principles that you can use to create a beautiful decor that will "finish and show off" all of the hard work. I will also try to be available to give anyone who wants it, feedback, and help with their color selections, and accessories to finish their trailer.
I would love it if it became known that every trailer that comes out of this group is a show stopper both with reconstruction and decor. SaveSave