Whistling Dixie

Caravan & Travel Trailer Remodeling

Wow!  Was I ever right about our old Dixie stove!  She cleaned up beautifully!!!  I couldn’t be happier with the results.  Hubby worked so hard on her yesterday, and we moved her into our caravan kitchen last night.  Only one place on the back chrome area looks to need some polishing or re-chroming.  I’m going to do some research on what to do that is the least stressing on our vintage gem.

If you-all have any pointers, please feel free to share?  I’ve already heard from one vintage stove enthusiast who restores these old girls, and has a wealth of information.  I’m sure hoping he can give some information on reviving old, rusty and dirty chrome.  *crossing fingers*

For now, I am sitting in awe of my New/Old Dixie Stove.  I can hardly wait to be preparing every meal I cook at home on my lovely treasure.  I might even…

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My New/Old Dixie Stove

Caravan & Travel Trailer Remodeling

There is so much truth in the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s (or woman’s) treasure.”; which has landed a beloved — very hard to find — DIXIE Stove right in my lap (not literally).  It came about by shear luck, when I was browsing the ads on C-List.  I had already posted a WTB ad on the site, searching for a vintage apartment size stove (Dixie…O’Keefe and Merritt…and the like), but I never…in all my life, thought I would be able to actually find a real Dixie Stove for a hundred-bucks?!

I bit my lip, tried not to act too excited, until the deal had been made and my stove had been delivered; all for the same $100.00!  The day it was dropped off in my driveway, was a happy day; though I knew my work (and Hubby’s too) was definitely cut out for me.  The stove was…

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Island Colored Caravan

Caravan & Travel Trailer Remodeling

Woo Hoo!  We finally decided on a color for our trim, and have actually gotten it painted.  *check, color decision…check, painting of trim*  We couldn’t be happier with the results!  The primer-white is history, and our vintage caravan is now decked out in Island charm.  No longer is she old and ugly, but is rather charming and vintage…ready for spring bathed in Cozumel (on the trailer exterior), Island Coral (on our front door), and Mermaid Harbor (on the trim): all from Behr paints. 

So now…today, Hubby is working on finishing-out the trim on my kitchen window.  Per my last post– we still haven’t gotten around to the building of my dining nook.  Another day…another dollar!  But I did manage to de-clutter a bit in that area, and Nico did manage to enclose the wheel-well so the insulation is no longer exposed.  It makes for a nice ‘printer perch’…

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