Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Little treasures found today

I found these little treasures today. Two matchbox holders.

Which one should I use in the Shasta?

Little tin one has an old ad on it. The wooden one a rooster
The old ad HC Scholl General Merchandise Henryville, IN

The votes are in:

I'll be using the tin one in Rosie

Thanks for your votes

Shining Day

It has been a cool day. So I decided it was a good day to do some shining. I started with the screens.


Not quite after, still need to add screen

And moved to the hand pump faucet


Continued with shining the cabinet pulls and hinges

And finished with the cabinet round and sink trim

 It's off the Home Depot to purchase screen tonight!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Counter top still looks great

My daughter, Katie, spent quite a bit of time cleaning the counter top with Goo Gone. As you can see I don't need to replace the laminate.

The counter top is a pale yellow with gold flakes

I am including a picture of the vent that I have been polishing. I haven't tried removing the screen yet to replace it. I'll most likely need some luck in removing the screen.

The screen looks pretty good in the pic. Believe me it needs to be replaced!
One last thing, I received my magazine rack in the mail yesterday. Thanks to a member's father, of the Vintage Shasta Trailer Forum. He did a fantastic job!

I applied a couple of coats of shellac

2nd Coat of Shellac

They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words so here are 7,000 words of delight!

Weather was warmer today so the shellac was drying faster than what I wound have liked. But it still turned out well.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Pink Flamingos

Found these birds at the Dollar Tree tonight. These will be perfect will camping!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Polishing and Sanding

It seems with working on the Shasta it is mostly polishing and sanding.

This weekend I washed away 49 years of grim off the windows. After washing the windows Bill and I placed clear vinyl seal on the window edges of each pane. This is designed to help prevent drafts. I also think it will protect each pane. No more glass on glass.

Enlarged view of vinyl seal

I also put new weatherstrip pile along the edge of the window. This too helps prevent drafts.

Enlarged view of pile weatherstip

I used a small screwdriver and slide the pile into the groove and pushed it into place.
I do recommend you slowly close the window. It may not close at first so you may need to open and close slowly several times to help to assist the window to close. Don't force the window to close.  This helps the pile to fit into the groove better. 
The rest of the weekend was spent sanding the birch with steel wool to prep it for the second coat of shellac. And I polished on the aluminum trim on the door frame. It's only about 1/2 complete.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Instructions for sewing your own awning

This was posted on the Vintage Shasta Trailer Forum today (Link under my favorite sites). I thought I would pass it along. I'm thinking of giving it a try.


Thursday, May 5, 2011