In the vintage trailer world there is some debate on whether it’s OK to paint the interior of a trailer. Those that are purist would say absolutely do not paint the interior. However, then there are others who enjoy the look of a light, airy freshly painted interior. Personally speaking I think I’m sitting on both sides of the fence on this issue. While I love a vintage trailer in it’s natural, original state with beautiful birch wood, I also like the look of one that has been tastefully painted. For me this only applies to trailers that have been painted NOT to hide wood damage but rather those that may have started out their existence with ugly 70’s paneling or some sort of non-birch interior. A good example of this would be our 61 Shasta Compact. The original wood in it was a blonde color and it was tired looking so we opted to paint it.
This 1970’s Tag=A-Long recently sold on eBay and with the owners permission I wanted to share some pictures with those that may have not seen it. This is a nice example in my opinion of a nice, soft and yet airy looking interior.
It reminds me of a quaint cottage with the bead board cupboards and the paint color choices.
While I’m not crazy about installed A/C units, they did a nice job concealing it when it’s not in use by covering it with some toile.
I think the flooring was a good choice in this trailer also. It sort of ties in the cottage look.
For those of you considering painting the interior of your camper, I hope this one offers some inspiration!