As I wait impatiently for spring to come so that we can start renovating the BBRV, I thought I’d do a bit of a re-cap and preview of what’s to come.
The BBRV was a rare impulse purchase. My mom and I had talked about some day buying a camper to turn into a mobile vintage shop, but we didn’t think it would happen for a long time.
Then my dad passed away. We were suddenly filled with these big feelings about just how short life is. When my dad had an idea, he didn’t mess around. He made it happen. (He once told his doctor he lived two years in every year.) And so, following his lead, when we serendipitously drove by a camper for sale that was perfect for our needs and at a great price, we bought it.
The BBRV was a pretty amazing find. It doesn’t have kitchen appliances or a sink, leaving more space to set up inventory. It’s also fitted with a ton of shelving, including custom shelf rails that go all the way around the inside - perfect for displaying our items for sale. It’s also been lovingly restored and in good shape.
So what’s left for us is the fun stuff - painting, changing the counter and table tops, making new curtains, reupholstering cushions and changing the floor. The seafoam and white vinyl above is what we’ve bought for the cushions. There’s leftover of the checkered kitchen flooring, so that’s what we’ll be putting on the floors. And the Atomic Turquoise fabric is what we’ve decided to order for the curtains.
That’s the BBRV up ‘til this point. As soon as the snow melts in Eastern Ontario, where it resides, we’ll be in there taking measurements and starting the renos - more updates then!