Who knew it would be so hard to get an electrician. Many of them said yes then told me they would show me how to wire it myself. No one wanted to work on the project. It took 6 weeks and 9 electricians later to finally find someone who said yes! Many took me they wouldn’t touch vintage? We had experts rewire the lights and the election added the breaker, 3 outlets and 3 light fixtures. We ran the trailer via shoreline power when available and also had a generator.
Around this time we brought Kaitlynn Mitchell of KMitchell Design Co. on board. I had a drawn out vision on paper and literally handed it to her and said “help!” My busiest season for Pink Lemon was about to start and I needed help making all the design and decor decisions and knew she was the perfect person to do so! Wow…she brought this dream to life more than I ever could have!
We sourced the best walls that provide flexibility and movement, flooring made for boats and RVs that are weatherproof and stand up to high traffic. We built a storage bench and I even built the desk using Ikea bookcases as a hack! I covered the door with a chevron pattern and was ready to paint!
But like all the things in the project…the temperatures had dipped too cold to paint. We paused on the project for almost 2 months and returned to it in February. We were able to borrow some space at a friends indoor shop and painted the exterior and interior in 3 days.
The interior and exterior decals were added and the finishing touches. I was so nervous. Most people would be beaming that they made it to the finish line, but I was terrified! What if people though this was crazy? Or obnoxious? I have all the second thoughts and I don’t think I slept at all leading up to her reveal.
We gave her a name- the Wildflower. She represents my free spirit, my inner gypsy and can pop up anywhere!
On April 13, 2019 we revealed our baby to our closest friends and family.
The journey is the best part…stay tuned for all the adventures of Durham Region’s first and only mobile boutique!