Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Bunk is Done!

Three coats of paint,
one primer
two color.
A lot of sore muscles,
a few bruises,
(where I missed the ladder and came down without it)
and this...

Let's just say,
this is not easy to get out.
I just spent how much time and $$$
to make this hair
this color,
I wasn't after a latex frosting.

The cupboard doors are painted and sealed,
and we are on to the bathroom.
Not as much painting here,
I am planning on keeping the wallpaper.

Monday, March 11, 2013

More contortionist feats

See this bunk?
What you don't see is this 50 something year old body,
that has not wintered well
trying to figure a way to maneuver
in there to paint that bunk.
Let me tell you folks,
it was not a pretty sight.
And it is not done.
One coat of Kilz,
and it still needs two coats of paint.
You guessed it,
two more nights of contortionist training.

It was tight.
Very tight.

Then I folded it back up and painted the underside.

Some more painting on the doors and drawers,
and a coat of sealer on them
so they wipe clean.

I was hoping to salvage this linoleum,
JWS is not optimistic.
I did manage to rehang this magazine rack.
I can't wait to fill it with some of my
vintage trailer magazines.
We have a camping trip planned for mid May,
close to home
because we are not sure how far we should try to
tow this.
we have no title.
Anyone have any thoughts on how to get that?

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Spring is Coming!

And I really need to get back to my
 "little" project
in the garage.
It has been a bit of a rough winter.
I had such big plans to have this camper
done early in the spring.
Actually, by now.
Instead, there the poor girl sits
all lonely and deserted.
At least she is in where she is warm.
For those of you that don't follow
the chaos
anywhere else,
Starting in November,
life took some twists and turns,
and in January,
we lost my mother-in-law.
Soon after that,
we welcomed a new little baby
to our growing collection
of grandchildren
not long after that
I spent two weeks in Ohio.
with my Mom very sick.
I know that we can't predict the future,
but I am very hopeful
that I will have time this month
to work on my camper
hopefully have it ready for a
close to home
May camping trip.
Feet up at a campfire,
relaxing with friends,
camping trip.
The picture above
was a gift that I found on my porch yesterday.
What a great addition to my 70's decor!
Motivation I needed to get back to work!
Thanks, Bonnie and Linda!

This little fan was found at an
estate auction the other night.
Cleaned up,
it will be perfect sitting in the camper
it does actually work!
Not the safest thing,
I think it will be more of a conversation piece
than functional!