Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Camper Renovation - Paint Chips and a Rainbow Door

The latest project has been Libby's rainbow door. I pondered all kinds of treatments for the interior door... from wallpapering pink flamingos to painting it. Then one day on Pinterest I saw some wall art made with paint chips and thought now that's an idea. So I started collecting a ton of paint chips.

Unfortunately this project did not work at all. I tried several ways to apply the paint chips and ended up with bad results. After paint chips I tried gluing on Washi tape stripes, but the changes in weather and humidity made it all wrinkle up, fall off and just look like crap. I've since ripped most of it off. Let's just keep these photos here as a memory of what could have been. Maybe I should just paint the door.

It looked good when I first put the strips of paper up...

The next morning it just looked awful. So I tried it again with different adhesive...

And the morning after that, the new ones fell off. So I ripped it off for the second time and tried Washi tape instead. 

I didn't feel like wasting time doing the whole door, just in case it fell through. So I left it like this to see how it would hold up. After our week long camping trip with the heat and a rain storm, the tape just peeled off, and bubbled up despite a coat of sealer. It looked terrible. I've since pulled it off and the door still needs to be taken care of.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Decorating and Packing the Camper

So it's been a year since we decided to move out of our house, sell our stuff, move in with my parents and renovate a vintage camper. I'm still very slowly decorating and trying to decide where to put stuff. Here are a few photos...

The storage under the wheel wells aren't the best for everything, but they're great for storing extra clothes, towels or deflated pool floats. 

Hanging shoe organizers work great for more than just shoes!

I really like having the vintage juice glasses displayed, but taking them down and packing them individually for travel has been a pain. At the moment they are not in the camper. 

I loved how these globes looked, but just like the juice glasses, I've found they are a pain to prep for travel. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Camper Renovation - Ombre, Chevron and Dinos

I'm slowly decorating the camper, in the meantime we have gone camping for vacation. We had a great time at Possum Kingdom state park and Lake Whitney, Texas. For now here are a few pics of Libby's progress!

One of the original lights + an IKEA magnetic board to showcase prints. Oh and 3 itty bitty dinosaurs. 

My vintage blow fish print. I picked this up in an antique store and when I re-framed it I discovered it isn't a print but the cover of a cruise ship dinner menu from the 1960's.

Oh hey, here are some cinnamon rolls freshly baked in Libby's vintage gas turquoise oven! So cool. And I absolutely love my new camper kitchen. There's plenty of room for cooking.

New camper cushions!! I really like how the gray and white stripes turned out. And I'm totally crushing on these turquoise ombre and yellow chevron throw pillows! All sewn by my awesome mom. Thanks mom! Oh, and there's a peek of the yellow floor too.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Possum Kingdom and Lake Whitney - Camping Trip

The past week we went camping and it was all Texas lakes, sunburns, SUP and yummy food. We're talking roasted corn with lots of salt and butter, Snickers s'mores and slow cooker BBQ ribs. Oh and I totally made cinnamon rolls and pineapple upside down cake in my camper oven.

We camped out a couple of nights at Possum Kingdom State Park. One night it stormed like crazy and the rain poured every which way. If we weren't sure the camper was water tight, we are now. That camper was snug as a bug in the rug and dry as a bone. Good to know.

After Possum Kingdom we drove down to Cedron Creek at Lake Whitney. We spent a few nights there in blissful quiet before the rest of my family showed up for the family reunion. We had a great time.