Saturday, August 8, 2015

Colorful Curtains!

When Jemimah had brown paneling she needed light colored curtains - it was SO dark in there!

But now that she's all white inside she needed COLOR! I have been looking for just the right fabric for months - I wanted something with a retro or 70's look that would be cheerful, and would not cost me my kids' college fund (if they had one).

Thanks to one of my favorite thrift stores, I found exactly what I needed! I found three almost-vintage bedspreads for $3 each. Whoohoo! I don't know how old the fabric really is, but I'm guessing the bedspreads spent the last couple decades on Grandma's 3 twin beds.

I spent a couple days sewy-sew-sew-sewing, and voila!

I love the results. Now I can't wait to find the perfect fabric for the dinette cushions!

Jemimah is done camping for the summer. It's kind of bittersweet - we love getting out and about with her, but we're also happy that she's going to be just hanging out at home. She's going to spend the next several months (probably) being home to one of our grown kiddos, and that is a good thing. We're excited, and Jemimah seems to be quite willing.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy travels!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Catching you up on Jemimah

Jemimah has had a busy spring and summer! After spending the winter in her undies, Jemimah has been getting all fixed up this year! My amazing husband took the skin off and replaced all the rotting wood in the front end. Once that was all done he put the window back in, and we moved on to the inside.


Ken and a couple of the boys pulled out the old, nasty carpet and then pulled up the linoleum that was under it. It was cleaned and prepped and then Ken laid peel-and-stick, wood-look flooring. We love how it looks!

A lot of the paneling was peeling or buckled, so eventually it will all be replaced. For now, we've replaced all of the paneling in the front end, and we just started painting the whole thing. That will hide some of the wear until we actually get all the paneling switched out. The kids helped take all the hardware off the drawers and doors for the painting. We only got to start the painting before our first trip of the year, but even that brightened the whole interior up significantly. 

Our first trip of the season was to Charles Waters Campground in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. It's our favorite close-to-home campground - there's a creek, a hiking trail, an interesting logging road to drive...and plenty of space to do nothing. 

A couple of happy campers.

Camp napping. Pure awesomeness.
Campfire nachos.

After this fun long weekend we brought Jemimah home again and got back to work. 

I love love love the bright interior!! I know some people don't like the idea of painting the inside of vintage trailers, but I really like it. It's so bright and happy. 

That's catches you up through mid-June. That's enough for today, right? Watch for the late June through July post coming soon. 

Thanks for stopping by! Jemimah appreciates the attention!