Thursday, November 27, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday Moments

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Remember these?  The streamers were the coolest thing, ever.  I found this one at the Thrift, some time back. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Shasta Trailer Remodel...Looking Back

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It’s hard to believe this is what ‘Driving Ms. Daisy’ looked like when I brought her home in October of 2010, from Post Falls, Idaho. 

 

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Here she is at Farm Chicks this last June.  She finally has her wings (she is after all a Shasta!) and her new paint job.

 

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This is the before interior of the front of the trailer.  Now isn’t this just ugly?

 

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Don’t you love the curtains?  Sheesh!  No fridge, and such an ugly light over the sink, I nearly hit my head on it, as it stuck out about a foot.

 

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I got the primer out….and went to town getting her cleaned up in May of 2011.

 

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In the mean time, I found the fabrics that inspired my color scheme and made new curtains for all the windows.  Don’t you love that couch cushion with it?  Ha! 

 

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I was not a fan of blonde paneling, so being a retired painting contractor, I decided to use a couple of my favorite colors together, red and turquoise.  So when I found the fabric with those colors and yellow, I went for it.  I added yellow to it as I was never a fan of this color and decided to ‘get over it’!

 

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This certainly lightened things up in here.

 

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Lots of coats but I sure was having fun. 

 

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I ripped out the newer linoleum that was just laying on top of the original vinyl.  And decided to use it even though it was far from perfect.

 

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I redid the area where the original icebox would have been (it had been recently redone to fit a microwave) so I could fit in a dorm fridge.  I used some original metal trim from another trailer to trim it out.

 

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I had the stove powder coated in red, getting rid of the 1968 avocado.  Never was a fan of that color. 

 

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I used some old light fixtures from a 1957 Aljo and painted them to match the new interior. 

 

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I found other accessories to add more splashes of red.  I love that paper towel holder….it matches the circles in my curtains, so, of course, I had to paint it, too!

 

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My first outing was Farm Chicks 2011.  I was so nervous but since it was only about a half hour from my house….it was a perfect first time.

 

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These were some of the photos featured in MaryJane’s Farm magazine.

 

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I’ve had so much fun decorating.

 

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I hope you all enjoyed seeing the befores and afters of Driving Ms. Daisy.  It is an ongoing fun venture, she is constantly changing.  I have recently taken all the Mexican stuff out and just gone….kitschy.

 

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Throw Back Thursdays

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My beautiful daughter, Tracy, at graduation, circa, 1994.  She’s the one who has those adorable boys, that are always gracing my blog.  BTW, her hair is not red….she is Irish on my side, but the only red she ever had was just a streak down the back along with a blonde one, and that one comes from me…yes, I was a toe head once.  She is even prettier today….at 38.  Love you, kiddo!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Handmade Christmas Ornaments

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I have a very special friend, who is a very talented artist.  Mignon Whitt recently made several Christmas tree ornaments from vintage materials with pictures of vintage trailers. 

 

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Several Sisters on the Fly, ordered these to match their vintage trailers….aren’t they awesome?  She’ll make you one with any theme you want.  Let me know and I will hook you up with her or click on her name above and it will take you to her Facebook page.

 

Thanks, Mignon for such an adorable ornament…can’t wait to get it on the tree.