Here she is under cover of a lean-to we built to protect her from heavy snows.
Before and after the southwestern decor.
I have to give inspirational credit where it is due. In searching the internet for ideas on decorating my camper, I came across the Nora Pearl. She is a beautiful palate of soft hues and lots of whites.
July 23rd, 2012
Well, I haven't started the remodel on the Atco yet due to the other irons in the fire. I did, however, manage to get inside and do a bit of cooking. I have a stove in the cabin which I adore, but it was so unbearably hot up there that I really didn't want to heat it up more by having the oven going. Next best thing....the camper stove. And, it has been quite a while since the stove and oven have been in use. I am happy to report they worked just fine. And dinner was delicious! Roasted root vegetables, fresh veggies from the neighbors garden (thanks Jayne!), and burgers and dogs. Food always tastes better when it is cooked at camp! Until next time...
July 24th, 2012
I dug through some more photos and found a couple of the outside of the camper....
I painted a dream catcher over the pilgrim on the side and from a distance, it doesn't look half bad! Although it is difficult to juggle many irons in a fire, I am anxious to get her cleaned up and prepped for paint.
August 6th, 2012
Nothing new on the camper....but, then again did I really have any time?? No. Too busy putting hand sawn lumber up on the cabin. One thing I did do was an inspection for any smells that may be lingering in the camper. I, and probably many other campers, know the wrath of the mice! Well, last month I tackled sealing any holes that those nasty critters could possibly squeeze into. It was a huge job. But, I really think I sealed it up good. Only, the residual odor is my ongoing struggle to conquer. I thought I had it...with a bleach water and soap cleaning, then disinfecting then deodorizing. Everything was smelling quite pleasant. Until I opened the cupboard under the sink......ick.....that smell! Ugh. So, in my never ending research on the subject (thanks to the internet), I found that good ole charcoal is a great smell soaker upper. That being the only thing I did this w/e, we shall see or should I say smell the efforts put forth....
August 15th, 2012
Update on the charcoal.....it seems to be working. I opened the cupboard, and I could tell the charcoal was absorbing the odors. Cheap and easy fix. Take note my camping friends!
September 2, 2012
Another positive update....no presence of mice! Oh happy day!!!!! Mom took a nap after lunch on the bed I adorned with a beautiful cotton popcorn stitched bedspread that my friend Jayne gave me.
A side note on the camper; The refrigerator does not work, and during my search for a new replacement I decided to use it as an "ice box". I froze three 1/2 gallon milk containers with water at home, put all my cold and frozen food in a cooler with the blocks of ice for the trek up. Once at camp, I put the blocks of ice on the top wire shelf which was covered with a hand towel to catch any condensation from melting. I then put all my food on the next two shelves below that. I had a thermometer in there, and to my surprise, the inside temperature stayed at a cool 40 degrees for two entire days. Impressive, very impressive.
Until next time...
September 17, 2012
More ideas on the upcoming renovation of the camper...I think it was my sister who suggested a faux tin tile ceiling for above the dining table. I love it!!! Home renovation stores sell plastic 24"x24" sheets of tin look for ceilings that are installed with either double sided tape or tacks.
Until next time...☼
September 22, 2012
This morning I made three curtain panels for the camper. I will hang them either this evening or tomorrow. I think they are adorable. They are white sheer style panels with little tiny stars and moons stitched in them. And you know I'll be taking a picture for you!
September 24, 2012
I got the curtains hung and I love how there's so much more light in that space now! Next on the fabric list is new pillow covers for sure. I picked up a free (my favorite price) knit throw for the camper too. It is simply sweet. Check it out...
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