Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The couch is installed, although three of the drawers need to be re-veneered. We were both able to sleep in it, but found it to be really tight, as we are used to having a king size bed at home. It seems like we may be able to add another 6 inches onto the couch and still have it work, so we need to try to figure out how to make the mattress bigger without spending a fortune!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Doesn't it look great out in the woods? We went with two of our friends and their families for the weekend of camping. Not everything is complete, but at this point, we do have more than what we ever had in the 1953 as far as amenities!
Some of the things we need to complete yet before being finished are:
- Counter top trim
- Grey water tank (not made yet)
- Plumbing to the Grey water tank
- Shower curtain
- Door curtains
- Loops on one of the Venetian Blinds
- Veneer fronts of several drawers and cupboards
- Remake medicine cabinet
- Remake spice cabinet
- Remake magazine rack
- Redo table & chairs
- Clean and buff the outer shell
- Upholster the back of beds
- Build bunk beds (has anyone ever done hammocks in an Airstream?)
- Hooks & Fixtures here & there!
- Repaint steps, hitch and back bumper
- Install TV???
- I'm sure there are many more I'm not thinking of!
I know it seems like a long list, but overall, I don't think most of the things are huge jobs, so it seems like we are getting closer.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Here are the side bed windows opened and closed. I am hand sewing rings for the Venetian blinds right now onto the curtain for the driver's side living room double window. I am praying that it works when I'm done, because I don't think that I can handle making it one more time! I used thermal lining for the backs of all the curtains. I am debating which material to use for the bathroom, but I know I need to make up my mind soon - like this week, so we can be in privacy in the bathroom!
As you can guess, my husband has gotten the plumbing run in the kitchen sink. Doesn't it look beautiful? It was previously held together with duck tape and rags, so I think he's getting pretty good at this! We can't actually test out weather it works or not, because our grey water tank is not finished yet! What we thought was a great spot (just down the road from us!) to get fiberglass work done, has turned into a big waiting game!! I guess the proof will be in the pudding, so to speak when we see the finished product!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Now everything has started to get fastened down and finished. On Saturday and Sunday, I spent the days stripping the last of the furniture that hadn't been done and then staining it all, while my husband started to get everything screwed in and in place. Above you can see that he screwed the bed into the wall after sealing all the seams on the floor with silicone.
- Bathroom Closets
- Electrical Box
- Tub wall
- Overhead mirror
- Built, stained and installed a new kitchen wall between bedroom and kitchen sink.
- Kitchen pantry
- Shelf behind goucho
- Door-in-a-door clasps put back together
- Upper Kitchen cabinet installed
We are really booking along right now, and will get up pictures as soon as we have time to breathe! My biggest fear was that we would go really fast on getting everything together, and I will be in a crunch to get the curtains made. My fears may be realized at this pace!