Camper to Glamper Makeover – Part 2

Not much to add. Hubby cringed slightly when I had first showed him the black and white damask fabric for some of the curtains. I believe his words were something like “At least it’s not tea cups. You’ll never be able to find tea cup fabric anyway ha ha”. It’s like he doesn’t know me at all. Challenge accepted.

Found this, and I fell head over heels in love with it. Perfect for the window above the sink, and some place mats. I adore that it looks like Pyrex dishes as well. The walls will be a little bit lighter grey, and the lower cupboards around the sink are going tobe this teal colour, so it’s perfect.

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Camper to Glamper Makeover – Part 1

This will be a process and an adventure. My husband, whom I love more than he will ever realize, decided it would be wiser to buy a camper to drive home (across Canada, from Alberta to NS/PEI) instead of paying for overpriced plane tickets. Buying a camper is something we toyed with for years, we really think the kids will enjoy it, and this year he found one that was perfect and perfectly priced. He has given me free reign on redecorating it. It’s a great layout 5th wheel with a queen bed in our No need to tear anything apart come bedtime each night, and us girls have somewhere to retreat to when we feel like sulking. Bonus points.

It’s a solid camper and it was beyond clean when we got it. Here are some before and during pics.

I bought fabrics to cover the dinette cushions, as well as the ‘couch’ and we are in the midst of painting walls and cupboards. I am beyond excited to see how it will turn out. It has been so much fun shopping for bargains. My goal is to complete the entire thing for less than $500 and so far, we’re coming in well under budget.

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Good bones, good layout, hideous fabrics. Floor will be the last thing we replace, and possibly not until after this year’s camping season is finished. Loving the updates so far.

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On to the curtains. Because of my lack of skills, I’m just winging it and cutting the slider thingy’s right off the old ones and sewing them onto the new ones.

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Hubby is a good man and brought these home for me. To ‘help’ the cause. 😛

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He’s in charge of painting. Thank goodness.

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Primer on.

Vintage Farmgirl Challenge Accepted. Wait! Stop! I’m a city girl now. Oh geez.

This could go so many ways. A local quilt shop, my new favorite (more as to why in a minute) Out of Hand in Calgary has put forth this Summer challenge/block package. A Bee in My Bonnet author of the Farmgirl Vintage book has created wonderful beautifully simple blocks in her latest book. Out of Hand is selling weekly kits with 4 blocks each to complete the quilt on the cover. For someone like me, who can rarely, if ever, attend a class etc, this is an awesome chance to get way WAY out of my comfort zone.

I just picked up week 6 today, so clearly, it’s time to begin week 1 block 1. 😛 Don’t look too closely. My cutting, ironing, and sewing skills are still, well, I’m not even sure if at this point they would qualify as skills. But hey, the block is done. Like I said, just don’t look too closely. I may have taken the vintage to mean crooked.

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Whitewashed Chevron

As per usual, another Moda precut has stolen my heart. We recently bought a new to us camper, and are thick in the process of making it over inside. The girls picked out quilts for their bunks, and I’m finally putting this layer cake to good use for a quilt in the master bedroom. I’m using that term very loosely.

Love the soft hues in this line, and to switch it up, I bought a few yards of one of the fairly innocuous prints to use instead of my usual white. I like it so far. Just needs the borders etc. Just. Ba ha ha. Hopefully I’ll get around to it this camping season.

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A Farmall Quilt for my Farmer at <3

Husband is a long time fan of anything Farmall. I’ve found a few stashes of their fabric at various places over the years, even before I could thread my machine, so I’m finally get his Farmall quilt done. Still needs borders etc, but I have already made him a pillowcase to match. He better like it, but he’s smart, so even if he doesn’t, I’ll never hear of it. ❤

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