In my last blog post,
I casually mentioned that we’d gotten ourselves a used, vintage-style camper.
Here ’tis — a 2013 Riverside Retro-Style RV:
I am not normally the kind of person who names my vehicles,
but I’ve broken with tradition
+ nicknamed our new camper “the canned ham”
or “the ham”, for short.
Believe it or not, G.O. bought it on eBay!
In fact, this was his 4th eBay vehicle purchase — who knew?
Anyway, the seller was from southern Illinois — Sparta,
which is not far from my hometown of Greenville!
We picked up the ham on Sunday, spent the night at my dad’s house,
+ here we were, heading back home again on Monday afternoon:
I shan’t lie — I love how well our ham + our new/used Flex go together!
Now let’s get real.
The camper’s exterior is pretty awesome, yes — but the interior?
Not so much.
Kinda hiddy, actually.
Disclaimer: today’s weather is gray + gloomy, which isn’t the best for photo-snapping.
But please! That fabric! So not me.
I shall also sew new curtains, but first, back to those cushions.
I am going to reupholster them with an indoor/outdoor fabric,
which is hard-wearing + very easy to clean + won’t fade in the sun.
I’ve already been online shopping on Fabric.com
+ just this morning, I ordered sample swatches ($3 each) of these 2 stripes:
My inspiration is classic Ralph Lauren — could you tell?
I’m going for a coastal-cottage-farmhouse look,
+ we shall use many of the same colors that we have in our Dutch colonial.
Another project is to remove all the beige (+ there’s lots of it!),
starting with the original dinette top:
In its place, G.O. shall go old-school + iron on some faux marble laminate,
Wilsonart White Carrara from Lowes:
Continuing with the retro theme, I want to find some metal edging, like this:
Time to start shopping, so stay tuned!