“Hi honey, what are you doing there?” hubby asks me . . .
“Oh, I’m making a little wall hanging for the Airstream. Where the clock used to be. What do you think? Do you like it?” I hold it up for him to admire . . .
“You should blog about that, it’s really nice,” he tells me.
What I didn’t tell him was that the redesign and craft bug that recently bit me hard, was all his fault. But it was all his fault in the most best possibly way of course.
A couple of months ago we had to move Grams and Gramps to an assisted living facility. Hubby and his brother took care of cleaning out their house and while doing so, hubby came across one of his beloved rugs he brought back from Mexico in the 1970’s. When I came home from work one day and saw it there, draped over the back of the sofa I was in awe. It was sooooo beautiful. The geometric lines and the neutral colors just made me swoon.
“Can I put this in the Airstream? You know, just to see how it will look?” I sheepishly asked him . . . because I knew how much he loved that rug.
And well, this is where it all began. You see, now that my new, modern-ish, geometric rug fit there perfectly, my cute little flower clock above the TV just didn’t sit right with me anymore. I ended up buying a stainless steel clock in its place, and even though I did like it, I didn’t LOVE it (I’m trying to keep only the things I love in the trailer nowadays).
So one day, during my lunch hour I paid a visit to The Container Store and found a geometric triangle shaped scarf holder by Umbra (find it here). The idea is to hang it from a hook and display your scarves. My mind immediately went to my hot glue gun and some Pacific Northwest foliage I’d adhere to it. Kind of a modern spin on on a wreath. Kind of. Okay, maybe the wreath part is a stretch, but you get where my mind was going. The next day I paid a visit to Michael’s craft store and bought some faux ferns and guinea feathers and went to town with the glue gun. I really love how it turned out.
For the kitchen counter, I bought a wood and cast iron tiered vegetable and fruit holder taking advantage of vertical space and I added a couple of copper pieces (copper mug, soon to be a mini-planter and a copper colander from Anthropologie). The red frames on the fridge got a fresh new coat of copper paint and the photos have been swapped out to show beautiful trout and artistic feathers. Those new photos and my mushroom tea towel remind me of the things I love in nature.
A little while ago I reached out to A Heirloom (oh they have some beautiful cutting boards I tell you — absolute beauties!) asking if they could make me a custom cutting board to replace my current one you see on the counter there next to the stove. They were so sweet and we are still in talks back and forth but more IMPORTANTLY — I asked if they could create a custom Airstream shaped cutting board and they said yes. Would this be something you would be interested in? I’m purely curious! I should also mention this company is not a partner/sponsor. I just love their cutting boards and I can only dream of how an Airstream shaped one would look. Okay, moving forward . . .
And while searching Etsy for a “Mushroom Shaped Salt Cellar,” (still looking) I came across this adorable little felted Amanita mushroom that I absolutely couldn’t resist. I tell you, my cute-0-meter exploded. You should check out the artist behind these little felted treasures over at Portland based, The House Of Moss.
And just look at this adorable apron my Auntie made me. She is a seamstress extraordinaire I tell you and whenever I am presented with a gift from her, my heart is racing with excitement. Oh and over to the right there is an embroidery hoop I decorated into a dream catcher of sorts. The purpose is to hold my necklaces I like to wear exclusively during our trips.
Ahhh . . . all these little decorating projects equate to just too much fun ;)
I hope 2016 has been off to a good start for you. It’s hard for me to believe we are infact, in 2016. Sounds so futuristic!
Oh and speaking of 2016, did I mention? GoRVing invited me to continue blogging for their readers (and YOU). It really is such an honor for me. I can’t wait to share my very first 2016 post with you. If you crave organization in the kitchen then just-you-wait. You’re in for a sure treat!