We are nearing the end of our precious time living by the sea in a real house. It's bittersweet because we love the bay, and we love this house, but it isn't ours. The owners are moving back in, and we are moving into our beloved Blue Moon in just a few short weeks. This past weekend was full of progress on the airstream, which is a relief because time is running out. I got a little crafty and ventured into the realm of mod podge to solve the issue of our ugly front endcap. The endcaps of the our trailer are fiberglass, and when we got Blue, someone had already started stripping the paint up there and it just looked horrendous. I have a strong negative gut reaction to painting anything in our trailer now because I know how much work it is to "undo" it. So, what to do? I had come across some images from other folks online that had put up maps in their trailer, so I decided to cover the whole thing in vintage west coast maps. A big thanks to Michael for donating all of his old maps for this project!
Here we go...
Jack Sparrow is a dying breed. The world is shrinking, the blank edges of the map filled in.
Wrapping those round edges of the overhead storage bin in map pieces was a real pain, but it looks so nice! If you ever want to go anywhere on the west coast, from Vancouver Island down to the Mexico border, just come on by and stare at our ceiling for awhile. Hopefully the roads haven't changed in 30 years :) And if you are lying on the couch, you'll be able to find your way to our childhood homes in a great little town that we grew up in called Fort Collins. There may also be a section of Colorado's Arapaho National Forest in which you can find Lake Agnes...
Meanwhile, another original Blue Moon item needed some cleaning!
Fitting all the pieces together for the countertop. The fridge is installed!
Roomie Andrew helps J move in another piece of beech wood countertop.
J cuts out the spot for our sink!
The trailer really feels like home with the kitchen nearly complete and the maps on the end. I still need to trim off the painters tape of the maps.
J installed this insulated panel next to the fridge to try and help keep the noise from the compressor to a minimum. There will be cabinet doors and a unique water and hand pump system coming!
The current state of things...
In other news, we have tent caterpillars EVERYWHERE. They are disgusting. They gather in massive piles on deciduous trees and defoliate them completely. Then, right about now they all leave the tree and start clamoring over anything and everything outside (you, the dogs, the deck) looking for a special place to make their little cocoons. I regularly find them in the house because one of us tracked them inside. They have sticky little feet and are quite friendly in that they just latch on and hop a ride! Summer is here!