|Silly hardware company! This only works if|
your walls are vertical!
Wood shims to "level-out" the towel bars. You can see the way the walls slant inward, eventually curving over into the ceiling. Our TV is in the background, on a swivel mount, so it too can be level.
And in other Airstream Life Hacks, I completed my first-ever DIY Pinterest-inspired crafty household project, and no, it wasn't cupcakes. We have precious few outlets in the Airstream, and they sort of are where they are due to the wiring. When we remodeled, one of our outlets ended up being right above the sink! The need to charge cell phones and other USB devices right there was landing expensive electronics right in the dishes, or creating a tricky system of cords that somehow always got splashed with water. All Hail Pinterest, which can solve this problem!
I made a nifty cell phone charging holder out of an old shampoo container - I know, *gasp* How did I do it!?! Well, let me tell you: unemployment, that's how. Yes, still on the job hunt :-)
I may be a little extra proud of this one, so here's a close up. Commence ooos and ahhs.
We also got a magnetic knife rack (probably should have thought of that a long time ago), and good news: knife racks don't care if your walls are slanted! Yay for magnets! Our pint glass rack does double-duty as the occasional flower vase for our abundant blooming daffodils.
The projects continue: I painted the plywood floor underneath the couch to protect it from moisture damage. There is just no air flow under there, and it is subject to a lot of condensation unfortunately.
And Jacob installed flooring inside our kitchen cabinets. We had some pieces of flooring leftover from our initial installation (read: why didn't we just put flooring in the cabinets then??) that he put together to fit in there. The plywood was absorbing condensation, as you can see in the photo above - not good.