Tuesday, August 14, 2012

De-beiging = Adding Colour

We had a little time away this weekend in our fancy new caravan.  Our first caravan I might add.  A new to us caravan, but not new caravan. It's nothing fancy, not vintagey but it's a lovely little home away from home on wheels.

We took a little jaunt down to the old summer house to see Big J (who's been down in Virginia for the summer) and to spend a few days away.  I've been working from home all summer and I was ready to escape the confines of my tiny house for a change of scenery.
Here she is!
She doesn't have a name...and she appears huge in the photo, but really isn't.  
Now while the Mister, Big J and Little J were paddling up the river on the Misters new toy (see it there floating on the water?) aka 'The Tinny', I set to work getting the beige out of my little house on wheels. 
Of course my de-beiging was interrupted by the menfolk returning, tales of fishes caught, fishes that got away and the thump thump thump of enormous rain drops during some amazing thunderstorms.

  But mostly my de-beiging enjoyed sunny skies and sweltering humidity.
It's amazing how de-beiging can make one oblivious to the blistering humidity.

 So....please excuse my one and only totally crap before photo.  I swear there were others, but they were apparently deleted in the process of the Mister taking 102 photos of his new 'tin can boat'.
See the beigy swirly ghastly pelmet thingy on my caravany window?
Now who wants to look at that on their caravan get away jollies?
Not me.....
Bring on one small sweet sewing machine, some red fabric and some fabulous chickens to conquer the beige.

And..................Ta Dah!
Chickens for the table window...

Chickens for the top bunk window......

And chickens for the bottom bunk window.....

There is another window with even more chickens, but the photo has mysteriously disappeared. But I did remember to take a photo of this fabulous rainbowness of storage containers!

Of course the caravan still has many many more beige-ness covered items, but those photos are MIA.  There are plans for new seat covers, some sink window bunting, colourful pillows and even a fancy new patchwork mat for the caravan's wee tiny bathroom.
But those will have to wait for our next weekend away....

Toodles...L x ♥

6 comments:

Debi Y. said...

Your new caravan is so cool - very nice - I love it. Love the chicken curtains too - they're perfect. :)

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marigold jam said...

What fun! Love the new colourful items even if it's raining it will be sunny in your little home from home!

Louise said...

Loving it, what fun giving a caravan a makeover, chicken material is so sweet. it's looking alot more cheerful. Men and their toys, we have 100s of photos and videos of cars, lovely!!
Louise x

Louise said...

Just back from vanning in france. Your van is lovely and I adore those curtains, I may be able to help with the bunting issue as I'm ready to start on our challenge, well when I';ve done forty loads of washing.............

Yvonne Moxon said...

Wow I love what you have done, I want to see more! Yx