with the interior of the 50s teardrop complete, i decided that a bit of a glampy getaway was needed. so i reserved a site at a favorite little campground on the beach (very hard to come by in summer), grabbed a friend (thanks kim!) and her tent, and we headed west a couple hours to wright's beach just north of bodega bay.
come on in and i'll show you around...
the 'drop has a door on each side .. i used coffee stained cotton for the curtains, along with a row of lace, curly ribbon, and buttons.
here's a better pic of the curtain detail.
i also painted the white curtain rods/holders using a brown stone type rustoleum product. love the effect it offers..
comfy & cozy. large enough for 2 people who dearly love one another and are prone to cuddle, or for 1 person to hog the whole bed without any guilt of any kind. wink.
clothing goes in the lined baskets..
i swOon every time i see the antique
ceiling tile on the foot wall.
this trailer, like most of our trailers, has a measuring stick attached onto a surface. why, you ask? because we need to measure our days with wisdom...
an antique light fixture became the source for using a battery operated candle. worked like a dream - such a pretty glow. in this picture you can catch a better view of the paint/glaze treatment used on the interior. devonshire cream paint then a slather and wipe down of ralph lauren tobacco glaze. the rustic effect is exactly what i wanted and in my estimation pairs perfectly with the sumptuous bedding choices.
i found this oval frame at the shop (where i work) and painted it using ASCP old white, a wet distressing, then both white and dark waxes. using the original middle cardboard backing i mod*podged a page of script onto it then secured a little silk cream toned rose into the middle of a door knob fixture. i ♥ how it turned out.
looks cozy, hm? i always sleep better if i'm camping and this trip was no different. i slept until 8am! talk about rare...
from our site... at sunset.
gorgeous glow .. see the sun silhouetted in the clouds?
folks put their beach chairs at the shore and left them there overnight. made for a pretty picture...
when kim and i packed up i realized i didn't get a shot of our camp setup. argh!! here's our campsite... see the fog coming in off the shore? i wanted to stay... i think we both wanted to stay.
i'll take pictures of my 'drop kitchen later and share.. was remiss in doing that as well. but here's a picture of the pretty (vinyl lace!!) covering for the picnic table and the equally lovely plastic glass(es) we used. it all fits just right in my little kitchen.
i found the most beautiful melamine plates and bowls at a local shop.. the cornbread we had with our chili looks nice on the plate.
as we turned onto the main road to head home we pulled in the first turnout because the view was absolutely breathtaking. here's a pic of my suburban assault vehicle and 'drop.
and here's the view.. wow!
thanks for stopping by and seeing
the 'drop and a bit about her maiden voyage.
until next time,