1965 Airstream Safari

1965 Airstream Safari
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Deadline Looms

Things are hopping in our little Airstream. With the date of our maiden
voyage rapidly approaching, Robert is working on all the last
minute tasks every available minute he has.  Our weather has been fantastic
and it definitely makes being outside easy.   

We are checking off some big items on the to do list every day. 

  • New water heater is in
  • New furnace is in
  • Access doors for both, made and installed
  • New gaskets at front door (actually the only door)
  • TV bracket installed and TV is hanging
  • New rough in plumbing installed
  • Electrical ( almost complete)
  • All new plumbing fixtures in
  • Mattress in!!!!!!  (bed not made yet)
  • Window shades at sink and bathroom, cute valances added (bonus feature)
  • New brakes installed and under trailer stuff all cleared
  • Moon hubcaps on (love them!) 

Hopefully in a few days the last of the electrical will be complete
and I can start to put everything away.  
Today's little project was to get the bathroom faucet and hand-spray in. 
My good friends at Danze plumbing generously sent me a kitchen faucet and
our new bathroom faucet. They are perfect. 

Describing our bathroom as compact is a bit of an understatement.  It actually
makes a cruise ship bathroom look rather spacious. The faucet and the
hand-sprays all needed to be replaced. Thus Robert has had to get a little
creative with accessing the plumbing in our bathroom.

Hmmm..  Can we sell the copper?

Lovely new faucet

I love it!!!!!!  This is the Danze Parma faucet.
The clean sleek lines are perfect for this bathroom.
  One other little project was getting the roller shades
made and installed. I took a plain white vinyl shade and gave it
a face lift.  Using a fun fabric print that complimented the new curtains,
I used a spray adhesive and just glued the fabric right on top of the
vinyl shade and presto I had the perfect shade for the bathroom and kitchen.
You can easily find directions to do this on Pinterest.

The only down side was after they were installed the existing metal
headrail did not cover the roller part of the shade and it all looked a
little disappointing. I asked Robert if he could whip out a little valance
and he came back with this (see photo below)!   I did a quick stain job and
it was the perfect solution.  He also made one for the kitchen shade.
  I actually think it turned out so nice I want him to make two more
for the windows at the bed area.  

Pre - Valance, not thrilled with the roller showing so much.

With Valance, much better.

How do you like my little garden?  These are stick on appliques.  I am kind 
of in love with how this turned out.  I wanted to add a little art in the bathroom.
With the curved walls and not really being able to hang a picture this
seemed like a great idea. The best part is if I get tired of it I can just take it down!

Hopefully my next post will have pictures of our little cutie all put together.
I am collecting packing lists and compiling my own. Trying to think back to
what we use to need when we camped years ago and what "Glamping" items
I may need now. Fortunately we will be with family on this first trip
and they have everything. Worst case scenario we can just walk
over to their site and look helpless and someone should take pity on us!