Gus- Vol 2
Gus- Vol 2
 Remember Gus– ya we’ve been working on him–
 Since Dave informed me that I probably shouldn’t unscrew the handles cuz the wood is so old and crappy that they’d strip out I painted them right where they were :)
{although I did actually end up taking off most of them I hate hate hate taping things off and those handles and hinges were a pain.}
 I used automotive primer first and than shiny chrome paint
 I than painted the ceiling a high gloss white cuz well it sounded like fun
 and than started on the cabinets
And than primed the table for some Chalkboard paint– I think that will be a lifesaver for those sometimes boring times when your stuck in the camper– I mean what kid doesn’t like to be able to color on the table :)
I don’t know bout you- but it is guaranteed that I when get halfway through a project I panic and start losing all confidence in my plans and ideas :)
Usually I love em when I’m done but that halfway point for me is a killer– anyone else struggle with this?
Gus will eventually be all Gussied up though :)
hopefully soon  too- since were going camping this weekend– gotta get a move on.
Hope you guys are having a happy busy Monday.

{missed the Vol. 1 click here}

Meet Gus– Our new 1968 Camper Trailer
Meet Gus– Our new 1968 Camper Trailer
We’ve been doing  a lot of fishing-exploring this summer— I mean a lot— practically every few days we’re heading to the mountains.
So one morning I said it’d be nice to have a camper– Next thing I knew Dave had found one in IF on KSL for cheap cheap and we were heading to go get it.
Introducing GUS-
Ain’t it a Beauty :) yeah– he might need a bit of work & cleaning & work & repair & did I mention work

We’re working on fixing him up, cuz we stayed one night in it and that was about all I could take in his current condition.
 I won’t lie though- the kids loved it! and are so so excited to have a camper– no more tentin for us-{yay}
So stayed tuned for some Gus Gus transformation.
Lollipop Lollipop oh la la Lollipop!
 How to get your kids to take pictures:
1. Bribe them with Lollipops!
 THE END it works every time.

Man do I love these guys!
{PS. Ellie LOOOOVVED her first lollipop- Mom- not so much especially the sticky mess she got to clean up afterwards} :)
Meet Lulu!
Meet Lulu!
I was in search of a cheap cabinet that I could use for the kids computer while we were in the basement and than later I’d use it for in my studio.
So I scoured Craigslist- and I happened to come upon this baby
She was well a piece of crap :) but she had me at the legs- oh the legs- Dave thought for sure I’d lost it especially as when we were carrying it to the truck and it was falling apart :)
But Lulu has such cute details–
 I would have liked to get rid of the getto support brace at the bottom but she was really weak–Dave had to work and add more screws and braces to make sure she could withstand our kiddos.
 How I finished her:
Cheap yellow spray paint at Walmart– for my base/primer coat
Than I actually painted her with a custom color I had them mix at walmart- satin finish
I didn’t quite like how light it was so I got some yellow acrylic paint and mixed it with water and did a wash over the whole thing– loved it!
I sanded the edges and than royally screwed up when instead of a finishing her off/sealing her with a pecan stain I used dark walnut on one side :( needless to say she sat in her miserable state for a couple of weeks I was so discouraged because I was out of the base color paint and I didn’t know what to do.
Finally I bought a yellow spray paint at Lowes that was close to the color I wanted- painted it and it was too yellow so than I mixed white acrylic paint with water and did a lighter wash :) yay she was back to the way I liked her.
Than I finished it off with a pecan stain and sprayed it with a clear finish
Whew– Lulu was finally done- and I like her alot :)
She reminds me of this lady
My Grandmother– who loves yellow and her beautiful home has many cute touches of yellow :)
So what do you think of Lulu-fan of yellow or not?
{linking to: Remodelaholic’s friday party}