We went to see Gigi at the hospital today, she was having trouble breathing and they found a clot in her lung. Praise the Lord she is fine and home safe now!
The kids set to work right away to make her a poster for her room. And we delivered a succulent from the Oregon wedding we all attended.
Destiny is at a missions trip in Colorado Springs!
Funny Paxton drew a picture of Gigi eating a big black jelly bean on his part of the poster. See her above the word soon? Her hand is coming up to eat a jelly bean.
She has a jar of GIANT black jelly beans that Great Grandpa used to love. Now she stocks them for the kids.
Paxton must find it very important to include it. CRACK ME UP!
We said good bye to a few succulents we got as favors at the Oregon wedding, (black thumbs) but found some more at Home Depot when we were buying paint....
Meet Cassie, Patrick, Ellie and Sir Pokes A Lot! 🌱
R.I.P. Sucky and Spikes you were good little plants, sorry we killed you with our big black thumbs.
In the midst of doing our place, cooking is the last thing on our minds, but I DO make a nice lunch each day. Pork Chipoltle Chopped Salad, Stir fry and whatever I can whip up with what we have on hand.
I don't like to do hotdogs, but couldn't resist the kids when they found these HUGE foot long hot dogs and matching bun sizes. Avery wanted you to see a regular dog (case free nitrate free, organic....hey I am trying here) hotdog to compare.
We pick different places to go as a reward for our hard work in the evening.
We heard about a new place called The Barn in Burrton, KS. They had a magazine article written about their Chicken Fried Steak. Homestyle food is always a hit, so we scraped ourselves out of our paint clothes and headed to eat.
I wish I had a way to show you how HUGE this thing is! WOW! Dale and I should've shared..... YUMMO! Can't wait to go back. I have never in my life had this kind of crisp and flavorful batter. We eat chicken fried steak all over the USA< this one WINS! :)
For those just tuning in, we are building an apartment inside the RV shed we put up. Yes, we are still traveling. This will just be a hub, a stopping point. Along the way, I decided that RV is my home, I don't need another one. I decided to make this apartment "party barn style" with lots of funky colors and fun details. I love the 1950's, so naturally was drawn to pieces from that era, starting with an orange leather square chair, and a silver table with 4 sparkly grommet chairs. The rest, is history!
So, we have a bath and a half. Upstairs is orange with retro white metal vanity. The downstairs, goes more with the shiplap, old wood look.
We are currently painting this solid wood old dresser, to use in our shiplap bathroom of our new hub we are finishing. I'll show you it in a bit.
The blue I selected, Behr Sky Watch, exactly matches the "Papa Wall" in the laundry room perfectly. This wall is pieces of fence from the one that ran along his driveway when he lived next door to us. He passed away 3 years ago, and we have been looking forward to finding a way to incorporate it into our apartment.
We are using the blue fence posts, as legs for the laundry folding station. That silver is a hang down light that goes above. We aren't done, just resting the counter on them for now.
The counter top is called Betty, and was one of the first items I found as the retro idea bounced around in my head!
So the reason you clicked on this post in the first place, the DRESSER for the shiplap bathroom!!! :)
(we had lots to catch up on first, RIGHT!?!?)
My friend Elaine gave me some awesome ideas for the sides of the drawers. We are hoping to keep them as functioning as possible, despite the pipes that will run in the midst of them.
First, I painted the sides white. I like Behr paint the best! Covers like a dream.
I let it dry and then we used painters tape to create stripes.....Elaine headed home but before she left, she gave me some really really good advice!
She told me to be sure to cover it with WHITE AGAIN, before moving on to the blue. This is KEY to creating crispy stripes. SERIOUS! It worked!
I could HARDLY wait for it to dry so I could do blue already!
Let it dry again, SO MUCH WAITING!
Pulled the tape and viola, stripes! I am loving this little secret fun detail!!!! :)
Put it all back together, with the newly painted SILVER drawer pulls, instead of gold, and here she is!
Do you not LOVE those little retro handles!?
I am so glad we kept them, instead of buying new like we briefly talked about.
Ready to see a little sneaky peek inside to see the stripey drawers?
EEEK! Can't wait to get some flooring in the house so we can move this vanity IN!
Here is the flooring we picked, it is a floating laminate, lifetime guaranteed and has awesome different sized planks, textures and colors:
Dale is working on getting the kitchen in, but then the flooring comes next! We worked all day Tuesday, it was a hot 101* but in the shade and shed it wasn't too awful. We are getting used to working in heat all day, I guess!
Kids did AWESOME entertaining themselves! They built a town of cardboard houses, thanks to all the cabinet boxes. Elaine gave Paxton a great idea for a sky light, an old washer door!
Avery started a pizzeria, using the scraps of wood from the ceiling, she and Pax made pizzas to sell. Too cute! They also swung in the hammocks, read and relaxed too. Tomorrow, we'll have more painting and things they can help with, although Pax did a great job paining the pulls silver, on the dresser today.
I am giving you a break from house posts for a bit. Oh, but do I have some great things planned for you in the coming weeks!
I am SO excited to share something I am so passionate about..... :)