Friday, October 26, 2012
From Empty Airstream to Cozy Cabin--On a Dime
Here is the living/dining room area of Girl Camping Girl's big ol' Airstream, outfitted as a cozy cabin-- after a frugalista makeover.
The whole front area of the trailer had already been gutted down to the wooden subfloor. So, first step: Prime it, then paint with two coats of a good floor paint.
Next, since the original drapery was gone, too, shop the house/shop the other trailers to find window coverings that will work. Layer coordinated area rugs on the floor--acquired at a moving sale, just waiting to find a new use. Add sofa bed, donated by a relative, at front end of the room, move small table elsewhere.
Use mini electric fireplace (also a currently owned household item) for heat source and for atmosphere. Include lamp and print from thrift store, and spare armchair from the house.
Grand total: Under $200, about half of which was paint and supplies.
Which leaves enough in the wallet to spring for a good bottle of camping whiskey!