We have been super busy since bringing the Palace home two weekends ago. There were still many small projects to do including switching out the old lightbulbs with LED’s (this will be another blog post itself), cleaning the AC unit, filling the water tanks and doing final checks on that.
But by far….the BEST thing is that I have finally gotten the chance to begin in earnest my interior redecorating project. When we bought the trailer, it had an interior color scheme of beige, blue and green. The former owner’s grandmother had made some curtains, throw pillows and recovered the dinette cushions and did a pretty decent job of it, but honestly it really looked ’70’s and I wanted an interior that felt more homey, more personal to us…and unique. I think we have succeeded and here is a sneak peak!
Our theme colors are predominately dark turkey red (one of my fav’s) and also tapping into my beloved German/Bavarian heritage. Kevin also loves this German theme because it reminds him of when we was stationed in Auschaffenburg, Germany when he was in the army in the 80’s.
Here is the before…. Here is the after….
This is a sneak peek at the bedroom area only (not quite finished with kitchen and living area yet)...we put down oriental wall to wall carpet, I made two twin bedspreads from one king, antique “good night and good morning” pillow covers, privacy curtains with beautiful crewel work tie backs (from local antique shop) and we painted unfinished wood corbels (from Home Depot) for accent pieces in the corners of the transition between kitchen and bedroom areas. Just a nice touch!
I have had these antique pillow covers for many years, they as well as the red homespun striped curtains were flea market finds that my Aunt Linda gave me at least 15 years ago. The antique curtains I have used in various of my houses…and have a deep sentimental attachment to them. I did have to cut them down to fit into the trailer windows but so much of each panel was faded from age and use, that it all worked out and I was able to use the best of the best and it was enough! ..I just love the fact that they are in my home on wheels now!
I made this wreath and used the heart decoration that Kevin and I had purchased during our 2013 trip to the UK, Scotland and Germany. This heart was from Rothenburg–our very favorite walled city in Bavaria. Yes, those are artificial Edelweiss flowers that I had to purchase from an Ebay seller in the UK- could not find them in the USA at all!!
The final effect! Love it so much!
Over the next few days we will be working on the final touches for the kitchen and living/dining room area…..just wait till you see our Pewter Palace redo soon!