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Old 10-03-2013, 08:53 PM   #85
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Hi Carl,
I love, and share, your enthusiasm for decorating your trailer and making it your own. In an earlier posting you lamented that your "bedroom curtains" were too short. An easy remedy is to remove the top channel stitches with a seam ripper, available at a sewing store, and sew a width of solid-color fabric to the top edge, fold, iron and re-sew a new channel. Voila! You have a curtain of the right length.

Personally, I wrangle with shopping at Walmart especially since reading the book Nickel and Dimed the story of one woman's struggle with working hard to earn minimum wage. I have to be honest, though, I do peek in occasionally as there is a Walmart next door to where I dock my land-yacht. The staff there told me that their RV section has been shrinking throughout the years due to low interest. I did find my replacement curtain rods there when I could not find them anywhere else.

I frequent thrift stores where I have found some unique items including an Elvis pillow, Native American Dream Catcher, baby crib bumper (see photo. I lined my bed with one.) picnic basket, etc. I rarely spend more than $3 per item at thrift stores.

Discount fabric stores in San Francisco are my true weakness. I love to find that "just right" fabric which launches me onto a new theme. The autumn decor in the photos below were inspired by that great corduroy print of hiking boots and the tablecloth with fall leaves.

My photos show that I also love to incorporate a few stuffed animals too. One photo shows a black bear. The bear zips open to reveal a folded black fleece blanket. I also have a "PillowPet", Chocolate Moose, which lays flat to form a pillow. I customized it by removing the stuffing and replacing it with a pillow form and closing the seam with a zipper. You could easily do this with most stuffed animals thereby making them multi-use similar to the pajama bags from the 50s and 60s.

I wish you and others continued fun with your glamping sojourns!
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:28 PM   #86
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Decor

Carl,like the signs and the flags.
The string lights do look like Snoozys-post pictures when you paint the doors.
I am making new curtains for our Campster.
Rich now has the frame hardware for the screens.
Trying it find hubcaps or new wheels we like.
Rich wants me to sew screens into the pop up fabric-working with the ripstop is not easy but guess I will try.
Have a new faucet to be installed and hopefully a new countertop (that is my idea!)-Rich is not smiling.
With small campers we can afford to change decor often and it is so much fun to search until we find that perfect something.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:49 PM   #87
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I saw the pic of your new wheels. They really set it off.
New countertop and faucet? LOL I wouldn't be smiling either.
But I know Rick can get 'er done.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:57 PM   #88
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Wife found her some new bedding that she liked.
She likes these because they are "neutral." LOL
It was a complete 7 piece set including new pillows.
It was $70.00 but she found them on sale 50% off.
So we got them for $35.00

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While she was cleaning and replacing the bedding, my
daughter and I set up one of the canopies I bought earlier
this year. I also got these 50% off at a K-mart. They were
$49.00 and I picked up two of them for $49.00 +tax. We moved
one of our new picnic tables under the canopy (a perfect fit) and
put one of our other tables out in the open near by. We're using
a third table in house as we sold our big wood set in an auction.
I've had these for a few years. Finally assembled them this year.....LOL

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Old 10-08-2013, 08:07 PM   #89
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Here's a view from the back side of the Snoozy.
Behind the picnic table you might be able to see
an old bbq grill. And laying next to it is a camp
ground style bbq grill I've also had a while. Just
need to find the right spot to put it in the ground.
Need a permanent spot so I can cement it in.

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This is a frontal view with back of Tacoma showing.

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Here's a side view of the Snoozy.
And you may be able to see the bbg laying next to our well.

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And while I was playing around I discovered my television with
built in DVD player will also play CD's. woohoo. Now I've got
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:38 PM   #90
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NIce decor, I see your canopies and I was wondering if you ever set them up at the back of the LS so the door is under the shade and provide another sitting area? I know there is a canopy option on the rear of the LS but that seems too small and narrow. Does the big square ones go high enough to use them in that location?
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:52 PM   #91
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I do have the rear awning option.

Awnings - Rear angle view

I've set it up for that photo op and set it up one time in a campground.
I found it too windy that day but the way I was parked it wasn't too hard
on the rear awning but I had to let the side awning down.

These canopies are too short and I'm not sure about the fold up type.
Of course my back yard has a bit of a slope so it might just fit
if the area in back were level with the front.

I do have an old frame from one so I may set it up to see if it would work.
There are various ways that a person could raise the heights. I've seen
them on other threads. I think they used PVC to make leg extensions.

This is the first time I've set this canopy up. I wanted to see how difficult
it would be before I tried in a camp ground. There was a little breeze and
it wanted to act like a kite before I got the tie ropes anchored..........LOL
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:57 PM   #92
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I'm really enjoying this thread! I love the coffee theme
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:36 PM   #93
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Thrifty shopping

Carl, you and your wife shop like we do-looking for bargains.
The bedspread looks great-love the colors.
Rich got the wheels for our Campster at a garage sale-$10 a piece.
The fabric for the curtains and cushions was bought at 40% off.
We have such a small camper that it doesnt cost much to decorate.
I am looking for a canopy or E Z Up style for the back but it needs to be tall enough to clear the door-6 ft. 8. in and in a dark yellow color. No luck so far.
May have to make one using Sunbrella fabric-for next camping season.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:35 PM   #94
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LOL...........I guess that comes from being below the poverty level
all our lives. People think we have more money than we have because
we make out nickles and dimes count. We help a lot of people, but usually
find they make more money than we do. That may be part of it as well,
because what goes around comes around.

And not to mention as a former Walmart (when they started) and IGA employee
I'm still stuck in the late 60's price ranges.........LOL $40.00 a week went further
then than what people make now.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:55 PM   #95
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Remember my first set of curtains?
Well, I finally found another set after all this time of looking.
Found it in a WalMart south and a bit west of the Razorback Stadium
in Fayetteville, Ark.

The first one I found in Missouri but they only had the one.
This store had several and they even had matching valances.
Wife said I should have gotten them also. She may be right.
I'm hoping when we go that direction again I can pick up the
valance.........just in case. Will save these since we've settled on
the curtains I've got up now.

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Pulled up what we finally settled on for now.
Just so you won't have to back up in the thread
to see them........lol

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Old 10-11-2013, 06:03 PM   #97
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Ever wonder what happens to these light weight canopies
when the wind comes up? The canopy was like you see
in this picture when I left this morning to go to the doctor.
I tried to get a picture of it blowing in the wind but as I got
ready to snap it, it flipped back up right side. It was flippping
up, down, up, down, etc. as it swayed back and forth with the
wind. By the time we got back home, the wind had died down,
but the canopy was in the down position. So I took this snap
shot before I dismantled it. The snoozy is now under cover as
it's supposed to storm tonight.

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Wife is cleaning and organizing and I knew to take my new set
of curtains and put them up somewhere. It's been laying on the
kitchen table since I bought it. I knew I'd never remember where
I put it if I just moved it somewhere. So, I decided the best place
would be to hang them with the set I already had. So now the
bed area has a full private curtain...........lol. I guess it looks okay
this way. I'll need to add some length to them but they do touch
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As I look closer at this picture I realize I can pick up those matching
valances and use them as a lengthening border. I could just use pins
if I can't sew them together?

I'm probably better at spot-welding........lol
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:16 PM   #98
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Carl, When I first saw the Snoozy my thought was that we needed a closet. So we asked and was told "no problem". They built it with a closet. We find it quite useful for hanging jackets and a set of nice cloths for my wife and I for those rare occasions when we don't want to look like hikers.
We lost a little counter space as it is under the air conditioner. We find giving up a little counter space a good trade off and the top of the closet provides a useful shelf.
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