Thursday, July 26, 2012

Camper Valances...

More camper progress....

We took down all the hard window valances in the camper when we gutted it.  I wasn't sure if they would make their way back in or not, but  I thought I should save them just in case and didn't put them in the dump pile.  So last night I brought them in and decided that I would use them because they would cover up the tops of the windows when the curtains are open(still need to make the curtains because I ditched all the ugly metal blinds!). Plus they will give some extra color to the walls and a bit of warmth.

Here they are before.... not totally hideous, but not the look I am going for.  The floral print was also on the sleeper sofa and the wall paper border.
 And here they are after....   I covered them in an old log cabin feed sack quilt.  It was really hard to make that first cut into it, but now I am happy I did.  The quilt had many problems and was not usable. It just sat folded up in a basket collecting dust.  So I'm looking at it as though I breathed new life into it and we can all enjoy it when we go camping.  I still have some of it left, but it is mostly the parts with the most damage.  Maybe I can make some cute buntings out of it and hang them in the camper.
My color scheme is slowly changing as this process goes on. I was just planning on white and blue, but now it looks like I will throw it a few more vintage colors. I'm definitely thinking that the curtains need to be white and pretty simple since the valances are so busy. I don't want sensory overload when we go into this tiny space.

I can't wait for it to be done, and don't worry, I'll share it with you :)

Have a productive day,



  1. Love the log cabins!!! I think the Vintage twist will be awesome! :)
    I just changed my blog over to The Vintage Twin. :)

  2. You're a genius to use that old quilt for new valances! They look spectacular and I can't wait to see what else you do.

  3. Clever girl Tiff,they look great.Big fan of recycling .
    Laura x

  4. Looks perfect!! Can't wait to see the whole thing pulled together.

  5. Much better and more you!! What fun to re do a camper!!!

  6. Oh that looks so much better! I will eventually be redoing the fabric in our new camper. Keeping this idea in mind. :o)

    Carmen and the Primcats


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