And this is my July apron.
I used a novelty print from Alexander Henry's line, "This Land is Your Land." Originally I had planned to use it for curtains and throw pillows in the camper, but decided it was a bit overpowering for such a small space. Along the bottom border, I used iron-on transfers (printed from my computer) of a 'Happy Camper' clip art. And huge purple rick rack is tucked in above and below the border.
But let's get back to talking about that camper. The apron colors match perfectly (almost like I planned it that way) - aqua and white.
I purchased these chair frames from Saving Grace last summer. After a heavy coat of tung oil, I added the striped canvas and made the matching awning. The camper still needs a paint job to freshen up the outside, but at least the interior is done.
When we bought it, someone had 'redecorated' the walls and ceiling with red and black sponge painting. It was ghastly. My daughter and I primed and painted the interior white. Luckily, both the floor and copper light fixture were original and untouched. And when we pulled the icky contact paper off the table, that was also in perfect condition.
The table drops down, flush with the bottom of the seat, to make a twin bed. Both our kids get to sleep here, head to foot. So far they are little enough, but pretty soon they'll be outside in a tent.
The kitchen includes a small sink and two-burner gas stove which runs off a propane tank. The large hole underneath had been fitted for a little dorm fridge. We're looking for something more appropriate to fill that space.
All the cushions were in their original upholstery. Yuk. So I recovered them with a retro bark cloth. This back couch area pulls out into a double bed.
And there had been a heater in this small cupboard, but it was removed before we bought it. Hank retro-fitted a cutting board on top for extra food prep space, and below is more storage. And for the nights that get a bit chilly, we crank up the Coleman lantern to heat the camper. By the time everyone is in their jammies, it's nice and toasty!
So now I can tie on my new apron, serve up perfect hamburgers on my pastel Melmac dishes (colors match the cushions exactly, btw), and tend to melted-marshmellow-burned fingers from our vintage Red Cross Emergency Kit. Is that glamping?