The last 4 weeks have been such a BLUR! We had the best (but seemingly shortest) weekend in Titusville, FL where we picked her up. My husband's parents and grandmother joined us, as this was a very special moment for us all. Without digressing too much, because we all know it's one of my specialties, I'll just say that the Airstream has been an icon to the Morgret (Koterba) family for decades. It was part of my father in laws great journey as a boy, and will be part of our family's journey now. It means so much! If you care to learn more about that, check out www.facebook.com/theessentialedkoterba.
I have a ton of photos from that weekend..but they're on my phone, and because I'm too excited to wait to share these images with you, I'll go ahead and post them later. It took us 3 full weeks of (mostly) full days to get her ready, but she's ready...and she's realllll purdy!
We used 2 full gallons of white paint, 3 cans of spray paint, 2 quarts of chalkboard paint, 1 quart of marine paint, 10 sponge brushes, 14 mini rollers, 4 large rollers, lots of mineral spirits, 10 2x4s, 24 1x4s, 10 1x2s, 5 packages of wall planking, tons of sweat, 24 knobs, and some patience. It was sweaty, painstaking, and worth every minute (and dollar).
Last weekend, upon finishing our last major project, we took her and the girls to a local camp ground. The test run was a HUGE success, and we learned SO MUCH. We parked strategically near two other Airstreams in the park in hopes that our fellow streamers would be willing to help us in the event that we had questions. That thought process paid off. We didn't even have to go knock on their door for help...they just showed up and answered all of our (painfully obvious) newbie questions.
It was perfect. This coming weekend we will be heading on another adventure. I'll talk about that later... in the meantime...who doesn't love a good #beforeandafter?