Friday, August 12, 2016
So...the vintage Airstream makeover was a no go! Money got short and interruptions got long. Although we did get the floor repaired and carpet and vinyl removed, that's a start...right? It's still on my bucket list. I love my Airstream, that long silver bullet sitting in my backyard holds many wonderful memories....memories of hot summer days spent in Myrtle Beach Travel Park. This particular campground was the one we stayed in each summer when our two children were little, we loved it! Our camper was perfect for our little family of 4. The kids had the back bedroom with twin beds and my husband and I had the couch/fold down bed at the other end. The hum of the coldest air conditioner known to man lulled me to sleep each night while the hottest, most humid night air whirled around outside our semi-mirrored container. The kids are grown and moved away now, so when I go inside the camper and into the back bedroom and see the little cars and plastic lizards that were my son's, and the dolls and coloring books and crayons that were my daughter's...along with sea shells we've collected as well as beach sand still on the floor...my heart aches, it's as if we were just camping a few days ago...everything still where they left them years ago. So you see, I can't get rid of my Airstream...even at the urging of my husband. I'm a lover and collector of all things vintage...and this dull, musty 1977 Airstream was the first of my collection some twenty years ago...and I will hold on to her for as long as I can, and hopefully fix the old girl up as I had intended in the first place...BOHO style!!
Posted by UniquelyNan Vintage at Friday, August 12, 2016
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
I'm finally getting started on a long over due makeover of my vintage 1977 Airstream. I ripped up the carpet and linoleum and had to repair a piece of flooring just inside the door. I'm just going to sand and paint the plywood floors...then put throw rugs everywhere. Well, that's my plan anyway! I'm torn about what to do with the walls and woodgrain...I want to paint in some areas and decoupage in others...or just do white all over. I'm going with a Bohemian/Hippie feel with lots of color and textures, hanging accent lanterns, throw blankets and pillows..etc! The outside isn't in the best shape, the clear coat is peeling off so I will be searching for ways to get the shine back...I would love to have the outside airbrushed with trompe l'oeil art..but that's just a dream, as I'm sure that is very expensive. I'll just have to make do the best funds will allow me. I'm hoping to document the process here on my blog...hope you all follow along for the ride!
Posted by UniquelyNan Vintage at Monday, September 21, 2015
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
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Posted by UniquelyNan Vintage at Monday, November 03, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Thanks for looking, Nan H.
Posted by UniquelyNan Vintage at Sunday, November 02, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
What a fun night! Went to one of our local main street fall festivals for the first time...it was really nice. The kids went trick or treating on main street, played games and listened to music played by a DJ. Then woke up this morning to snow on the jack o lanterns!
|I went as a kitty cat!|
|My daughter Magan & her fiance Steven with kids Jaedyn & Jaxen.|
|Woke up to snow on the jack o lanterns.|
Posted by UniquelyNan Vintage at Saturday, November 01, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Today I downloaded Picasa...and I have been on here for hours! But, I really like the ease of use...cause I ain't no techie! The only thing is, it didn't really have all the effects I am looking for. I want a really grainy, faded, antiqie look. I'm not sure yet the correct name for it, but I see it alot...and love it! Oh well, I will search around for more photo editing programs on the WWW! If anyone knows of a good, free program please leave a comment and let me know...
Posted by UniquelyNan Vintage at Sunday, October 19, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Today was such a beautiful fall day. I spent it with my aunt at her job at one of our local hospitals, the courtyard was just right outside her office and I had thought to bring my camera along....so glad I did! The sun was just starting to fade out of the shadows of the building and I had to rush out so I wouldn't miss the warm rays on the flowers and trees, oh, and the water fountain pools were beautiful. Before I knew it, I had snapped about 130 pictures. Now I'm no photographer by any means, but I do love to capture nature when I can. I hope to take a course soon. I see so many beautiful pictures on the blogs I frequent and I hope to learn how to be as good as them. So, here are a few of them...hope you like them...enjoy!
Posted by UniquelyNan Vintage at Saturday, October 18, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
This is what was found on my washing machine today! After opening up our kitchen floor for some renovations this past April for a few days...we have had creepy crawlies, flying thingies, mice and now SNAKES!! My daughter went to grab something from the top of the washer and this is what she found. I googled it and I think it is a baby rat snake...probably here to rid me of my mice problem...so what do I get to rid me of my snake problem?
Posted by UniquelyNan Vintage at Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
I can't take the credit for these cute little flower pots, they were the idea of my thrifty Mom. She cut the decorative band off of her rubber dish gloves and put them around those 4 inch plastic pots you buy your plants in at the garden centers. These cuffs were the perfect size for these 4 inch pots. I don't have the before pictures of the process so hopefully what I do have is self explanatory. Hope you enjoy!
Posted by UniquelyNan Vintage at Sunday, October 05, 2014
This post is a year late, but I just had to post these pics. from the https://www.facebook.com/raboncreekfarmfair anyway...better late than never! I love what I do....and I love that people love what I do enough to purchase my items! A big thank you to all who did...here are a few pics from the sale.
|2013 Farm Fresh booth.|
|Re-furbished thrift store tables, painted and embellished bottles and milk glass.|
|Roadside table turned pretty again.|
|Sweet Mom & Daughter! She purchased my re-furbished mid-century sewing chair for her daughter.|
|Roadside find...now a pretty little side table!|
Posted by UniquelyNan Vintage at Sunday, October 05, 2014
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Ok...so I can't throw anything away if I see even just a little bit of possibility...(What can I turn this into)? So when we had to purchase some pool chemicals the other day I ran across this weird looking little thing called The Angry Egg...have you seen them? It is this big yellow plastic egg with fizzing pool chems inside...you just toss the whole egg into the pool and it sinks to the bottom and fizzes a few minutes and when it is done it floats to the top and it's done. Only I could not make myself throw it away...I saw something in that angry yellow egg. Hmm, I know...a lamp...an angry yellow lamp. So I set out to find some lamp making supplies. I found what I was looking for at Hobby Lobby for about 3 bucks..Woo-Hoo! So here are the super easy instructions and pics...not the best photography so please forgive.
|Super easy lamp kit bought at Hobby Lobby for about $3.00 complete with bulb!|
|Then just insert the bulb into the opening and the clips will keep everything in place.|
|Taa-Daa!! A super fast and easy, (and very cute) yellow egg lamp any kid would love on their bedside stand. The yellow egg casts such a warm glow into the room.|
|Here I was just playing around with the lamp...kinda looks like a giant egg in a giant egg cup...don't-cha think?|
|This is the front of the lamp...you can't see in this pic but the angry egg face is on the front.|
|And this is the back of the lamp.|
You can do a lot more with this lamp...just use your imagination. If we buy another one I will try something different...like maybe using a string of Christmas lights...or maybe glue pretty little beads in the holes of the egg...the possibilities are endless here!
Posted by UniquelyNan Vintage at Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Monday, December 10, 2012
|All my beautiful vintage ephemera supplies from Tanja from Sigrid Studios.|
|Close up of pine cone and vintage jewelry...the key was part of the supplies from Tanja.|
|Close-up of trees... paper angel and vintage jewelry.|
|The Shadow box frame I used.|
|Close-up of pine cone and key.|
|Paper flower and vintage stamp.|
Posted by UniquelyNan Vintage at Monday, December 10, 2012