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Old 07-08-2007, 12:50 PM   #15
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Susan,

You might also want to look at some of the "horsey" catalogs/websites in their home furnishings, accessories, and lighting areas for things you can incorporate. We have horses and get scads of catalogs from those companies; a good one is:

Western Wear and Clothing, Western Decor, Boots, Cowboy Hats, Tack and more from Rods.com

Good luck - it looks like a great project in a great Classic motorhome!
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Old 07-08-2007, 01:20 PM   #16
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Thanks again! I get several of those catalogs (we have mules, a horse and a donkey) but hadn't really paid attention to the furnishing stuff since our house is not decorated in that style. Another great idea and link, thanks!

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Old 07-08-2007, 01:54 PM   #17
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Hi Susan,

Everything looks like itís really coming together for you. Nice redesign.


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We had a fortuitous happening yesterday--we were in Little Rock and decided to go home the back way instead of the Interstate. There is a salvage place we like to stop at on the way (building supplies, flooring, countertops, appliances, etc.), so we did, just to see what new stuff they might have.

Where is this place?

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Old 07-08-2007, 02:02 PM   #18
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Thanks again! I get several of those catalogs (we have mules, a horse and a donkey) but hadn't really paid attention to the furnishing stuff since our house is not decorated in that style. Another great idea and link, thanks!

Susan
Yup - I supose is you have a horse and a donkey there's always the chanch you'll end up with a mule or two. You might suspect I'm going for my 500th post
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Old 07-08-2007, 02:07 PM   #19
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Hi Vaughan! Thanks for the kudos! I'm having fun.

The place is Chuck's Surplus and it is at the intersection of Hwys 338 and 367 (SW of Little Rock). Take Exit 3 (Dixon Road/338) off 530 and go west. Just before you get to 367 there is an intersection for Ironton Cut Off Road to the left. Chuck's is on that corner, across from the convenience store. There was an old Avion across the street from it yesterday, so it will be easy to find. Their phone number is 501/888-5502. They have building materials and all sorts of stuff outside, and doors, flooring, carpet, house columns, hardware, sinks, used appliances, etc. inside. Scrounge around and have fun!

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Yup - I supose is you have a horse and a donkey there's always the chanch you'll end up with a mule or two. You might suspect I'm going for my 500th post
Silly you! But you're getting closer to 500!!!

Well, the idea of the donkey is to breed mules one day, but I don't suppose we'd be really successful with the horse, since he's a gelding and all.

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Rivet I wondered if that was the place.

Thanks Susan,

I do know it. The ownerís son and his, then, girlfriend lived across the street from me in this trailer park. He moved back in with his mother after the split. Itís been a while since Iíve been in, though. Obviously I need to stop back in.

I take 367 to work. I live just south of Pratt Road and work at UALR. 367 is a much easier drive than the interstates during rush hour.

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Old 11-09-2007, 10:07 PM   #22
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Hey! I just wanted to ask how the project is going? More Pics?
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:24 AM   #23
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Hi Babee!

Sorry, no real updates yet. I am still collecting stuff to get started with. I found the leather for the seating areas and hope to order it next week, I got an "oiled bronze" faucet for the bathroom, and I have to find another supplier for the curtain cloth since I have not heard from the original one.

Thank you for asking, though! I hope to have some progress (and pictures) soon.

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Old 11-25-2007, 04:51 PM   #24
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Thanks for a wonderful thread. It's really motivating. We've been kicking around the redesign of ours since much of the tambor is broken and there is some rot under the cabinets. As we do those repairs, we've decided to really make it our home. The previous owners did some nice things with the curtains and upholstery so I haven't decided whether I should replace it or work it into the design - I'm leaning to the latter so it will look less like a work in process. I can't wait to see more. Since we have a rear bath, we've decided to start there.
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:46 PM   #25
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That's great, Sharon! I always enjoy seeing an AS whose owners have given it that special touch! The tambour on ours under the dinette is trashed and I am still trying to figure out what to do there--replace it or change the whole setup into something different. If you like the curtains and upholstery, I would stick with them! Otherwise you will run into a lot more time and money expended. You might redesign with an eye toward changing them over time, and use a decor that will be amenable to both what you have now and what you might plan to use.

Good luck! I'd love to see pictures as you get going on it!

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New windshield curtains done!

I am sorry it has been so long, but life is really getting in the way of redecorating progress.

The first big step is done! The new windshield curtains are done, thanks to Tammy/SilverThreads, and they look GREAT!!!

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I had to instantly iron them and hang them up to see how they looked! I used the Alexander Henry Willow Bend Bandana fabric I posted on the first page and a linen-y drape liner for the backing, and they are exactly what I wanted! Tammy did a great job (geez, I wish I could sew a straight line like she does) and I am very pleased.

I have been collecting things for the redesign, and have added two cow hides (a full-size one for the dinette back cushions and sofa pillows and a small one to possibly use as a rug or a throw on the bed) and a jute rug for inside the door or at the bottom of the steps while camped.

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I have decided we will rebuild the dinette and rid ourselves of the messed-up tambour. The new design will be very similar, but the seat bottoms will be hinged and lift up for storage, and the furniture part will probably be built out of mesquite or other rustic wood.

The next step is a Seal-Tech test at Airstream of Arkansas on March 21 to make sure our leaks are sealed so the new interior won't be destroyed by water!

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Hi Susan,

Those look great! The hides are going to look terrific, too. I canít wait to see them.
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Thanks, Vaughan! I am really looking forward to seeing the leatherwork done. I got a deep chocolate hide for the seating surfaces and need to find someone who sews leather WELL here in the area to reupholster the sofa and dinette with it. Any ideas?

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