AiRSTReAM ChRONICLeS: chapter 6-like a black horse in the night…

April 15, 2010
“i like to dream…right between my sound machine,
on a cloud of sound, i drift in the night. 
any place it goes is right,
goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here.”

{our sparkly sofa arrives by the first light of the moon...}

Let’S rewind a bit…when we first received the gutted AiRSTREaM, we hadn’t made any real decisions on the decor…or the theme…or how we were going to pull it all together in basically a 2 week time frame…  

but as soon as we stepped inside that awesome tin can on wheels, we knew whatever we did, it had to involve… GLITTER ViNYL..yeah, baby!  

{rolls of glitter vinyl we had delivered to the warehouse...retro, cosmic, & PerFECT!}

we had several options on creating the main seating area….  

we could: a) build in a ‘booth-style, u-shaped’ seat to wrap in the entire nose of the AiRSTREAM (of which we later realized the window was too low and the costs were going to be realllllly astronomical), b) use old bus seats (could be cool…but gotta find some in a crunch), or  c) move the seating area to the OTHER end of the trailer and put the bar in the nose…  

none of these really fit our fancy…we knew that this would be the main focal point of the AiRSTREAM…and we wanted it to be a cozy, cosmic, and most of all GRANDIOSE lounge for MirANDA and company to put up their feet and relax after a big show.  

we remembered an old 1800’s leg-less VicTORIAN sofa we bought from HECtoR years ago.  

{just pullin’ it off the shelves and tryin it out for size…hopin it will fit through the door}

aside from the fact that the sofa was slightly dry-rotted, didn’t have legs, and was nestled deeply within the stacks of furniture and junk at our warehouse, we thought it just might work….  

we channeled StEPPENWoLF’s MagiC CarPET riDE and envisioned the sofa with legs, fringe, studs, and most importantly… HoT PinK GLiTTER VinYL…  

{salvaging the old tapestry off the sofa...preppin it for a lil trip to the upholsterer}

  

{we're sooo excited here, we can't wait to get 'her' into place first thing the next morning!}

we added GoLD satin BuLLION fringe and studs…

{lovin this! with a fleamarket $10 pillow from JoE PeTE and a crushed velvet pillow we made in-house}

and the completed GRanDIOSE LouNGE…

{why don't you come with me little girl, on a MaGIC CarPEt riDE? ~steppenwolf} *thanks to keely marie scott for the image!

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6 Comments

  • Reply paisley penguin April 15, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Love how the airstream turned out! A friend of mine has one and we have been thinking of soing smething fun and funky to it. You beat us to it. Congratulations it looks awesme!

  • Reply Theresa-Garden Antqs Vintage April 16, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Y’all did an awesome job. I still have to post the pics I took of it. Just beautiful!

  • Reply Honey Boss April 19, 2010 at 1:23 am

    I’ve been keeping up with the airstream on facebook & twitter, before remembering that you girls had posted a blog on here as well…so I wanted to be sure I left some gypsy fan love on here as well!
    YOU LOVELY GALS are soooo amazing, there’s never enough words to express my thoughts on all your work – – – your inventions, your creations/creativeness, your ideas, your craft, your words,lyrics,poetry, & rhymes…it all just blows me away & I LOVE LOVE LOVE it all!
    And this amazing airstream, I so love it! Every single bit of it! Much Love, Respect, & Admiration….always…HoNeY oXoXo

  • Reply sherry spain August 24, 2011 at 7:37 am

    omg am in L*O*V*E with all of these airstreams! we are looking for an old vintage camper to restore this is soooo inspirinrg. You guys have some awesome ideas love your style. Great Job!!!

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