Monday, September 12, 2011


At the camp over the weekend, I painted the ceiling, two coats of paint on the bedroom walls, two coats on the bedroom door and two coats on the back door.  I spent a little time raking a path out to the back of the camp but my back can only take so much.  What is it they say?  How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.

The camp came furnished.  As I tackle some of the projects, I've been removing or relocating pieces.  Against the back door is a dresser. Up until now, it was holding the door from falling over.  The door is padlocked to the trim, which was swinging in the breeze and the hinges had been taken off.  I moved the dresser away from the door so I could paint it and discovered that a section of the bottom panel had been cut out.  You don't suppose that's one of the ways that the mice are getting in.  I haven't actually seen them but I have seen some evidence.  My goal is to fill every hole I can find before winter sets in.  Most nights I sleep with a fan so I don't have to hear them if they happen to be around but the weather the other night was so cold, I slept without it.  I didn't hear anything out of the ordinary.  The camp has been vacant for quite awhile so some parts of the camp are a little scary.  But I'm pleased with the changes I've made.

I  set up a sewing/ironing space in the kitchen so I can spend some time sewing while I wait for paint to dry.  I thought I had everything I needed for sewing since I have duplicates of just about everything but when I broke a needle, I realized I didn't.  I also needed a seam ripper so...on the list they go.

I pieced some 4 inch blocks then sewed some of them together to make a valance for the bedroom window.  I don't really want curtains for the camp because I don't want to have to spend much time washing and ironing them but I did want something to cover the mechanics of the mini-blinds I installed a few weeks ago.

Hope you had a good weekend.


Linda said...

Have fun making the camp your own! I would love doing that!!

sunny said...

My goodness you got a lot done! I love your little valance. It's just perfect. What fun to set up your cozy little camp.

Marti said...

What kind of camp is this? It looks like fun.

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