So we opened the end of March 2013…. & I just realized I never posted some photos of the opening…. So here ya go;)

Starlight Woods Earrings handmade wristlets infinity scarves gemstone layering bracelets vintage beaded necklaces southern charm necklaces Eco friendly jewelry Lily and Laura Bracelets Native Honey Bags HorseFeathers Gifts HorseFeathers Gifts Eco Friendly T's Silk Wrap Bracelets IMG_8489 Ruby Moon Wine Fruit Trays Handmade Boutique Downtown Henderson Kentucky Chelsea Farmer Grand Opening IMG_8518 Ribbon Cutting Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Rustic Jewelry Display HorseFeathers Boutique

We’ve since renovated the shop and added TONS of inventory so i’ll have to do an update for y’all soon!

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Ya’ll know how much we LOVE Tricia of Hayden Burns Photography. We often get asked how we choose our models and the truth is Tricia does. She has a stash of our jewelry at her studio and always finds the perfect girls for us! Below are some of the latest shots that we totally love { obviously}.  Enjoy!

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NOTE: Please prepare yourself for the awesomeness you are about to see…..

Pretty much the coolest Airstream Argosy you’ve ever seen huh?:)

I know, you’re now thinking holy crap I need to get with this photographer. She’s pretty kick booty. You can follow her awesomeness on Facebook and checkout her website . She’s pretty much our favorite ever!

Thanks for making us all look like normal sane people Tricia:) {Minus the pitchfork photo. lol}

Slowly but surely we’ve been working on our 1971 Airstream Land Yacht, Ethel. You can see all her before photos here. We are taking her out to Nebraska for my sister in laws wedding in TWO weeks! There is still SO much to do. So when i’m not at our shop i’m working on her.

I found this idea on pinterest and loved it! There are several wall areas in the camper that have this hideous crappy wall paper as you can see below.

Our ugly wall paper….

So at first I had this lovely little idea in my head that these pretty little maps were just going to stick to this (what I think is vinyl) type wall. WRONG. After about 10 minutes of trying to figure out how to make it stick I said screw it (patient huh?). So then I looked over at our ugly countertops that I had previously refinished but just wasn’t in love with and decided I was just going to stick those maps on the counter top ( I WILL have maps in this camper! lol).

It was actually VERY SIMPLE. I wouldn’t recommend doing a whole kitchen in your house or anything crazy since it’s a bit busy. In the camper we’ve only got about a 4 1/2 foot countertop so it just ads a fun element.

I’ll post more photos as we go on our renovation but a lot of y’all were asking for instructions on this so I thought i’d go ahead and fill ya in 😉

What you’ll need:

~Maps ( I got mine here)

~Mod Podge

~Foam Brush

~Wall Paper Smoother 

~Fine Grit Sand Paper

~ A Wet Rag

~Polyurethane 

Step 1: Take your fine grit sand paper and sand the entire surface.

Step 2: Take your wet rag and wipe down the surface to get all the crap you just sanded off completely off the surface. Allow surface to dry.

Step 3: Figure out the placement of your maps. I didn’t really have any rime or reason, I was just trying to do as little cutting and piecing as possible so you could see more large areas of the maps. Totally up to you if you want to make it more scrappy:)

Step 4: Start cutting pieces of your map to fit the space.

Step 5: To start placing the map pieces in place take your foam brush and coat the back of the map with the mod podge as well as the area you are about to place the map on. Put the map in place, then take your plastic smoother and smooth out the area. Repeat this until you’ve covered the whole area. Allow to dry for about 45 minutes.

Step 6: Take your foam brush and coat the entire area that you’ve just covered in maps with mod podge. This will seal them down in place. NOTE: if you do not wait for the maps to dry from step 5 then they may get soggy and start bubbling! You’ve been warned:)

Allow about 1 hour for the top coat of mod podge to dry then apply another coat.

Allow another hour or more for that 2nd top coat to dry.

Step 7: Grab either another foam brush, a foam roller, or a paint brush and apply a thin coat of polyurethane to the entire area. This is going to act as your waterproof like barrier (I have no idea if this is actually waterproof but we’ve used it on all kinds of stuff we sit drinks on and no problems yet).

We tend to coat things with polyurethane at least two times.

And that’s it!

I maybe spent $20 on this project. *high five*

 

That’s right, we bought another camper… I think I have a vintage camper addiction.

This is Ethel, a 1971 Airstream Sovereign Land Yacht. We had been looking for a vintage camper for a few months and hadn’t had any luck finding one anywhere near us so we were just patiently waiting until we found “the one” located closer to home. Luckily my Aunt Mary found one for us just a couple roads over 🙂

Here are the “before”  pics of Ethel. We aren’t doing to awful much to her. Just cleaning her up a bit, putting some funky HorseFeathers touches on the interior, polishing the exterior and installing new flooring.

 She’s actually in excellent condition overall:)

And here is what we are hoping to get her looking like over the next couple months….

Stay tuned for updates!  We are currently working on getting Bertha ready to paint. You can read about her over here😉