Airstream front seating

New design, new cushions, new upholstery: this is the biggest improvement we have made so far! This is still a work in progress, but the interior already feels more cozy!

Here is a reminder of what we started with! Ugh.

The camera almost falls into a glass of water, but captures this shot on the way down! Even Abbie is excited about the upgraded accommodations

84x96 5” High density foam 

First step was to cut out all the foam cushions

The sewing begins. Nikki found really nice fabric that was very easy to work with.

We have been waiting a long time to do this-
Throwing away the old 1970's southwestern cushion covers. We really hated seeing this in the airstream.

I used 1x2 select pine to build the frame of the seating area in the front of the airstream. This was Nikki’s design and was a bit of a challenge to build. Thankfully my loving wife bought me a biscuit joiner for my birthday. It was a real time saver! My main concern was keeping the weight as low as possible. Most airstream do it yourselfer’s end up using heavy 2x4’s and thick plywood. It’s important to keep in mind that every bit of weight you add is less MPG you get on the road.

The Fridge

We picked the fridge up over the weekend, we got a great deal on Craigslist. Its old and needs a lot of work but it will look good as new by the time we are done with it. 
This is just temporary until we save some money for a new refrigerator.   

Nikki restores the stove.

After a few months of searching for the right stove, Nikki finally came across one online. Amazingly it was about 5 miles from our house (that never happens). The stove is about 30 years old and need some TLC. Nikki spent a lot of time buffing the stainless steel. And now it looks new again!


The stove will look great with the vintage Club aluminum cookware she picked up at a thrift store last week

First camping trip!

We headed to Mund's Park for a relaxing July 4th weekend.  It was our first off road trip with the Airstream, she looks so good in the woods! 

The Maiden Voyage!

First time leaving the house since we bought her. We're headed to Tucson for B&B's wedding!

Nikki gets artistic from the passenger's side

We stayed at an RV resort south of Tucson.  It was the first time using the AC unit and it worked like a champ! This was great because it was almost 100 degrees that weekend.
She's shiny!