AiRSTReAM ChRONiCLES: chapter 5-LikE a RhineSToNE CowBOY…

April 10, 2010

we have a confession: it involves rhinestones. and curtains. and a mexican batea. and a cowboy…

{love this shot..the sun is setting on our BiG RevEAL nite...and later...a moonlight marshmallow roast!}

NoW that MiRANdA has seen her 1953 FLyING CLouD AiRSTreAM transformed into a CoSMIC COwGiRL SaLoon on WhEELS…we’re just itchin’ to show y’all all the inside details!

{shot of the interior...cowboy stomped floors, glitter vinyl, homemade curtains, and sooo much more!}

and to refresh your memory…here’s the before shot…

{before shot- gutted}

so here’s the confession…and you gotta keep this on the down-low……

we…..used….a….bedazzler. there, i said it! and by gosh darn, i’m not ashamed to admit it. because you know why?! because nothin’ says CoSMIC COwGIRL like a blingin’, bull-ridin’, bedazzled RHinESTONE COwBOY! yee-hawww!

{blingin' out his chaps...}

in hindsight, amie learned it would have been waaaaay easier to bedazzle this baby BEFORE we actually PERMANENTLY adhered his bull-ridin booty to the wall (darn you, gravity!)…buuut who ever said we like to take easy street?

{OK, i really can't quit singin'..."LiKe a RHiNESTONE CowBoY...ridin' out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo..."}

 OriGiNALLY framed and mounted on a copper plaque, we popped off the frame, unscrewed the cowboy from the plaque and used a little SupER-duty-ULtRA-strength double stick tape to mount it on the wall. SpRinKLE in a few Swarovski crystals and voila! a RHiNESTONE CoWBOY!

and here’s a wider angle of the RhiNESTONe CoWBOY wall…

{try to ignore the 564 electrical outlets...we're still trying to figure out WHY in something sooooo tiny, there are SO many stinkin' outlets sooo close together!}

we spotted the GoLD stallion clock at MyLISSA’s in WARRENTON and knew it was a perfect addition to our retro cowboy wall. There was no hope (or time) for fixin the clock, so we did what any good GypSY would do…set the hands to 5 o’clock, cut the electrical cord, and permanently adhered that bad boy to the wall! we completed the mini-vignette with a GoLD stained PINK spitoon sign, an authentically plastic chandelier, and of course 5000 electrical outlets…

we liked it so much, amie went a little rhinestone crAZY….

a mexican batea…

{traditional MeXICAN tole-ware BatEA...usually sold for around $15-60, depending on the size and condition. this one is about half-way through the bedazzle process}

 the homemade curtains were easy prey on our quest to rhinestone the universe…

{original JG art..our tribute to waylon & willie & the boys...whip-stitched on crushed velvet, with fringe...and rhinestones}

{not all who wander are LoST...jrr tolkien}

{LoVE GuADALupE curtains at both ends of the AiRSTREAM...with TonS o' CrySTALS} *thanks to for the pic

tons more to tell…y’all stick around!

“I’ve been walkin these streets so long, singin the same old song.

i know every crack in these dirty sidewalks of BroADwAY, where hustle’s the name of the game

and nice guys get washed away like the snow and the rain. there’s been a load of compromisin’

on the road to my horizon…BuT i’m gonna be where the lights are shinin’ on me.” ~RhinESTONE CowBOY, GleN CaMpBELL

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  • Reply Cyndi April 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    You ladies do show off Gypsy FINE-ness! It doesn’t get better than this! You did a fabulous job with Miranda’s airstream and even the bedazzle is Over the Top! Great work! It’ll shine when it shines! Ever hear of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils out of Missouri? They are still around but were red hot when you girls were young ones. Ask Papa and Mom about them.”It’ll Shine when it Shine’s ” was one of their biggest albums, yes a real record!

    Consider the airstream a FINE JOB done Well! Thanks for showing us more pictures, now how did you get that sofa in the door?
    I love it,
    Smiles, Cyndi/frstyfrolk

  • Reply the gypsy chick April 12, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    You crack me up! Now I have that song stuck in my head!
    The trailer is soooo awesome, I’m glad I got to peek inside.
    happy trails…

  • Reply Weekend Cowgirl April 13, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Your bedazzled Air Stream is the BEST ever!!! How much fun you will have in it! So jealous!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Suzanne April 13, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    The pics are great- The sofa looked so amazing!!! I know it will get tons of compliments driving down the roads of the good Old USA! Great Job- Hope more Decorating Gigs come your way!!!

  • Reply GYPSYGIRLIE April 14, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    This place is great I now want an Air Stream. I feel like miranda’s Airstream Song was made for this place:
    “Sometimes I wish I lived in an Airstream
    Homemade curtains, lived just like a gypsy”
    Great job in decorating…ever wana make me one i would love it:)

  • Reply Rhinestone Iron October 28, 2010 at 4:14 am

    this place is great. i go there i like it very much.

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