#Dreambig

 When I began using the #dreambig , I meant it to the fullest degree.  Seeing the pictures of what Silvy D looked like when we brought her home, you can understand why.  It was only with the biggest dreams, that we could see beyond the wasps nests, broken windows, rotted subfloor and dulled shell.  So in August 2015, with the biggest dreams in tow, we duct taped (not kidding) Silvy D in some spots and set out on a slow journey from Bat Cave, NC to bing Silvy D home. 

When I began using the #dreambig , I meant it to the fullest degree.  Seeing the pictures of what Silvy D looked like when we brought her home, you can understand why.  It was only with the biggest dreams, that we could see beyond the wasps nests, broken windows, rotted subfloor and dulled shell.  So in August 2015, with the biggest dreams in tow, we duct taped (not kidding) Silvy D in some spots and set out on a slow journey from Bat Cave, NC to bing Silvy D home. 

the restoration begins

and goes on, and on, and on, and on...(for a year to be exact)

 Before we (and by we I mean my extremely supportive husband:) began putting her back together, we had to take  Silvy D apart, completely apart.  Shell off.  Frame out. Brand new from the bottom up.

Before we (and by we I mean my extremely supportive husband:) began putting her back together, we had to take  Silvy D apart, completely apart.  Shell off.  Frame out. Brand new from the bottom up.

"She believed she could so she did"

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Then, putting her back together.  The amazingly supportive husband previously mentioned, taught himself how to rivet, then took on the task of teaching me how to do it! One by one, we riveted the shell back on, followed by new windows, new wiring, and new insulation. Then the fun part, designing the inside

 

 Tin ceiling tiles, and shiplap-esque walls were always part of the vision.  Clean lines with a touch of character. 

Tin ceiling tiles, and shiplap-esque walls were always part of the vision.  Clean lines with a touch of character. 

 With the inside complete it was time for Silvy D to get her shine back.  After much research and discovering that the polishing would take around 180 hours, we knew this was one job we couldn't take on ourselves.  So we found Tim, who we like to call "the airstream whisperer." Silvy D went to Tim's airstream polishing(AKA Shine camp) and he literally turned back the hands of time.  And now the true journey begins...                                              "  Life is a journey not a destination."  - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

With the inside complete it was time for Silvy D to get her shine back.  After much research and discovering that the polishing would take around 180 hours, we knew this was one job we couldn't take on ourselves.  So we found Tim, who we like to call "the airstream whisperer." Silvy D went to Tim's airstream polishing(AKA Shine camp) and he literally turned back the hands of time.  And now the true journey begins...

 

                                        "Life is a journey not a destination." - Ralph Waldo Emerson