Thursday, August 13, 2009

Remodel in an RV...

Thought you might enjoy seeing a project I did in our RV. You all know that my husband is past World Champion Bull Rider, so we really enjoy western decor and leather. Our bedroom had a wall of mirrors behind our bed. One of Bill's trophies from winning a title was a Winchester rifle that I wanted to display. My sister and I came up with the idea of a leather headboard where we could mount the rifle. After visiting our local Tandy Leather Company we purchased a leather side and began our creation.

We measured, cut and padded a plywood board, covered with leather, drilled and fastened silver conchos to hold everything in place. To add interest, we created the central concho and leather decoration and finally utilized rusted barbed wire to hang the Winchester. We choose to do this so that the rifle was readily available and not fastened into the headboard. We completed the project at midnight and felt pretty good about it. Would love to hear what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Leather is the perfect background for the weapon due to color and texture. The rifle looks an integral part of this background and yet it stands out.
    Very nice work.