02 May

Backstage with Ruthie Collins

The 1975 Argosy of country singer Ruthie Collins is part lounge, part green room and part mini venue! Her name is Amelia Earheart!

The 1975 Argosy of country singer Ruthie Collins is part lounge, part green room and part mini venue! Her name is Amelia Earstream!

The trailer also has a state of the art sound system.

The trailer has a state of the art sound system.

The SMEG refrigerator is new made to look old and was a find from the pages of Country Living Magazine.

The SMEG refrigerator is new made to look old and was a find from the pages of Country Living Magazine.

All is good in the trailerhood when Ruthie Collins hits the touring trail in her vintage Argosy. Ruthie's new LP is coming out soon on Curb Records.

All is good in the trailerhood when Ruthie Collins hits the touring trail in her vintage Argosy. Ruthie’s new LP is coming out soon on Curb Records.

Amelia Earhart does double duty as green room and mini venue for private performances.

Amelia Earhart does double duty as green room and mini venue for private performances.

The theatre seats came out of an old Tennessee schoolhouse that had been converted to a community center. The upholstery is all original with vinyl seats and faded velvet backs.

The theatre seats came out of an old Tennessee schoolhouse that had been converted to a community center. The upholstery is all original with vinyl seats and faded velvet backs. The flooring is repurposed pallets.

The vintage settee was a $75 flea market find that she had reupholstered in different ticking fabrics.

The vintage settee was a $75 flea market find that she had reupholstered in different ticking fabrics. Ruthie and her mom made all the curtains and most of the pillows.

After taking the trailer down to the skin and rewiring and repairing leaks the trailer was insulated with spray foam and a 1/4 layer of luan was attached. The white bead board went on over that. The ceiling is a plastic replica of a tin ceiling that is flexible and easy to install. The light fixtures add lots of feminine bling and are from Pottery Barn.

After taking the trailer down to the skin and rewiring and repairing leaks the trailer was insulated with spray foam and a 1/4 layer of luan was attached. The white bead board went on over that. The ceiling is a plastic replica of a tin ceiling that is flexible and easy to install. The light fixtures add lots of feminine bling and are from Pottery Barn.

When Ruthie found her trailer on Craigslist it was in original condition, and not in the good way! A college student had been using it on his parents property and it had the original twin beds and shag carpet!

When Ruthie found her trailer on Craigslist it was in original condition, and not in the good way! A college student had been using it on his parents property and it had the original twin beds and shag carpet! Her idea was to empty it and give it a rustic vintage look and use it to hang out with the band! I think she succeeded!

The church pew was cut at an angle and fitted with comfortable cushions. The band has had up to twenty guests squeezed in for performances.

The church pew was cut at an angle and fitted with comfortable cushions. The band has had up to twenty guests squeezed in for performances.

Ruthie and I in our matching Farmhouse Frocks!

Ruthie and I in our matching Farmhouse Frocks!