I’ve been slaving away, depriving myself of sleep, in order to make some crucial mods to the rig!
Number one priority, kill the bad hotel decor!
|Before: Beautiful hotel window “torture-ments”…|
I removed the valences and faux curtains (yeah they were just for “looks”) from above all the windows.
|After: Homey window “treatments”|
They were replaced with uber-inexpensive Ikea curtain rods and curtains we bought the fabric for and sewed in only one weekend (rained all weekend). They are admittedly short in both directions, but pretty good, I think, for my first curtains ever (third thing I’ve sewed in my life).
Next priority, couch upholstery is ugly, looks/is dirty, and faux cushions are dumb. Not to mention all the space under the couch is completely un-utilized!
|Before: Ugly couch|
I sewed and reupholstered the couch in a sage colored plush suede, also known as micro-fiber, and a host of other names. Don’t confuse this material with a leather product. You can wipe spills right off of this stuff with a wet rag! Also added two huge drawers in the space under the couch.
|After: Lovely soft couch/short “double” bed – two big drawers.|
Next, the dinette. Also covered in the ugly upholstery.
|Before: Ugly, non-cleanable/non-kid-friendly, dinette, who’s cushions slide out from under you.|
Reupholstered the bottom in a dark brown marine grade vinyl and attached it to a piece of ply wood. No more sliding out form under you and super easy to clean. Reupholstered the seat backs and trim wood with the same material as the couch.
|After: Cleanable, kid friendly, pretty, functional dinette (next a table upgrade).|
We decided painting would be great, but takes too long and would make it stinky for a while. So Aubrey found a ton of great decals to decorate our rig with instead!
|Chalkboard Decal – “The Menu” is going with us!|
|Border in Kids room.|
|Cool tree decal in the dining area.|
|Master head board decoration.|
No more bottled water!
|GE double filtered water faucet. The next best thing to self-chlorine treating water and/or reverse osmosis…at half the price.|
(to be continued)
Our RV is much more homey now! We leave in a week and we’re super stoked about it!
- Master bedroom curtains
- Add 2,000 Watt Power Inverter, battery disconnect switch, huge fuse, and “house” surge arrestor.
- Repair various minor water leaks and add 2 gallon pre-charged water tank and sediment filter to water pump.