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Thursday, August 26, 2010

It's coming along...

...slowly but surely.  Actually we've made great progress these last few weeks.  The entire trailer has been painted with one coat of paint.  Cutting in around all the edges with white takes nearly a day... or two!  We decided to keep the trailer bright by using white and accenting the cupboard surround with a red called "candy apple".  I know it appears to be pink, but the associate at Home Depot assured us that with a few coats it will be just like the paint sample... a rich, beautiful red.

We've also got a coat of primer on all the cupboard doors, which will also be white, and they're all neatly lined up in our garage waiting for me to put on their first coat of real paint.

It's really starting to look like a livable place, isn't it!?

The most recent renovation happened this past Tuesday.  Scott's cousin Keith, and his beautiful girlfriend Sally, came to visit from Montana.  Keith was kind enough to help Scott install the aluminum sheeting to the kitchen wall as well as in the shower and bathroom.  What was thought to be a couple hour project ended up taking the entire day... and there's still one piece that has yet to go up on the back bathroom wall.

We decided on the aluminum because 

a.) there was horrible wallpaper that needed covering up
b.) we thought it would be a time saver
c.) it looks friggin awesome!!

When touring the 2010 Airstreams, we decided that the aluminum wall was definitely a look we would like to shoot for.   After doing some research online, I found a great Youtube video that took you through the process step by step.  Thank God for the internet!!

The photos below are the shower (left) and one of the bathroom walls (right).  Because the walls were wood and not vinyl, we had to use screws to secure the aluminum to the wall instead of rivets like we did in the kitchen.  It still looks great!  Scott will just seal the edges with some caulk to ensure that no water will leak behind.

We're extremely excited about the aluminum surround in the kitchen as well.  What a difference!  I can hardly wait to see it all put together with our cupboard doors, new faucet, and new counter top!

The couch and dinette cushions are in the process of being reupholstered by an 86 year old man that lives not too far from here.  He says he knows what he's doing, so we took his word for it.  Fingers crossed that the fabric is straight. :)  The fabric for the curtains has also been purchased while on a trip to Minneapolis this past Monday.  It was only $4 a yard which was a HUGE cash saver.  Just waiting for the curtain clips to arrive so Chryssa (the drapery lady) can get to work on them.  I also made a stop at IKEA to pick up bedspreads for the bedroom.  So cute!! 

We just received a call that our vinyl flooring is in... yay! 

More to come :)


  1. it looks amazing! so exciting. :)

  2. Oh my gosh Barb! I can't wait to see the finished product, the styling is sooooo up my alley!!!! :0 :)

    You've got a good man there, that Scott ;)

  3. I'll bet that trip to Ikea was fun:)!!!

  4. Can't wait to see it! Sorry I could not make it to the cities with you:(

  5. It really is truly amazIng what you have done so far! I love the color choices and the aluminum.....perfect! Very modern and sleek! Keep up the good work!


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