crazy mofos 9~

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I think we are getting darn close to completion, all except for the bathroom, which at this point seems like a minor undertaking, one we’d like to get going on, but the weather has been so fabulous here in SW FL that we’re having too much fun taking it out and playing!!

 

 

I left off showing you the new changes to the bedroom; headboard, ceiling and valances.  We have moved on to the valances in the living area and a few small additional items.

First off, what does one man do with so many damn remotes?

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You marry a woman with sewing skills and creative abilities to surprise you with your own remote holder…he’s a happy man!!

It looks great and keeps them handy for a quick flame in the fireplace, just in case he wants to make a move, or to put on some funk and bust a move.  Or how about a fast dose HGTV, or disco lights on the ceiling…yep, he has them all!

 

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Here’s a reminder of some of the faux leather and faux naugahyde we purchased to go with the couch fabric.  The lighter color was used to redo the valances around the windows in the living/dining areas.

 

 

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On the upper valance above Randy’s chair, we decided to add a swatch of the couch fabric, just to tie things in within the living area.

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The darker brown naugahyde was used to wrap the backs of the dinette.  We figured it would give it a little more pizzazz not to have the lighter color, also adds some texture and wouldn’t show dirt/markings.  We have yet to tackle the ugly ass fabric on the cushions of the dinette.  I’ll find the perfect fabric in time, looking for shades of brown, leaning towards stripes.  You’ll just have to wait to see…

Hope all is fine in everyone’s world. Take a walk, smell the air…breathe deep.

Namaste~

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And we keep on keeping on, changes are a coming, and they are looking good.  Our RV is a great cozy nest, I find I don’t want to leave the extra comfy bed or the awesome couch that wraps its arms around me and won’t let go!!

 

 

Last we left off, I was teasing you all with some delicious fabrics we found to work with. This is the items we bought for the bedroom.

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Aren’t they fun?  I fell in love in love with them.   So this is what we did with the material…

 

 

 

 

This is what we did with the solid gray fabric.

 

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BEFORE-the UGLY headboard

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took the fabric off the upper decor and painted it with chalk board paint so I can change the words. Now it reads “a couple of happy campers”.

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we wrapped the headboard in the gray suede-like fabric and added diamond buttons for aesthetics. I love them.

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AFTER-the finished product, much improved. Pic does it no justi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since I wanted to keep gray as my accent color in the bedroom, we wrapped the valance on the 2 bedroom windows with a solid gray and used the print for something different.  Now they are fresh and clean, no more “other people’s fabric”!  The shade color will just have to do, not going through the expense of changing them out.  They go with the brown ceiling.

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i like the clean lines and the retro look of this fabric

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New bedroom ceiling.

 

Yes, Randy even recovered the bedroom ceiling to match the new ceiling in the living room.

 

 

So that’s it for today folks, hope you enjoy!  Next blog I’ll show you what we’ve been doing in the living room with the brown (fake) leather.

Shopping~

We’ve been shopping for material for the motor home…stayed tuned to see what we’re doing with it!!

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Still Remodeling~

Hello all, how are you making it through the winter?  Spring is a comin’…I can smell it in air.  Mother Nature has her subtle ways of reminding us that she is in charge, and sometimes not too subtle.  But spring is a comin’.

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We are still in the process of making the motor home our own.  Things have settled down now after the hoopla of the holidays, and we are in-between company, so we are back to working on it, and we actually went camping again.  The first time in the RV without any rain!!  Woohoo~

We still have not gotten the window treatments done, nor have we reupholstered the dinette and still haven’t found the fabric for the headboard yet, oh, and don’t forget the shower redo, but what we have gotten done are some of the fun things.  My husband, always wanting to play.

Our wet camp site in the keys, it never quit raining.

Our wet camp site in the keys, it never quit raining (in Dec 2015)

First off, we had a detour in the remodeling due to a leak around the slide-out, and since every camping trip we have taken it out it rained, Randy took it apart and replaced the whole seal.  He’s incredible.  What he doesn’t know, he will spend hours investigating until he conquers it.

So with that done, we were able to move on with some off the other things that we wanted to get done.  Small things like painting plug plates and light switches.  The hood fan over the stove is no longer off-white, it is now black to match the other appliances.  Also painted some of the wood trim an off-white instead of the god-awful pink tones it had.  Randy also built new cabinets for the slide-out, using the old doors and new hardware.

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hood vent/after

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new drop down ceiling (in brown), accent lighting, new trim paint

new drop down ceiling (in brown), accent lighting, new trim paint

Some of the larger things are a new ceiling in the bedroom, haven’t covered it yet, but the wood is up.  We may put a small, ceiling-hugging ceiling fan the bedroom, I like moving air when I sleep, so that’ll be cool (no pun intended).  Also, a new drop-down ceiling in the living room area with some pretty magical (disco anyone?) lights wrapping around the edge.  He’s a crazy boy!  When we were camping this past weekend, it was just too calming to lay in there and listen to some classic rock and look at the lights.  Awesomeness.

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new fireplace where shelf used to be

                                                                    Since we’ve been home, crazy boy has already added a (fake) fireplace in the thing.  Mind you we’ve been home for 2 days.  Good grief man!  He’s setting some pretty good ambiance…he must want me!  That’s pretty sweet after 28 years together.

such ambiance~

such ambiance~

We come by this camping thing naturally.  Camping is the only vacation my family has ever experienced in our youth.  I’ve always loved it, but I don’t do the tent thing, not with this broken body.  We started out with a slide-on truck camper, remodeled that too.  Then we went to a 5th wheel, then a bigger 5th wheel, then a motor home.  We then tried to down size to a smaller pull-behind trailer, then a bigger pull-behind trailer, and now on to our current RV.  When will the madness stop!!

Just for reference, my parents are soon to be 85, and this was their set-up at the campground this past weekend.  Oh daddy, I guess it is true, you marry a man like your father…help me.

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Are you ready?  Have you been eagerly waiting on the edge of your recliner?  Have you digested your turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie? Well, I’m ready to reveal the motor home thus far!  Got it to a point where we are actually gonna take it on the road for a little R & R, but I have a hunch Randy will be stowing away some tools and “play things” for him to work on while we are away.  Can’t slow that man down…and don’t want to!

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Light fixtures have been painted, check. New cabinet hardware, check. New color on the bathroom cabinets doors!!  Yes, brilliant idea.

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I like it, gives the bathroom area a whole different look, a little more masculine feel.  I like to try and keep a balance.  Yin and Yang.

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Fabric, fabric everywhere, I was having dreams about all this fabric!!

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This kind of project can sure try your patience, but we are remembering to have fun with it and not to put pressure on ourselves to get it done.  Randy’s in charge of upholstering the frame, I am redoing cushions.

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My first EVER attempt at this. Took the old cushion apart and cut the new fabric to size. They had zippers in them, but I elected to make a flap in the back to stuff the stuffing back into it. Worked out great! 140

The old UGLY with the new. I’m gonna like this!!144 ~~click here to see what else is getting done~~

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Things have been in motion, stuff is getting done, progress is in effect!

Let me remind you of how UGLY the flooring in the motor home was before, Randy couldn’t take it!! That was the very first thing he did to it…rip and tear, and he’s off and running.

Flooring BEFORE

Flooring BEFORE

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We had 4 choices of colored flooring to consider, only 2 were viable options compared to the color of the cabinets.  The lighter wood color with gray tones and a beach ‘feel’ lost out to the darker wood color with warm undertones. It seemed to offset the color of the cabinets and went better with some ideas I had rolling around in my head already. Randy liked it better and I had to agree. I hate when he’s right!

~~check out the new floor, click here~~

Crazy mofos 3~

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We took the beast for a trial run this weekend. Didn’t venture far, just an hour away to Arcadia, FL, cow country.  It’s good to get away from the eddy that is living on the edge, also known as the coast. Went to hang with my parents for a spell.

So we packed up our tools, paint, yada, yada, you know it can’t be a relaxing vacay.  Only went from Friday to Sunday so I can’t really even call it a vacay.

We just needed to give the ol’ girl a try. Did I tell you she is a 2000, with 47k miles?  She handles good on the road according to Randy. We had an Indendence motor home a while back and he did NOT like the way it drove. He said it felt top heavy and light. He never felt comfortable driving it. Thank goodness his brother didn’t mind chauffeuring us around.

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Independence RV

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Randy and I have different styles of attacking a project.  I like to let a house ‘talk to me’ and tell me what would bring it to life.  So no-doubt that is how I thought we’d approach the rv remod.  But I’ve been married to my husband for 27 years, you would certainly think I would know better, perhaps it’s more a matter of wishful thinking.

Randy wakes up in the wee hours of the morning, I’m talking like 2:00 a.m.  I have to admit, we do go to bed way earlier than normal folk. I’m the daughter of a farmer, so it’s natural to me to go to bed with sun and wake up with the sun. We LOVE the mornings, but he really loves the mornings.  So before I even got used to the fact there was this monstrosity in our yard, he had the old carpet tore out.  Not complaining, ’cause he sure does get things done, and beside that…the carpet was some kind of Ugly!

It has great bones!

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Yep, that’s us, my husband and I.  Between the two of us, we can tackle almost anything, and have often put ourselves to that test.  We started off small; fix up a car here or there for a little flow money.  Then we tried our hand at designing, cutting and painting craft items.  Those were mostly given as gifts throughout the years to friends and family along the way.  I have pieces of me all over the place.

After trying other things on for size, we moved on to buying, living in, fixing up, having fun in…did I say living in, a lot of houses, did i say a lot?  (I’ve moved 28 times in my life.)  We could be professional movers, we have it down to a science. But…

~~you won’t believe this~~