Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sink, Tiles and Cushions

Last week, my husband cut out the countertop so we could put the sink back in.                                      Wonder why it was ever taken out? 

Ethel & Lucy...yes, we're a bit trailer trashy here, but I love it!

We hooked the sink up to the tank and the tank up to a hose and turned it all on.  "It's leaking!" yelled my son.  Great...we turned it all off, and after some maneuvering and fighting, we found that the holding tank had a huge rusted out hole in the bottom of it.  So I decided I didn't even want to bother with a tank anyway.  So now we just have a direct hook up to a hose - not stupid tank!  Another plus to that is we now have more storage space under the sofa/bed!

The only thing I have painted in Lucy is the half wall of the dinette.  Pale yellow.  It helps to brighten her up a bit inside and looks damn good with that sign hanging on it!

I bought a black fitted sheet to put on the upper bunk and threw my homemade pillows up.  I'm almost done with the cushion covers on the couch...just need to put velcro strips on the end on each one so I can pull the cushions out if I ever need to.  I don't do zippers well.

I think she's starting to look damn sharp!

I bought a red cutting board to place over the sink for extra coutertop space when needed.

Last night we went to Home Depot and ordered new vct tile.  I HATE that they have no actual samples to see!  I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that the colors look right when we finally get them.

Maraschino Cherry

Buttercream Yellow

Then later, I ordered 2 yards of this vinyl fabric for the dinette cushions:

Yeah...fake gator skin.  Thinking about black vinyl for the bottom dinette cushions and this for the seat backs.  We ordered foam which should arrive today.  I think making these cushions will be super easy.  (famous last words...?)

I'm also contemplating the lighting as the old, original fixtures are rusty, beat up and just plain crappy looking.  
Also need to work on curtains...thinking about using a black flat sheet for them (and also for Ethel).

Ah, still so much to do, but as least now I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Working on Lucy

We really started working in Lucy this week...removing her rotted water tank (we don't need no stinkin' water tank!), making covers for the sofa cushions, removing a light fixture, fixing the storage space under the couch and tossing out the nasty dinette cushions. 

Next:  order red alligator skin vinyl and make new cushions...order floor tiles (black and yellow??)...start sanding a few places and slapping a coat of spar urethane on all the wood inside.  Not necessarily in that order!

I'm excited. I can really start to see the old girl coming together!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Maiden Camping Trip!

Memorial Day weekend, we decided to load up Ethel and take her on her maiden camping adventure!

We headed to Pioneer Park Campground in Trent (?), PA.  Man, was that place packed!!  HUGE RVs and pop-ups.  We were the only tiny camper there, and that was fine with us.

We brought our bikes, some food to grill, fishing poles and bathing suits. Ethel stayed completely dry through a couple downpours.  And the air conditioner worked great, too.  Hey, it was in the upper 80's!

All in all it went well.  I made up a list of things to change, buy, fix, etc. before our next adventure.  And it made me want to really get started fixing Lucy up even more.  In fact, I may start covering the sofa cushions today and have looked into re-doing the dinette cushions myself.  The only downside to that is the foam is $$$.  I may just have to do the seat cushions first, then wait a while before I order more foam to do the backs.

And I still need to do something with her floor...  Hey, they're hobby/projects that have no time limit and as long as we have fun messing with them, then it's all good!