The Winnie Gets a Makeover
Still, something had to be done. A fan of direction and themes, I set myself a design goal: cozy and fresh and comfortable. Not fussy. Not mortifyingly dated or dingy. Machine-washable.
The settee cushions went to local upholsterer, as I knew I'd make hash of the long zippers. I did the rest of the sewing, with some help from my favorite sailmaker.
How long did it take? Probably longer than I think: taping the whole cabin was a full afternoon, but each coat of paint was a matter of an hour. Four coats of paint including primer, five when I went the wrong way with my choice of color.
I was hesitant about drilling holes in the walls until it occurred to me: this is a 2006 truck. What could I possibly do to make the interior design worse?
Here's how it turned out so far. Still some things left, but that's home life.
11/6/2017 08:19:00 am
As someone who spent 25 summer traveling in a RV I’m very impressed they are all beige Wonderful Job!
11/6/2017 08:29:53 am
Thank you Bonnie!
Sarah Ellen Smith
11/6/2017 10:56:11 am
Love the transformation!! Can't wait to bunk in with you all some Christmas time. Great Job Sis
11/6/2017 03:34:26 pm
11/6/2017 05:04:55 pm
your layout is similar to ours, I can see janet following your lead on the redo. They all do look the same. what impressed me was the systems are the same as a small cruising sailboat. I love Wrightsville Beach too. My first station in the CG 43 yrs ago. My sister lives 6 miles away. I'm retiring Dec 1, if you ever need ground crew. You did a wonderful job!
11/6/2017 08:22:57 pm
Greg, Congratulations on your upcoming retirement! Holy Smokes -- already?!
11/7/2017 08:21:48 am
Looks wonderful Amy. You inherited your mother's ability to make an attractive home wherever you are, Love You
11/8/2017 10:04:51 am
Awww, Thanks Aunt Bonnie! XO
11/7/2017 05:15:14 pm
Looks calming, peaceful, beautiful, Amy
11/8/2017 10:05:39 am
Thanks, Cath Mason.
face hurts from smiling whilst bopping down the highway
11/7/2017 06:12:56 pm
The actual job's creative and physical work aside, that's the funniest chunk of writing I've read anywhere, in a long while.
11/8/2017 10:06:51 am
Thank you! I am glad to entertain -- it warms the cockles of my little heart to hear that it gave you a grin or two!
11/9/2017 09:03:35 am
Myakka to the Adirondacks, the ever-resourceful blackie in search of a pic-a-nic basket, I'm told nowadays specializes in remodeling kitchens, automobiles, and about faints when he sees a Winnebago.
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