RV Remodel ~ Master Bedroom ~ Because It’s Not Just a Trailer…

…It’s our home. Master Bedroom Remodel On the same weekend that I got distracted *squirrel!* and did the RV Kitchen Remodel I decided to tackle our equally lame master bedroom. BEFORE: Again, I totally relied on Beth over at Sawdust and Embryos for all the great details on this headboard. I had to do some math to make sure it fit my space, but each square is individually created, and then Liquid Nailed onto another board that then gets attached to the trailer wall. Supplies for Headboard: Fabric, cut into squares based off the math for your space (Don’t forget to include allowance for wrapping it around the back. (I used microsuede that matched the new comforter) Fiberfill (the loose stuff) Liquid Nails Backboard cut into squares based off your math. I used a cheap thin, bathroom surround 4 x 8 sheet. It only needs to be 1/4″ thick. Nailgun and nails Finish nails or screws to attach entire headboard to the trailer wall (be sure to use something that won’t go all the way through) To make the headboard: Fold over one corner of the fabric around the board and staple it a few inches up each side to make a pocket. Put in fiberfill, pushing it tight and deep into the corner, then staple, then fill, then staple, until the whole thing is done, then staple up the final corner. Once they’re all done, glue them onto the other backing board (that you’ll attach to the trailer) — I suppose that you could attach each one… but I didn’t do it that way. I used my finish nail gun...

RV Remodel ~ Because it’s Not Just a Trailer

It’s Our Home.  RV Kitchen Backsplash Upgrade Um… You all know that I have a bit of a distraction problem *squirrel!!* On a rainy weekend when I was supposed to be cleaning the trailer, I couldn’t stop frowning at our boring wallboard that is about as lame and builder-grade as they come. But I wasn’t sure what I could do about it, or if I could even paint over it. I did some research to see if anyone had ever done it before and (got distracted) and found this killer backsplash in an RV where they’d used regular house tile and grout to make this look stunning. It looks so cute, but I was worried about all the goat trails we go on and that we’d end up bouncing the tiles right off. (It’s not like we ever end up in a regular campground!) Then I found this backsplash: it’s PAINT! No, really!! Click that link to see how she did it. Armed with some serious excitement, (and while hubs thought I was busy cleaning :) I ran to Home Depot, and grabbed some supplies to get started. Drywall mud Drywall mud spatula Drywall sandpaper 220 Grit sandpaper Paintbrushes and sponges — assorted sizes Kilz primer (in the color you want your grout lines) Assorted colors of acrylic craft paint (I used the little bottles from Hobby Lobby) Paper plates Thin painters tape (Gorilla or Frog) Rulers and Levels To prep the (standard issue RV) wallboard: Sand the existing walls (I used 220 grit). Be sure to get the edges really good! If you don’t then the top layer of paint will...
Camping with a Wind Turbine

Camping with a Wind Turbine

Camping Season is coming up (fingers crossed for the Memorial Day trip) and since only about 20% of our trips include any source of power, we’ve been seriously looking at adding solar power to the generators to power everything in the trailer. This guy added a wind turbine too: http://vikingmservices.blogspot.com/2009/07/solar-powered-camping-trailer-with-wind.html   What do you think?  Have you added any additional power sources to your camper?  What’s the next one you’re thinking about adding? Share...