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Old 11-16-2014, 07:30 PM   #15
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Beautiful! I love it!

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Old 11-16-2014, 07:40 PM   #16
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I agree with the others tho, there's plenty of other things to do to make it your own if you don't want to spend the money. I made my own curtains, painted cabinet doors, made throw pillows, changed hardware...

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Old 11-16-2014, 08:42 PM   #17
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I agree! I am looking at all my options and there are other things I do plan to do... Changing out the hardware , painting and new curtains!

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Old 11-17-2014, 06:18 AM   #18
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Since your cushions are in good shape, have you thought about slipcovering in a bright fabric instead of new covers? Slipcovers can be closed with whipstiching, velcro tabs, or ties, eliminating that sometimes frustrating step of zippers. A set of slipcovers could be made from a couple of bright sheets or quilts, with just a little sewing skill, and you can make newspaper patterns. I'd wash the fabric before sewing to allow for shrinkage.
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:50 AM   #19
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I think as the OP has the solid colour cushions rather than the plaids used in the past it would be pretty easy to dress the trailer up without changing the covers. Actually a lot of designers would suggest that having a solid colour is better as you can easily change the whole look of the trailer by simple replacing the accents - much cheaper as well. As other have said changing out the curtains and pillows and putting down a throw rug will change things up a lot. As will adding kitchen/cooking accessories, towels, kettle, large utensils in bright colours. If your going to leave your bed made up then a bright bed cover will also make a really big change as it will leave very few of the orignal cushions visible anyways.

I originally thought I was going to use a pattern on my cushions when I redid them but got talked out of it by a pro decorator at the home decorating store i purchased my fabric from. I ended up going with a solid colour on the cushions and a pattern on the curtains instead. That provided me with a lot of options as to what accent colour to use on my accessories. Kind of glad I did as after the first couple of years I did decide to change the accent colour to freshen up the look of the trailer. You can also change out the curtains pretty cheaply and fast as well - recommend you line them with a light thermal curtain backing with a bit of stain resistant film on the back though. The lining makes them hang much nicer and prevents moisture from the windows soaking into them and prevents sun damage to the bright colours that are on them.

Hard to tell from the photo but it looks like there are a lot of bold colours that would work with the colour of the current cushions - reds, lime green, teal blue and yellow to name just a few. I would take one of the covers to a large fabric shop and see what you can find that works with it.
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:53 AM   #20
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Thank you so much for the info and help. I think I start with curtains... And I knew I would need to line them! Thank you for the link. This forum has been so helpful!

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Old 12-25-2014, 12:52 PM   #21
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I recovered mine myself. They don't look professionally done, but I enjoy doing as much of the restoration myself as possible.
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:22 AM   #22
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Recovering factory scamp cushions.

Having a professional do it will get expensive.

Do-it-yourself requires some knowledge and a good machine, and will probably be less than perfect on your first try.

My mom signed up for an upholstery class at a community college to do her RV. Expert help along the way & access to commercial machines gave excellent results. It took her two semesters to do everything in a class C motorhome.

Or just leave the brown cushions and dress the trailer up with accessories as others have suggested: pillows, curtains (much easier than cushion covers), throw rugs, paint cabinet doors, etc.

Just don't let renovations interfere with using the trailer!

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