The changes I'd like to make are many, but we're starting small with the things I can do in the driveway of the homeowners association (BOO!) where I live. Having just returned from a long trip, I feel pretty fortunate to have been able to get everything unpacked, cleaned and put away (except for the desk-type stuff which remains to be cleared...on some rainy day). Thought I'd get going on the trailer, but we're headed out camping again tomorrow for half a week, so here's all I got done
Drawers now work - no more crashing to the floor on a side hill at lunchtime!
Carpet - cut and installed today. We can pull it out to shake it anytime. Should have cut it to extend into the lowest cupboards, but just couldn't make up my mind so I went the easier route. Now that I see it, I think the cupboard deal would've been better (for sliding things in and out). Ah well...live and learn. I'll put some extra pieces in there tomorrow before we pack up for the trip.
Next up (after camping) - I have to decide whether to reskin the cabinet faces
. One is peeling where the drawer strikes it upon opening. Wood fill and paint
, or enter (another) whole new world of carpentry?
Decide on, find and install paneling or rat fur
to cover my wonderfully shiny (and incredibly functional) Reflectix installed by previous owner (SO glad I didn't remove it)!
(anyone want to help with colors...I'm not so good at that).
And get down and dirty - sand, repair as needed and repaint frame
. Not going to do the body off like some amazing people around here. (Have neither tools, nor experience, nor good will of neighbors for such an extensive driveway project.)
Move propane tank forward
(slight) to make room for spare tire installation
(so tired of hauling it in and out of the trailer or tow rig!), perhaps the battery
will go there, too. Have experience grinding, but counting on a welder friend to help me with the rebuild.
exterior? Perhaps someday. Bigger fish to fry, plus the girls' art is on the back and I'm not ready to cover that yet. Sure, they could make a new creation, but they're still pretty proud of this one.
Suggestions, pointers always welcomed!
Jen in Sunny California (80s again today)