Remodeling the Kitchen - Fiberglass RV


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Old 12-10-2005, 12:31 AM   #1
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This is the original kitchen. Note the water 'tank' under the sink - a 1 gallon plastic jug, full of . The sink had a hand-pump...don't know if it worked, never tried it. Since I was going to do things differently, I just removed it. The cabinets were grungy, yellowed, and had icky-stickies stuck all over them. The pressed wood doors were warped and sagging. I took it all out to clean it up, remove the liner, and put in the new liner. I also added a new window in the trailer, over the stove area, and added a city water connection by the wheel well (there wasn't one before).
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Old 12-10-2005, 12:38 AM   #2
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The inside of the cabinets was covered with a contact paper, I assume to seal off the rough fiberglass (green area). It was sticky, greasy, and falling off, so I just peeled it all off. The green was rather dark, so I spray painted the inside of the cabinets with white acrylic paint, to lighten it up, and painted the outside of the cabinets with a spray enamel.
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Old 12-10-2005, 12:43 AM   #3
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After putting in the new liner, I painted the wheel well and re-installed the cabinet. I put in a new water faucet, one handled, non-mixing as I have no hot water heater attached, and hooked it up to the city water connection.

At this point, I had not put up the last panel of insulation/liner above the sink as I had 12v wiring to complete before gluing over it.

The 'pole' is the acorn nut holder I fashioned from instructions given by Joy A. There is no way I could have done this project, alone, without that aid! Thanks, Joy!!!!
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Old 12-10-2005, 12:51 AM   #4
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I re-installed the upper cabinets, adding new 12v LED lights at both ends. I painted the heat shield that goes over the stove with high-heat spray paint. I also added a toaster oven rather than a microwave. The oven rides under the cabinet when not in use, to give full access to the sink. I like to bake, and find it very civilized to have tea and fresh cinnamon biscuits in the afternoon .
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Old 12-10-2005, 01:07 AM   #5
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I put in a new stove (on a BH thread, I had re-painted the old, orange stove a nice raspberry color....unfortunately, I did not check out the stove itself, and it was not functioning properly--flames!!! One of those expensive lessons...).

I added an additional electrical outlet to the bed end of the cabinet, and wire shelves underneath to hold 'stuff'. I zip-tied the shelf over the wheel well, using holes left over from the dinette seats (I am not replacing them). I used a broom clip on the other end, set sideways to hold the shelf. I will try that out for a while, using my Coleman electric cooler rather than a frig. I do still have the 2-way frig, but it was not working properly. I have not decided about putting in a three-way and cutting more holes....
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Old 12-10-2005, 08:13 AM   #6
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<span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%">Go for it! Looking good, Jackie.</span>
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Old 12-10-2005, 09:49 AM   #7
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Amazing makeover. Fresh and clean. It looks like a happy kitchen.
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Old 12-10-2005, 07:46 PM   #8
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Nice job, Jackie. What a big change!

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Old 12-10-2005, 10:27 PM   #9
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That took lots of hard work and time. Looks great!
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:30 AM   #10
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Wow! popping change Jackie. It definitely looks like all your hard work is paying off
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:43 AM   #11
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Fantastic job, Jackie! I love the step-by-step photos and dialog. It makes it so anyone could follow your steps and renovate their own kitchen. What a change it made!!

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Old 12-16-2005, 05:24 PM   #12
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Jackie, I think our trailers were separated at birth.

Your work looks wonderful! Isn't it great to have things nice and clean? Nice window.
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Hi Jackie,
Looks impressive. Have a quick question. Did you repaint the counter framing and cupboard framing? If so what did you use?

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looks great !!! i need to put up new cab doors what thickness wood are you useing to make the doors out of...
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