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Old 02-08-2011, 09:24 PM   #43
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Ice Box & Cushions

Last summer I bought a used ice box from a nice couple who live about an hour from here in Olds Alberta. As it happens the ice box is a robin egg colour which had absolutely nothing to do with my final choice of exterior paint but simply worked out. I did a trial install the other day since the screw and bolt holes didn't match up with my old one. I will have to pull it out again when I put the front bench in but that has to wait for the trailer door installation. I scavenged the latch and a couple of other parts from my destroyed one before I chucked it out. I also couldn't wait to see how my new cushions look in the trailer so I stuck three in today. The new table is visible in one of the pictures. I am not finished with it yet, just checked the fit etc. I spent the afternoon cutting my new cabinet doors so they will be ready before long.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:29 PM   #44
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Wonderful job, and the cushions are FUN FUN FUN!!!
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:34 PM   #45
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the new upholstery (and all of your work, really) looks terrific. I just got a great deal on a big bolt of purple fabric, so I'm happy to see how great your bold colors look : )

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Old 02-08-2011, 09:43 PM   #46
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Those cushions are wild, and they're begging for a 12v black light or maybe a lava lamp accessory!

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Old 02-09-2011, 06:43 AM   #47
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I love the fabric! Trailers need to be light and bright and I think you've nailed that. Too cool!!
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:24 AM   #48
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I agree, the fabric is great. Nice work. Looks like it's almost done.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:58 PM   #49
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Fabric

Thanks for the compliments folks. I must say that my fabric choice (made a year ago exactly) has recently caused me a few problems with further color selections. For example, my cupboard doors and table. I was looking for a retro laminate (Formica etc.) and found several that are really nice but they all clash with the cushion fabric. I did the walls white and the cabinets another neutral color because I knew that the cushion fabric would bring everything to life. I am going for the green in the cushions for my curtains but now I am struggling with a color for my doors and table.
My son commented the other day that "It's almost as though you picked the cushion fabric before anything else." which is totally true.
The doors are cut and the edges routered waiting for hinges and installation, but since I now plan to paint them with enamel I am stumped. I am sure I will come up with something soon because the alternative is stalling the reno and I can't let that happen can I?
The two extra doors are for covering the holes cut into the back benches that had speakers installed.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:46 PM   #50
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Automatic Door Courtesy Light

I completed the modifications to my light sensing, motion detecting light that is now mounted in the hole where a cd player had been installed. I noticed that the battery powered light I used was wired with 4 AA batteries and running at 6 volts. Rather than install it with batteries I decided to fashion a voltage divider circuit (based on Kirchoff's voltage law) so that it can run off of the trailer battery. I used two 1K Ohm resistors to split the voltage so that it is in the 6 volt range. If anyone is interested in a drawing contact me and I will attempt a diagram. I took the circuit board out of the case, soldered the resistors in and wired it up. The cover is a piece of the plastic lens from a broken light fixture that I had not bothered to throw out. I put some plastic trim around the hole and glued a wood backing inside the closet. I also wired up another illuminated switch to turn it off when I am inside and don't need the light going on every time there is movement. This is obviously not a critical modification for getting the Boler on the road but I was waiting for the paint to dry on my cabinet doors.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:54 PM   #51
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Square Holes

Still waiting for high gloss enamel to dry so I squared off the holes in the back benches where the cd player speakers were hacked in. I needed a backing for the door hinges so I glued some plywood strips to the glass, thus the clamps. I won't reveal the colour of the cabinet door paint just yet because I don't know if it was a good choice. I pulled a colour out of the cushion cover fabric. Hope it works.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:11 AM   #52
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I won't reveal the colour of the cabinet door paint just yet because I don't know if it was a good choice. I pulled a colour out of the cushion cover fabric. Hope it works.
I vote for Fuchsia....Very manly!
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Those cushions are wild, and they're begging for a 12v black light or maybe a lava lamp accessory!

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I vote for Fuchsia....Very manly!
We're picking the green, I don't really like green but my ice box and cook top are green and it works ok.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:22 PM   #55
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Green will look awesome with those cushions....Can't wait to see it all together...Very inspiring!
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:03 AM   #56
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Curtains

I was planning on using the green in the cushion fabric for the curtains but my seamstress (a close family member) happened to have some cotton canvas on hand and using the left over material from the cushions, which she also created, she came up with these. The ones on the side can be rolled up and held by velcro that is attached to the strips on each side as shown in the photos. A great idea. The fabric is fairly heavy so it is not hanging straight yet, we just had to see them in.
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