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Old 02-09-2015, 12:21 AM   #141
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The next weekend, we worked on painting the bathroom and "living room". We are flat broke by this point and are trying to use up things we have lying around, so we convinced ourselves that rustoleum could look like lacquer, and used a couple gallons of "light machine gray". I do not recommend rolling or brushing this stuff onto any surface that has to look good. It's just a sloppy, drippy, sticky paint, period. I would rattle-can it in a heartbeat if I had the opportunity.

Then we built the toe-kick for the other side of the kitchen. By now it felt like we were constantly working in the dark, we would run errands all day, show up at the bus and have an hour of daylight, and work until midnight. Sleep in until 9, arrive at 10 or 11am, sun sets at what seemed to be 3pm.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:08 AM   #142
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:07 AM   #143
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Looks like pretty good progress to me!
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:13 PM   #144
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This was around christmas, I had a couple weeks off so we took advantage and worked as much as we could. We sanded & repainted the bathroom and living room walls, assembled cabinets and mounted them to the toe-kicks, and worked on countertops.

The sofas are from here http://www.doityourselfrv.com/diy-rv...bed-madmumsie/ - Appropriated the idea and built with 2x4s and Ikea queen slat sets. They slide out to form a full mattress platform and are hinged to provide storage underneath!

It was really cold and we almost froze to death.
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:09 PM   #145
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:29 PM   #146
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Okay. Whew. Where to start. Here's what you just saw:

-We did the countertop for the "oven" side of the kitchen.

-Converted a 12" base cabinet to a 5" base cabinet, which we plan to use to store flat things.

-Three coats of spar urethane on the countertops (which began as raw beech) after sanding up through 400. Finished with 0000 steel wool.

-Cut and mounted the "bunk wall" over half of the kids' bunks.

-Mounted trim boards on kids' bunks and "play bunk".

-Paneled the living room wall.

-Cut sink and faucet holes in countertop, mounted it to the cabinets, and caulked corner seams.

-Mounted sink & faucet.

-Attached kerfed plywood ceiling "underlayment" in preparation for tin.

-Installed tin ceiling tiles.
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Here are the leftovers from previous post (exceeded the 50-pic max!)








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Old 02-09-2015, 11:48 PM   #148
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The madness continues!




























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Old 02-10-2015, 12:04 AM   #150
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MORE MADNESS!


UH OH! This is one of about five leaks we've identified. My wife says I've gotten my first gray hairs!

We are almost certain it's coming in through the window panels we installed in the summertime... the dry... summertime... without caulk... because it was dry... and we weren't thinking about wetness










It's late and I just want to keep throwing pictures at you. Besides, they explain better than I could...


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