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Old 03-22-2016, 10:25 PM   #41
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Curtains! In a good way! :)

Been a little quiet here just getting some small stuff taken care of here and there. Finally made some headway today. We spent last weekend in Austin at a friends house using her expertise and sewing machines and we made curtains. Got the back window and the windows in the bedroom area done, as well as the sink area up front. It was nice to finally make some progress again. Today, we hung the curtains. I got a longer machine screw and a washer and strung some vinyl-covered wire between them. I'll get some close-ups of that later. We also have started to frame in the sink/storage area. The plan for tomorrow will be to dry-mount the sink and make sure all the dimensions are right before we cinch everything down. Then we will make the stand/cabinet for the fridge (got a Vissani 4.3 CI fridge/freezer from Home Depot for really cheap on Black Friday). Its nice to see some progress!

Here's the pics!

Here's the back window curtain. We got the fabric from Joann's and used a blackout liner. Nice and dark!! The colors don't look quite right in the picture, its actually more blue and not as brown. It really turned out nice!


The 2 side windows in the bedroom area are the same...again the colors aren't quite right, but it is nice to have some privacy!


Here's the kitchen sink area with the new curtains... started the frameout for the area as well...


Another angle of the sink area...


Here's a complete shot of the bedroom area. The bed will actually be pushed against the wall on the left, and the bottoms of the curtains on the back will be velcroed to the back wall to keep the light out. Now that the curtains are up, we don't have to have all those magnet hooks on the wall!!


Today was a good day. Will continue tomorrow and update with pics, of course!

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Old 03-22-2016, 11:26 PM   #42
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Nice job.

You really did have a lot of magnets.
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:54 PM   #43
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Sink and fridge!

Good evening Skoolie world! Today was another nice day of progress - finished up the rough install of the sink and got it all measured, cut, and ready to go. Now, we will be putting a fancy colorful epoxy on the countertops in the next week or so....can't wait. We think its really going to turn out cool. Pictures to come as soon as the epoxy arrives! Also started the fridge/stove area. Made a platform for the fridge and started on the framing. Measured for the rest of the curtains which will be made as soon as the fabric arrives.

Had a receiver hitch and trailer wiring put on last week also, so now need to get a tow dolly for the car. Anyone in Texas selling one I can take off your hands??

Here's today's pics:

nervously putting on the sink template


Time to cut the hole!


Whew! The cut went off without a hitch!


Looks like she's gonna fit - now we can put the cool epoxy on the counter top!


We decided to treat ourselves to a nice new sink - looks pretty nice! Can't wait to get it all finished up.


Got the platform for the fridge measured and installed as well as starting the framing for the rest of the cabinets...


Fits on there real nice! Now need to get the rest of the area done and we will secure the fridge so it doesn't move around as we are driving...


Also went ahead and reversed the doors so it would open in front of the lift. That way we can have counters/storage to the right of the fridge and don't have to worry about the doors getting in the way.


Also ordered 12V LED bulbs for the dome lights to brighten it up and not drain the battery so much...they arrive Friday along with some fan parts to fix the broken driver fan...

Also found a sweet Bose speaker system on EBAY to connect the satellite radio to. Now we have nice sound and it is loud enough to hear while underway. Yahoo!

Hope everyone has a nice evening!

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Old 03-23-2016, 10:13 PM   #44
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How will you be securing your fridge?
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:18 PM   #45
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Good question!

Actually, I'm thinking straps that will screw into the wood near the base. I will run them around the top with some foam bits as to not scratch up the finish. Also thinking about putting removable straps around it to the wheelchair lift to further secure it while underway...
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:29 PM   #46
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How secure is the base it sits on- maybe some L brackets from the fridge to the base. I was going to hide some brackets on the floor/ wall and ceiling to attach it to. May also put a latch on the doors so they don't swing open en-route.
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:36 PM   #47
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I already got some small straps for the doors so they won't swing open (they are made for fridge/freezer doors). The L brackets aren't a bad idea as the base is solid. I'll look into that...

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Old 03-23-2016, 10:47 PM   #48
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looking good, nice work, curtains look good, you need a night stand on both sides of the bed, its also nice to have a bed set up so you can get off either side , no climbing over each other.
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:55 PM   #49
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Thanks, GB!

Nightstand is in the works! We originally had the bed the other way, but then realized how much nicer it will be to be able to walk around and not roll over each other to get out of bed...

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Old 03-24-2016, 04:56 AM   #50
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What kind of vehicle is going on it? I might have a solution to that query......
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