Where have I been?
On a little Vacation.
It's been busy, busy, busy!
Oldest daughter has gone off to Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI. We planned to visit her there this fall. Four of the kids would be going with us.
A while back, we had decided that we would replace our older (old!) RV. After shopping around, we found a like new (at least to us!) RV to purchase. It's definitely not new, but it was in good condition and mechanically sound. We drove a few hours away to get it, but we really liked it and it was priced within our tight budget.
Of course, all rvs seem to have some upholstered features from a certain era that must have been popular at the time they were made. We looked at rvs that were teal! teal! teal! everywhere as well as a lot of mauve. Hubby reminded me that it was the condition that mattered, not colors. Well...yeah...but when I looked at all of the mauve carpet I wondered what I might possibly already have that would coordinate with such a color. Answer: not much.
Along comes RV that hubby likes the best. He liked the low miles, solid roof, good tires, mechanicals in perfect working order. I see that the unit is very clean and that blue is the main color and I thought "I can work with this..." The sellers were friendly and we were both happy.
It was time to start personalizing!
So what did I do? I started sewing! I really am not a "pink" person so I decided to make new curtains and such. I was determined to try and update the rv with materials that I already had stashed away. I wanted a little home away from home that I would like to look at and live in and I was inspired by the many rv makeovers online. I saw how people have painted cabinetry and replaced flooring but hey, I only had a couple of days! I might do something with the sofa and dinette in the future, but for now they look ok to me.
|Sofa & Dinette "before"|
|hung a couple of pictures...|
|Sofa and Dinette "after"|
The kids had a great time and oldest daughter was happy to see us. (She was also happy to see the feather bed and winter clothes we brought along for her!)
|I made it across...twice! ( ...just breathe....)|
The Marquette area of Michigan is beautiful and I look forward to visiting there again sometime.
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