Long Awaited Finishing Touches

My mother and I blasted through our to-do list today, leaving only a few minor things to finish up. This was the first time that we were able to get through the list without adding anything to it!

Even though my floors have been in since the winter of 2010, the trim has been troublesome. I blasted through the easy parts and made a failed experiment on the hard parts, then pretty much gave up.

Being a woodworker, my mother knows offhand what trim is available on the market. So she looked at the bits we had left to do and made a list of materials needed to get around the problematic parts. The biggest problem I had beyond the funky angles was that the edge of the floor wasn’t flush with the wall, so there would be a gap behind the trim. I had thought to get trim in and fill the gap with putty or caulking, but my mother had a better idea, of course.

Now, I am going to share some pictures, but, please, no comments on the state of my floors! I had the energy to either blog or scrub floors this evening and I thought blogging would be more interesting. 😀

This is what the front of my fridge has looked like for two and a half years:

This is what the front of my fridge looks like with two layers of trim and a bit of putty:

My mother didn’t like the threshold I put in the toilet room (neither did I!) and she had a piece of proper threshold the right size, so she used a band saw to cut it to fit the awkward space:

She did an amazing job along the vanity and shower in the dressing room:

We also finished up the door to the cab, adding some trim to make it look more finished:

Now, I just have to paint all of that new woodwork. The trim will be painted golden brown and I am undecided about the new wall. Logically, it should be yellow, but that may end up being too much of a good thing. My mother suggested wallpaper and I am considering it. That would add a little bit of texture to the room.

Besides all of this, we also put in new bookcase dowels and fitted the male end of the 120V wiring that will connect the inverter to the shore power cable. It was raining, so we’ll leave the female end plus the final bit of work on the new front door exterior window frame for a nice day.

I have to say that Miranda is looking really good these days. I almost feel like I have a new home!

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10 Comments

  • It is nice to have expert help! RV floors and trim are really hard to do because nothing is straight or square. You have done a great job!

  • Hi Rae,

    Oh, I really like that 2 layer trim. Very nice.
    It seems you have alot of options regarding the wall.

    Have a great weekend.
    Vicki

  • The two-layer trim looks really good; I kind of wish I had that everywhere, but a) it’s double the expense and b) it takes up room. 🙁

    Two things I am considering for the door:

    1) trompe l’oeil wallpaper depicting an outdoor scene

    or

    2) adding a stained glass window

  • Hi Rae,
    Great ideas for the door/wall.

    Can I ask? Does the door open easily? I’m still having trouble understanding. Will you lift or move it out of the way while driving? Probably not with stained glass, uh? Will it have a walk through?
    I do understand the concept for security & privacy, but a bit corn-fused as to the… access, I guess that would be it.

    You come up with the most creative ideas? !!! 🙂

    Vicki

  • I just grab the door at the top, pull it slightly forward, and then slide it along the right part of the wall. I’ll do a post with pictures. 🙂

    The door will probably stay in place when I’m driving. I don’t need to look back there. If I want to go inside from the cab, I can grab the door from in there and move it out of the way.

    Not my idea. 🙂

  • Rae,

    Aaaah, that makes way more sense now.
    It may not be your idea, but it’s a great idea.

    …just taking notes here. 🙂

    Thanks,
    Vicki

  • The pictures will be up in about five minutes. 🙂

  • Cool :0

  • It’s up. You can’t call me inefficient! 😀

  • Thanks for the pictures Rae ! 😉
    Now it makes more sense.

    Vicki

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