I don't think I like the direction my garage contents are going. It's starting to look waaaaay too much like a mechanics' cave. When there is a torn apart carburetor in the middle of the room, and dirty grimey rags everywhere, the smell of gas despite draining it before bringing it in...grease tracks on the floor, all kinds of cans of cleaners and lube sprays here and there,...and should I mention the mower deck torn apart on the other side of that? I s'pect next year I'll have a full engine hanging on a hook and chain from a strong tree limb in the middle of the yard, maybe even a 50 gallon barrel full of water and a nice oil slick on top, with a small boat engine that needs repair attached to it. (images from my childhood are running rampant here lately) LOL
So, here's the carburetor off and ready for the cleaning. This thing has major build up on it, but it can be cleaned. My brother helped in getting it removed, and we tested the float. It was definitely sticking, so there is the problem. He gave it a few shots of Carb/Choke cleaner and worked it a bit. Seems to be working fine now. But this thing still needs cleaned...bad. I have a couple of wood skewers in the jet holes temporarily so I don't get any gunk in them while I decide the best soaking method for the first round of grime.
As soon as I get it cleaned off enough to see some numbers, I'll look up this model and see what a rebuild kit costs.
On to the inside of the RV...the counter. I did the faux granite paint experiment, everything was going lovely until I tried to incorporate some greens. It was awful. Soooooo, I painted over the whole thing again with a dark base color, and stuck with the bronze and gold tones. I'm just not going to get that to blend into the materials I chose for recovering the upholstery. Two separate areas, on the color schemes now, The kitchen and the living area. I really liked the bronze/golds, but I wanted some kind of lighter tone to it, so I did the white in there again. Not sure about that, so please look at the two styles and let me know which one you like better, with the whiteish or without. I toned down the white quite a bit by dabbing some mahogany wood stain on it with the sponge. It was way too bright before that. Don't be asceert of saying you don't like it at all. Won't hurt my feelings, this is still in the experiment stage. Nothing is permanent until that polyurethane goes on there.
I may very well wind up starting over. LOL
Here's what it's like tonight, before any top coating of glossy polyurethane, which should help give it a nice depth: