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Comment by Dawn Michelle on May 22, 2017 at 6:47am

Now that's the spirit!!!! :-)  

Comment by M K Wilkie on May 22, 2017 at 4:37am
Thanks for your suggestions Dawn and Rich and Russ. I'm sure the lighting source has to be part of the problem here. The lights are dangling all over the rig waiting to be replaced and it has been cloudy s lot. I'm ready to just accept it as is. But still need to get the line looking better at the ceiling. They put that weird thin vinyl trim around everything and it's hard to get a nice edge. This is about 10 times worse than painting a room.
We already cancelled our first reserved trip and I won't be doing that this time, even if we pretend we are tent camping. Lol!!
Comment by Russ Johnson on May 21, 2017 at 9:21pm

DW and I have been walking on the wood floor for about 2 years. I think this year will also see the floor get done as I will have a wide open area up front to lay now that the sofa is out and the dinette is next in my sights. So do not let that stop you. As Dawn said throw down some rugs and go for it.

Comment by Rich Thomas on May 21, 2017 at 9:20pm

On your paint MK, could it be the difference between the lighting source. If you don't want to repaint could you highlight with an accent stripe of lighter or darker color just down a bit from where the two main colors meet. Just a suggestion i'm not a painter or decorator, heck I'm fine with burlap bags for window dressings for crying out loud, LOL. I just read you post and felt bad for you. Good luck with your project.

Comment by Dawn Michelle on May 21, 2017 at 8:12pm

Fingers crossed for you then - and I feel your pain!  But, throw some rugs down and ENJOY the camping :-)

Comment by M K Wilkie on May 21, 2017 at 7:52pm
This paint gets darker as it dries. It's the strangest thing. And now we have way too much of it. My hope is that we can finish the painting and get on with the rest of it and it will be okay. We camp the 30th. Maybe without the floor down and who knows what else. That list may have to be prioritized heavily.
We aren't planning on getting the bunks painted before the first trip. We're burning out on painting!!! Lol!
Comment by Dawn Michelle on May 21, 2017 at 7:39pm

Oh how frustrating!!!  We had that recently with some paint - the dab of color on the top is right, but not the color in the can.  Only thing we could think is we didn't mix it up enough.  In our case it's lighter so we could take it back to have pigment mixed in.  That's not going to work in your case...dang!!  Well, maybe it'll be better after it dries and have it up?  Sandstorm?  So a little more tan?

Comment by M K Wilkie on May 21, 2017 at 9:05am
Success!! I have been trying to reply to you Dawn since yesterday but it wouldn't allow me to!! Yippee!
Comment by M K Wilkie on May 21, 2017 at 9:04am
Ikea kitchen we did in 2010. Hope the new owners still like the tile. It would be s bear to remove. Your color scheme sounds really fun!! I love color!! And yes! Foam is so expensive!! I should have used batting on ours but didn't.
Now for the horrible news. We had Home Depot match s piece of cabinet would from our old camper. It was a creamy white in that RV. Well, I just started painting the walls with that paint and it almost matches the sandstorm cabinet color! Seriously, it's much darker appearing than the sample I took in, yet when we hold the piece of wood up it matches! What the heck is going on?? We're worried it will be dark and dungeony.
We just came in for lunch and I feel pretty depressed about it. I didn't want primer white but I did want contrast between the cabinets and walls. Yikes! I do not want to buy more paint either so we're stuck with it. The wood that we matched is in the photo above.
Comment by Dawn Michelle on May 20, 2017 at 11:56am

Oh, how lovely against the blonde wood - danish modern?  I do love your style from the snippets in the photos - I know your camper is going to be just lovely.  Be sure to leave time in the marathon sessions for photos :-)

Went this morning and forked out the money for the new dinette foam - it was an ouch but I'd priced it and knew it was coming.  I couldn't have gotten it cheaper online - and these folks cut it to size and spray-glued the batting on it so I'm not complaining.  

Also picked up the fabric for the dinette (it's lime - with a bit of a raised geometric pattern) $8.99 a yard, then I splurged on a yard of white, blue and red floral for the dinette curtain at $23 a yard. There's just a tad bit of gold running through it to 'talk to' the lime but it's more about being neighbors than trying to pick up a color between the two.  Those will be the primary things you see coming so I wanted color there for sure.  I might have extra of the dinette fabric and if so will use it to cover the valance potentially.

I think we're falling into sort of a Florida's 50's atomic tiki lounge look?  If there is such a thing...!!



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