But all play and no work makes for an unbalanced life. And we were both getting antsy to accomplish some reno projects in the RV. So we got off our butts and got busy! The last two days have been extremely productive. We inherited some butt ugly carpet with this RV. Dirty, dusty and pink. It's been driving us crazy. Yesterday,with the help of Karin's parents, we tore out all the carpet in the front half of the RV.
Moving furniture around in such a small space is no easy task. First you have to unbolt it from the floor. And then somehow get it out of the way enough to take up the carpet underneath it. And then you have very little room to move around in while stooped over and scooting around pulling out the endless staples.The good news is the plywood underneath is in great shape so we can proceed with laying down new flooring.
We will repeat this process in the back half later. But first we're going to interrupt the whole process to take a little trip up north to Indianapolis to celebrate the 1st birthday of this adorable little girl. Haven't seen her since she was about seven weeks old. And that's just wrong!!!
|My granddaughter Brianna!|
It's winter in Indy so no way are we taking the RV up there. Leaving it behind and driving the car instead. Will just be gone a week. And then we will resume Project: Rehab This 90's RV. :)
A side project we have going is updating all the hideous brass cabinet hardware. There are 51 drawer pulls and handles throughout the RV! Since replacing all of them would be insanely expensive, we decided to just spray paint them. So along with the carpet/staple removal we also unscrewed 102 screws today. Fun! But seriously it felt really good to make progress. Looking forward to completing these projects.
|First peek at the underlayment|
|Goodbye ugly carpet!|
|What a mess|
|Tackling the stairs|