Camper Remodel: Painting is done!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Just another camper remodel update --- this is pretty much all we are doing in our free time lately (besides some wedding planning) since our trip to the east coast is scheduled to kick off July 1.

I finally painted the interior walls and cabinets. For the walls, I went with Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray at 50% strength in eggshell. I actually used the Behr Paint + Primer and had Home Depot look up the Benjamin Moore color and match it.

All the faux (and some real? not sure) wood was painted Benjamin Moore White Dove in semi-gloss. Again, went with the color match at Home Depot. 

Despite taping everything, I feel like the end result got a little sloppy here and there, so I will have to do some touch ups. I think I pretty much totaled the microwave. Yeesh!

And finally, instead of new countertops, I think we are going to go with a granite-looking contact paper for now. We tested it out, and it looked fine to me, at least for now. I forgot to take a picture and Peter rolled the test paper into a ball. So if it looks all crumpled below....

Lastly, I totally forgot about the walls behind the back bunk and ran out of paint. Luckily, we had some 100% strength Edgecomb Gray from a previous project and used it back there. I doubt anyone will notice, especially because it is a rarely-seen or used space. 

Have a great weekend! Less than a month until our first trip!

Camper Remodel: Primed and Ready for Paint

Monday, May 23, 2016

Another week, another camper update. This update is the most fun one yet though. We finally got the gross floor removed and the sub floor down in the body of the camper. This means that I finally got to go in and start priming the cabinets and walls!! I got to work taping off anything that I didn't want to turn white, and then used Glidden Gripper primer on everything. It took me about 4-5 hours to give everything a first coat of primer. 

(before)
(after first coat of primer)


(before)
(after)


Posing for a photo paint brush in hand. Peter spent the afternoon fixing the molding around the door and putting it back on. (not shown - paint EVERYWHERE all over me)

(Gracie's new cuddle friend = the Shop Vac)


 So fresh and clean!
Next weekend is Memorial Day weekend, so we are hoping to have 3 nice days to do some major work! The end is in sight :)
 
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