Hello, friends. It's been a while. Vanessa and I have been laying low in Austin, Texas for a few weeks, enjoying the temperamental weather. It's been nice to stand still in one of our favorite cities and pretend we're residents.
We are able to just chill for a bit because this past winter we did some pretty huge renovations to Maude, our small RV. As of right now, we don't have anything glaringly outstanding that needs fixing or upgrades or anything of the sort, so we can kinda just kick back and enjoy the fruits of our labor.
One of the bigger projects we aimed to tackle was to reupholster the RV cushions. As you've probably heard us complain in prior posts, we couldn't stand the RV upholestry that came with the RV. If you need me to jog your memory...here goes.
Pretty, huh? We've been trying to get rid of this upholstery for a while, but it just seemed like such a huge undertaking. Until finally we had the time a resources to do it.
We posted an ad on Craigslist looking for someone to help see these suckers. We had the four dinette cushions and a big banquette cushion for what was built in the slide. Five cushions total, meant about 10-11 yards of fabric. We chose a faux ostrich leather that we loved for both aesthetic and pet-friendly reasons. This fabric is dur-a-ble. Cats have been on it, dogs have been on it, no scratches or tears. It's easy to wipe up and clean, no more old fabric. This is what these cushions look like now:
Now, in all honesty, we wished the cushions to have come out a bit more sleek and smooth around the edges. It also doesn't help that our cushion inserts are ten years old and have been a bit warped over time. Sigh, that's another project for another day. Overall, we're pleased with how the cushions came out, because ultimately it has brightened up the space like you wouldn't believe. That's really what we wanted, after all: a more modern space that is bright and beautiful.
On a side note, you can see below our dinette seat we took off our storage door completely and instead screwed in a hinged gate door. We turned that storage area into a little dog cave for Penny, fit with water, a few toys, and a nice slipper bed. She is only in there at night when we are sleeping to avoid her stumbling around in the dark (she is an old lady, after all) and she just loves it. More on that to come, but in the meantime, here she is enjoying the views from the other side...
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