One of the toughest jobs of fixing up the camper would be dealing with insulation. It’s wasn’t hard, just uncomfortable. Being in protective gear in 90* weather was a little stifling.
After packing the walls with this fluffy stuff , we installed the walls. I’m using 1/8″ Luan. Weird name for thin bendy wood.
The nail gun would not hold this stuff down so we just scored into the edges. That small corner wall was a beast to fit correctly until my hubs had the brilliant idea of tracing the the outside of the camper on to the Luan to get the curve right. Smaahht.
The bench was to installed which will eventually fold out into a twin sized bed. The wainscoting on the front gives it such a finished look!
The ceiling went up, cut from the same Luan. I painted it first to avoid splattering on the floor. The seams aren’t perfect but that will all be covered with trim. It’s really starting to come together! Now we can move to the other side of the camper, which is still a shambles! It houses the dinette and all of the important electric and water structures. 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼
Between the heat, thunderstorms and a horrible sunburn I am slowly making progress on my camper.
After finishing the cabinets and hardware, I started the flooring. It changes the whole feel already. Bye bye 80’s.
I’ve decided to install the peel and stick vinyl flooring to the one wall that the kitchen is on. I ❤️ the texture it’s adding to the space.
I thought that the adhesive on the flooring would be enough but I ended up having to use a couple of caulking tubes of E6000 glue. I used painters tape on the seams to hold it all in place. Nothing is ever as easy as I think it’s going to be🙄
I’ve just ordered the foam cushion inserts and bought the fabric for covering them. So excited! BUT FIRST- let’s get some walls and a bench/bed up. It’s starting to look like a camper✨
Free at last, free at last! My latest sewing pattern is finally finished!
Say HELLO! to The Birdcage Collectif:: a sewing pattern trio.
Let your creativity take flight and sew up this sculptural collection of aviary inspired pieces. Vintage, whimsical, industrial, or whatever your style these will add that special touch to your displays and décor by hanging them from the ceiling or resting them on stacks of vintage books or cake stands.
This sewing pattern trio includes detailed instructions and diagrams to create:
Grande Birdcage with optional perch 11”H,8 ½ “W
Petit Birdcage 5 ½ “H, 5”W
Petit Ami Bird 3 ½ “H, 1 ½ “W, 6 ½ “L