Today went much better than yesterday, all I had to do was stay AWAY from the electrical wiring. haha I went back to doing some other things in Junebug that I’m much better at. I feel like I got a lot done and am feeling pretty good about how things are looking!
It was raining this morning, so I decided to run some errands before getting started. I needed to return some things to Lowe’s and pick up some new items, plus go grocery shopping. I finally found the other matching mirror at Target that I had been searching for so that I could install it behind the star cutout in my bench. I already had one and needed another one.
When I got home, I started working on finishing the benches. I also bought some spray foam gap filler so I could fill in the holes in the closet where the drains used to be. I thought about closing the holes some other way, but this seemed like the easiest. It worked great! Later I will sand it down and paint over it.
After installing the mirrors behind the star cutouts in my benches, I noticed the mirror was reflecting the backside of the wood, and it wasn’t pretty. I decided to remove the mirrors and paint the backside purple so it would look better. Then I reinstalled the mirrors and secured the benches to the floor.
While the purple paint was drying, I decided to hang the curtains. You can see them in the above photo, but I’ll post another one here at a different angle. I think they look so nice against the shellacked wood!
I also finished adding some wood trim around the window in the kitchen.
Next, I needed to add some vinyl welt in the seams between the walls and the ceiling. I was supposed to do this before I attached the ceiling panels, but I totally forgot. oops My cutouts for the wall panels weren’t exactly the right size, so I needed to add the welt (similar to the original design) to cover up the gap. I nailed it in using tiny nails so they weren’t too noticeable. It isn’t perfect, but I think it looks pretty good and it covers the gap. I actually found this welt through a boat supplier. It’s meant for marine upholstery, but it works great for this purpose too! http://veada.com/marine-vinyl-boat-upholstery/vinyl-welt-cord-piping.html.
I also added some trim pieces to the door frame.
Here’s a picture of the exterior street side. Can you spot the mistake I made cutting the new skin and had to cover up? I don’t think it looks too bad. You can see it, but it’s not a glaring mistake at least.
While I was at Target, I picked up a couple of frames for my owl art that I plan to hang in Junebug. Oh yeah, in case I didn’t mention it before, I’m obsessed with owls and plan to have an owl theme in Junebug.
I was really hungry after doing all of the things I just mentioned, so I took a break and made myself a filet mignon with grilled okra and portabella mushroom. I burned my filet a little because the grill’s fire was too hot. Luckily, the flavor was still awesome and I thoroughly enjoyed it. After eating, I got back to work. I wanted to finish making the bench seats today.
In order to make the seats, I had to take apart the seat backs that I had made back in December. I wanted to reuse the foam and material since it was so expensive. I also removed the material from the long seat cushions since I didn’t need those to be purple anyway because they’ll be covered up with bedding. The foam wasn’t the right size, so I had to cut it and piece together a couple of different sizes to get it to work. Once wrapped with the batting and material, I don’t think the seam in the foam will be noticeable.
I discovered that my good serrated kitchen knife worked great to cut through the foam! I wish I would have discovered that the first time I was making these seat cushions. Live and learn I guess.
Tomorrow, I’m planning to finish the bed and closet, then install the Fantastic Vent if it’s not raining. If it’s raining, I may only be able to do interior work. I also need to finish moving the hole in the floor leading to the exterior plug underneath the camper. This wasn’t an urgent item, but it needs to be done, especially with the electrician coming on Tuesday.