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January 12, 2017

It’s amazing we get ourselves dressed some days with more children than adults in our house. But, we’ve got this super fun project going on plus some amazing weather so two out of the three minions get sent to the backyard and SuperMom and SuperDad get to work. I think it’s coming along quite nicely!

I’ve been priming and painting the interior and cabinet doors. 

SuperDad cut some new countertops. 

Check out the progress on mildew removal. For the fun of it, I cleaned only half the window and snapped a pic. Amazing, right?

And check out the progress on our cushion recovering! I have exactly half of the cushions completely finished!

Adding snaps to the underside makes it easy to pull the cushions on and off for washing. 

Here’s a budget update for you!

  • Make a mold and mildew remover (1 part water, 1 part baking soda, 2 parts bleach) and clean interior canvas; used what we had at home and then bought a commercial bottle – cost $5 from Walmart 
  • Seal center seam with Eternabond tape from Amazon – cost $30
  • Remount the stovetop onto new plywood; dimensions 24″ wide by 19″ deep; repaint black with high quality furniture paint – cost $0 using scrap plywood and donated paint (thanks SuperMom’s SuperMom!); cut and needs painting 
  • Replace fire extinguisher – cost $20 on Amazon
  • Replace countertop by the door; dimensions 20″ wide by 22 1/4″ deep; repaint black – cost $0 with scrap playwood and donated paint; cut and needs painting 
  • Paint sink countertop; black – cost $0 with donated paint; had enough wood to recut and needs painting
  • Recover 5 base cushions with pillow sham style covers; neutral fabric – cost $10; in progress
  • Recover 5 back cushions with pillow sham style covers; teal fabric – cost $7; in progress
  • Recover 2 dinette back cushions with pillow sham style covers; coral fabric – cost $8; in progress 
  • Buy throw pillows and embroider designs – cost $15
  • Apply liberal Scotchguard fabric protector/waterproofing to canvas and cushions – cost $10
  • Repaint all cabinetry; white – cost $15 from Home Depot; in progress 
  • Purchase 2″ thick king and queen memory foam toppers – budget $20 each through Facebook Marketplace or somewhere similar – cost $40
  • Purchase 1 king, 1 queen, and 2 twin fitted sheets plus 6-8 pillowcases in coordinating color scheme – budget $60 total
  • Install vinyl peel and stick “hardwood look-a-like” flooring; light grey oak; 30 square feet – $40 from Amazon; Lowes has some I might go with 
  • Purchase or rig an extender piece for table leg; need 6 1/2″ extension plus attaching to existing leg by both – cost $5
  • Install patches in holes – cost $5
  • Replace red plastic light cover; rear side passenger – cost $??
  • Replace Duotherm 579 OR 590 OR 595 (need to figure out which) AC shroud (air conditioner cover) – cost $120
  • Sanitize water supply – cost $10
  • Mount outlet by cooler – cost $0
  • Replace 24 DC-6 EverStart Marine battery – cost $75
  • DONE: Purchase 4 small latch locks – $5
  • SCRATCHED (it cleaned up nicely) Repaint ceiling and ceiling trim (interior) – cost $0
  • Spray Rustoleum spray paint on metal cross beams – cost $6; purchased

So we’ve spent:

Camper $1250

Fabric and pillows $40

Paint stuff $45

Paint and kitchenware $40

= $1375 spent so far


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