That time has come. As Brian likes to say, we are icing the cake 🙂 Everything is coming together and all those little finishing touches are going on.
Over last few days Brian was working with our friend Greg to create the window boxes for the trailer. We used to have these funky, curved window valances. They have built us new, straight ones for a more modern look.
Old Curved Window Boxes, New Straight Ones
Thank goodness Greg had a nice garage for us to work in and tools for us to use 🙂 We are at the point we have gotten rid of everything, so this was very helpful. The guys did a great job, too!
Window Box Construction
Brian and Greg Upholstering Window Boxes
Once they were all built, it was time to upholster them! They are padded a little with some batting, then the fabric is wrapped around and stapled on. We used the arrow fabric for most of the windows, but we chose to use the diamond fabric in our room since the ones in there will be against a teal wall already. Here are all the window boxes and an arch, ready to go! We brought them with us so we can start icing the cake!
Finished Window Boxes and Arch, Ready to Install
They look fabulous. Meanwhile, last night we got the text from our friend Jessica that the cushions were done, so we have brought those along too! How awesome are they?
Jessica’s Finished the Dinette Cushions!
Now to actually put everything up so we can ooh and ah and be all happy with ourselves, lol. So here’s what we were looking at to begin with. Nice dark wood done, nice green wall done, but it sure doesn’t look homey or complete, does it?
Let’s add the cushions, shall we?
That’s better! What will it look like with the window boxes??
Oh yes! That is going to be AWESOME! THANK YOU Greg, Laura, and Jessica for everything. We needed some help! Brian decided it was time to do the backsplash. It is the last BIG thing left to do! First he peeled off the remaining wallpaper border…
Then started carefully adding the first tile squares. By the way, these are vinyl peel and stick Smart Tiles. They are incredible.
He cut very carefully around corners and took his time to get the best results. If you are curious about the installation process and what he did, there is more in the video at the bottom of this post. 🙂
I am so proud of Brian. He tackles things he has never done before with gusto, and he always does a really nice job. I could watch him work all day.
Looking awesome, right?! But, I couldn’t watch all day. I had lots of little finishing touches to do, too. Easy stuff, but time consuming. Firstly, I got our bed all made. Have to say, that really made our room look homey and inviting.
Now pretty much all that’s left to do in our room is the window boxes and some finishing touches like Command hooks and pictures. I also made up the kids beds. Have I mentioned I hate bunk beds? 😛 Good thing we make the kids make their beds on a daily basis. If I had to do it every day, well, I wouldn’t. Ha! We found this pretty cheap bedding at Wal Mart…they are those Bed-in-a-Bag sets in the college dorm section. One twin and one full, although these bed sizes are a little odd, it worked out. Looks great with the walls!!
I found those awesome baskets at Target and got them for the feet of their beds as a place to throw things throughout the day, so that their stuff isn’t all over the trailer (hello from the future, a month later I can say, it’s WORKING!)… anyway, the beds were looking awesome, but they needed a little something…
Bam! Now I’m happy. Brings a little of our accent color around to this side of the trailer and makes their beds look a lot more fun with this pop of color 🙂 I also finally decided which pillows to put on the couch, and added one to the dinette as well (there’s another one at home so each dinette bench will have one!)
By the time I got all of this squared away, Brian was pretty much done with the backsplash. All that’s needed tomorrow is the little bit of tile up high next to the microwave. It’s starting to look pretty fantastic in here, if we do say so ourselves! Messy of course, but we can SEE IT now 😀
Here’s our video walking through all of this… with more detail on the Smart Tile installation and a little tour around how everything looked at the end of the day 🙂 We are ALMOST DONE!!