De-Eightyfying: Interior Redecoration
Three years since I bought my '90 25' Excella now. For a time I just about had myself convinced that I liked the 80's grandma interior, complete with floral wallpaper, faux wood paneling, Woolworth shades and curtains. After all, at 72 years of age I am a grandpa. But I've changed my mind and I'm ready to update things a bit, maybe to 2002 or so (the new trailer interiors really do look cool inside but they're a little too industrial for me, a little cold to my eye).
First thing to change are the faux wood panels. The cabinets are solid oak, pure 80's I know, but I like them. I've already replaced the original gold cabinet handles and hinges with nickel ones (saved the originals - I always save the original stuff). I think the cabinets will look nice contrasted with a soft off-white and I'm going to use that on the faux wood paneling and wallpaper.
Next I'm going to ditch the curtains, at least in the front areas of the trailer, and replace the Woolworth shades with OceanAir shades which will be a big improvement in functionality and looks. My wife is lobbying hard to hang blue gingham valences, maybe a little old fashioned, but I like it and she is a grandma after all.
Eventually a new floor, still thinking about that one. But I like the idea of using aluminum moulding strips.
I'll post pictures as we move along. Not going to win any awards but hopefully we end up with an interior better matched to our sensibilities.
John & Vicki
Grown men don't need leaders. ~ Edward Abbey