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Old 10-29-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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Customizing interior slowly

Installed a new backsplash using a 3x3 piece of decorative aluminum and covered with Lexan will upload more photos of other modifications later. New carpet tiles, Some custom aluminum shelfs, a swivel HDTV in the bedroom, paint in bathroom , I covered the fake wood on the fridge with aluminum to give it a stainless look and other things. We are full timing in Golden, CO and freaking loving it. We are getting married next Oct and I want the AS to be part of it. Any feedback on the backsplash? Trying to decide if I should use a clear silicon to seal at bottom or if I need an unattached sort of striping due to flex when traveling as she rarely does. Thanks!!!
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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The fridge...
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:00 PM   #3
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That looks great! I painted the "wood grain" fridge in mine with chalkboard paint, as well as the interior side of the side of the two-part entrance door. What type/brand of carpet tiles did you install? Please post more pics of your updates and congratulations on the upcoming wedding.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:11 PM   #4
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How about using an aluminum cove molding at the bottom of the backsplash like this.

Cove Moulding - Small
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:17 PM   #5
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Installed a new backsplash using a 3x3 piece of decorative aluminum and covered with Lexan will upload more photos of other modifications later. New carpet tiles, Some custom aluminum shelfs, a swivel HDTV in the bedroom, paint in bathroom , I covered the fake wood on the fridge with aluminum to give it a stainless look and other things. We are full timing in Golden, CO and freaking loving it. We are getting married next Oct and I want the AS to be part of it. Any feedback on the backsplash? Trying to decide if I should use a clear silicon to seal at bottom or if I need an unattached sort of striping due to flex when traveling as she rarely does. Thanks!!!
Try this for the backsplash http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/..._p/vts-310.htm

This is similar to what AS uses in their new coaches
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:29 PM   #6
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I used what Shelly suggested & it looks really nice as a trim.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:10 AM   #7
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The carpet tiles are made by J&J industries. We had to get rid of the baby blue throughout trailer. The carpet first. Then one wall and 4 window covers( the wood box above window) and one carpeted wall have been painted or covered with aluminum. Thanks for the feedback! I think the molding suggested above has giving me an idea...
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My new bottle opener!!! Made by Yeti. I just need to make a catch bucket out of aluminum.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:24 AM   #9
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I like everything that you are doing to make it your own. Keep the pictures coming. We're always looking for design and utility ideas.

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Old 10-30-2013, 09:36 AM   #10
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I installed a 22" flat screen on a swivel and made a shelf to hold our tv remote, wii remotes, and Wii wheel(for Mario Kart).
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You could buy spray paint and paint your electrical covers behind the stove, or buy aluminum covers to match. Looks very nice!

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Old 11-19-2013, 08:47 PM   #12
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1974 International, three upper windows have a metal sliding cover to keep out the sun. The plastic frame is rotted out and falling apart. I removed one which was riveted to the outside shell to find a leak and it fell apart. Does any one have a good fix? I am pretty sure I cannot replace the original part. Thanks
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New backsplash in bathroom. We painted the walls a while back. My next project- I am considering covering the edges of the countertops with a metal strip. Any input is appreciated. Also anyone have a technique for removing electrical outlets? I cannot get them out of the wall without losing the plastic locking nut.
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We used an aluminum strip along the edges of all our countertops, riveted in place. It's one of the last posts on our Little Girl Refurb thread currently. We bought the aluminum strips at Fleet Farm, and you can get them in different widths and thicknesses.

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