This is my first post! A few years ago I bought a '94 Airstream Classic, 34 feet, and as I have read is very common for 90's models, the headliner was already falling down, but it didn't really bother me then. I just loved the trailer, was okay with the price. It has fallen down considerably more, and where the living room meets the kitchen it is just loose, flapping down. Basically only connected at the ceiling light. It's just unsightly, but seemingly very costly to have repaired by someone.
I had an idea a while back though, while stuggling to think of what i could do to reattach it. Due to the complete separation from the ceiling, it would really have to be stretched and reconnected to the strip where it originally was, i don't think the covered buttons would do it...
I thought about how a disco ball is round, and thought about taking the whole liner out, stripping it, and putting mirrored tiles up in it's place.
I have toyed with the idea for a couple months, they can be adhered in strips:
I thought I would use my vacation trying to put these up in the living room. Maybe in the bathroom and bedroom. Maybe even the dining room table?
1) does anyone know why this would be a bad idea? Resale value? (i thought i would just redecorate the whole interior to go with the mirror tiles, but if you scroll down, they also have brushed aluminum ones, so maybe those would be less obnoxious to a future buyer?
2) would this affect the home's insulation? under the headliner, there is something that looks like space age bubble wrap that I am thinking is probably insulation of a sort, or maybe it is just padding for a soft headliner? Could i keep that in and just tile over it?
3) would it be better to just buy new upholstery cloth and use the covered buttons to tack new cloth up to match the interior and keep the padding?
4) has anyone ever tried doing mirror tiles? Is this a silly idea?
5) Would weight of the tiles be an issue?
6) any other suggestions for redoing the headliner that anyone ever wanted to try? I am brave and will give feedback if i try another approach instead.