Hi all, New here - just bought a 1973, 31' Sovereign
. Everything is original and we are cleaning her up a bit.
What we've done so far...
1. Removed the green shag carpet and floor tacks. Acacia engineered wood floors to go in...
2. Removed the upholstered bench and two gauchos. We are debating if it is worth reupholstering or taking out the "L" shaped from front area and replacing with a sleep sofa. The ones we are looking at would fit nicely and are fairly light weight (under 130lbs). Wow, removing the fabrics in there has helped with the smell! Thoughts??
3. We've washed everything down in a TSP formula to cut through 40 years of grime and it seems to have done wonders. We are planning to paint the walls a soft off white to freshen the interior.
What we are planning and we are looking for suggestions...
4. The tambour is paper backed and all falling apart. The interior has the fake dark walnut veneer. Do we buy new tambours (Tape-ease suggested walnut veneer tambour) and paint them a lighter color (keeping the plastic-y walnut trim)? Do we buy canvas backing and repair the existing tambours? Do we paint everything to match (the tambours and trim pieces)? What paint or epoxy is used for painting that plastic? Will the paint crack out of the folds on the new tambour? Do we just chuck the tambour idea all together and get a trim carpenter to make flat cabinet doors? Other ideas...?
THANK YOU! Cheers, Britt