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Old 08-12-2012, 05:30 AM   #1
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Made our own dashboard cover......

We searched the internet for custom made dash covers and found one that wanted about $200.00 total to ship us one.

So, we looked around and finally one day while we were in Big Lots, we found a carpet that was the exact color of our MH carpet, was flexable so it would be easy to work with and would lay nice on our dash.
Cost: $30.00.

So, we removed all of the trim, the vent covers, etc.from the dash area.
Next we made a paper template of the dash.
Then converted this paper to cardboard and double checked the "fit".
We laid out the template on the carpet and proceeded to cut it out.

Result, perfect fit (with some minor trimming of about 1/16 " so it would lay better).
We reinstalled all of the trim and vent covers and it looks like it was a factory option.

We used the leftover pieces of carpet to line the shelves in the bedroom.
There was only a "handful" of very small carpet pieces left!!!

This is one of the best additions to the interior that we have done.

A runner up would be the solid oak corner shelves / clothes hooks that I custom made for the bedroom....just inside of the entrance door, both on the left & right, for my wife and me to set miscl stuff on the small corner shelf and to hang our clothes on the brass hooks.

Next.....some home additions to the window treatment.
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and the pics are where???
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:50 AM   #3
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Sounds great. You know we like pictures.
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I need to do that too! Please post some pictures!
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What did you do to seal the edges so the little fluffy pieces wouldn't be shedding off all the time?
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:26 PM   #6
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What size was the carpet piece you found?
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:33 PM   #7
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:29 AM   #8
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What was I thinking???? Forgive me. please!!!!!!!
Pics will be taken today and I'll get them posted ASAP.

Not real good at this, BUT....how do you post multiple pics ... just keep adding them from your file?
I'll see what prompts I get when I do this.

Be back soon with pics.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:12 AM   #9
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I look forward to the pictures. Our dash is always dusty, pretty easy to hit with a damp cloth every now and then. It would be a bit of a challenge to get the vacuum up there, so how do you clean it?
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If all goes well, there should be pics showing:
...Dash Carpet
...Label from Carpet w/ size, type and cost
...Oak shelves/clothes hooks in bedroom

To answer some questions:
There are no "fuzzies" at the edge of this type of carpet. It seems to be well woven so this doesn't happen.
As for cleaning, ..haven't had it in that long, but am positive that the small attachment from the vacuum will easily get to all of the corners, etc. as required.

Hope this brings everyone up to date on this post.
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Great job! Thanks for the pics!
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Oh wow.. that looks pretty darn good!

I had images of, well, not that Good job!
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Winnie32v,

Outstanding job. Thanks for the info. Unfortunaely for me, my wife will love it, so I guess you have given me another project :-).
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Wow looks great in the pictures!...
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