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Old 12-10-2013, 06:12 PM   #645
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Here is some pictures of the changes I made to our window treatment. These pictures happen to be in our bedroom but I did the same all through the MH. I added red suede to the existing grey window cover/boarders. Wasn't very difficult to do and not too expensive. Makes a dramatic difference and complements the other items (red bedspread, floor rugs, etc)
. Any tips on the process? That's on my to-do list
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:35 AM   #646
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. Any tips on the process? That's on my to-do list

It's not too difficult, the hardest part was getting the screws out to remove the complete window cover box trim thingy (sorry, don't know what the real name of it is)...

Keep in mind, this is a 2008 Revolution and yours maybe different.

- I removed the window cover with the day/night blinds intact as they attach to this window box.
- Removed the day/night shades.
- The trim piece I changed color is held on by scews from the back side and possible some staples at the back edges. Remove them.
- I laid the piece on the table and cut the new material to oversize.
- Sprayed 3M Adhesive (outside) on both the trim piece and back side of the material.
- Let both pieces dry until real tacky (10 mins).
- Carefully lay the trim piece on the material and smooth out any wrinkles.
- Wrap material around the back side and secure with a staple gun. I use a Arrow brand staple gun I got at Home Depot.
- You will need to make "relief" cuts at corners and curved areas to fit the material without kinks or wrinkles.
- Reassemble with the screws. The staples that held the ends, I did not need to use.
- Reinstall the window shades to the window box.
- Reinstall window box to wall.

- The biggest hassle or trick is to prevent getting glue on the "clean" side of the material when your handling everything.
- We got our material from JoAnns Fabric store. They are everywhere, all over the US.

I also took the opportunity to replace the cords in the day/night shades. I've had some break recently so I just replaced them all as I did the window trim change.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:23 AM   #647
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It's not too difficult, the hardest part was getting the screws out to remove the complete window cover box trim thingy (sorry, don't know what the real name of it is)... Keep in mind, this is a 2008 Revolution and yours maybe different. - I removed the window cover with the day/night blinds intact as they attach to this window box. - Removed the day/night shades. - The trim piece I changed color is held on by scews from the back side and possible some staples at the back edges. Remove them. - I laid the piece on the table and cut the new material to oversize. - Sprayed 3M Adhesive (outside) on both the trim piece and back side of the material. - Let both pieces dry until real tacky (10 mins). - Carefully lay the trim piece on the material and smooth out any wrinkles. - Wrap material around the back side and secure with a staple gun. I use a Arrow brand staple gun I got at Home Depot. - You will need to make "relief" cuts at corners and curved areas to fit the material without kinks or wrinkles. - Reassemble with the screws. The staples that held the ends, I did not need to use. - Reinstall the window shades to the window box. - Reinstall window box to wall. - The biggest hassle or trick is to prevent getting glue on the "clean" side of the material when your handling everything. - We got our material from JoAnns Fabric store. They are everywhere, all over the US. I also took the opportunity to replace the cords in the day/night shades. I've had some break recently so I just replaced them all as I did the window trim change.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #648
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Nice work on the window treatments, sctdixon. I think that Fleetwood/American Coachs are designed to be bland so not to offend the majority of customers and leave it to the more creative types to customize to taste!

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Old 12-28-2013, 07:26 PM   #649
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Did a little update to the back splash in our Bounder. Used the peel and stick tile from Lowes.

I think it came out pretty good.

We plan on doing something similar to teh bathroom and shower area as well.

I cant find a before picture of my rig but this is basically the same that I stole from the web.





Here is the after:





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Looks great! Nice job
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Did a little update to the back splash in our Bounder. Used the peel and stick tile from Lowes.

I think it came out pretty good.

We plan on doing something similar to teh bathroom and shower area as well.

I cant find a before picture of my rig but this is basically the same that I stole from the web.





Here is the after:






Great job! Nice looking! That's on my wish list for mine too!

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Great job! Nice looking! That's on my wish list for mine too!

Don't let DW see this or I will be busy!!
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Don't let DW see this or I will be busy!!

In our case, I'm the DW & have already put this simple upgrade on DH's honey-do list.

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So we finally got around to doing the floor we've been planning for 6 months or so, Ernie can probably attest to that with all the emails! We decided to go a different route in our install. The original floor had porcelin tile in the entry, in front of the kitchen and into the bath/shower/toilet area with carpet everywhere else. We couldn't stand the tile in the kitchen or the carpet color. The entry was dull and worn looking.

So we demo'd the entry, the kitchen tile and the carpet. The original plan was to glue engineed wood down to the original OSB floor butting to the tile in the bath doorway but after pulling the first tile i realized that wasn't going to work as the porselin was set motared to hardy board which was motared to the osb, roughly 3/4" thick! I decided that i'd rather have a clean transition in the doorway and deal with height everywhere else so i laid down some 1/4" hardy for the engineeded wood then glued to that. That worked well as the carpet guy was able to use 6lb pad along with the 37oz face weight carpet to get a nice wood-to-carpet transition. Slide works perfect with no issues and the carpet is super plush. We wanted the best of both worlds so we split the salon with wood and carpet, works well and looks rich.

The entry was a bit of a pain as the factory used some super nasty green glue that doesnt dry and was a real pain to remove. Added new treads and nosing to compliment and faced the stairs with the wood as well. Overall we're real happy. Here's some pics of the job, the entry isn't totally finished but you get the drift. I wanted to use stairnose as Ernie does but due to the tile height it couldn't be done so i had to impovise, oh well.

So while i'm at it a big thanks to Ernie for answering all my questions!
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And here's the rest of them ...
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That looks awesome.. good job there. Ernie is a fantastic source of professional advice. I'm in the middle of a similar project.. except I'm getting rid of all ceramic tile and going with wood -- actually LVT that looks like wood. Thanks for the photos - gives me encouragement.
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Great job! I'm getting all kinds of ideas reading this thread.

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