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Old 09-24-2007, 07:29 PM   #1
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I am so tired of our 'bla' interior. We recently went to the RV show to see if any of the manufacturers were brave enough to put some 'life' into their interiors - they didn't. Same old neutral colors, mostly browns. Occasionally someone added a splash of red or black.

I am planning to remodel the whole inside. I will experiment with the bedroom first in either a seascape and/or Navy (hubby former Navy) theme. I want to do a 50s retro in the main part but hubby is not so sure. He wants laminate floor - I want vinyl/stick down tile of white with black squares and go from there. The hide-a-bed is coming out being replaced with a computer station and chair. The grandkids don't mind sleeping on the floor and we have comfy folding lawn chairs for guest to sit in.

I bought the book 'The RV Makeover Bible' and did get ideas from it but was disappointed in lack of pictures. I was hoping it would show some makeovers - before and after photos.

Anyone have some before and after photos that are posted on their own site or you can post here. From talking with others, I am not the only one that would like to see more color and life in our interiors.

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I am so tired of our 'bla' interior. We recently went to the RV show to see if any of the manufacturers were brave enough to put some 'life' into their interiors - they didn't. Same old neutral colors, mostly browns. Occasionally someone added a splash of red or black.

I am planning to remodel the whole inside. I will experiment with the bedroom first in either a seascape and/or Navy (hubby former Navy) theme. I want to do a 50s retro in the main part but hubby is not so sure. He wants laminate floor - I want vinyl/stick down tile of white with black squares and go from there. The hide-a-bed is coming out being replaced with a computer station and chair. The grandkids don't mind sleeping on the floor and we have comfy folding lawn chairs for guest to sit in.

I bought the book 'The RV Makeover Bible' and did get ideas from it but was disappointed in lack of pictures. I was hoping it would show some makeovers - before and after photos.

Anyone have some before and after photos that are posted on their own site or you can post here. From talking with others, I am not the only one that would like to see more color and life in our interiors.

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Old 09-25-2007, 07:27 AM   #3
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Sheba:

The sky is the limit. Check out the hot rod supply websites such as Jegs or Summit. There are others such as Car Craft etc. I would think that any upholstery supply house could get you catalogs or the material to re-do just about anything.

Don't depend on MH places since this is a personal choice. Home decorating/Interior Design mags are a good choice for inspiration too.
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First of all every "shop" needs a clock. There are some great reproduction clocks with automotive logos and themes, and you can find a variety of these clocks at swap meets and antique stores.

http://www.automobiliausa.com/furniture.html

or this stuff...

http://garage-toys.com/gafu.html

There are other great accessories too after all, when your buddies come by, they'll need places to sit. To really offer a retro and hot rod look, check out these couches from Corbin.

http://www.corbin.com/furniture/

You could use Grant or Lecarra steering wheels for wall art or end tables etc. You can add other accessories to your garage like are die-cast models of your favorite cars and let's not forget about the walls of your garage.

http://www.diecastmodelcars.com/

http://www.diecastmuscle.com/index.jsp

http://www.ediecast.com/

Hemming's Motor News offers a variety of great calendars with different themes from Muscle Cars to Abandoned Trucks! Also, look for old movie posters with car or racing themes, as well as vintage or reproduction metal car signs and wallpaper.

http://www.hemmings.com/

These and other items can also be found at flea markets, antique stores, or at online auction sites. Some of the great things about these items are that they allow you to personalize your "garage", and make it more entertaining for yourself and for those folks who drop by.
Another luxury would be a vintage jukebox, which is always cool.

These sites are also very cool and have images of some garage projects that you could look to for inspiration.

http://www.thegarageproject.com/products/index.htm

http://www.mygaragestore.com/

Retro-fabrics are also available. Check Ebay and others. It doesn't cost that much to make slip covers or you could re-upholster in a fabric of your choice...or have one designed with flames etc...

You could also replace one or more of your cabinets with "Craftsman" or other tool chests/cabinets.

So it's up to you how far you want to go, but keep it in mind that the point is to have fun!
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