RV Renovation – Day 2

By | August 15, 2014

Second day.  I am so tired.  Why am I doing this?  I know me and I know I must have a good reason, so let’s keep going!

Yesterday was pulling apart.  Today is about putting together.

The crafting space.  The desk used to be the bunk.  It is held up by some MDF panels and the bunk brackets.  The curtain rods have a 2-1/2″ return which makes them stick out too far, so on the bottom window, I replaced the rod with some wire.  They will never be open but should look ok from the outside.  By the way, these photos make the blinds and curtains look pink – I can assure you that there are no pink curtains in my house! 🙂

Craft Space2

The office space.  You may recall from yesterday that this slide has the sliding mechanism under the box.  We cut the bunk into 3 pieces and used MDF for the sides and the shelf on top.  I’m sure it won’t be the most comfortable place to work, but since I have a laptop, I can move it anywhere.

Office Space2

Where my media shelves (to store stamp sets and more) will live.  I wanted to keep the outlets, so we built a base with a false bottom for the DVD shelves.  I’ll be able to store catalogs on the bottom shelf to keep them out of the way.

Media Shelf base

What was once a desk.  Is now a shelf.  The TV bracket will go on the top section.  I think maybe the other shelves will work for displaying 3-D samples.

Desk now shelf

Next up: put the DVD shelves together, install the TV, and bring over the big Elfa shelves that will live in the middle of the room.  On paper, everything looked good, but in person, it looks like it is going to be too tight.  I think that the new office chairs I bought will be too big.  But I won’t know for sure until everything is in the room.  Mike has other clients to work for, and I have quite a bit of stuff to move in, so we will resume the redo next week.

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2 thoughts on “RV Renovation – Day 2

  1. Jessica

    Looks good! My husband and I ate both crafters . He does leathercraft and I scrapbook and sew. We have been on vacation for two weeks in our 5th wheel and have been trying to figure out how we could retire, live in our rv and still maintain our hobbies. We have a bunk room slide but it slides out head first instead of sideways. Thanks for sharing your project! I’m glad I found your blog.

    1. Gail Beezley Post author

      Thanks for the comment! I am a bit concerned that the space is going to be really, really tight, but I will make it work. And I’ll post lots of pictures, too!


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