Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Departure From the Norm

Hello, friends!!  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog!  Today I wanted to do something a little different than usual. I have been blogging for a year now, and when I initially started, I guess avaricious would be the best word to describe me, haha.  I had the intent of writing several blogs in the hopes that they would catch on.....some have, but others are slow going. Today, I am sharing a popular post from my RV remodel, for those who may not have seen it or are unaware of my other blogs.  You may see the progress of this RV rehabilitation on my other blog at http://parsimoniousrv.blogspot.com/.  I hope you enjoy the post:

Hello, Friends.  Welcome to part one of my RV overhaul.  Thank you for joining me along this journey. In this step, I revamped the countertop and backsplash.  I wanted to create a modern-looking backsplash, but I was afraid that using true stone would be too heavy, so I opted to use wallpaper.
Here is the before. 

The wallpaper I chose from Lowe's looks incredibly real and was really easy to put up. First, remove as much as possible of the existing wallpaper.  Score the paper with a wallpaper scorer. 

I used this universal wallpaper and border paste.  

I find it works best by tipping upside down, squeezing until the glue comes out, and roll onto wall. Apply a generous amount. 

Apply one wall first.  Then, line up the paper on the second wall. I paid special attention to the pattern; and cut where I needed to.  There were a lot of cuts and quite a few sheets put up, because the paper comes on a small roll. I wanted to ensure the paper looked cohesive.

Score with an exacto knife. 

I used Rustoleum Transformations for countertops to redo the counter area. The directions are pretty basic; you clean beforehand and simply paint onto the surface. 

I will continue to post as I progress. Thank you. 

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