56 Spartan Refurb

Our adventure of refurbishing our 1956 Spartan Manor into our getaway retreat in the mountains of Bryson City NC

Location: Fair Play, SC, United States

Monday, February 25, 2008

Design Board

We are at the point in this project that we needed to start creating our design board. A design board is simply a sample of materials shown in a way to help convey what the interior will look like when finished. This project falls under the KISS princible. Keep It Simple Stupid. As Holly reminds me often this project is not a show place but to create a functional trailer that we can enjoy on the road. We can go back later and add high end finishes and touches later. So keeping with that design principle we have decided to keep the existing Formica counter tops and kitchen table top. We will be adding a silver trim to the sides to give the counter tops a more vintage look. We will also be keeping the existing upholstery on the dinette. We choose a yellow with bumble bee detail for the main curtains. We both like Winne the Pooh. To add some character and pizzaz we are using a railroad motif material for the window over the kitchen cabinet. This is directly across from the entrance and should give some pop with out being to campy. We are replacing the existing stove/range with a three burner cook top and converting the lower space to accept a microwave or toaster oven. We will be using either a plain formaica for the lower shelve or maybe using some copper flashing from an other project to line the cook top area and the lower (microwave/toaster) shelf. We are looking at using a 12 inch square commercial grade vinyl floor tile which I will add photos of later when we make the final call. Hear is our design board as it stands right now.


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