So, what to do? I have given this much thought and consideration. I added a couple of fun turquoise pillows that have a beach theme to the sofa. I have hung pictures on our walls. I have added a couple of wooden signs with sayings. All of these have added that special touch of home. Still, I needed something more.
The lamp shade over our dinette was a basic, boring, light brown, drum shade. I began to search for a different shade. I was having no luck. Everything I found was brown or white! I refused to pay $75 for one with color. So, I turned to looking for fabric. I figured covering the shade with fabric would do quite nicely.
I searched the fabric isles. My original thought was to find a fabric to match the pillows. I started to doubt the color of the pillows. (I forgot to take a picture of the pillows.) Would this one match? Would it clash? Ugh!
I decided to not look for such a bold color. I would find something to tie in the pillows and the fabrics already in the RV. I had browns, blues, and creams to work with. Finally I found the one! A nautical themed print that was light and airy. It has all my colors and works well in the RV.
I was able to cover the lamp shade using a hot glue gun. I decided to leave the border of the original shade exposed. This gave a more finished look to the shade.
I had left-over fabric and began to brainstorm. My eye caught the Reflectix covering the skylight. I place the Reflectix over the vent openings and the skylights when it gets into the eighties for temperature. I keeps the excess heat out of the trailer. The shiny foil is an eyesore, but I deal with it. That's when I decided I could cover the side of the Reflectix we see with the fabric.
The shiny Reflectix covering the skylight.
No more shine!
Vent is covered.
Door window cover
I covered the vent, skylight, and door window Reflectix with my left-over fabric. The interior looks much better and coordinated. I like the new look!
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