Fresh coat of paint
A fresh coat of paint can make a world of difference, and for our little bus, I really believe it did. It made the whole place transform into a house, but also meant we really had finally made it through the big stuff.
We really wanted to keep the bus light and bright to help it feel more open and so decided the majority of the interior would be white. We allowed ourselves a bit more fun with the kitchen cabinets, letting them act like an accent wall would in a larger space. We had originally planned on painting them a very pale blue which would have given the whole space a beachy feel, but changed our mind last minute to this country green, which I think will go nicer with our other aesthetic choices.
My parents and their garage of treasures has really become an inspiration to our project. One tool we were introduced to in there was the rotary saw which allowed us to take bland cabinets and make them look a little more professional. Not so bad for our first attempts I think. Maybe in the future we may get a little more fancy, but for now, a fun edging is a huge accomplishment.
For the upper cabinets, we were able to utilize some cupboard doors we took from an old trailer earlier in the winter. We'd hoped to use more for the lower cupboards but we made ours larger then a standard cupboard would be and there for needed to build them ourselves. You can do a lot with plywood and side by side, you'd hardly guess one was professional and the other was us… hopefully… haha
The bedroom is really white right now, but with the dressers in and the bed made up it'll be a little more lively I think.
All in all I think things are looking pretty good. In one way we're on the home stretch, in others we have a long way to go to certification and licensing!