We have always talked about removing the double queen size beds from the salon area. As it is now, there are only two bucket seats for the entertainment area. We want...no need...more room than that so we will be able to entertain family and friends comfortably when they come to visit. Since we have moved the main sleeping quarters into the dinette area, we are free to take out the existing beds. Step one was to take down the headboards and to remove the mattresses. As you can imagine, moving the mattresses out of the small hatch was an exhausting endeavor, but again, we won the battle in the end.
Off came the headboard on the upper bunk and yes, the ant spray was used to remove the inhabitants we uncovered. We are definately getting the ant situation under control.
Look at all that space! This is the bottom bunk all cleared out and the headboard removed. Can't you just see the new wrap around sofa and coffee table in this space? We will design it so that it will convert into a spare bed for overnight guests.
Everything that had been stored on the lower bunk is now being stored under the current bed. It worked out to be a perfect size to store the Avon inflatable boat.
I will look for suitable material and sew a skirt to cover this. The carpeting in this area is a definate improvement.
And just to tie up all loose end projects, here is the wheel cover that I completed a couple days ago. Let me just say, this looks like such a simple project but my friends, that was not the case. This project almost kicked my butt. I had to redo it a couple times to get it to a point that was acceptable to me. I have to keep in mind that I am working with Sunbrella fabric, which is canvas, and is not as simple as with working with regular fabric. But..my new Sailrite sewing machine works great! I love it.
I know you have to be wondering what was so hard about this cover...there is a split in the rear that had to have a hem around it. Going around the top curve of the hem was very difficult, but again...I won the battle!
This will probably be my last post until after the Christmas holidays as we are expecting family to visit so...
To All Our Family and Friends
Carter and Diane