Over the last two years in addition to the repairs, Denny and I have been making a variety of modifications to the rig, the most recent being cosmetic. Our project for the last week has been removing the unbelievably cheaply made window toppers and building new wooden valances which I then upholstered. I also ripped off all the gawd-awful black and tan border trim on the walls.
The before and after photos:
The bathroom. Before:
The crappy window treatments. Before:
Patches' claws were rough on the leather recliners; she doesn't claw the furniture but she does race around the rig pushing off from the chairs which made pin point pricks in the upholstery. They were given away also and replaced with upholstered arm chairs with a microfiber fabric.
You will note that Patches had to be part of the photo showing the new chairs and the new window treatments.
While I will always be angry at the changes and cheapening of the product that Heartland made to our rig in the month between the time we ordered it and the time we received it, at least we have made it more homey and more "ours".
The expense involved one package of wallpaper border for the bath--$8.00. A 4x8 sheet of 1/4 inch plywood and a 2x4 sheet of 1/4 inch plywood to make the window valances, around $20. 3 yards of fabric at $4.87 a yard, a bag of quilt batting and a new stapler which also uses brads for $19.99. The satisfaction involved in finishing the job and how it turned out? Priceless.