I'm back in full force now. I finished all of the curtains and installed them. Now the sun is not beaming in like crazy and fading everything in sight. Hanging curtains before the walls are done is really not the proper way to go about a redo, but it was something that I could accomplish (once I got past my snafu and solved the problem on how to hang the curtains) and I needed to see some progress so that I could feed off it and get going on another part.
I've started the kitchen backsplash. The one thing that was holding me back on that was the indecision about putting up the backer board for the tile. I thought I was going to have to take down the paneling and expose the studs, but I thought to consult builder Nephew and he said, "don't take it down". Yay! Just what I wanted to hear. His suggestion was to pull off the wallpaper and use Liquid Nails to glue the backer board onto the wall.
I watched a tutorial on how to cut backer board (or hardy board). On the simple straight cuts, I just scored it, then snapped it apart. On the trickier cuts, I used a jigsaw. I'm kind of afraid of power saws, but I bravely overcame it and got all my pieces cut out. Nephew showed me how to glue the pieces to the wall and put a few screws to hold it in place while it dried. I finished it up this morning and am now ready to work on my tile design.
Other posts on the trailer-to-vardo transformation are here