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LindaD

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Posted: 11/10/13 03:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've always liked the "Shabby Chic" style and have some furniture pieces that I have painted. I enjoy eclectic decorating and pretty much don't engage in any particular style exclusively for fear of it becoming dated quickly. As others have said in this thread I wouldn't change the style of anything major in the MH (wood cabinets, etc.) but would add decorating touches ie accent rugs, wall decor, pillows,throws, bedspreads, etc. in whatever style that I favor at the time. Those things are easily changed, updated and IMHO wouldn't effect resale value.

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As others have said it could affect the value of your coach. If you plan to keep it the choice is yours. We buy coaches rather then staying in hotels. We do this because it is our own house and we can do what we want with our own houses. Be happy in your own surroundings and fix it like you and your wife want it to be.


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As long as you don't plan on selling it do whatever you and the wife like! As I say remodeling is in the eye, well you know the rest! I am always trying to customize my rig! I do have an older rig but it is what we want.

Ask yourself will someone else like the changes I want to do?? Not likely.

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Your'e kidding, right?


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You could suggest the early '90s Bordello look.


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wny_pat wrote:

You could suggest the early '90s Bordello look.
What exactly does the early '90s Bordello look like?


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What resale? There is little resale value to RV's. We all know that.
Seriously, keep it really neutral if you are concerned about resale. Otherwise, do it exactly the way you want it.


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If you do go through with it, get a tent. You'll need a man cave after sitting in that shabby chic woman cave.

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Posted: 01/18/14 07:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree with the other responders. The MH has lost most of it's value by now so it's pretty well useless as far as resale. Don't worry about it. Paint it psychedelic, don't matter.





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I wouldn't do that in a motorhome, especially an Allegro Bus! Think about the "what if" scenario...you want to trade or sell someday and someday you will. Redoing it back to original is doable but not fun or easy. It's not the value that will be lost it's the incentive for someone to buy that doesn't want that interior and would want to refinish it. I know we all want to do what we want in our decors but..in a rolling house that will have a life after you quit traveling...That fine cherry finished painted...I personally would not do it nor buy a rig that had been redone that way...a big deal breaker for me.

If you are tired of the decor then find a way to add soft furnishings to change the look a bit.

On the lighter side...if she does shabby chic in the bedroom then tell her you are repainting your "den" up front to your favorite sports team colors! Simply put..find a way to make the whole rig homey but not homely!

I look at it this way...the bedroom may be someones retreat to nap, read or watch TV but mostly...we spend our time asleep in there so for me it would not be worth painting it.

I agree the Shabby Chic trend has about run its course but if you still love it add a few of those elements without redoing the cabinets.

* This post was edited 01/18/14 09:09am by sowego *


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