I wanted some way to be able to hang up a few pictures and notes in the van, but the interior is covered in fabric and I am loathe to stick pins in it. Yes, that will probably change, but I haven’t gotten to that point yet. Freedom is still too new (to me) and I just can’t bring myself to stick pins in her. At this time…
What I came up with as I was lying in bed waiting for the sand man to visit and dreaming about heading out on the “Big Adventure” was fabric-covered sheet metal attached to the little hidey-hole cupboard doors on either side of the on-board television which, by the way, is analog and useless in this digital age; but I digress. The idea blossomed into a plan and here’s how it all went down. It has a good ending.
I called the local lumber/steel/recycling place and asked if they carried sheet metal and if so, could they cut it to size for me….and they could. And I was happy.
The cuts were a little rough, but I used a heavy duty nail file to smooth them up a bit. Next step was to drill small holes in the metal so I could attach the sheets to the doors. I decided to use small nails. Only time will tell if that was a mistake. If it was I will have to remove the nails and use screws.
The next step was to add double-faced carpet tape to the sheet metal, then cut my chosen material to size leaving a hefty border around all sides, remove the backing to expose the top side of the tape and “wrap” like a present.
Here’s the sheet metal, wrapped and nailed to the cupboard door. All ready for magnets and pictures of that new grand baby! 😉