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« on: January 06, 2009, 03:43:24 AM »

My wife finished installing these panels yesterday, it was her idea and I let her run with it! Grin Her choices of flooring, countertop and backsplash sure did come out good as it all blends in so well with the carpet in the bedroom!

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 04:19:18 AM »

Very nice.  It goes very well with the countertops and cabinets.

I'm planning to use those same panels on part of my ceiling. I bought the 4x2 panels in white, and then  bought some
rustoleum plastic primer and a hammered copper paint. I painted one to see how it looks. It came out with some blotches and
orange peel in a few areas, which in my opinion just adds to the look of old pressed metal. Hoping to get that installed this spring.

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 05:39:35 AM »

What kind of panels are they & where did you get then?

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009, 05:46:59 AM »

Great looking selection, those also come in brass and copper, I wouldn't have thought about using these, its a great idea..........!
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009, 09:06:39 AM »

Looks good!! I saw a picture of a bus somewhere that had those on the ceiling also. It was done to look like one of the classic rail coaches in the old west. Just food for thought!!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009, 09:13:30 AM »

What kind of panels are they & where did you get then?

Thanks, TOM

There a PVC product and available at Lowes an Home Depot. Bruce knee used them in part of his salon ceiling maybe he'll post some pictures.
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009, 10:43:06 AM »

We bought them at HD along with some j molding and i.s. corner. Of course you have to buy the right glue for plastic, we used PL brand adhesive. I'll say one thing, they aint cheap, about 18 bucks per panel. Gotta keep the boss happy somehow Grin When she's happy, I'm Very Happy!
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2009, 10:57:48 AM »

but I would be very eager to see pictures of bruce knees ceiling as I've thought that it would make a very good looking project and i haven't seen anyone do it in a bus, the backsplash looks great, it would be nice to see how other people have used it too.  I've looked at those panels several times and I think they would look great, they are available in several finishes and kinds of materials, libby liked the brass or copper but the white would look good on a ceiling too.
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My wife did the same back splash last year.
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2009, 11:30:09 AM »

I do like the looks of the pressed metal tiles for a backsplash, really makes a nice kitchen.  I'm wondering about other applications to it also, has anyone used them in a shower stall for example?
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2009, 01:13:06 PM »

I agree they aren't cheap but they are beautiful.I used them too but I worried about them  melting so I put tin behind my stove.  Only goes to show us bus nuts  have good taste. Peabody   
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2009, 03:31:08 PM »

OK, I removed several post and edited several others to remove disparaging words and "button pushing" phrases.  Lets try to be nice and keep the thread on topic.  Thanks, Jack
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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2009, 03:45:09 PM »

dreamscape...the kitchen and backsplash looks great!! good job
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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2009, 04:30:00 PM »

That looks really nice.  How did you get the wall flat?  How does one install a backsplash on a curved bus wall? 
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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2009, 05:00:46 PM »

 It sure looks good. Now we know you is doing all the work on the bus.

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« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2009, 05:15:20 PM »

Hi Dreamscape
I like the looks of that. We have chosen to use the oil rubbed bronze finish ones that Lowes has in the cabinet section as all of our fixtures are oil rubbed bronze for the antique look. Ours is on the backsplash in the Kitchen and the Bathroom. BTW, it's okay to keep the boss happy because as you say, you will be very happy!!

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Our prevost have some curve to the wall but these panels have alot of flex in them and will follow the curve of the wall just fine. In fact, they follow the wall much easier than tile.

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We did a little experiment with these in a test mock up of a shower. Because of the size, you have to use several to make the wall and I noticed leakage behind them to the wall. Since I have plywood, I didn't want to use them but you could probably use some type of barrier between the plywood and the panels and be okay.

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« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2009, 06:00:30 PM »

Because our walls taper in from bottom to top about 1", I furred out the wall on the stove side to make it square and plumb.

It's nice to see someone else with similar tastes and ideas.  Wink

That's what so neat about sharing what we do to our coaches. Sometimes all we hear is "Broke Down in Timbuktu" Grin

I'm hoping I can tackle the upper cabinets next, that should be challenging! Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2009, 06:24:28 PM »

Paul,your looking good and with Becky involved now the purse strings will loosen a little but keep her away from Sonja or you will need a 2nd job LOL.If you make it to Quartzsite look at Jim Smith 07 he has that style in his bus made of copper and a claw foot bath tub in the bathroom   good luck
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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2009, 07:31:22 PM »

Paul,

Looks great and I really like the combination of materials.

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That was my coach, here is a picture of the ceiling in the bedroom:



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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2009, 08:13:04 PM »

Cliff, I knew I saw that photo somewhere, I really like the look! I don't dare show it to my wife though! Roll Eyes

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« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2009, 09:36:41 PM »

Paul's wife has a great idea!

It bring back good old time memories.

Thank you for the photos and the suggestion.

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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2009, 05:54:06 PM »

Paul,

Great progress.  Thanks so much for showing me around on Saturday.  I definitely enjoyed getting to meet you and your wife.  The project is looking great and you will have a very nice ride when you are done.

Have you decided how you want to do the upper cabinets?  Are you going to try and build your own or adapt something from HD?

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« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2009, 04:01:58 AM »

Hi Brain,

It was great that you took the time to stop by in Sunny Abilene TX!  Smiley

I have decided to go ahead and build my own uppers. I just hope I can get some doors to match, or close to the ones on the base cabinets. For the price they want, and I have to chop them up to fit, it just makes sense to build my own. At least that's how I'm thinking at the present.  Wink I will probably pull off a door and take it to a cabinet shop and have them match them. I just don't have the proper tools to join the rails.

The boys in Blue were sure making a lot of noise the past couple of days, what a great sound to hear when the B-1's take off. Maybe your brother was the culprit! Wink

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