Five or so years ago I recall being at the place wherein if I heard the catchphrase “transformational learning” one more time I’d go apeshit, because we all knew that what was being asked was that we transform sow’s ears into silk purses, that or at least pretend to, because what we were supposed to do was turn ill prepared and even less interested post teens into bright and shiny young adults, ready to face the world and the challenges it presents.
At any rate, transformation is what’s happening with the Zen Van, and this here is the before picture. Or two. I’m inspired right now to post them with this little babble, because before long, the ZV is going to be transformed into something pretty durned special.
This sow’s ear is going to get all silky, and I mean bigly.
The functionality is what’s most important, for sure, but since I’ve kind of got that base down and established now, and a plan kind of halfway worked out, I start thinking about things like comfort. I’ve got some big fluffy mattress pads that will make a super top layer on that structure I built today, and that beautiful tropical print on that bed will match the exterior perfectly.
The pretty bed just gets my mind a going. I’ve got some wood stain up in that cabinet, too, didn’t make it to hazardous throw-out day, might as well use it, and man, it will look really pretty on that wood, match that pretty tropical print well, too.
And with a big central space looking so fine, well, it kind of follows that all that wall space needs something, and I’ve got plenty of something sitting around. It’s way more versatile than that high buck Erwin Hymer was, and gosh, the van is already paid for.
Mona Lisa can find a place, for sure.
A nice little closet, a desk space, a spot for the camp stove. Kitchen mess and bath in back. Screened windows up front, I’ll get some rain guards. I’ll pull that passenger seat, for sure, lots of storage space up there.
So yeah, the after pictures will be good. Maybe a week, maybe more. Maybe less.