The “Sorta Scary to Sweetly Stylish” Camper Makeover

updated Dec 19, 2019
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Project by: Meg
Location: Colorado

If this project doesn’t convince you that just about any sow’s ear can be turned into a silk purse than I don’t know what will. This funky old, water damaged, faux woodgrain and formica-filled caravan is now a super sweet spot to hang out in. To top it off, he transformation was quick and the budget was lowlowlow. The perfect makeover!

Meg writes: We gutted the camper because of the water damage that had occurred from the previous winter and started filling the holes and fixing the siding. After everything was patched and properly fixed, we sanded, painted and redid the flooring. Then we installed a custom bed, cabinets, shelving, and installed a handmade bench and side table.

All of the wood we used was reconstructed from the wood that had previously made up the old cabinets or bed, or was purchased from a Restore with the intention of reusing all wood materials. I also made custom curtains, picked out “Silver Birch” paint from Home Depot.

I wanted the camper to be as completely open as possible, so we ripped out the old cabinets that hung on the wall with open shelving and only closed off the cabinets under the sink for extra clothing storage. I wanted pops of color in the fabric choices and plants. Everything was inspired by the mountains, the beach (we all travel a lot) and color choices of Anthropologie.

The whole project took about a week and a half (extended a bit because of the snow), and the final budget was $460.

Read and see more at: She and I Photography

Thanks, Meg!

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