I am done. This has been the shortest two weeks everrrr. I am some kind of crazy for thinking I was up to the challenge of renovating the inside of a pop up camper in 14 days. Did I mention it is also really hot parked on my driveway?
Well, you all remember this 1990’s nightmare, right?
Ah, yes. The gorgeous faux wood grain, and the tie-dye rug. I will miss you country blue drapes (that had spider eggs attached), and scratchy bench cushions. I will be very lonely without my 46 wasp nest keeping me company…NOT! Look at her now!
I painted over those kitchen cabinets with a high gloss classic red, and switched out the cabinet hardware for a sleek chrome pull. I added a vintagy (is that a word?) coffee machine, because let’s face it, coffee is like American Express, you don’t leave home without it. I was given this awesome fan by my mom, who happened to be hoarding it in her camper. The metal canisters I found at my local antique store. They are amazing! I always check there for accessories for any room I am decorating. The towel was in a box of linens I picked up for a $1 at an auction.
Ok, here’s another before…
The new drapes make a huge difference. They let more light in and the gray and white brighten up the space immediately. During the day, when the canvas is soaking up the sun, I can close those drapes and block out the heat. All the bedding is from Target with the exception of the pink geometric pillow, I picked that up today at World Market for, wait for it, wait for it, $5.74! Yes! I actually did an elbow pump at the register when they rang up 50% off the clearance price.
I added two modern conveniences to the camper, a small fridge and a portable AC. The pillows I sewed and stuffed with an insert that I had kept when I was tired of the cover. They can be removed and washed. The tablecloth was the inspiration for this whole project. I love the red, turquoise, yellow and pink that adorns the corners. The gray striped throw was also found at Target on clearance and the seat cushions were reupholstered by me. They are not my favorite things in the world right now, but they will do. The opposite bedding mirrors the other bed.
Here is my last minute addition to the camper. I also made a bunting for the awning outside. Check back next week for a tutorial on how to make this super easy, and quick project. Think of the possibilities!
Sad story, we were packing everything up to take the camper to it’s spot this weekend, and I put two huge holes in either side of the canvas. I patched them up, but it’s not cute.
Good news, is that it can be fixed, and this weekend when I’m having a glass of wine with friends, I won’t care there is duct tape holding my cute camper together. Right? Meh.
Wishing you all a safe and fun Labor Day weekend. I like to think of it as fall-eve. I don’t care what the calendar says, the fall decorations are coming out next week!