If you’ve been following along, you know this Vintage Camping Trailer project has been around for a few Summer seasons. It all began here with an epic exterior paint job.
Here it was pre-paint… pre… anything. My how things have changed!
The original interior was packed with upper cabinets all the way around. Did I mention this is a 14′ trailer. We could barely stand inside and snap a picture (hence, the terrible pics coming up!).
Space was tight, and not very functional for our little family of 3. We decided to ditch the oven for a fridge, as we do most of our camping meals on the fire, or on a gas, picnic-table stove.
And, after we got ripping out a few of the unneccessary items, we found…
treasure! wood rot! Yippee. So, the demo continued and the rebuild began. New studs, new walls, new paneling. The upside is, it made wiring the new electrical a lot easier.
And, the new vinyl flooring went down with nothing to get in its way. Looking on the bright side!
New construction continued with new bench frames, with storage. Here is one side, using the dining table top to create a twin size bed area.
And a sliding, pull-out bench seat, on the opposite side of the trailer, makes room for a queen size bed.
All of those second-hand cushions got all new fabric. ** Here is a tip for an easy zipper addition. Cut the old zipper from the old covers leaving a couple of inches of fabric around and just sew your new fabric cover right onto the old fabric. As easy as adding a hem. **
Of course we visited the exterior paint, here…
After aaaaaall of that… we are ready to finish off the inside and make things a little more pretty.
Here is the queen size fold-out bed, with some cute new sheets and blankets in yellow and teal.
And here is the same cozy spot folded up as a bench seat. It pops up very easy, perfect for those rainy camping afternoons, hiding out with a few friends, playing a few rounds of “go fish”.
A homemade “Keep Calm and Camp On” print, popped into an Ikea frame finishes our bunk off and keeps it feeling homey.
We reassembled the kitchen with the back-splash. We were able to keep the original upper and lower cabinets, after a quick sanding and fresh coat of paint.
The dining table is perfect for our little family. And a cheery place to grab some Cheerios and coffee in the morning.
And how about that gorgeous steel cabinet? A one-of-a-kind find from this awesome antiques shop! Ever After, love this place! Perfect as our pantry-on-wheels.
Our last finishing touch? A custom decal to greet our fellow happy campers…
Have a nice day, indeed!
She’s finished y’all. How about that. Its looking pretty welcoming in there… we are ready for some quality family time!