February 12, 2008

Remodel-Camp Trailer



Ok, I know what you're thinking...a camp trailer? C'mon.
Seriously, I redo EVERYTHING.

I can't find the before pictures so you're going to have to trust me on how seriously hideous this was when we bought it. The windows had blue velour curtain panels with, I kid you not, brass trim. The upholstery; a Southwest-style-gone-wrong blue gray swirl in a heavy, scratchy fabric. Ugh. The fabrics I chose for curtains and upholstery: tropical, bright and fun.


The walls are some sort of plastic panelling. They were bright white with grey and blue splotches. I primed the walls and painted two coats of a cheerful lime green. Nothing like a little color to liven things up!

The cupboards above the bed had mirrors in the door. The splotchy looking mirrors with brass used as an accent. A friend of ours brought us back some woven placemats from Hawaii. We replaced the mirrors with the textured mats, and added real bamboo handles to the doors and drawers.

We sprayed the fake wood refrigerator panel with chalkboard paint. I usually keep a quote written there. (Although it's a favorite surface for our nieces' chalk-art when they visit.)


We ended up living in our 16' camp trailer when we remodeled the house last summer...a little too long is such a small space! But it did provide everything we needed: comfy bed, bathroom, kitchen and a table. We call this our guest cottage and use it for overnight guests. (Welcome friends and family!)

14 comments:

T. Kimberlyn said...

I love the tropical feel...

XUE said...

What till I show my kids this! We always wanted a trailer! Can't hv one till I know how to pack everything compactly & travel with less! I have similiar placements like those on yr cabinet doors! - xue

Amy Esther said...

that looks so pleasant and fun! I never knew a trailer could look so nice!

ivyarts said...

Your interior vision is something else. I envy your ability to see such great color and design in the ordinary.

GrayEyedScorpio said...

Wow! I want to take a trip in your camper!

Cicada Studio said...

ooh, cozy! Like being on vacation without leaving home! Good us of some bold color, my friend!

sweetbeans said...

That is amazing...nicer than my apartment : )!

soandsewcrafty said...

I don't know what the before looked like, but the finished project is amazing!

Chocolate and Steel said...

That is really impressive. Who knew a camper could be so stylish. By your description of the before it sounds like you had your work cut out for you.

Steffi said...

This looks good!I like it!

tatsuko said...

Wow, this is amazing! Looks more put together than my appartment!

Miss Mish Mish said...

I would have loved to see the before pictures, but i really love how it looks now! The colours are so fresh and i like those curtains. Well done!

Karen Otto said...

Well heck, how stinkin' cute is that?! Of course you re-did the camp trailor... you're the DIVA and last I heard, Diva's don't settle for someone ELSES idea of esthetics. Aloha!
(Theme from "Hawaii-Five O" playing here)

Denise said...

Wow, that looks great!