This is a pic of the inside of the camper when we got it. The previous owner had been working on putting this cute ceiling in, and painted most of the interior. We liked the colors since we knew they would go well with our decorating ideas, so we kept it.
The back wall was the roughest. The corner had dry rot in it and the paneling was peeling off by layers, so we replaced the whole back corner around the window, down to the floor. I didn't care for the fabric safety-pinned around the cushions. It didn't go with the paint.
Here is a pic after Michael replaced the back panel and trimmed out the window. We took the blue upholstery fabric off the cushions and discovered that they were in great shape, especially for being 42 years old! Hailey sleeps comfortably on these cushions when the table is folded down and Josiah is old enough for his own tent outside. It is wonderful!
Yep, it is a wild, retro print, but it works for what we're doing. I'm going to get some cute solid retro-colored pillows for these. Know I'll find some at yard sales eventually. Michael wants to resurface the table with a fun fermica top and then put chrome trim around the edge.
Here is a pic of the ceiling all done! Michael and I finished putting it in and stained it. Michael trimmed it out and I can't tell you how cute it is! We really did not like the flooring. It wasn't in good shape and always looked dirty, even when it was clean.
While we were at the beach, Michael brought a remnant piece of linoleum left over from our bathroom project in our trailer house. There was just enough to do this piece and when we do the other bathroom floor in our double-wide this winter, there should be enough left over to put under the camper table. I like this stuff so much better! Doesn't show the dirt and lightened it up in there.
While we were at the beach we began searching the vintage stores for some cute (inexpensive) decorations to make it more fun and homey. We searched high and low and found a tin match box holder that we secured between the cupboards, covering up some unsightly holes where there used to be a light. We were very excited to have found one for less than $5! Since then, we've found 2 more which we are using in our double wide and Michael's shop now that we have two wood stoves. Michael found that cute sign, too. It says, "Coffee! You can sleep when you're dead!" PERFECT for my coffee-addicted hubby.
We also found this ceramic trivet (very retro) with the scene of George Washington crossing the Delaware River. This appealed to our sense of patriotism AND it perfectly covered up a huge hole where a light fixture used to be. This camper is very simple. No electricity, an icebox and a small water pump. Perfect for us. We like to rough it, and to us this is a palace since we are used to tent camping. There wasn't a bed in it, so we cut one out of a foam mattress that came off a hide-a-bed. The crazy quilt was from my Grandpa's estate as well. It is a little old and tattered around the edges, but it reminds me of him and I love it! Plus it goes perfectly with the decor.
Hope you're all having a fun July and beating this heat. These summer days sure do go by fast!