At the beginning of April, we brought you a big update on our vintage camper renovation (check it out here in case you missed it) and now we’re finally able to bring you our final update! Although we still have a few small trimmings left to clue up, we were able to get out for our first weekend away. We’re so excited to tell you all about it, but right now, we wanted to share our official before and after photos.
We finally have our cushions back in and some decorations up. Our cupboards are full of dishes and pillows and blankets. We have yellow accents, rustic curtains, and a bathroom door. We still want to replace the countertops and we may need a new fridge, but our stove works and so does our furnace. We need to add trim and some baseboards, but we have a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector, so we’re safe and warm on the weekends. We’re more than ready for a summer full of adventure.
In our dining area, we put our cushions back and even though I initially didn’t love them, with the fresh paint and canvas curtains, they’re really growing on me. We put back the fake plants that came with the camper back and added some wicker and wire baskets and a cozy blanket. We also added a framed photo of one of our fondest memories. We plan to update the tabletop with something more rustic and replace the ledge underneath the window with a live-edge wooden plank.
On the island at the entryway, we replaced the drawer with a vent/register to allow us to have greater control over the heat from our furnace. I also think it looks much neater. We wanted to preserve some of the original elements of the camper, so we didn’t paint the wooden piece that supports the overhead cabinets.
In our bathroom, we replaced the toilet, painted, and added a trash bin and toiletries; but we still need to add a toilet paper holder, hooks, and trim around the back wall. We put the door back on and it makes the rest of the camper feel so neat and tidy. Our bathroom is tiny, but we are grateful to have a clean, private washroom so we can avoid the woods and public campground washrooms.
The shots above really show how the white paint opens up and brightens the entire space. The black window frames and black handles and hinges modernize the space and make our retro appliances pop. We put back the magazine rack in the living area and put the mirror back on the closet door but on the inside rather than the outside. And of course, our flooring– I love our new grey vinyl flooring. It is subtle, yet the main contributor to our fresh and modern yet rustic new look. We want to replace the faucets, but that gets pricey quickly– we’ll be keeping our eye on marketplace!
Thanks for following along on our renovation journey. It’s been so fun, we learned so much, and we truly feel proud of our accomplishments with this project. Let the adventures begin.