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camper sneak peak

Just starting to put things together in the freshly painted camper, in preparation for our first camping trip this weekend. Still need to get the whole space tidied up and put together before doing real 'after' photos, but I was excited for this little nook to be pretty much done!


We did away with the dinette, in favour of a permanent day bed. Dinettes are sure cute- I have the Pinterest board to prove it-but we thought this might be a better use of space, as 99% of the time we'll eat outdoors. Instead, we got a few Ikea trays to use when we do need to dine in the camper. This also worked out more economically than having foam cut, or DIYing new cushions. I just picked up an inexpensive twin mattress, as the measurements for the space were exactly twin-sized, and it worked perfectly.


The textiles are mostly things I had thrifted ages ago. I'd been saving the vintage E.T. sheet for a special project, and camper curtains seemed like just the thing. I also had a couple of grey wool blankets hanging around, and used them to make covers for the super long pillows (labelled "king", but maybe they were body pillows) I found at the thrift, like new in their shams, for $10.


Anyway, it's all coming together nicely, and is so cozy. This week I'll get the rest of the curtains in, and take some more shots when it's all put together. It has been a super fun project. We bought the camper almost 2 months ago, but this project didn't actually take that long. I had it painted from top to bottom within a week, and then just procrastinated on the rest of the tasks, getting things like the floors and curtains done way later. Just in case anyone's thinking of taking on a cosmetic camper/trailer redo, I'd say that if you stayed at it, doing a bit every day, it could be a 2 week project.


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Taken on July 29, 2012