If you’ve ever shopped for a pop up camper, you know you’ll meet a lot of frogs before you find your prince. I can definitely attest to that! Sometimes, though, you encounter a frog that just needs a kiss from a princess to become that handsome prince. Meet Alvin. He was a prince in disguise when reader Lisa found him. He just needed a little TLC.
Lisa had been looking for over a year for an ugly, old pop up camper to make over. She found this 1978 Jayco camper for $400 on Craigslist. Most of us would have passed on by, but not Lisa. She saw Alvin’s potential and knew it was exactly what she was looking for. The first thing she did was give the whole camper a good scrub down. Lisa had planned on recovering her cushions, but the foam was new, so instead, she gave the covers a good wash and discovered they looked brand new. Score! 😉
Next she primed and painted all the cabinets. She used a Behr primer that she already had on hand and primed both the cabinets and the countertops. Then she followed it up with Benjamin Moore’s Wythe Blue. Pretty, isn’t it? I’m loving the serene feel it has.
Lisa used Style Selections peel and stick flooring from Lowe’s to cover the original linoleum. It took less than half a box to give the camper a whole new look and feel. I love how rich the flooring looks–especially next to those pale blue cabinets.
Lisa found her curtain fabric at Target. She fell in love with the pattern on these tablecloths and used her mad sewing skills to turn them into curtains for the camper. I’m really loving these curtains. Such a great idea–and budget friendly, too! 🙂
Lisa added Velcro to the original curtain tabs to hang the new curtain panels throughout the camper, but over the bunkends, she used tension rods. She even kept a running total of all her expenses, and would you believe she did all this for under $200? Amazing, right? It just proves that you don’t have to spend big money to get a totally custom look.
Lisa had so much fun with this camper, that she is taking after my friend, Cassie! She’s already sold Alvin, and moved on to a new frog prince. She calls him George. 😉
Lisa’s pop up camper interior makeover is absolutely gorgeous, isn’t it? If you’d like to keep up with her adventures, you can find more details about Lisa’s camper projects on her blog here. Thanks so much for sharing your remodel with us, Lisa. You did a fabulous job.