I’m excited to feature a pretty amazing pop up camper remodel from Rose at Raindrops on Roses this week. Rose has done a fantastic job on her makeover, and I’m having trouble believing this glamorous camper was once an old, outdated pop up trailer. Can you believe that this camper started as a drab a 1994 Palomino?
Yep, that’s what Rose had to work with. Typical 90’s pop up color schemes. I can’t imagine they were ever the height of fashion… just plain ugly.
And while it’s not much to look at, it had good bones. It was solid, no mold or mildew, and most importantly… no leaks! Rose knew she could work with the aesthetics of the camper, so she got to busy.
Rose gave the camper a thorough cleaning, and then she removed the cushions and cabinet hardware and broke out the paint.
First she applied a primer to the cabinets. Then she used a Behr paint and primer in one in a beautiful color called Coconut Ice to achieve the look she was going for. How gorgeous is that color? Just lightening up the cabinets opens up the space so much!
Once the cabinets were painted, she used Rustoleum countertop paint in Cobblestone to give the countertops a whole new look. Rose primed the countertops first, then she applied three even coats of countertop paint to the surfaces to make sure they would stand the test of time.
With the painting out of the way, Rose and her husband moved on to the flooring. They used a tongue and groove laminate flooring, which they floated over the existing sheet vinyl. I love how the cream cabinets pop against that flooring. It has such an expensive look to it. 🙂
They removed the icebox when the painting the cabinets and found a nasty mouse nest. Rose got to work with some bleach and cleaned the space, then she used contrasting spray paint to give the icebox a sleek new look. I seriously adore the way the black icebox contrasts with the cream cabinets. That is the beauty of a light cabinet color–it is so versatile and looks great with everything!
To give her camper a punch of color, Rose took red medallion curtains from Target and cut them to fit her needs. She hung those on the bunkends. For the rest of the camper, she bought inexpensive cream fabric and sewed her own curtain panels. She used a tension rod and some curtain ring clips to hang them. A red throw to brings in more color and ties in with the medallion curtains.
The cushions were covered in a tailored ticking that I absolutely love. It’s gorgeous without being overly feminine. To cover them, she used the wrapping method, however, instead of stapling the loose ends to the back of the cushion, she used snaps to keep her covers from falling off. When they need to be washed, she can unsnap them and give them a good cleaning. Then she just wraps her cushions back up and snaps them closed. Genius!
Rose also upgraded her cabinet hardware. The cupboards were given new pulls and hinges, and the faucet was spray painted to match the new color scheme. That little red toaster oven is adorable in her new kitchen. The little details really make this little camper something special.
For the finishing touches in her glamper, Rose purchased inexpensive melamine dishes and table runners from Target in coordinating colors. Don’t they look much more expensive? I just love how relaxing the pop up is–and apparently Rose’s dogs agree! Who’s ready for dinner?
And here it is all finished. Amazing! The best part is how Rose took that dingy, old camper and transformed it to fit her tastes–more proof that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a brand new trailer to get a camper that you love. Rose purchased her outdated Palomino for $1200, but the end result is priceless.
I hope you’ve enjoyed drooling over Rose’s camper as much as I have. 😉 If you’d like to see more pictures, and get the low down from Rose herself, head on over to Raindrops on Roses and check it out. You won’t be disappointed!
Keep those PUP remodels coming. You guys are amazing, and I absolutely love looking at your transformations!