The best part about writing this blog is seeing all the reader makeovers! A couple of weeks ago, a reader named Todd left some comments on a few of my posts. We corresponded back and forth a bit, and I had such fun watching the progress on his camper remodel. Once his remodel was complete, I was so amazed, that I knew I had to share it with you all. So without further delay, here’s Todd’s awesome camper makeover!
Here’s what he started with. Todd and his wife purchased a 2006 Fleetwood Sea Pine that was in great condition. There were a few minor cosmetic issues, but overall the camper was sound.
The problem was the interior. Todd and his wife weren’t crazy about their camper’s color scheme… we all know how ugly those stock interiors can be. The previous owner had also replaced the table with one of his own creation, and it was BLUE. It was the first thing that caught your eye in that camper. So Todd and his wife decided to give their PUP a total makeover–and they jumped in with both feet!
Todd approached his remodel much the way we did. He removed all the cabinets and gave it a good cleaning. He also removed the old linoleum floor to prep it for new flooring.
While the cabinets were out, Todd painted all his paneling inside the trailer with a spray primer from Rustoleum and gave them a coat of Valspar spray paint in a beautiful blue-green color. He took the cabinets to his shop, where they received the same treatment.
After giving them a few coats of paint, Todd gave the walls and cabinetry a coat of Minwax Polyurethane in a satin finish to seal them. Then it was on to the flooring.
Todd and his wife chose a pretty honey oak colored plank vinyl flooring. They opted for the peel and stick flooring, which they purchased at Lowe’s. Once the flooring was down, they started putting the cabinets back in. Doesn’t it look great already? Love how that cabinet color pops against the floors.
Since the original countertops were pretty damaged, Todd decided to replace them. He purchased cabinet grade 3/4″ birch plywood and cut new countertops out, using the old counters as a template. Once the countertops were cut, he routed and puttied the edges, then sanded everything well.
To finish the countertops, Todd primed and brush painted the tops in a coordinating blue paint, again from Valspar. Then the countertops got a couple coats of polyurethane to make sure they were sealed well.
Not bad, eh? I love the way the blues compliment each other. Todd put everything back together like a big puzzle, and he had no “mystery” parts left over. I love it when that happens! 😉
One of the things that really catches my eye with Todd’s camper is that he went above and beyond in all the little details. The heater vent and the thermostat case both got a coat of matching paint. The little things make a huge difference in the end result, too.
Wow, right? Todd’s wife made all the cushion covers from fabric they bought at their local fabric store, and they gave the cushions a coat of Scotchguard for durability. For the curtains, she used pre-made curtains she purchased at Target. She cut the slider tabs from the old valances and curtains and reused them on the new ones. She also reused the mesh on the privacy curtains. The bedding also came from Target, and she used her leftover fabric to sew throw pillows and pillowcases for the camper beds. To finish it off, the fridge was given a coat of chalkboard paint. Remember that very blue table?
It’s gone! Todd sanded it down and gave it several coats of paint to match the countertops. Then he used tape and paint to create a checkerboard on the table. How clever! That table is still the first thing that catches your eye in that camper, but for completely different reasons now. I’ve never seen anything like it, and it is definitely a conversation piece. Todd bought wooden checkers off of Amazon, so now his family can enjoy a game of checkers while they are camping. It’s so much better than that bright blue table, wouldn’t you agree? 😉
What an amazing transformation! When Mr. TypeTwoFun saw it, he was immediately impressed–and that doesn’t happen often. He loved the colors and the clean, simple look of it. It’s beautiful, without being overly “girly.”
So there you have it! Another great pop up camper remodel. I want to say a huge thank you to Todd for letting me feature his camper makeover here. If you want to see more pictures from Todd’s camper transformation, you can find all the details here. Be sure to check it out! And keep those camper makeover pictures coming! I love to see what you guys are doing with your pop ups! 🙂