Today I am really excited to feature a pop up remodel by one of my readers, Cassie P. I’ve seen some really great reader photos since I’ve been blogging, but I was so impressed by Cassie’s remodel, that I just had to share it here. I asked Cassie to give me a little bit of background on her camper and a few specifics on her remodel. She went even further, and wrote a little summary for me. So I’m excited to introduce you to Cassie P., and I’ll let her tell you all about her camper in her own words…
We have been tent campers ever since my husband and I started dating so the past seven years. We would only go, at most, once a summer due to our busy schedules, but this summer we finally started doing more camping trips! In June, we went on our first family camping trip in a tent with two kids. It went surprisingly well, but I told my husband I would love to find a cheap pop up and fix it up to camp in, so… we started looking. At first, we had no serious interest in buying one. Then I found pop up makeovers on Pinterest, and it was all down hill from there. I would watch Craigslist every few days, and eventually the perfect one “popped up” for us!
We got a great deal on our pop up. When I saw it on Craigslist, I immediately called the guy and asked if we could come look at it. I told my husband that I had found one that was in our budget and it looked good. We wanted to make sure it functioned and had no leaks. He agreed to go look at it. It had a few issues. The previous owner was a smoker, so the cushions had a funny smell. The sink and oven countertop looked bad and was starting to fall apart. The floor had yellow spots on the linoleum. The tent fabric had some mildew that needed to be cleaned. All of these, in my mind, were “easy fixes.” My husband agreed that it was a great buy for our price range, and we ended up taking it home with us that day! 🙂
Budget Total – $175
Cushion Fabric- $40
Paint- Free (Leftovers from other projects)
Decorations- Free (From around the house)
We didn’t buy this pop up until the middle of August and were able to squeeze a few last minute camping trips in before it got too cold outside. Living in West Michigan, our camping season is not very long – usually May- September. We didn’t get to use it long before it went to storage, but it was totally worth it. We are so excited with how the overall makeover went.
I actually really want to do another makeover, so who know how long we will keep this one! But whether we keep this one or do another pop up remodel, I am super excited to start going on more camping trips with our kids! 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing, Cassie! Your makeover is amazing!
Keep those makeover pictures coming! I love seeing what you are doing with those old pop up campers! 🙂
Update: Cassie’s at it again! She recently sold this pop up camper and purchased a new one to remodel. If you want to see Cassie’s latest camper project, you can find it here. 🙂