A few months ago, I received a message on Facebook from one of my readers, Ramie. She told me that she was so inspired by our pop up makeover, that she was going to give her own camper a makeover. I was so excited to hear her say that. I’m pretty partial to the pop up way of camping, and I always love to see a good makeover. Not only did she use many of the tutorials here on The Pop Up Princess to complete her renovation, but she also documented her progress on her own blog, Glamping With Boys. Wanna see what she’s done with her camper? Take a look…
Ramie started with a pretty standard Coleman pop up camper. They pretty much all have that fabulous 90’s look going on — fake oak cabinets, yellow linoleum floors, outdated color schemes — you know the look. 🙂 But it’s nothing a little paint and elbow grease can’t fix!
Ramie and her very handy husband primed and painted the cabinets a pretty white. They also replaced all the hardware with gorgeous oil rubbed bronze fixtures. Then they replaced the flooring using the exact same flooring we did in our pop up camper! Doesn’t it look so much better already?
To refinish their countertops, they used the method we did here. Most of their countertops were still in good condition, but they had a few warped ones. That’s where Ramie’s hubby came to the rescue and cut a few new countertops and a new table. Then they used the Rustoleum Countertop Transformation kit to refinish all the existing countertops and coat the new ones.
Don’t they look amazing? And how about those curtains? Gorgeous, right? Believe it or not, they started out as shower curtains. Ramie couldn’t find exactly what she was looking for in the fabric section, so she bought shower curtains at Target, tea stained them to age the bright white, and made curtains out of them. What a genius idea!
Next on the list were those tired dinette cushions. I remember being so intimidated to take on that project! Ramie tackled it like a pro. She used coordinating fabric from Hobby Lobby and the measurements from my camper cushion tutorial to make beautiful covers for her own cushions.
It makes such a huge difference, doesn’t it? I love the colors she used. It is amazing that even though we used some of the very same techniques and products, our campers are still unique and reflect our own personal style.
Look at those oil rubbed bronze fixtures… aren’t they just the icing on the cake? I love the way they contrast with the white cabinets. Gorgeous! 🙂
Such a fabulous transformation, isn’t it? I love how much more calm and relaxed the camper feels now. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a long day… and we all know that when you are camping with kids, there are plenty of long days. 🙂 Ramie and her husband did such a great job, and I know they will be making lasting memories with their kids in their “new” camper for a long time to come. Thank you, Ramie, for allowing me to share your camper’s transformation here.
If you like what you see, don’t forget to hop on over to Ramie’s blog, Glamping With Boys, to get all the details.
And keep those camper makeover pictures coming! You guys are awesome!