My guilty pleasure…I LOVE watching HGTV remodel/rehab/flip shows. I’ll be honest- I can binge watch them for hours. Or days. I sit at the edge of my seat awaiting the before and after pictures. I love watching as bathroom and kitchen fixtures are chosen and new flooring is picked. As a renter, I have looked at houses online and imagined how amazing I could make them look. And now it’s my turn. Sure, it’s on a very tiny scale. But I am determined to make our pop-up camper feel just like home.
Today Louie and I went to our pop-up and ripped down all of the old curtains. They are very dirty and the blackout material on the backside is cracking. We were going to try to salvage them so that we wouldn’t have to buy new blackout material, but that isn’t going to be possible. We also took out all of the seating that was around the dining table and the U-shaped couch. I am going to recover all of these to match the rest of our decor. I plan to make slipcovers so that the covers can be taken off and washed if needed.
The cabinets have already been primed and painted. We also bought new hardware for them from Home Depot. Oh…Home Depot. Oh man. If I had a house, I think I would go crazy there. Oh my goodness. I wanted everything. Kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, flooring. Restrain! Restrain! We only have a 17′ pop-up, not a 3500 sq ft house!
I have also been finding a lot of great ideas on Pinterest and at stores. I was actually in Hobby Lobby a few months ago and saw a very cute silverware holder that would look great in our camper. Unfortunately, it was way too expensive for what it was. Around $30. I decided to go into the Dollar Tree store where everything is $1. I bought the same materials to make this silverware holder myself for under $5.
It is scary and exciting all at once to finally be the one doing a little DIY work. I am so scared of messing something up, or even worse, not liking the finished product. As I painted the cabinets, I kept thinking, “Is this the right color? Is this the right primer? Is this the right paint? Is it going to stay on without chipping?” So many concerns, but once it’s started there is no going back. So, take a look at our before pics and don’t mind the “remodel mess” that we’ve created inside.
This was just a short post, mostly to add some pictures to compare the difference once our camper is complete. We are going to be working our butts off to get this all done, but we can do it! I can’t wait to follow up when we are done. At that time I will go over the process and materials used. I just hope we love the outcome of all of this hard work.