Our 80’s Glamper
Many people have inquired about the 1987 vintage camper that we renovated. Since posting about it, we have sold the camper, but I want to take a quick journey back through the restoration process. We took this drab, outdated camper and turned it into a modern glamper in the time span of ONE WEEK!
That’s right, one week. My friend Julia came to visit from Illinois, and she thought it would be “fun” to see if we could flip a camper in a week. We enlisted the help our kids, at least the seven that were old enough to help.
Let me tell you, if you’re ever concerned about your kids acting too spoiled or entitled, or you just think they’ve been sitting around enjoying life a little too much
…make them paint a trailer (maniacal laughter)!
I give you, Exhibit A.
Finding the Right Trailer
We knew we wanted something with a lot of room for decorative upgrades, without a lot of structural damage. We also wanted a good price so that after additional spending on upgrades, we would still be able to sell and make a profit.
There were two main spots of concern for water damage. Both of these spots were obvious because the previous owners had already started to pull the wall apart and inspect it. We were able to pinpoint exactly where water was coming in which made sealing everything up a little easier.
Aside from the water damage, hideous smell and outdated decor, we loved the layout and those quad bunk beds!
What We Did
Here are a few of the things we did:
- Removed original window coverings and valences
- Removed original couch and cushions
- Rebuilt and reinforced frame that had water damaged
- Re-caulked and sealed up outside
- Added rain gutter above windows and problem areas
- Deep cleaned the inside and outside
- Painted walls and cabinets
- Painted floor with floor paint
- Spray painted nobs and door pulls
- Built a frame around water tanks and heater to hold a new futon bed
- Replaced shower faucet
- New decor
Here are a few of the supplies we used:
- DAP Extreme stretch caulk
- White interior Behr Marquee paint in satin finish on the interior
- White exterior Behr Marquee paint in satin finish on the exterior
- Black exterior Behr Marquee paint in satin finish on exterior
- Glidden Porch and Floor paint
Here are a few of the things we used to decorate the interior:
- Large Clock from Walmart
- Artwork from Walmart
- Aztec pillow from Walmart
- Swiss cross pillow from Amazon
- Pillow from IKEA
- Futon from Walmart
- Towel from Walmart – Similar at Target
- Rugs from Walmart
- Sheets and blankets from Walmart
- Greenery from IKEA