I have many plans for the camper inside and out, Painting, Flooring, Shelving, Upholstery, Etc.. But first I need to get it to a clean slate to see what I have to work with.
The camper seems to be dry with no water damage, mold, or rot. Luckily the last owner has stored it indoors for many years and I can only imagine the wonderful vacation trips it’s been on.
PIC 1) A Cause for Concern: There is a large piece of white linoleum screwed to the wall behind the back sofa. The only thought I have is there may be rotten wood or a giant hole being hidden.
PIC 2) Here goes Nothing: I unscrew and hope it is not glued as well.
PIC 3) Surprise: Beautiful dry woods, I am so happy and continue to take the supporting rail down.
PIC 4) Time to Drill: I replace all the screws to ensure the structural support is not compromised and refilling the holes.
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PIC 5) All Dry: This is a picture of the back sofa with out the cushions; you can see the wood is in good condition. There is storage underneath as well as to the sides.
PIC 6) WHALA: The back sofa slides into a full size bed!
PIC 7) Can I get Another: In the front of the camper is a dinette with two benches. Fold the table leg under, rest the tabletop on the edge of the benches, and then place cushion.
PIC 8) Ready for Bed: The camper could sleep 4 adults cozily, and would fit 2 adults, I child, and a dog very well.
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PIC 9) No Cause for Alarm: The fire alarm is old and needs to be replaced. So I will take it down and buy a new one.
PIC 10) Let there be Light: I will be getting battery-operated alarms so I can now hook up another light source with the free wires. (Check back on that)
Below re pictures of the new interior paint.
I choose an edgecome gray that gives a nice crisp
look to all the treasures and decor I fill it with.
For my birthday my father in law said he was going to help me paint my camper! I am so excited now I have to pick a color and no turning back. At first I was thinking a rusty pink. But thought that's a little to girly for me. Green has always been a favorite color of mine, but what shade? I have a favorite bench my sweetheart Dustin got for me that is a shade of green that I love, then I found an old ladder in that same green at a flea market, and today the day the exterior work begins, look what I find -this robins egg!
*If you are not indoors make sure the weather is going to be good and have a tarp to save the camper from rusting.
Wallah! I am very pleased with the results! Stay tuned as I add more details and logo to the camper.
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