Thank you so much Gabrielle! These are so cute and fun!
Thank you so much Gabrielle! These are so cute and fun!
Good morning! Are you ready for another week? Do you have lots of plans? I hope it’s something fun!
I have my last camping post today and then it’s time to move on to fall! Can you believe it? I try to get ideas out to you a little bit early so you have time to try out some ideas or decorate before the season is over.
I showed you this metal box during my trailer makeover here, so I’m going to show you how I painted it. This box was a black metal box. I didn’t get the before picture, but I primered it a couple of times and then spray-painted it white. This is just one coat, but I painted two coats.
I spray painted the inside of the box with Rustoleum 2X Ultra Cover Satin Aqua. Then I used painters tape and newspaper to protect the bottom part of the box and painted the top edge the same Aqua.
Here’s how one side turned out. It looked good…
This side not so much. I was in too much of a hurry and sprayed the paint too thick and then it dripped. I sanded it a little and was able to paint over it.
I placed the painters tape over more sections to paint another stripe. I should have used newspaper to cover the painted parts, because I tended to get overspray. So don’t do what I show you, do as I tell you! 🙂 Cover other areas with paper! It ended up taking more time than it should have.
I used all Rustoleum 2X Ultra Cover spraypaint. In addition to the Aqua, I used Real Orange, Navy Blue, Green Apple, and Sun Yellow.
I used these colors to match the shower curtain in the trailer, but it matches the whole makeover. I used it this past camping trip to store flip-flops in. This way it’s easy to grab a pair on your way out the door or place the shoes in when you come into the trailer.
It could also be used to store beach towels in. This way you don’t get the constant question, “Where’s my towel?”
Lastly, I used it to put dishes in to carry out to the picnic table. It helps to cut down on the trips back and forth.
I know this metal box will come in handy many times when we travel in our trailer. It can be used in many different ways. Okay! Next week, FALL! I can’t wait! See you next time!
Good morning! I’m so excited about this post today! If you are on Pinterest at all, you have probably seen a RV makeover. So many of them are amazing! I have always wanted to do one, but have a couple of reasons for holding back.
Anyways, I had kind of put it out of my mind. Sort of. But then I realized, I could do a partial makeover. Duh! I could make some changes, but not go all out. My trailer is a 1999 Rockwood, 21 feet long, with the beds folding out of the ends. I knew I wanted to change out the fabric on the cushions and the curtains, which were very 1990’s. Of course, then my mind just kept spinning and I came up with more changes. Anyways, here are some of the before pictures.
Dining area and bed, table also makes into a bed
Storage area and another bed in the back, bathroom on the right
That’s it in all it’s glory. In my makeover, I didn’t do any painting or major changes. The linoleum flooring really needs changing, but that will have to wait for another time. I am not much of a seamstress, but I managed to get the cushions covered with a slight short cut. I will show you a little here, but I will do another post next week to show you what I did. Here it is! I love it!!
The door is just on the other side of the refrigerator and you walk straight into the kitchen area. In the front is the seating area and then one of the beds that pulls down. You saw the table in the before pictures, but it is so big, it’s hard to get in and out of the seats, so we only use it when we actually have to use it for a bed.
I found the olive/grey striped fabric on clearance at Hobby Lobby for only $4.00 a yard. That was how I decided what colors to use! Lauren and I also found the cute trailer and camper fabric that I had to have! It makes the cutest pillows. The last fabric was the curtains, and these had the perfect colors so they all coordinated together.
I also used the fabric to make curtain tiebacks. I wasn’t going to make curtains to separate the beds from the rest of the trailer, but after making the the other new curtains, I couldn’t leave the old ones up! They looked terrible! All the curtains were faded, dirty and torn. I used some old curtains I already had on hand and put them up on curtain rods.
Instead of the large table, I used this little folding table in the middle. It looks so much cuter! I just found this towel and a coordinating one at the lake this past weekend. It is the perfect match to the colors I had used. And of course, hot cocoa is a must when camping!
I also added a valance above the kitchen sink and the stove. There hadn’t been one at all before. This made it look much softer and ties in with everything else.
And this new pet bed! Isn’t it adorable! The bowls even match! We always take our dogs camping when we go, so I just had to have this! Of course, the turquoise is perfect! They came from Lakeside Collection, but I found similar ones on Amazon.
I also painted the front of the refrigerator with chalkboard paint. The faux wood piece in the front just slid out so I was able to paint it outside the trailer. Now I can write down the menu for the weekend.
Haley had given my these lights awhile ago, and I thought they would look cute in here. I hung them above the refrigerator along with the divided basket. I used some white foam tape on the bottom of the basket so it doesn’t move and fall off when we travel. This is the perfect place for a box of Kleenex and holding items such as keys, change and sunglasses.
I love these canisters! My aunt and uncle were getting rid of these and I snatched them up! They are so retro! The lettering was for coffee and tea and I changed it with some scrapbook paper and stickers to coffee and cocoa. When we used to have a cabin at the lake, we had cups like these. Several years ago, I found these at a yard sale. I can’t believe how perfect they go with with all the other decor.
Here’s a little sneak peek at how I covered the cushions.
I sewed the curtain tiebacks and added small plastic rings to the ends. Then I screwed a cup hook into the wall and can place the rings on the hook.
I used the seashell specimen art I made a couple of years ago, to hang on the wall. Another blogger used Scotch Extreme Mounting Tape. It’s amazing! Even over all the terrible roads, none of the pictures or other items I hung up with this tape have fallen when we traveled.
I also painted this metal box to use as a shoe holder when we camp. It’s so much easier to have flip flops right by the door, so you can slip them on quickly to go in and out of the trailer. I painted the stripes with spray paint to match the ones on the shower curtain in the bathroom.
The hooks are a great place to hang our dogs’ leashes when not in use. Perfect! Isn’t this little lantern the cutest thing! It was an Avon aftershave bottle. I just poured out the aftershave and washed it out really well. 🙂
I placed some old books and a candle up above the table. I used the same white foam tape to keep them from sliding around. I made the fabric banner a few years ago and hung it up across the front of the bed. It’s made from fabric squares and twine.
There was a hole here in the cupboard panel where we removed an old speaker. I painted a small piece of wood white, glued it to the panel and then hung the beach sign on it.
The last thing I added was a Camping Rules chalkboard. This was an old sign I had and so I added some of the ‘rules’ and hung it next to the bathroom. It got rubbed against a few times during this weekend. 🙂 I need to get a new white chalk pen!
I don’t have a before of the bathroom because I changed this room before I decided to do the rest of the trailer. This wall used to have a medicine cabinet on it. I took it down and added these baskets to store all our personal items in. I added a little picture on the wall below the towel mostly to cover up some holes in the wall. The mirror on the right is the mirror from the medicine cabinet. We removed the mirror from the cabinet and hung it above the window.
I hung up this striped curtain over the shower. It used to have just a plastic curtain, but this is so much cuter!
I bought this towel along with the other one on the little table because ‘This is how we roll!’ I also collect magnets from the different places we visit and place them on the oven door. I love the memories it brings back!
So what do you think? I love it! As I was sitting in the trailer this weekend, I looked around, and just love how it all looks together! I’m so happy I took the time to do this makeover! I would love to hear your comments! Thank you so much for coming by!
Hello! Did everyone have a nice 3 day weekend? I know I enjoyed getting a lot of projects done with mom this weekend so that was nice.
This post is a repost from last summer but I wanted to share it again. There were some great ideas for going camping and some snacks that look delicious. So enjoy this post and get some new ideas!
Oh! And at the end of the post, comment where your favorite place to go camping is. Maybe I can check them out one day. 😉
Hello! Is everyone out of school yet? If so, hooray! Time for Summer! If not, I am so sorry.
One of the things my family does every year is go camping. Mom even has two camping trips planned for this summer alone. As I’ve gotten older, I haven’t enjoyed going as much. But, I definitely enjoyed going as a kid and having fun at either the beach or the lake. But I have put together a list of some things that you might enjoy for your next camping trip.
And at the end of the post, comment where your favorite place to go camping is. Maybe I can check them out one day. 😉