I really had my heart set on a teardrop trailer or vintage style trailer but we have no where to store it and I did not want to pay for storage. After going to our first RV show and visiting a couple of dealers in the the area we came upon the A-frame style pop-up. These are cool because you get the hard walls of a trailer but they fold down and can store in your garage. They literally set up and take down in about a minute, no wet canvas and they are really cute with tons of head room. So we took the plunge and bought one.
Here it is set up in our driveway. I would love to be able to get one in a sea foam green without all these graphics but not too much I can do about that right now. Lets go inside:
These are the before shots. I am wondering who designs the interiors for these RVs? I would love a job with one of these companies because there are other colors out there besides brown! I don't know where they find the upholstery and curtain fabric but there is a great opportunity for someone to improve on the looks of all of the RVs that we looked at. This one was not as bad as some we saw. I know that they are trying to choose something that hides the dirt but there are better choices.
I dug out some of my old vintage textiles and a friend of mine gave me some fabric she was not using so the cost was really spent on notions such as piping, zippers and velcro...lots and lots of velcro!
I made slipcovers for the cushions. The originals are intact underneath (our salesman was aghast that I would choose to tear our new camper apart!). I used a vintage textile for the piping and teal cotton for the body of the cushions. I also made new hinge covers out of a heavy weight teal linen. Bye bye brown paisley.
I am kind of going with a travel theme using my old state tablecloths and state souvenir glasses. I made some accent pillows from vintage textiles including the old Girl Scout print which I have been saving for years for just the right thing! I just love it.
New curtains were made from an old table cloth that was still in good shape. I used some old bakelite buttons on the tie backs.
I used white linen on the smaller window and tablecloth fabric for the tie back.
The door now has some cute vintage fabric print curtains and a newly upholstered header.
I would still like to paint the faux wood cabinets something lighter but my husband is a bit nervous about that....maybe next season!
We purchased a memory foam mattress topper to help cushion the bed better. RV mattresses are notoriously uncomfortable. I am ready for my nap and to look out the stargazer window.
I have tried to make a couple of video tours but have not figured out how to successfully put them on my blog. Something for the future.