one month ago, our 1997 13ft shadow cruiser camper lovingly named susie q joined our family! see the first blog post HERE.
we've slowly made small changes inside over the last few weeks to better fit our family & our own aesthetic. today i thought i'd share some before & in-progress photos!
it's amazing what a can of paint, some fabric & pops of color will do!
with the exception of the floor & carpet insulation around the top bunk, i painted every square inch of susie q. in total, it took me about 20 hours. i coated the laminate cabinets & faux wallpaper walls with this primer first. once it was dry, i painted two coats of white primer + paint all-in-one from the hardware store. it's holding up very well & stains wipe off easily with a magic eraser!
i also painted the front of our mini fridge in chalkboard paint & love doodling cute quotes & phrases to the front!
my biggest splurge inside the camper was having the cushions professionally reupholstered. i was able to find a great coupon to joann's fabric store for the gray linen blend fabric, which cost about $125 in the end. the trim fabric was found at hobby lobby for just a few bucks. it cost $200 to have the cushions reupholstered so i spent about $350 on this project.
it was well worth the expense, though! the new cushions zip off for easy cleaning & i love how much the new cushion colors brighten the space!
i was able to shop our home for most of our accessories & artwork. it's so fun what you'll find when you start shopping your closets & drawers!
above - i cut a piece of cork board to size for the side of our nightstand & added postcards, fun photos & more of places we love & adventures we've been on. we plan to add to the board as we travel to different places!
my sweet cousin gifted me the cute tea towel when she heard about our camper! i was able to find a cheap hook at walmart to hang it near our sink.
i also added fresh flowers & candles throughout our space. woven baskets & cute plastic plates are great for corralling like-items together.
i am always on the lookout for extra camper storage solutions. i found this great wire bin at walmart on sale for just $6. it hangs over the door of our closet for storing books, magazines, coloring books & color pencils.
most everything else came from inside our home. the mugs are from 1canoe2 & the globe print is from meg's shop.
we still have a handful of changes to make, including curtains, but it's always so nice to see a little progress & lots of hard work!
what do you think, friends?