Consider this the last blog post update for the camper. We’re nearing the home stretch, and I’d hate to spoil a fun before & after… but I did want to share one last progress post! Things are moving right along. We installed some new lighting, the paint is totally finished, the cabinetry is put back together, and we’re officially in the fun phase of the makeover. Click through for a quick & casual post on the latest with our travel trailer.
We have all of the cabinetry painted & reassembled and have officially moved into installing the fun things: drapery hardware, sconces, hooks, etc. It’s looking so much brighter in the camper, and definitely more cheerful! It will be a few more weeks before my upholstery is finished at the workroom, but it will be exciting to see the vinyl upholstered dinette cushions soon-ish.
The sconces are up, but we need to figure out how to mount the puck lights inside of them. Emmett is thinking we’ll epoxy a round sphere for the interior and mount the lights to that (so they’re less noticeable and don’t fall out). They look great though! They’ll be very convenient on a remote.
The kitchenette is looking really cute! We still have to tackle the backsplash- we changed our mind on the sticky tile after chatting with some of you, and are opting for beadboard instead. However, the hardware and painted cabinets have already made a big impact. I also stole a vintage rug from the Tuesday Made shop because I just couldn’t wait! Ha.
I also took the time to line the drawers and cabinets with a grippy drawer liner… which is ideal for camping, so our things don’t slide around and shift during transport. We’ve also been ticking little things off the list- like replacing the smoke detector, rewiring electrical, fixing leaks, etc.
What’s left on our punch list? Quite a bit… but I feel like we’re past the halfway point! This is what we still have to tackle:
- Install beadboard backsplash
- Replace the countertops & dinette table
- Install updated plumbing fixtures
- Install door hardware
- Hem and alter the drapery panels
- Styling- hang art, make the bed, stock the kitchen, etc.
- Deep clean one more time
- Remove the exterior graphics
I’ve been receiving a LOT of questions about the countertops. I know- they’re ugly. Yes- we’re replacing them. However, the fabrication lead time is awhile out, so we’re trying to be patient in the meantime. If we can’t get them installed in a timely manner (for the big reveal), maybe I’ll just paint them for the sake of photos. TBD on that! Our plan is to use leftover solid surface remnants once we’re on the schedule… probably a white, black, or marble looking option.
My biggest task at the moment is sewing all of these curtains. It’s really looking good though, and we’re eager to hit the road and go camping! I hope everyone is having a good week so far. Here’s to a wonderful Wednesday!