Instead of Remodeling, We Bought a Camper!

Elizabeth Fencl
by Elizabeth Fencl
Our family is growing (with grandchildren) and we are running out of sleeping room up at the lake. Last spring we bought this old canned ham and made her into our Bunkhouse, her name is Betty Lou! The cost on this project does not include the cost of the camper which was $800.00.
Before picture...
The previous owner had just painted the blue on the outside and we just had to repaint the white. I considered redoing the color but decided I would work with it.
After picture
Onto the inside...I tore out the entire inside except for the refrigerator section. The hubs and I constructed a frame for a double mattress with storage underneath.
When I made the curtains, I ran out of the orange paisley fabric and would you believe Joann's had discontinued it! Eek, that is frustrating to a crafter! Oh well, I was happy with the fabric I found and it worked out I had a little left for the banner window cover.
Because Betty Lou is a Bunkhouse, I took out the sink and range top and amazingly enough my brother-in-law had the counter top in his garage and was willing to part with it (I love the word free).
We were lucky that all the cushions were in excellent shape and did not smell musty. I made the new covers and pillows and loved the end result.
Flooring before...
I love vinyl plank flooring! We put a sub floor over the top of the old linoleum and I installed this flooring easy peasy. It was the click and lock method, again, very easy.
The family LOVES the end result of our bunkhouse! Our granddaughter calls it her very own playhouse and with her brother, they spend hours playing in her. The hubs and I had so much fun doing this camper, we started a second one!
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