Monday, September 21, 2015

How I converted a 7 x 14 trailer into a very cool camper!



If you are just joining me on this whirl wind journey of remodeling a trailer into a camper. 

Check out this post for some background on the before and during remodel here.


This is my kitchen area. Yea I know it's not a large space but, it has all I need to camp in comfort.


This small space was kinda a pain to configure because of the v nose. 

I stayed awake a few nights working out space configurations in my head to make all this work.

 I did finally get a fridge/freezer, microwave, DVD player and a TV into this space.

I went with an 18 inch cabinet to allow for everything to fit.

I still need to make the curtains for under the sink area to hide the pipes but, 

haven't found a fabric that I just love.

I used a sea foam chalk paint to add some color because,  the rest of the camper is white.

We came a long way in a very short amount of time. This entire transformation took about 1 month.

I had a plan to go camping in this camper for Labor Day weekend and I achieved that goal. 

I have only 7 X 14 ft to work in and I packed everything I wanted in that space.


This is the back gate folded down and the couch that is also used as a bed. 

Underneath, I put lots of storage for all the "stuff" I need while camping.

I covered the cushions in a fabric that is easy to remove and clean if needed.

It only took 3 yards to cover both cushions.

Here is where I got the idea for the cushions. 

The back gate has some stands to allow it to be level and sit outside on a nice night.

I am in the process of trying to find a way to hang the TV outside off the back.



What would a camper be without some cute decor.


This is the full size bed that folds up and the table hangs on it while being transported.



Rope lighting was installed from the back to the front of the trailer on both sides and the ceiling.

I took a trip to Ikea and got some of the cute storage things they had and they work great.


More Ikea storage 



On our first camping trip to Lakewood Campground in Myrtle Beach, Ella added this magnetic shell holder to our fridge.


This is my version of incorporating the past into my camper. 

I camped in a 1972 Shasta most of my years growing up. 

This is the pump sink out of that camper. 

My Dad went to his building and dug it out for me. 

Yes, this made me cry. I am very sentimental in my old age.


I found a sink mat at Camping World and cut it down to fit this bar sink. 

I went with a bar sink because,  really it was the only thing that would fit in here and still allow me to 

have the pump sink from the Shasta installed into it.


This is from the back looking inside. 

The table comes down as needed and then stores back in place 
for more floor room.

 The table top will be painted or  something in time also.Maybe covering it with old road maps?

 In time, I want to add large pillows to the back of the couch but, once again I haven't found anything that fits my need. 


The beach towel had to go into this camper because my favorite to things are the beach and camping. 



A shelf was built to hold the TV but, it comes down during travel. It's nice to pop in a DVD and just hang after a long day.



This roller cart is where everyones clothes go. 

You take the drawer in  the house, pack your clothes in it and return it to the camper. 

I love my trailer/camper conversion the way it turn out.

A few of my favorite things are....

the flooring, love the floor

the color of the cabinets and the pop of color it gives me

the lights lit up at night time are really cool too.

I had these plans wrote down long before I got this trailer so, I am sure that's why things went so fast. 

I had dreamed of this for a long, long time and it felt so good to make my dream a reality.

Hope you enjoyed the journey, the very quick journey from start to finish.

I have a few more things to do and some things I need to revamp to fit my needs.