Our Camper Reveal – Fraiche Dwelling

It’s time to share our camper reveal! This weblog contains our camper renovation DIY ideas, hyperlinks to the merchandise we used and an outline of all of the design components that made this little house a snug (and beautiful) dwelling away from dwelling!

Charles and I each grew up tenting, so after we had a household of our personal we knew {that a} trailer was a should.  We didn’t need to spend so much, and ended up choosing up a 2005 Jayco Eagle fifth wheel trailer from Fb Market. Quick ahead to a few days into Covid restrictions and Charles, out of boredom (prompted by a mouse infestation), gutted the trailer.  Alright, I assumed, let’s do that! In case you want a video tour, scroll all the way down to the underside for my saved Instagram Stay tour!

Is Renovating a Camper a Lot of Work?

Our Camper Reveal Fraiche Living

Heck YES!  It’s a labour of affection and requires a little bit of talent (which I don’t have for the report however fortunately Charles does).  We stored the cupboards and a lot of the rest room together with the counter tops in all of the areas, however gutted all the pieces else together with the couch and eating set together with the TV. I notice lots of people like tenting with a TV, I’m simply not considered one of them.

Renovate a Camper 

  1. Demo. Rip out the parts that you simply don’t wish to preserve.  We took out the sofa (it was infested by mice), eating banquette, ornamental lights, carpet and the sliding glass door for the bathe.  I additionally eliminated the wallpaper border (very first thing I did – it was so ugly): it peels off so simply!  We left the linoleum flooring in and simply went over prime of it with a brand new vinyl product.
  2. Paint & Wallpaper.  We painted the cupboards, ceiling and partitions and put in wallpaper in just a few locations for curiosity.
  3. New Flooring. We selected carpet within the bedrooms and vinyl ‘hardwood’ within the residing areas.
  4. Ending. Set up trim and exchange fixtures (sources under).
  5. Change Window Coverings. Ours had been damaged and really dated with outdated cloth valances. Bye bye!
  6. Beautify. Change any of these parts like couches and many others that you simply ripped out and enhance away! One of the best half!

Before and after Our Camper Reveal Fraiche Living

Paint a Camper

There are 2 methods to color a camper: spray or brush & roll.  If in case you have the funds, spraying is the best way to go.  You possibly can both purchase a paint sprayer or get it professionally achieved. On this case all the pieces that isn’t getting painted is taped off and the remainder is sprayed.  Time was on our aspect so Charles ended up portray it.  I believe if he had been to do it over once more he would have sprayed – it was SO MUCH WORK!  We used Benjamin Moore Merely White on our partitions in a satin end (simpler to wipe down) and the cupboards had been Benjamin Moore Basic Gray in a cabinet-grade paint.  The boys’ bunks had been painted the identical color as the inside of my entrance door, Benjamin Moore Half Moon Crest.

We went with an eggshell end for the partitions, a satin end for the trim and a cupboard grade end for the cupboards. Some have had success with Fusion mineral paint which is another choice and wouldn’t require priming. We primed all the pieces first with a Zinzer primer.

Our Camper Reveal Fraiche Living Benjamin Moore Paint Painted Camper Cabinets in Benjamin Moore Classic Grey Our Camper Reveal Fraiche Living Benjamin Moore Paint

Changing Camper Flooring

Since we’ve got a slide we ended up getting the vinyl flooring professionally put in because it was a bit difficult.  Charles simply picked up a regular vinyl plank flooring in a tone we preferred together with some carpet remnants from a neighborhood retailer since we didn’t want a lot. They labored simply effective!  We positioned the vinyl flooring overtop of the present flooring because it was exhausting to take away.

Our Camper Reveal Fraiche Living Dining Room

Fraiche Camper Renovation Plaid Wallpaper

Camper Window Coverings

I’m OBSESSED with our window coverings.  Lindsay from Q Design Centre customized made them for our house and I completely love them!  Lindsay did our window coverings for our dwelling too. The unique ones had been half damaged and relatively ugly, so this was a large improve.  We went with gold {hardware} for the café curtains with a cute French-inspired stripe for the primary space and a smooth linen gray/blue for the bed room curtains to play on the hydrangea theme.  I’d do it over once more the identical method a thousand instances over!  Lindsay holds a Black Friday sale yearly that you simply gained’t wish to miss; subscribe to her publication to be sure you don’t miss out! Lindsay can provide you our cloth decisions if you wish to recreate the look.

Our Camper Reveal Fraiche Living window coveringsOur Camper Reveal Fraiche Living window coverings

Changing Camper Lighting

Lighting for campers isn’t as simple as you’ll assume.  I didn’t like every of the choices within the native RV shops, so headed on-line and adopted my cousin Sammy’s lead by selecting these brass lights that I’m in love with!  Camper lighting must be 12 V (you’ll be able to’t simply use any common gentle) and in the event you don’t have a wall change to manage them it’s essential to ensure that they’ve switches on the fixtures (exhausting to search out). These ones additionally are available black which might be cute too.

Our Camper Reveal Fraiche Living Lighting and Storage

Camper Eating & Dwelling Room

We wrestled over what to do with the eating space and settled on a small set from IKEA – I find it irresistible!  It actually opened up the world.  To move the tables and chairs we flip them the other way up they usually do exactly effective.  The sofa was additionally from IKEA and is slipcovered which is crucial.  I’ve boys in spite of everything.  I had some leftover plaid wallpaper (from Goal initially) from our laundry room renovation and it labored excellent in right here so as to add a little bit of texture, heat and curiosity.  All of our wallpaper was put in by LL Functions right here in Kelowna.

The unique residing space had a large TV which we’d by no means use, so we took it out and my good friend Tifni from Refined Furnishings constructed a cabinet for our meals.  As a result of: PRIORITIES! The hampers inside the cabinet are from IKEA and the lovable classic Belgian crate is from my good friend Maria at Dreamy Whites Life-style. The gold wreath above is from The Cross (was initially on a stand and I took it off).  I discovered this one that’s comparable however a mirror which might be gorgeous too! The white baskets are from IKEA.

Our Camper Reveal Fraiche Living storage and decorOur Camper Reveal Fraiche Living window coverings and lightingOur Camper Reveal Fraiche Living dining table ikea

Camper Kitchen

Sigh.  I purchased a peel and stick backsplash from Amazon and cherished it at first. Nonetheless, when the temperatures soared it began to peel off and shrink.  Now we have since stapled it in place for now till we determine one other resolution.  Many individuals have had success with this, we simply weren’t considered one of them!

We stored the unique sink (I’ll ultimately spray it with a Tub & Tile spray paint that you may get at Residence Depot) however changed the faucet. Right here is the one I used, I really like the brass and it’s nice high quality that may final.

Our Camper Reveal Fraiche Living Before image of kitchen Our Camper Reveal Fraiche Living after image of kitchen

Our Camper Reveal Fraiche Living renovation decor images

Hooks & {Hardware}

The entire cupboard {hardware} and hooks within the house are from Emtek in Vintage Brass.  I really like their merchandise and we had just a few extras from our construct that we had been capable of repurpose.  It actually provides to the classic vibe of the trailer.

Our Camper Reveal Fraiche Living Brass hooks and hardwareOur Camper Reveal Fraiche Living Brass hooks and hardware

Camper Bed room

We added wallpaper from City Partitions (that is the Hydrangea print in gray, the pasted model) to cozy up the bed room, some cute gray/blue curtains from Q Design Centre, white bedding from Homesense (how a lot am I going to remorse that haha) and striped throw cushions from Q Design Centre.  I discovered a petite laundry hamper at Homesense and added considered one of my favorite photos of the boys for the sweetest picture to get up to every morning.

The boys’ bunk beds on the again additionally acquired just a little refresh with that attractive accent wall (Benjamin Moore Half Moon Crest) and enjoyable linens and pillows for an area only for them! The pillows and linens are a mixture of Homesense and Q Design Centre (velvet and pom pom ones).

Our Camper Reveal Fraiche Living Master BedOur Camper Reveal Fraiche Living Master Bedroom wallpaperOur Camper Reveal Fraiche Living bunk Beds

Boy's Camper Bedroom Bunks

Camper Rest room

The unique camper rest room had a sliding glass door on the bathtub which was completely unattainable to wash and so awkward to get out and in of.  Charles ripped that out and put in a easy fastened bar with a curtain (Homesense).  We put the identical hydrangea wallpaper from City Partitions in right here and I completed it off with just a little framed print that I made out of a classic body that I discovered at Worth Village (rating!). 

We changed the bathroom paper holder which was falling aside: this one is from Emtek.  Charles merely painted the lavatory sink countertop; this doesn’t at all times put on completely so we determined to only spray paint the orange counter trim within the kitchen and stored the unique countertop there as an alternative with all of the cooking we do.  The little jars are from Homesense and the “Whats up Lovely” decal is from City Partitions.

Our Camper Reveal Fraiche Living Bathroom

Our Camper Decor

I refinished the sting of the boys’ bunks with a staple gun and a few upholstery cloth remnants I bought at a neighborhood cloth retailer.


Emtek, Q Design Centre & City Partitions all contributed product for this renovation undertaking.

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