There’s something a bit magical about Michigan in the fall. The leaves change, the air gets crisp, and it’s a wonderful time to enjoy the great outdoors! Especially if you have an adorable little tin can camper, like Chantelle. If you’ve been following us for awhile, you may have seen the part one post for the re-do on this little vintage camper. You can check that out here.
Can you even handle how cute this is?
Wait until you see the inside! The camper is a 1961 vintage fan camper.
Here’s a peek of how it looked before it was transformed by Chantelle’s handy husband.
Here’s a few ‘during’ shots, and it’s already looking better.
Chantelle painted the interior using Junk Gypsy™ Paint and went to designing it in their fun, colorful style! The bed is a queen-size, placed to one end of the camper to maximize floor space. Check it out now, after it’s makeover!
The “Love Lives Here” art is from Texas Trash and Treasure and she’s not kidding with the pillow that says “Sleeps With Dogs”! They have a large, black standard poodle named ‘Happy’ who loves to snuggle with his owners while camping (and every night at home)!
Gotta love vintage finds! Not only is the camper one, but all the cuteness Chantelle added from the chandelier, to the pom-pom fringe on the homemade curtains, the paint-by-numbers dog art, and the little hula girl.
Each summer, Chantelle and her family (well, clan really – it includes her kids, parents, siblings and their families) head to northern Michigan to unplug and camp at Aloha State Park, so the little ALOHA references are found in bits around the camper.
The cabinet ends were painted by Chantelle using a boat wood technique. You can see a “how-to” here. Each trip taken on their travels, Chantelle picks up a magnet or sticker to add to the refrigerator.
With space at a premium, even tiny little drawers provide storage needed to house their camping accessories. Wicker chairs can always be taken outside for a comfy night around the campfire.
The wood floor was made from pallet wood, stained, and finished using Junk Gypsy™ Clear Coat, which is a water and chemical resistant finish normally used on furniture. If it can hold up to days camping with dogs running in and out, imagine how great it is for protecting your table tops!
It’s easy to be a ‘happy camper’ with this little vintage darling.