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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Camper Update


 More progress has been made on the pop-up camper. It's not looking much like it did when I bought it!

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I finished the side curtains. They are simply white cotton broadcloth with borders in the blue/green paisley. Like I did for the end panels, I put the paisley where hands would go to open and close the curtains, hoping that will keep then cleaner a little longer. Of course, they are machine washable if necessary.

I did not change out the valance. I will, someday, but it really isn't bothering me that much right now so it will wait until I find the right fabric sale.

Bright and cheery and budget friendly, Because I'm Me Jayco 1207 pop-up tent camper interior remodel

The more noticeable change, of course, is the cushion covers.  They're bright, huh? Perfect for a family full of kids.

The covers are made from Ikea bedspreads, on clearance for $11 each. Each bedspread made two - three covers, so it took quite a few bedspreads. I was looking at buying 10 or more yards of fabric to do all the cushions and wanted something sturdy, not a simple quilting cotton, and was looking at a pretty substantial expense. I really think I lucked out on these, they match and they were a great price. They're quilted and quite sturdy, great for holding their shape and, hopefully, standing up to use by 6 campers.

Bright and cheery and budget friendly, Because I'm Me Jayco 1207 pop-up tent camper interior remodel


Bright and cheery and budget friendly, Because I'm Me Jayco 1207 pop-up tent camper interior remodel

The covers are kind of duvet-like, with velcro closing them on the backside, super easy to take off and toss in the washer if necessary. I was able to use the side seams from the bedspreads on the outsides of the back, giving a more finished sturdy look.

Bright and cheery and budget friendly, Because I'm Me Jayco 1207 pop-up tent camper interior remodel

The throw pillows are made from Ikea pillows. Very simply, I manipulated the stuffing of the $4 pillows so it was divided in half inside the pillow, then I just sewed down the middle to create two smaller pillows. I added a second row of stitching next to the dividing row and cut the pillows into two between the stitching. Much less expensive and easier than batting or pillow forms.

The throw pillows will work for any camper who forgets, or doesn't want to bring, their pillow. They're small, but nice and comfy.

Bright and cheery and budget friendly, Because I'm Me Jayco 1207 pop-up tent camper interior remodel

The bird on the green leaf print pillow was made with a stamp I found at JoAnn's for $.25.

It's hard to see but two of the pillows are made from a fuzzy fleece, which was a blanket on clearance at Ikea as well. Perfect solution and super super soft.

Bright and cheery and budget friendly, Because I'm Me Jayco 1207 pop-up tent camper interior remodel

On the bench I chose to use a pair of denim curtains for the seat cushions. Knowing we'd be eating there I wanted something that would handle stains and spills better so I went with the darker color.

Bright and cheery and budget friendly, Because I'm Me Jayco 1207 pop-up tent camper interior remodel

Bright and cheery and budget friendly, Because I'm Me Jayco 1207 pop-up tent camper interior remodel

 Posts about the other updates to the camper:
#1 - (paint, bed end covers, drawer pulls, chalkboard paint door)
#2 - (bed end curtains, counters and table, faucet, flooring, door mat)

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16 comments:

  1. your pop up looks great. we are picking up our own fixer upper on Saturday. I'm going to use your progress as my inspiration. With winter coming I'm not going to get far this year but hopefully I will be able to make some progress. Thanks for the inspiration and I'll be watching for more ideas.

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  2. What a difference color makes! I've just had an opportunity to buy a used pop-up, and wondering what the heck I'd do to make it look livable inside. Thank you for taking the time to show your results! I'm inspired now and ready to let loose. :)

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  3. Love the color scheme! Youve done a great job!

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  4. I am thinking of hiring someone to make covers for my cushions....I cannot sew because of my disability.

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    1. Use a staple gun when you get tired of the color just change it up ;)

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  5. Lovely - so fresh and inviting! I used IKEA duvet covers for my pop-up's old mattress foam. Like you said, it's a great option for getting a lot of yardage for little money!

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  6. What a super job! Now that the weather's warming some, I'll have to redo my popup. You've inspired me. How did you hang your curtains, as mine are in dire need of being replaced.

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    1. Tina, remove the tabs at the top of the curtains that came with it and resew them to your new curtains. If you need the wee tabs, they are easily purchased at RV centers or amazon. They're not very expensive. Hope this helps.

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  7. Fun, fresh color scheme - great job! How odd you prep & what type of paint did you use on cabinets? How is it wearing after a few trips? Thank you!

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  8. This is so bright and cheery, love it!

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  9. Wow! That is wonderful. We purchased an older camper and tried to fix it up, but it totally didn't look anything like yours! Amazing.

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  10. How fun! You are so creative, inspiring others to perk up these vacations "homes". Thanks.

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  11. Got my camper this weekend thanks for sharing your ideas, I can't wait to get started. Will record and share my progress.

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  12. Got my camper this weekend thanks for sharing your ideas, I can't wait to get started. Will record and share my progress.

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  13. How did you do your L-Shaped cushion?

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