Most of you know I took on a BIG project this summer, I needed it. I had redone a doll house for my granddaughter and went up to my sister Pam farm up in Wisconsin and saw Regina’s camper just sitting there for 8 years and desided to take on this project of remodeling it.
This is what it looked like before I started. Just a mess….
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You can see it needed alot of work. I cleaned with water first, a lot of it and that beach. I wanted the camper to look warm to be in and not something that you wanted to RUN from… I was hopeing that my sister’s would HELP me on this project and they did for one hour, but my sister Pam wanted me to do it on my own. Well I did and it was hard but I wanted to see the finish project when it was done. So I worked on this project all summer, every weekend I could get up there, about 15 days all together.
I went to this party with my sister and all these towns women were in one room and I ask who has PAINT, I need it. This one lady just bought a old school house and had a lot of paint left over. So happy she said YES, I could have some paint, and I began to paint.
It was starting to look like a place you would would to hang out in when camping, not something you would RUN from.
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The Bedroom I was able to do in moka and white, a little dark but bright too.
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The rest of the camper was satin, the lady said she gave me white but it wasn’t.
So then I bought some indoor outdoor carpet for now, I will change it next year. I didn’t turn out to bad.
My sister gave me this sign that said “TO CHICAGO” so I hung it in the bedroom.
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So this weekend I took blankets, and pillows up to see how it would look FINISHED! Well you tell me what YOU thing…
This is what the bedroom turnned out to be, after I added somethings. The windows are not done yet, will save that for next year…
This is the kithen and I just put somethings in here for take the picture. The cushions will be “BLUE” my sister gave me a roll of fabric, that Iwill shoe you in the winter when I start that project.
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This is where to oven was. I cut up the bedroom door and put a cover over the hole for now and added a peace of title and keeped up and small hot plate for now.
These are the old bed springs my sister had and her daughter Cynthia came up with this idea. She said try burlap, but I LOVE white so I will change it in the spring…
What a weekend I had! My sister Pam texted me and said we were going to do a “Vacation Day!”Not sure what that meant and how far we were going. But I was game. She has been looking for a puppy for many months, and she found the one she wanted on Craig’s List. Friday morning I got there at Pam’s around 8 in the morning. We packed up her car for the long drive to Readstown, Wis.
My sister said it would only take a couple hours, but before we would pick up the puppy we had to eat lunch a A&W in Lancaster, Wis. first.
Then after eating a great cheesburger and ice cold rootbeer.
Plus we stopped in Fennimore,Wis. at the Cheese store. Pam bought Cheese Curds and baby swiss, nothing better then fresh cheese.
and in Montford we stopped at the Popcorn shop and got free popcorn and caramel corn. Rural Route 1 Popcorn, 101 Hwy 18, Montford, Wis.
We would arrive in Readstown in a couple of hours. I never knew that this part of Wisconsin had so many hills, so beautiful! Well after some wrong turns, we found the lady’s home way off the road and up the hill, where she lived. Beautiful country!
There were so many dogs and puppies. The first puppy that came running was a golden lab, and the rest followed as in the pictures you will see. The lady went to find Pam’s new puppy who was under the chicken coop, trying to stay cool. She gave the puppy to Pam and it was love at first sight. He was so beautiful, and that poor puppy had no cule how far the car ride would be to get home. The lady said, every half hour we should stop and let the puppy do his thing.
We did, it was a long drive back to Pam’s home, we stopped at both of the grandchildrens home so they could meet the new puppy.
Did I forget to tell you his name “Angus”.
What a great puppy Angus would cry when he had to go to the bathroom, how cool is that, made the stops much easier. Well at 9:30 Friday night we made it back to Pam’s farm.
What a day!
But a GREAT DAY!
Pam has this other dog named Buck, such a great dog I love him so much, he looks just like Cody the dog I had, Buck is Cody’s brother. LOVE HIM! I brush him with one of Campton Horse brushes, he LOVES it. Well the puppy had never been in a cage before, he was not very happy, but we had to unload the car. Pam bought him inside and Angus went to sleep because her home was nice and cold. Thank God for AC, it was hot out there. Well back to Buck, he was not very happy about the puppy. But he has to get to know Angus, Angus liked riding around Buck, not Buck. In time I am sure he will like Angus.
My goal today Saturday was to get started on the painting. I had brushs and rollers and paint.
So I wash everything down again and start taking off and the hardware, then started painting. LOVE it, had to do 2 coats of white paint.
Pam came to help me and said, letting take the mirrors out and put chicken wire. What a great idea, so we painted the cabinets and played with one of the doors with the chicken wire.
I forgot to tell you everytime I walk through the chicken yard, the Rooster runs at me.
So this is as far as I got today on the Camper Makeover and I think it looks great so far, but I still have a long ways to go.
Plus I painted the puppy white on one side. Now he is a white lab.
About 10 years ago or more, my daughter Regina bought a Camper. It was the party camper for “Country Thunder.”
After years went by she wasn’t using it. So it was brought to my sister’s farm in Wisconsin, where it sat for 8 to 10 years.
Everytime I would go to my sister’s I would see the camper in the farm yard, and felt sorry that it had been sitting all these years. So this year I told Regina it’s time to do something about the camper it has been sitting to long and what do you want to do with it?
She has so many other things on her plate right now, that the camper was not one of them. On the back burnner, or not even in the picture. She said she wasn’t sure what to do with it and didn’t care.
So I started thinking, after doing the doll house for JOJO, I thought I would enjoy doing a makeover on this camper. So I let Regina know that I am taking over the camper and giving it a makeover. I told my sister and brother-inlaw what I was going to beginning doing with the camper. Regina said, Good Lucky! and Pam and Todd said that they were happy that someone is going to start using it because it really is a nice camper. It just needed some TLC.
So my first weekend I went up to the farm outside of Sharon, Wis. where the camper is sitting in the sheep yard. I opened the door and Regina had the camper packed with all her things from the past, pictures, candles, etc… and being on a farm the mice had gone and went threw everything and made nest where no man should go or would.
Nothing could be saved at this point I just started loading up the truck, ended up having 2 truck loads of Regina’s past, sitting in my truck. Not sure what to do with it all, but later found out my brother-inlaw had a big dumpster at his other farm and was able to throw it all in it. Thank god not sure if I could have follow where to dump this junk.
After cleaning out the camper I took a bucket of water and started cleaning the whole camper. I needed tools so my sister Leslie and Connie came to help me out for awhile. Thank you Leslie for bring me tools. I will give them back when I am done.
This is a pretty big camper, it sleep 6 people. Now this is
I worked from 10 to 5 and gave it everything I had. But when 5 o’clock came around, and no one was at the farm I went over to the other farm and had pizza and beer with the family. I needed that beer. Saw the dumpster and dumped the junk. What a day. It was hard work.
What is Great about this farm is that it is way off the road, so you can’t here anything, so peaceful. I LOVE going up to the farm on the weekends.
“I really think they have a little peace of Heaven there.”
So I worked on the camper on a Friday and helped on the farm Saturday. They always need a helping hand.
the next Friday I went up and started washing the walls and floors with some more powerful stuff. I want this place in tip top share before I start painting.
But first, I caught up with my Sister Connie and we went Canoeing down
we laught so hard we fell out of the canoe. So much FUN!
Went back to my sister’s Leslie house and cooked steak on the grill, what a great day it was.
Then back to work!
I went back to the camper and started cleaning, got most of it done but not the bathroom, I will, I just have a lot to do. Than again my sister and brother -inlaw needed help on the farm so Saturday we worked and plant pumpkins all over the farm.
Friday, first I caught up with Connie again and went canoeing, we have so much fun on the water, plus it is so Beautiful, unless you try it you would have no clue what it is like, just so Beautiful, the view.
Saturday when helping out at the farm my brother-inlaw pulled the camper to another yard where there is water and electic. This will make my job easyer now, and I will be able to get a lot more done.
Thank you Todd!
I forgot Pam and I painted the table a chalk paint something we saw on Pinterest, if we don’t like it I am sure we can take it off.
Well not sure when I go up I will get to work on the camper this weekend, my sister Pam said we are taking a vacation day! She has been looking for a puppy and I think she found one so this weekend we will pick up her new puppy, she needs a dog to watch over the sheep. Well I will let you know if I will have time this week to work on the camper. Until next time.