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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tweeking The Camper

My Steve will be retiring soon and so we 
purchased a "new to us" 5th wheel . . .
we hope to do some camping.
The first thing that I did was remove the
wall paper boarder that was in this trailer. 

 As you can see it is a lime green
and not my style.

 In the kitchen I scrapped it off and
left it plain white (no boarder). 

This is the wallpaper boarder that I choose to
replace it.

 This is the dining table.

All that I did here is replace 
the wallpaper boarder.  

This was the living room area.

Here it is now.
I brought in a table from the house.
Purchased a lamp at Home Depot and stenciled the deer on it.
I gathered up some of my quilts
and made some throw pillows to match. 
You can also see the wallpaper boarder in the background.


 This accent wall is something
we did to give it a cabin feel.


Sorry for all the glare :(
These are not my best photos.

I've had this painting for years . . .
I absolutely love it here. 

By the door there was this space . . .

 Perfect for a TV . . .
Steve built the cabinet and now
if it rains or we are pooped out
in the evening
we can watch movies on the DVD.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Modern Camping :)

Perfect for old geezers like us:)

When I get my Tattered Pioneer Quilt finished, 
I'll show you the bedroom.

Well, that's what I've been doing . . .

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister, 
Connie :)

74 comments:

  1. Hi Connie wow this is looking amazing i love how you have given the 5th wheeler a new lease of life ,it looks wonderful ,well done my friend and i love that pic too xx

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    1. It's fun just making it our own and giving it a camping feel. Our little cabin on wheels :)
      Thanks for stopping by to visit . . . I love company:)

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  2. Everything looks great. Love the new border and the lamp looks fantastic. My in-laws had a 5th wheel that they 7sed to take to Florida every year. They ended up selling it and buying a Parkside model instead. If I was going to camp this is the only way I would do it. I need all the modern conveniences

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    1. It's nice having your own bed and being able to lock up safely for the night. We are just too old for tent camping any more :)

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  3. Connie, I love your new touches. That lampshade is adorable. Love the pillows. Oh I bet you can't wait for a trial run. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. We can't wait; we have reservations at a campground in May, but we might have to go out sometime in April to test everything out. It's still very cold here, so camping is a ways away:)

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  4. Wow....you made your 5 wheel a home. Hope hubby enjoys retirement. Like the border, kitchen cabinets are beautiful, I would like those in my HOUS@!!! Frontroom, tv....everything looks great. You will definitely enjoy yourselves camping this year!!!!

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    1. I now, I could move into it and b happy :)

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  5. WOW!!!! That is just amazing! I love it, I could totally live there full time lol! :) My dream one day is to have a nice trailer for camping too! Very great job you did on the lamp, I love that! :)

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    1. Thank you . . . it is amazing what you can do with a little paint and stencils :)

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  6. Perfect! I have done much the same in our trailer at the lake. I replaced icky things they had on the windows with some curtains and I would like to take the border off in the kitchen and put some of that vinyl tile up. I think it would be easier to clean. You have a lot more counterspace than I do in the kitchen. My dream is to live in our trailer full time, but not sure if that will ever happen. I can’t wait to see the bedroom. I have the first quilt I ever made on our bed in our trailer. I absolutely love it. Blessings, Betsy

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    1. I just know that we are going to love our trailer . . . I can hardly wait to be out in the woods, cooking over a campfire, but still being able to take a hot shower and sleep in a soft warm bed. It's easy to see why you would dream of living in yours :)

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  7. How cozy and roomy your 5th wheel is!! We have a camperized van and are somewhat crowded in it but it works for us.

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    1. We had a small motor-home before this, it only had a booth for sitting down and we just needed a little more room to be comfortable. We are not tiny people, LOL.

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  8. What fun you must have making this space so cozy and personal. Looks like a great place for going out on the road.

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    1. I'm looking forward to many sweet trips :)

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  9. Your certainly did make it homey and cozy! Have fun camping.

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    1. Thank you . . . looking forward to warmer weather so we can do a little camping :)

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  10. That is a real majestic kitchen corner.

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    1. I know it certainly has a nice big kitchen doesn't it :)

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  11. Connie, O how I love the warm cozy touches you put into the camper. Bringing things in from the house made this camper feel like home. What a great idea for the lamp, you are very creative. Now that is my kind of camping! I can't wait to see the post of you all in the woods cooking on the open fire. sounds wonderful.

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    1. My husband loves cooking on an open fire . . . I'm sure there will never be a hungry day while out camping :)

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  12. Looks great!!! We once remodeled a camper for our honeymoon trip many years ago....it was a fun project to do together and we enjoyed honeymooning in at along the coast of california. :

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    1. The California coast is beautiful . . . you must have had a wonderful honeymoon. We had a weekend in Seattle, it was short,but it was fun :)

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  13. Hi Connie, Fifth-wheel is the way to go! The wallpaper is great and the way you are decorating it! Those chairs are wonderful to relax in. We just had a small sofa bed couch. Our eating area was two booth type seats and I think your table and chairs will be more comfortable. I loved having a microwave and air conditioning! LOL You are going to have so much fun! How big is it? Ours was only a 29 foot with one slide but large enough for us two an our dog! The quilt your making will look wonderful in there and be so comfy! Have fun! Nancy

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    1. This is a 31 foot camper. We where looking for something between a 28 and a 31. That was as big as we would go. There are too many camp sites that do not take anything any longer and we didn't want to be turned down. We got a great buy on this one and the people who had it before us took very good care of it. Now, we get to continue the love :) Looking forward to warmer weather and some fun times sitting around a campfire :)

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    1. Thank you so much, we're looking forward to a lot of fun times together in this sweetie.

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  15. Ahhh...Your Home-On-Wheels is lookin' mighty good, better than brand new with your own creative touches. What fun!!!

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    1. We could never afford brand-new so we made up our minds to keep looking until a nice one came along in our price range. There are so many out there . . . I success not getting in a hurry and waiting for the right one. We have been looking for over a year.

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  16. What fun touches you've given your "home on wheels". It looks wonderful. I think I could live in it full-time! Did you just use acrylic paint on the lampshade? I love that.. and the painting matches so well, as does the wood accent wall. Our little truck camper we can't even stand up in! but I'm sure we'll love it as long as we can have a comfy bed and places to sit and be out of the weather.. and be able to cook inside too if we need to. I'm so looking forward to taking it on our first road trip.. will definitely "try it out" first before any long trips. We have a lake about 10 miles from us with a nice campground, so am sure we'll try it there first! On your first trip, I definitely want pictures of you cooking over that open fire! Hugs.. Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn, it will be Steve cooking and me just taking it easy . . . Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh . . . doesn't that sound great :) We have some friends that want to go on a maiden voyage with us, they say that every year they take theirs out for an overnight close to home, just to see if they need to do any repairs before a long trip. I used stencils and a little bottle of that craft paint you buy at Walmart on my lamps shade and on the pillows. It works great!

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  17. Oh wow, Connie, it looks amazing! So much space too. xx

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    1. We've had our eyes out for sometime now and couldn't believed how blessed we were to find this one. It was in our price range, money we had saved, we didn't want to go in debt . . . and we feel very blessed to have found one this nice.

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  18. The remodeling is fantastic - I am looking forward to see the bedroom as well! This trailer is fantastic ! Well done dear Connie!

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    1. Thank you, it has been fun putting a few personal touches into it. I feel like we could live in it if we wanted. We were very blessed to find one this nice for the budget we had . . . the Lord is always looking out for us :)

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  19. I love the new boarder you put up. It made a world of difference and added your personal appeal. My camper has a brown printed boared around the walls. I like how you left your kitchen area with no boarder. I thnk I want to do that to mine now. You did a good job.

    Lisa

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    1. I debated about putting a wallpaper boarder back in the kitchen, but I'm happy with the plain walls. . . it looks less busy and I like the clean uncluttered look is gives. In the other areas the boarder seems to warm it up and make it feel more homey . . . our little home away from home. I'm looking so forward to getting out in the fresh Spring air and doing some camping with my sweetie :)

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  20. Your new "cabin" will be so much fun to travel in. Have fun decorating and making new plans.

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    1. Hi Kyle, thank you for the quilt pattern . . . it is going to be perfect in this sweet home away from home and very warm for camping in the mountains :)

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  21. Looks cosy! I'd borough your camper in a jiffy. x

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    1. We were certainly blessed to find one in this nice of condition. It's easy to see that the former owners took very good care of it:)

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  22. I LOVE it! It now looks more like a cabin in the woods. I'm not a lime green person either! Yuk! Your new border is perfect!

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    1. I was thinking of your home when decorating it . . . I can see that painting hanging in your sweet home, maybe above the fireplace:)

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  23. Well that sounds like fun. I want to someday buy a camper too but we're not quite at that stage yet. Maybe a few years down the road. It's important to bring your personality into your home and you've made it nice and cozy. Looks great. Many happy adventures to you and your hubby. ♥
    xx Beca

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    1. Hi Beca, and thank you. It has been fun decorating it. We plan on being outside most of the time that we are camping, but it sure will be nice to be able to take a hot shower and crawl into a warm bed with clean sheets. We have reached an age that if we are going to camp, it has to be in comfort. These old bones and joints just would not go for tent camping anymore, LOL.

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  24. Wow, a truly wonderful makeover, making it a home from home. Looks amazing, here's hoping for lots of new adventures together.

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    1. Thank you so much . . . we are looking so forward to getting out for the first time. We are still having very cold weather here so it will be a while, but I'm sure we will have a ball with this little sweetie:)

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  25. OMG Love all that you have done! Love the border you chose ! You have transformed it into a cute lil cabin camper wonderful job!! Love the cabin style....my bedroom is done in cabin. Cant wait to see your quilt Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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    1. I've got the quilt ready for the binding, so I'll have in done by the end of the weekend, hopefully :) It has been fun tweeking the camper and giving it this cabin look. I'm excited for camping weather . . . last night it got out to 13 degrees F so we will have to wait a while, LOL.

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  26. Ahhhh...modern camping! Don't they call that glamping now? I just know that I LOVE it! Looks like you'll have lots of fun planning trips and packing your camper full of the comforts of home. You've made it special with your beautiful style! Hugs!

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    1. We are looking so forward to getting out and doing a little camping . .. last night our weather got down to 13 so it will be a while. We need some of your Florida sunshine:)

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  27. I'm so excited to follow along with you on this project. We have a little Casita camper and I love seeing how other people make their campers their own. You're off to a great start! Enjoy it! I'll be following.

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    1. Hi Cheryl welcome to my blog. It has been fun tweeking the camper and giving it a little bit of cabin charm. I am making a Tatted Pioneer Quilt for the bed, and hope to have it finished before the end of the weekend. We'll see how the time goes. Then I'll post bedroom and bathroom photos. We are looking so forward to Steve's retirement and getting out and doing some camping :) I'll be visiting and hopefully seeing photo of your Casita :)

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  28. You're doing a great job on the camper and I'm sure you will have many great times going places.
    We've had one before and enjoyed it.

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    1. We are getting excited and already have two reservations made for this year in state park campgrounds. It will be sweet when Steve is retired and we have more time for fun :)

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  29. That's wonderful! It looks so cozy and homey, and I know you two will have many wonderful memories from traveling in your home-away-from-home.

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    1. We're excited, but will be taking it slow at first and getting the feel for pulling it and camping. We're not ready to plan a big trip, but many small state park campgrounds. It's going to be so much fun:)

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  30. Wow your changes look just fabulous and you have made it so nice and homey. Love the accent wall and of course your quilts with the pillows, looks so nice and comfortable. I am with you, I am so over tent camping, much rather do it your way :)

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    1. The last time we went tent camping . . . luckily the tent had a floor in it, because when we broke camp there was a mama snake and her babies nested right next to where my head was all night. If I had known that, I never would have even went into the tent, let alone slept there, LOL

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  31. Oh wow, you have done an amazing in renovating your camper. How exciting to travel around the countryside in this beauty. A most beautiful home away from home!

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    1. Thank you so much . . . we are very excited:)

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  32. Oh! What fun, Connie. I have been trying to convince hubby to get a travel trailer. We had an RV that we partially restored and gave to our son who finished the restoration. He has a ball using it with his wife and son. I love your travel "cabin". I think it is perfect for you!!! I am looking forward to seeing the bedroom. I hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

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    1. I finished the quilt last night . . . because of the tattered edges it has to go through the washing machine to be totally done. It is so heavy and big that I will be taking it to the laundry mat. I haven't been to one of those is so many years, I don't remember the last time. We are looking so forward to getting out in the camper and having some relaxing fun. Campfires! We love sitting around the campfire especially at night :)

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  33. For some reason, Connie, I thought that Steve was already retired! I guess I assumed that because it seems like you two do so much around your house and property! Anyway, I love your new camper. It has a lot of room and looks so nice and "homey". That would definitely be my way of camping, too! No tents or sleeping bags for me. ;-)

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    1. I think that if I tried sleeping on the ground in a sleeping bag like we did when we were young . . . I'd never be able to get up, LOL. This camper is going to be so nice and we are very blessed to have found one so well cared for. I just finished the quilt and went to Walmart and bought pillows for the bed. We'll soon be ready to hit the road, probably long before the weather is ready for us to do so :)

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  34. You really made the camper look homey and cozy! I look forward to hearing about you adventures.

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    1. I know that we are going to have a ball. Me and my sweetie. Getting old and being retired sounds better all the time. It makes grey hair and wrinkles all worthwhile, LOL.

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  35. Gosh that looks like a decent sized home away from home and I do love what you have done to it to make it 'yours'! You have been busy!Now you ocan look forward to happy travels :-)

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    1. I'm having fun getting it are spruced up and getting to go . . . camping is going to be pretty luxurious for these two old geezers, LOL.

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  36. You've added some really nice features Connie. I particularly like your cabin wall :) We've been camping for years, starting with a fold-down trailer, and then a hard-sided. We just traded in our old trailer this winter and are looking forward to camping season in our new "retirement" trailer. Campsites are already booked! I'm making a quilt for the bed with all wilderness panels. I gave the panels to my husband for Christmas with a promise to make them into cushions, but he asked me to make a quilt with them instead. I have a couple of months to make it up, and I'm not the quickest crafter ;) Enjoy your journey on the road, you're going to love it!
    Wendy

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    1. Hi Wendy, we are so looking forward to it . . . so much that we have been going out there and just sitting in it and day dreaming about warmer weather and doing some camping :)

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  37. Oh my goodness...I love the camper! You guys are going to have such fun with it! I love the changes you have made...it looks fantastic. I'm sure you have had a ball tweaking and fluffing it up. I bet Steve is excited about retirement too. I am really hoping to blog sometime this week and catch everyone up on what has been going on in my little corner of the world. Love and hugs, Vicky

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    1. Good Morning Vicky, it is great seeing you here. You have been missed. We are so excited about having this sweet camper and we are looking forward to lots of campfires, hiking trails and just getting out together for fun times. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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