I have a very ambitious boyfriend who love taking his Porsche on track at Laguna Seca in Monterey CA. One of his downfalls is poor time management and that is where this camper comes into play. Within one week we were going to go back to Monterey again and this time in style! No more tent camping for us!
We ended up buying a 1988 Lance 8ft cab-over-camper, dust and grime and all. It is the oppitomy of 80's fashion; tan walls, island insprired floral accents, pink (maybe origionally orange?) vinyl flooring, and grubby blue woven cushions.
7 days left till the track day, we have a camper, time to get to work. After few hours of bleaching and scrubbing, tossing the old toilet, and removing old tattered curtains, we have a clean slate.
5 days left till the track day, it's painting time. Whats the easiest way to make an old space look new and fresh? Paint it white! Three coats of thick white semi-gloss paint later and we are ready to lay the floors. We choose a 36" x 36" box of wood-like peel and stick flooring to cover up the existing floor. A cool toned ashy brown complements the dark drey accent wall behind the kitchen sink and the newly repainted fridge. Dark grey outdoor cushions fits the dining area perfectly.
3 days till the track day, decorating time! After a quick trip to Joanns Fabric Store and Ross we have everything we need to finish this camper. I bought 8 yards of a white marble fabric to make custom fit curtains to add privacy. A simple and cheap alternative to curtain rods is using wooden dowels, that I spray painted black, and some tea cup hooks to hang the curtains. A new bed spread, tea towels, and a cute plant to add some life and greenery to finish off the look!
It's the day of the track day and we culdn't be more excited about our new camper. It has opened up so many possibilities of traveling and fun weekend get-away camping trips. We can't wait till the next adventure. Thanks for following along!
Cameron Park, CA
Low Budget, Camper, Renovation