Monday, September 20, 2010

Who's Ready For The Beach???

Hi everyone, Here we go. I finally did it, I finished Gracie (well at least most of her, I still have some small bits in the bathroom). I couldn't wait to show you all. Lets start at the beginning, Gracie was inspired by Kerrie at Sea Cottage, she has a vintage camper she calls the Pearl. Seeing her adventures, and hearing about the wonderful times she had got me thinking. So I decided to go for it this summer. Mr. Swedish Room at first looked at me like I lost my mind, but I convinced him we could be in the great outdoors more often. Saying that cinched it. So we started looking for campers, or for those in the know BCOW (Beach Cottage On Wheels). It took so long, and seeing so many dirty, expensive, and bad layout campers, I thought this was never going to happen. Then we finally found my Gracie, don't get me wrong she needed a lot of work (a new ceiling for one thing). Well you can see for yourself........
I'm going to enjoy the great outdoors more, as long as its done my way.
You always need a layered bed, on those cold nights. I made the pillow in the front, the rest are Ikea and Target(I love both of these places). The nightstands were refaced. All the hardware was replaced. The lamps are also Ikea. I know you all remember the headboard from three post ago.
A wider shot. Yes, those are wood floors (actually laminate, but it still looks good).
The kitchen. This might get some use in the morning (I love my morning coffee), but not much cooking (I have to draw the line somewhere). Rug and trash can, Ikea.
Tray is Target, teapot is an antique I found (yes it's going camping with me), and mugs are Shabby Chic.
Where the eating action is going to happen, naaaaaaa just laptop work. Oh the slipcovered cushions are from Ikea (actually I tucked and fitted them, they don't really go). The lantern is Ikea also.
The refrigerator door was damaged so I took some embossed wallpaper and covered the inside panel then painted it (semi gloss so I can wipe it down).
I see a lot of reading going on here. Another slipcover from Ikea, so are the two white pillows and the rolled up throw. I made the other two pillows.
Don't disturb me, I'm in repose.
Curtains as room dividers are from Ikea. All the other curtains are from Target.
Some before shots......
Fixing the sofa.
Refacing the nightstands.
Oh No Ceiling Down!!!!
Just kidding Mr. Swedish Room taking down the bad ceiling, it only took $300.00 to get it back up. Great job Honey. ( I guess this is why he don't want to be in the blog)

I was cleaning lots of this.
Now that it's done. Watch Out World, Here I Come!!!! and with a white camper named Gracie, oh and Mr. Swedish Room and Zeus (our dog) can come, I guess.
Ok I'm doing things a little different this time. I'm posting this on three parties.
Cindy at Cottage Instincts, Make it for Monday
Kathleen At Faded Charm, White Wednesday
Debra at Common Ground, Vintage Inspiration Friday
Thanks for visiting.
See everyone next time........

46 comments:

  1. I am so impressed! It is so charming and cozy!

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  2. Goodness...as a seasonal camper for 14 years I am now wishing I had my original little ol' camper! Now if one of us shabby girls could only get a job designing for an RV dealer...LOL!!

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  3. I AM SOOOOO IMPRESSED!! It is beautiful! I know you will enjoy it!

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  4. I am in love with it, you both did a wonderful job!

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  5. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I thought I'd pop over and check out the Swedish Room.... and I'm so glad I did! I love your style and I love what you are doing to your camper! Sort of a sweet little white cottage on wheels. I hope you and Gracie (and MR and Zeus) have many happy memories together camping in style!

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  6. Wow! Great job, you are so talented! Amazing.

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  7. WOw what a transformation! Looks great!

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  8. No way! I had to take a second look! What a transformation! I am in awe! Maybe that will be the real home from now on!

    Also a huge Target and Ikea lover!

    Found you via my lovely friends Greet & Sue!

    ox, Mon

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  9. Simply AMAZING!!!! You did such a beautiful job on the camper - you will definitely enjoy the outdoors with this sweet little home away from home.

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  10. This is fabulous. I want a Gracie to take to the beach. My parents used to have a beach trailer when I was little. What I wouldn't give to have that trailer now but Mr. Vintage Nest hates camping so I guess it will never happen. Happy White Wednesday. xo

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  11. Oh my gosh!!!! What a beautiful job you did on Gracie! She is sooooo shabbily-chic now that I want one just like her! THAT's the kind of camping I could do. Surround me with my whites, my IKEA/Target treasures, some floofy pillows, and of course French bistro chairs......HEAVEN!!!!! I'm your newest follower ------ because I want to hear more adventures with Gracie. lol! Happy WW to you!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

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  12. what a beautiful and amazing makeover! so, peaceful and relaxing! i am envious! your hard work has really paid off! mr swedish room is a lucky guy...and sounds like a hardworking one too!
    all the best,
    scarlet

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  13. I love "Gracie"! You did a beautiful job!

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  14. Great transformation-very peaceful and relaxing!

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  15. OMG!!! My jaw just dropped to the floor! Your camper has got to be the most beautifully decorated camper I have ever seen. Even more beautiful than most apartments. Now that's my kind of camping, in fact for someone who hates camping like moi, I will probably be the first one to camp if I had your camper.
    -marie

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  16. What a sweet retreat you have there! Even if you only keep it in your driveway! Happy outings to you!

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  17. ...you had me at "camper"...always wanted one!...you have done a stunning job!

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  18. This has to be the most stylish car on wheels I have ever seen.

    Love it!

    Fer

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  19. This is AMAZING! I love it so much, I never thought a camper could look like that! You are going to have so much fun! I am sooo impressed! Now I totally want one! XX!

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  20. Stunning transformation! Love it and thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment:) xx

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  21. Thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower, and a follower of my daughter's blog. She will be so excited! You are too sweet! Will be checking back soon! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  22. Very Charming! I Love me some Ikea and Target too!
    You did an awesome job on this little sweetie!
    Hope you have a great time in the great outdoors!
    Tammy :-)

    http://junkwildnc.blogspot
    hopped over from Debra's VIF

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  23. Wow! I love this...that is quite the camper. You did a great job on Gracie :) What a pretty blog you have. I am following :)

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  24. Wow, what a transformation. I am always amazed at what women can do with some creativity and a box. Beautiful, I love all the white.

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  25. "Amazing Gracie"...she's just wonderful and You all have worked so hard and she turned out perfectly. So glad you linked up with VIF!!
    xo,
    Debra

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  26. That is so cool! I'm thinking this might be an easy way to create a little guest cottage/get-away/studio on my own property. Wonder if anyone has a rundown camper they want to give away LOL!

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  27. Oh No! I just discovered you through...uh...somewhere..oh..Make It 4 Monday, maybe? Anyway.....We just bought a PEARL ourselves. I did not know Kerrie had a Pearl until after MyHero had named ours! Now I'm thinking maybe we should get a different name for it. Anyway...If you get a chance pop over and read about our Pearl..I can't even read the post called Pearl Up Close and Personal. It is quite the piece of work-our Pearl...and I hope it looks half as good as yours when I get her done. I am signing up as a follower...cuz I LIKE YOU- lol Have a great Sunday night- NanaDiana

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  28. Wow! You have transformed her into quite the beauty! We have a BCOW too and I would love to glam her up. What kind of paint did you use? I love going to the beach in our camper, but in her current state, she's no cottage.

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  29. I am so incredibly impressed! This is wonderful. You're going to have so much fun.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  30. If this isn't the best post I have ever seen, I don't know what is. You did a FABULOUS job. Would love to see it in person.

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  31. I've been wanting to redo our camper- DH say no frilly- darn!

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  32. It is wonderful and dreamy..., and I love the term BCOW!!!! Hope you post where you'll be going!

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  33. hi...I was wondering if I could feature your 'Gracie' BCOW on my Vintage Cottage Camper blog with a link back to you? When we re-do our 'Pearl' we are going to use alot of IKEA too with that simple, clean swedish coastal look. Lots of WHITE, sand, driftwood, sea green/bleu tones.

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  34. Hi, just found you through Nana dianas blog; looove your gorgeous makeover; unbelievable!!! I would be happy to stay in a cute van like that!!! anytime! i am your newest follower! lovely to meet you and cant wait to see more!
    Laura c xxx

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  35. Hello, I recently stumbled on your blog and I must say it's one of the most beautiful blogs I've seen...I'm now following you and I invite you to come visit my blog!
    Thanks, Jennifer

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  36. Love what you did with you Beach Cottage! We travel quite a bit doing shows and we have our own, what I call, Rolling Motel! The last one we had for 5 years and I wanted to do something with it but knew we were trading it for a larger one! Just got the larger on a couple of weeks ago, and I love it! Would love to paint everything white but guess I will live with the cherry cabinet for a while! Gonna do new window treatments and so on! It came with a real dinning set, but I am gonna change that out! You have inspired me to get to work right away! You did a great job!
    Theresa
    aka:tot

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  37. I was wondering if you would tell what kind of paint you used and if you primed first. We have an RV and I would like to paint the cupboards also. Great job on Gracie!

    debbiekirk1 @ mac dot com.

    Thanks

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  38. I love Gracie! I have been wanting to do something like this for awhile now! It looks fantastic!!! I just found your blog...love it! You have a new follower!
    Debbi @ the beach

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  39. I have trailer envy! Now I just have to convince DH that we have to have one! Love it!

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  40. I love it.. pop over and visit me and see my vintage trailer... much hugs and love your trailer...

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  41. This is inspiring. We have a trailer we bought new in 2004. So it's nice to see the shabby chic look work in a newer trailer.

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  42. HI,
    I just foundy your blog. I am getting my fathers Coachman Catalina 1999 and I am planning a renovation. Love what you have done. I intend to "Swedenize" my camper too. Thinking of paint the kitchen cabinets soft blue with bathroom and bed area cabinets white. Do you still use your trailer?

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