As mentioned before, and I’m sure as you guessed, life in a camper is different then a house. It is still home, to us, as home is where you make it.
So with out further a do, welcome to our humble home. It is still a work in progress, but we love it and are happy with it.
Upon entry you would be standing in our living room staring at the now more attractive couch. We covered the couch and took down the curtains and made our own. The color wasn't horrible and the pattern was doable, but if this place is to be home, then it needs to be home. For a small budget you can easily make something more glamorous. As you will see in the photos, the border paper has not been redone yet. It will be painted black with a white scroll identical to the sofa cover.
To your right after entering you find the master bedroom. Not exactly spacious, but it meets the needs of our simple family. I used a fabric spray paint to cover the head board and well the old comforter is used as blanket for Joy Bells when we are outside.
To the left of the entry you will see our kitchen/dining room. We removed the dining booth as it took up a lot of space and I wasn't sure how I was going to cover it. Plus I have an amazing early 1900's table that I love, love, love! I couldn't put it into storage any longer than necessary, so it found a comfy place in our home.
|After. Including Joy's rug and my beautiful table!|
|We ditched the microwave for the toaster oven.|
To the back of the camper we have a bathroom, sorry no pics here, it's not finished yet. And also Z's room. We let Z pick out his own fabric to redo his windows. We also let him hang up his own art work. We wanted it to feel as personal for him as possible. It's important for him to have his own space that makes him feel special, at least we feel this is important.
|After. Joy Bells sleeps at the bottom of the bed.|
|Z's toys, art and and home school computer.|
We were needing a little extra storage space and being we only needed one bunk we used the second one for storage. We had bin drawers that hold art supplies and some unused space. We used shelves to hold my sewing items, food storage, grocery bags, and other odds and ends. And since we are a game playing family, we have games and a few larger toys on top of the bins. This works great for us!
|Bunk bed storage.|
And Last but not least a before and after looking this way and that way.
|That way before.|
|That way after.|
|This way before.|
|This way after.|
So that's our home. We enjoy it. It is still receiving little touches of love here and there, but over all it feels like home. There is just about as much floor space as in our first apartment. The most important thing is making the place that you dwell in feel like home. You can do this and not break the bank.
The green fabric was purchased from Joann Fabric. It was $53 and then a 40% off coupon was deducted. The fabric in Z's bedroom was purchased on sale at walmart for pennies over $6. Most everything else was stuff we already had. Get creative, think how can I make this look new or feel homey. You will be more comfortable, no matter where you are living, if you can add touches of yourself. It adds both comfort and personality. So, whether you are in a house, trailer, camper, apartment or a cardboard box make it feel like home. It will bring more peace to your life. And the more peace we can find in our place of rest the better!
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