Perhaps it’s their small size or their easy transportation, but it feels like camper makeovers are on the rise. We get emails about campers and RVs being made over on a regular basis and it makes me wonder if petite campers might start to come back into production more if this demand keeps up. Until then, I love seeing people that give these older campers a new life with a little bit of hard work and paint. This cheerful 1971 Shasta Compact Camper makeover comes from Paul and Kim Fuelling of Mabel Studios. They recently finished remodeling this camper for a client on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the final result is pretty darn adorable.
Sam Harriss of Camp Cocktail Events was looking for a lightweight trailer to use as a mobile cocktail bar for weddings, festivals and parties, but the little caravan she found had seen better days. Paul and Kim saved the day by totally gutting the trailer, taking it off the wheels, reframing it and giving it a new paint job. I love how sweet the final camper looks and hope to bump into this in person one day when visiting family in North Carolina. Until then, click through to read about Paul and Kim’s makeover process! [Additional sourcing below] xo, grace
Lighting & Hardware: Town Home Studio (stockist of color cord lighting)
Handmade Bark Tanned Leather for Bench: Appalachian Knife and Fur
Fabric for Curtains (Sewn by Kim): Miss Matatabi
Heart Pine reclaimed from old pickle factory used throughout remodel