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Old 07-27-2015, 05:10 PM   #1
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Amazing what some paint and plastic can do

Hello, I'm new to this great group.

I'm trying to upload pics of our 2002 Scamp 13 foot camper we bought two weeks ago.

So far here is one pic. It was your basic 13 foot with the plaid looking cushions, and white cabinet doors. We quickly went to work on change all that.

I removed the cabinet doors, painted them a vintage looking Blue putting them back up with vintage cabinet handles

Home Depot plastic faux tin was used on the Icebox door and used as the back splash. I also recovered the cushions and hope to get pics of them uploaded once I am able to shrink them down.

I learned so much on this website and am so happy that your group is out there to reference for any questions that we have!!!!
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:48 PM   #2
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Looks great. Well done!
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:10 PM   #3
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Thank you Eggbert.

Here's the remaining pics of interior.
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:27 AM   #4
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Beautiful!
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:42 AM   #5
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Love the blue and white, great job!
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:45 AM   #6
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this looks AMAZING!
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:00 AM   #7
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Looks great! Where did you get your cabinet handles?
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Old 07-28-2015, 05:36 PM   #8
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Thanks all - I had fun putting it together. It was a bit crazy with all the rain we've been having here in FL lately.

The cabinet handles came from Ebay - I was searching for vintage hardware.
(I'm a real vintage lover).
I think that's what attracted me to the Scamp shape - reminds me of a mini Airstream. Wish my hubby would let me paint the whole camper silver. Or at least two-toned, white top with blue belly....

You can find lots of great stuff online. Similar cabinet hardware can be found at Home Depot for around $2 or so each...

Going to decorate inside soon.

Right now just worrying about a bit of floor that is rotted because back bumper was smooshed and it's let in the rain and back window collects water on the inside because the drain hole on outside window groove was filthy and clogged so water couldn't drain out correctly.
Under a tarp until we can properly fix those issues... And I'm going to continue searching this site to read all the great suggestions on fixes...

Cheers,
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:16 PM   #9
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Hi Bea,
Looks like you have a good start on decorating. "Glamping" my 13' Scamp is my delightful hobby. I change "themes" according to my whims. Attached is our fall foliage theme. We just returned from a trip to the wine country in Lodi, California. I'll send photos when I've uploaded them. I hope you have great fun in "glamping" your rig!
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:01 PM   #10
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Ooooh very pretty Gilda - you are styling!!
I love that you can change the look according to the seasons.
Gosh, it's so much fun decorating - Glamping as it's called?
Thank you, because I admired your curtains you gave me an inspiration to now work on side curtains along with the white curtains - to make it look nice and homey.

I have hot glued some cubicle pins to the backside of some lightweight vintage wall art that I'm going to hang up soon (once all this Florida rain stops). The Scamp "rat fur" is bugging me a bit, and I feel compelled to decorate the walls to minimize that fuzziness.

I'll have to take pics and post...

Looking forward to seeing more of your decor as the seasons change
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Hi Bea,
We just returned from wine country in Lodi, California where we camped in 3 vineyards at the invitation of the owners. We are new members of HarvestHosts.com. There are wineries, farms and attractions across the country who open their grounds for overnight, self-contained RVs for FREE! (a purchase is appreciated).

Attached are my wine country themed decor photos. I found the fabric at JoAnn's, the kitchen towel and mitt at The Dollar Tree (also found framed art, placemats, coasters, and grapes there!), and the grapevine garland at Michael's (1/2 price with online coupon). I also ran a light string through the garland from Michael's. The lights are small and delicate and are battery run. Ashland® Everlasting Glow™ Light String

I have found it's a bit tricky to "hang" things on the "rat fur". The cubicle clips have been terrific for hanging lightweight things such as postcards, the pockets you see in the corner photo, curtain tie-backs, etc. I do have a challenge hanging the framed artwork from the Dollar Tree. The frames are about 8"x 10" and do have thin glass. I glued the hook side of hook and loop tape to the back 4 corners. The frame held for most of the 3-day trip but ultimately did not hold. Fortunately, the frame fell on the cushion and did not break. I am thinking of replacing the hook tape with the "industrial strength" hook tape. The cubicle clips might have worked too, but the look of them is a bit overpowering and detract from the art.

Another technique for hanging things is to use drapery hooks, available at most fabric or drapery stores. Dritz Pin-On Drapery Hooks-14/Pkg | Jo-Ann The only problem with these is that the end is cut wire and could hurt you if you brush against it. As a result I have successfully used them to hold up a decorative plate above the sink. I'll add a photo in the next message.

So, as you can see, much of this is trial and error.
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Here's a photo of the Melamine decorative plate held with 3 drapery hooks. This baby's not going anywhere! The vintage wood postcards are held with hook and loop tape, AKA Velcro. By the way, I am not entirely satisfied with Gorilla Glue for gluing the hook and loop tape as it "bubbles up" and oozes through the tape leaving many of the hooks unusable. Maybe contact cement would be better. Both types of glue require "clamping".
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Hello ladies... what are "cubicle clamps"???
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Cubicle clips Staples® Cubicle Clips, White, 12/Pack | Staples® are made to hang papers in an office cubicle. You know, those wall-like partitions that are padded with cloth? They work really well on "rat-fur" to hang lightweight things.
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