1985 Avion Camper Remodel…

So when we started out to remodel this camper, it was for our liking. So no, we did not try and keep some things original. I didn’t want original. What I wanted was updated bright and clean feeling. The medium darker woods on the cabinets were kinda gross to me, the flooring that someone had put down before us was ugly. It had a past water leak, and for the age that is common. Everything is fixed and ready to be finished. We are working on finishing it. All the appliances work and it has a 4 burner stove. The AC will run you out of there. Even the nasty old microwave works, though I wouldn’t use it. I actually took it out and don’t want to put it back in, unless we sell it. I don’t even have a cancer-wave I mean microwave in my house.

So its not finished and as we finish it I will add more photos. I have more now I just can’t find them.

One think I did different is how I decided to lay the floor. I see EVERYONE doing new flooring running front to back. And for me that just makes a long camper look even longer. I really don’t like that look. I wanted my flooring to run side to side, to make the camper feel wider, not longer. So we only have part of the floor down so far. The original sofa had been ripped and so we decided to recover it with marine grade vinyl in blue and grey, grey to match the flooring (and pulls/knobs) which is a grey weathered wood look. My theme was beachy, surprise right lol. More like Hippie Beachy. And I call it the Shaggin Wagon.

So this is being redone in a fun, creative, way that is my style, probably not yours. But it works for me.

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Cleaning and sealing top. You can also see the terrible patch job where a tree hit it during a storm and the past owner didn’t really care if it was patched properly. Irritating. But it didn’t go through to the inside so can’t complain about that.

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We drove to Tennessee to purchase the camper. This is the drive home to Ohio.

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Stuff just piled up getting ready for the reno.

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bad floor cut out waiting for new floor base.

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G-man checking things out.

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a glimpse of the old yucky cabinets.

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taking the sofa apart so it can go get recovered.

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after the cabinet spray job. We hired a friend who is a professional finisher to do it for us. Saved us having to tackle it our selves even though G-man is skilled in the finish trade.

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one spot painted blue.

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upper cabinets Reflective White by Sherwin. Wanted to keep things bright.

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blue base cabinets in kitchen, Gem Turquoise by Behr. And just FYI we used the paint colors but this is special paint we purchased and color matched.

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bed areas white

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bath closet white, sink cabinet blue.

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getting the drawer fronts on with painted original hardware. Original hardware was copper black something and was chipping. We painted Rustoleum Silver antique something textured.

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preparing flooring to go width, side to side, not long front to back which I don’t like. Side to side widens the room. Yes you may need more flooring and time but I didn’t care. Front to back makes the camper look longer and I hate that look, and everyone seems to do it.

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kitchen uppers. a peak at the new fabrics.

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