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Camper Makeover: Blue Velvet to Retro

Welcome to the first entry in January’s Mega Mod Contest.  One Mega Mod will be published in every Email Alert in January.  At the end of the month we’ll hold a reader vote to determine January’s winner.  Click here for information about the 2021 Mod Contest, including how to enter.

Camper Makeover Blue Velvet to Retro

Marci Williams, Wirthington, Pennsylvania
Camper Makeover: Blue Velvet to Retro
2019 Chevy 2500
1993 Shadow Cruiser

1993 Shadow Cruiser Before And After

My 1993 Shadow Cruiser was so dark inside (left photos) it made me feel cramped.  I’ve always loved the retro look and I wanted my camper bright and cheery.

Before And After Kitchen Appliances Renovation

Most of the makeover work was painting; walls, cabinets, oven, refrigerator and table.  There’s also a new floor, new backsplash and new curtains.

Kitchen Pantry Before After Shadow Cruiser

Before And After Main Area Camper

Bedroom Before And After Camper Restoration

Renovated Cabinetry Shadow Cruiser

I did all the work myself including painting all the signs on the walls and upholstering all the benches, cushions and pillows.  I bought the paint at Walmart, the fabric at Jo-Ann’s, the backsplash and floor material on Amazon, and the spray paint for the stove at an auto parts store.

Dinette Table Before After Renovation Shadow Cruiser

I love the result.  The camper now feels so open.  It’s not cramped, dark and dismal anymore.  It’s amazing how paint opened it up and made it look so much bigger.

Bathroom Renovation Camper Before And After

It took me two months to complete this modification and cost me $500.  In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium.

Disclaimer: The modifications above are submitted by Truck Camper Magazine readers. It is your responsibility to make sure that any do-it-yourself modification project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation.

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