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Friday, June 28, 2019

Camper Countertop Creativity



Summer means more time spent adventuring in our camper. I’m not exactly sure why I like the challenge of being in this small space, but it is only with one other person and I love and adore him.

We have a rather roomy camper. And seeing as it’s only the two of us, it should…. should be roomy, however counter space is almost nonexistent.  I know they sell those stove top covers to create additional flat space,  for just what I really needed but measuring, ordering, waiting…not my style. Upcycling, thrift store, yard sale, my style.  I found what I needed at the second thrift store. I sized it up perfectly. 


What I found was this serving tray with the Scottish bag pipe player. Not the style for my  camper. So, I fixed that with some decorative papers and glue. For the background I used a tissue paper I found at a local Asian Market. I mention this because I have been in Asian markets before and they have beautiful napkins and papers for their celebrations . It’s fun to explore ethnic markets for goodies for crafting. The green background is the pretty tissue paper from the market.



Then, I used this camper image to draw a larger version that I then cut out from oak tag. 



From there it was a matter of choosing decorative papers for the doors and windows and camper. I used a pretty, floral lunch napkin to give the camper it’s big happy florals. You’ll need to pull the layers of the napkin apart to use  the sheerest layer. Then use some Mod Podge to glue the napkin to the oak tag camper. 



Instantly, it creates a color explosion of happiness. I used a round lid to trace out the tire.  

I cut the W A ND E R letters from a piece of scrapbook paper.




 Of course, the last minute addition of the moon made this feel perfect.


 When I travel I can store this piece on the wall, like a piece of art. ( Hello Velcro). But it’s really perfect for storing all my little kitchen goodies or providing a spot for drying my dishes.





Thanks for reading along and I hope to create a little more thinking about #smallspaces.


Enjoy the summer and leave me a comment about your small space challenge or how you solved a small space challenge.

With love and gratitude,

Michele












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15 comments:

  1. Fun upcycle of the thrift store tray. It's a great fit now!

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  2. I love the camper! The pink and green colors look great. My husband wants to get a camper or RV one day.

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    1. We are enjoying ours right now. I rent it so if you are somewhere I can coordinate we can hook you up.

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  3. Smart idea to add more work space to the kitchen area. Thumbs up!

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  4. Isn't this the cutest tray! Just perfect for your camper!

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  5. Such a cute tray re-do. I can't believe you just found one that was the perfect size!

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    1. I have a good eye for sizing things up. That's a mom thing I think.

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  6. What a nice way to solve your problem! My husband has been looking at buying a camper so I'll need to remember this idea!

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  7. Hi Roseann. Yes I solved this problem. Rent a camper before you buy it, especially if you can rent the same one you want to buy. . It is the biggest growing industry right now.

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  8. What a wonderfully creative way to change a tray to fit your decor! I love the papers you chose! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  9. This is a great idea! I love the vintage camper

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