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While looking at Facebook Marketplace near our last home city, St. Louis, I ran into a 1969 Shasta Compact. I immediately fell in love and woke Ryan up to tell him we had to have it! Fast forward to less than a week later and Suzy the Shasta was ours!
We were so excited to have our dream vintage trailer but quickly realized there was more work than we originally thought (that’s usually how these things go). With no experience except for the help of my dad, a carpenter, we got to work.
Although Suzy did already have a paint job when we bought her, it was poorly done and not our style. So we decided to change it up to our dream sea-foam green!
How we painted the exterior for less than $200: Painting Our Vintage Camper
The kitchen was definitely one of our bigger projects! There was water damage on the front end as well as the back. We had to completely rebuild these sections. We also painted all the drawers and cabinets and replaced the knobs. We switched out the icebox for a mini fridge and painted the original oven! We added a backsplash and put in a new light and countertop.
Daewoo Compact Retro Refrigerator (ours is 2.8 mint) : https://amzn.to/2MH4U4P
Spray Paint for Oven: https://amzn.to/2MELaPx
Kitchen Backsplash: https://amzn.to/2KqoCzf
In the “bedroom” area, we took out the dinette table and made a custom bed instead. This bed converts to a full size bed and has storage underneath it! We also painted the walls and made new tops for the bench seats.
El Paso Designs San Miguel Blanket: https://amzn.to/2YHMGCI
Lightweight Wall Planters: https://amzn.to/2MP5YnStorage
Bins for Shelf: https://amzn.to/2MF0604
The bathroom needed new plumbing and a new water tank. We put in a new floor and I made custom curtains throughout.
We took out this bulkier cabinet and opted for smaller one to give us more headspace. We fixed up the old screen door and then it was time to decorate!
You can watch our full tour here! Vintage Camper Remodel: Shasta Compact Tour