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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
10 thoughts on “1969 Shasta Compact Remodel”
Question about how you attached the lower storage cabinets doors to wall?
what color and what style spray paint did you use for oven? renovating one now! thank you thank you!
Would you be willing to tell me where you got your retro items?
Is this available for purchase or is this something you sold off a while ago?
It is already sold!
Hi. Which white paint color and type did you use on inside of your camper? I don’t see that in your links. I’ve recently purchased 1969 Shasta. Thanks.
I have a 72 Shasta and am trying to figure out furniture design. I LOVE the bed you did. Can you tell me more about that perfect little folding table? Thank you!!
Hi Summer! We watched your Shasta remodel and we really enjoyed it! We are doing same with a 1971 Shasta. I wanted to ask where or how did you get the long pillow that you place next to your mattress (and we die) for the extension to sleeping mattress? That’s my current project, looking for a solution/fix to that…. Please give me your info on that
Thank you,,,, Rachel
We actually used a full size memory foam mattress and cut it into two pieces!
Hi Summer! We watched your Shasta remodel and we really enjoyed it! We are doing same with a 1971 Shasta. I wanted to ask where or how did you get the long pillow that you place next to your mattress (and window) for the extension to the sleeping mattress? That’s my current project, looking for a solution/fix to that…. Please give me your info on that
Thank you,,,, Rachel