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Get the Look Decor: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Apr 15, 2012

by Christine Domanic handmade and vintage goods

This weekend’s Get the Look Decor is inspired by Sharkey, the cozy vintage motorhome of Jessica Rose and family. They purchased their 1976 Sportscoach back in 2010 on a bit of a whim and have since updated its interior to create the perfect cheerful retreat for the whole family to enjoy.

Stop by Jessica’s blog, vol.25, for inspiring photos from life on the road and check out her gorgeous Etsy shop where she creates warm and fuzzy digital art prints.



[Clockwise from top left: Travco Motorhome Edition by vol25 ; Vintage Portable Camping Light by OceanSwept; Yellow Tree Bark Cloth Pillow by erinflettMobile Manor Embroidery by Moxiedoll; Crocheted Afghan Throw Blanket by pedestrianYellow Kerosene Lantern by BMTvintage.]

Why did your family decide to purchase a vintage motorhome?
The decision to purchase Sharkey (what we’ve affectionately named the motorhome) was completely spur of the moment. I’ve always been fascinated with the character of older RVs. We go camping as a family, and we had discussed purchasing a camper or motorhome at some point, but hadn’t really decided for sure when. I just happened to be browsing the Portland, Oregon Craigslist and I came across a listing — a 1976 motorhome with fairly low miles and one owner.

A few days later, I casually mentioned it to my husband around my parents, and they offered to drive us the three hour trip to take a look. An hour later, we were in the car and headed to Portland. We ended up purchasing it and Jaydon and I drove it back the same day. Well, Jaydon (my husband) drove it. I am not that brave, and I’m not going to lie, we both wondered what in the world we were doing. It was just so spur of the moment and out of character for us. Definitely an adventure driving that big guy home for the first time through traffic, in a Portland rainstorm, with no heat/defrost, one headlight, and license tabs that dated back to 2008!


Clockwise from top left: Plate and Mug Picnic Set by LuLuVintageFinds; Organic Cotton Flour Sack Towel by ohlittlerabbit; Orange and Yellow Pyrex Dishes by thevintageruby; Farberware Stainless Teakettle by SpeckledChicken; 5 TeaTowels and fabric basket by inodaStainless Skillet Fry Pan by oldetymestore.

What inspires you when it comes to decorating?
With the motorhome, I was really inspired by a neutral rustic color palette. I wanted to bring the peaceful feeling of the outdoors inside, but I also wanted to play with bold patterns. Because we didn’t want to completely gut the motorhome or turn it into a big renovation, I chose to work with the yellow bathroom counter. I’m so glad I did. It feels nice to keep some of the original features.

Because the space was so small, I was really able to have fun with the design, and my husband gave me complete freedom. I knew painting the cabinets white probably wasn’t the smartest way to go, but I really wanted the space to feel refreshed and calming. So far, I haven’t regretted doing so. It brightened things up, and truth be told, I have a spider phobia and white = great visibility and a better night’s rest.


[Clockwise from top left: Pair of Designer Custom Curtains by CastleCreekDesigns; craspedia cluster in white by floresdelsol; Bird pillow cover by ClassicByNature50 Lemon Yellow Striped Paper Straws by moietyMid Century Eames Era Dinette Set by laurensharonVintage Glasses Set of Two by lovelyvintageblue.]

Do you have any tips you can share for decorating small spaces?
Less seems to be more when it comes to small spaces. Our house is also small (2 bedrooms, 900 sq. ft. and built in 1892) and I’ve found that I tend to keep things minimal. Not only does this mean less dusting, but it is easier to update a room’s style when I have the urge.

What is the best part about owning a motorhome?
Having the ability to show up at the campsite late at night and not have to wake up the kids, move them to a bed, set up a tent, etc. Listening to the sound of the rain on the roof and not worrying about water leaking through the tent on the kids in the middle of the night (true story)!


[Clockwise from top left: Bunting Banner Garland by spottyhen; Huge Deer Head Wall Hook by TheDoorStop; Smile Pillow in Yellow by HoneyPieDesign; Set of two 18×18 Grey Chevron Pillow Covers by DreamPillowZzz; Polaroid Inspired World Photo Series: Nature 5×7 by ThirdFloorDesign;  Woodland Friends Fat Quarter by sewfreshfabrics.]

What are some of your favorite memories from your motorhome travels?
We’ve really only been able to take the motorhome out on two trips so far, but I think camping with an older motorhome is always going to be an adventure in itself. The last trip we took , I actually baked a pie and was able to do some cooking inside. That was really fun! I also enjoyed hosting a movie evening for my girls and their cousins on the last trip we took. I turned the table into a bed and made a tent inside the motorhome. They watched Rio on my laptop. Outside, everyone enjoying the fire popped them popcorn. They really had fun!


[Clockwise from top left: Pair of Chevron Pillow Covers by FestiveHomeDecor; Chalkboard with driftwood gray frame by DAcustomframes; Owlet Stuffie by birdmafiaZipper Pouch by ZestyNotionTravel Journal by makingthishomeOwl Crayons – Set of 7 by MyLittleOtter.]

Where are you and your family planning to travel next?
I would like to try out some of our local campgrounds and parks this summer. We will also make at least one trip to Little Naches (here in W.A .state) for a weekend. It is really pretty up there, and they have quite a few off-roading trails in the area.


Looking for more styles and interiors? Check out our video series, There’s No Place Like Here, where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect. Get involved and show us your amazing space in this Flickr pool.

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  • carlossantiago

    park from carlossantiago said 5 years ago

    Those are beautiful graphics! & the colors are fantastic. Excellent work! Happy sunday everyone.

  • emmashepard

    Emma Shepard from SewWonderfullyMade6 said 5 years ago

    Wow it's beautiful! I love all those yellow dishes! :)

  • hollyberry67

    Holly C. said 5 years ago

    I LOVE this! I bought a 1972 camper in pretty rough shape and am attempting to reface it. (As soon as the leaks are fixed!) Thanks for the inspiration!

  • blueroompottery

    Marietta from blueroompottery said 5 years ago

    Oh how fun!! I want one now too! Thanks for the nice article, I have really enjoyed it! :)

  • QPeeLove

    Kerryn Taylor from GunstoreDaddyVintage said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous!! I had a 1975 bedford, restored, and travelled in it. Then a 1950s little caravan, did the pinup red and white theme! Now doing a houseboat up in an eames retro beach house style!! Different backyard everyday, Love it!!

  • hmmills

    Helen Mills from 1820BagCo said 5 years ago

    What a great post, loved the photos!

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!! Great pictures too!!!

  • tigersanddragons

    tigersanddragons from TigersandDragons said 5 years ago

    Thanks for bringing back memories of family trips in our little trailer. The family we traveled with had a motorhome like yours, it seemed positively decadent at the time...with an oven, and a shower, and a separate bathroom.

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine from TipsyTimeMachine said 5 years ago

    The interior is so bright and cheery. Love, love, love the owl pillows!

  • VivaGailBeads

    Mecheal from VivaGailBeads said 5 years ago

    looks like so much fun!

  • debbyhillberg

    Debby from DebbysHandmadeGoods said 5 years ago

    Great article - brought back some memories.

  • Iammie

    iammie from iammie said 5 years ago

    I just love it!

  • catnapcottage

    Cindy from catnapcottage said 5 years ago

    how cute - love what you have done with the camper. our parents gave us a 1976 motorhome - looks like there may be hope for it and it will be fun fixing it up! thanks for sharing!

  • QueenBeeVintiques

    Kim from RiverHomeVintage said 5 years ago

    Amazing...Adorable...thank you for sharing!

  • AlternativeBlooms

    Alternative Blooms from AlternativeBlooms said 5 years ago

    Beautiful finds and a wonderful camper you have. For many years we had a pop up trailer but we could only use it 2 times a year due to my job. (everyone tends to marry on weekends in Canada) The summer is short and it started to seem silly storing it 98% of the year so we sold her to a retired couple. We'd like to think she went to a good home and get's lots of use! Thanks for sharing!

  • birdie1

    Laurie from BirdinHandVTG said 5 years ago

    What fun! Love what you've done with the place too ;)

  • studio2355

    Margaret from studio2355 said 5 years ago

    Lovely. I did one for someone else it was fun and unlike a house the rewards and results does not take long long time.

  • inapigsear

    Maria Corey from sowsearjewels said 5 years ago

    I love roadtrips, so your motorhome looks like heaven to me! I really like how you've decorated it to have all the comforts of home.

  • slathered

    Sharon Moores from slathered said 5 years ago

    This is my favorite decor post yet! What fun! I've always wanted an Airstream to decorate and maybe even travel in. :-)

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    Judith and Raymond from AnnaOliveDesigns said 5 years ago

    Lovely interior. We keep our camper in a seasonal spot at a lake as it is easier for us to enjoy it that way rather than moving it around, but you are correct that the memories and fun times are endless. Enjoy.

  • ReEnhabit

    ReEnhabit from ReEnhabit said 5 years ago

    This is so my dream! Thanks for the inspiration! I will now be on the hunt!

  • unendingjourney

    Heather and Andrew from unendingjourney said 5 years ago

    You've made your motorhome look really inviting; thanks for the great ideas!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage from maggiemaevintage said 5 years ago

    sweet space...and so very homey!

  • MissesFishes

    Nikol Wikman from NikolWikmanArt said 5 years ago

    My husband and I are always talking about doing this! Thanks for the extra inspiration! Love the prints too!

  • EggMoneyQuilts

    Vivian from EggMoneyQuilts said 5 years ago

    Happy Trails to your family and Sharkey! Looks like a lot of fun!

  • samsnatural

    Sam's Natural from SamsNatural said 5 years ago

    So cute and FUN!!

  • HappyWhoos

    Jessie Friedman from HappyWhoos said 5 years ago

    This is my fave decor posting thus far! I've always wanted to be able to do this. You made your motorhome look so cozy, light, and inviting. Lovely job! Thank you for sharing!

  • redcordelia

    redcordelia said 5 years ago

    I could live there.

  • TheCookieClutch

    Terry Zamora from TheCookieClutch said 5 years ago

    You are doing just what I want to do some day!! I really want to find an old Airstream and re-vamp the inside. So Fun!! Terry

  • pinkpurse

    Michelle from pinkpurse said 5 years ago

    Just charming and cheerful...Great get-a-way on 4 wheels!

  • IntheMoodforVintage

    Michele from IntheMoodforVintage said 5 years ago

    That is really cute! What a clever renovation and color scheme! Would love this as a traveling office ... park by the beach one day, out to the country the next. I would never feel like I was working.

  • ArchetypalTheatre

    Sarah Pogue from ArchetypalTheatre said 5 years ago

    Amazing! The space is cozy and airy at the same time. Nice job!

  • ReleafPaper

    Heather from ReleafPaper said 5 years ago

    This post makes me ridiculously happy. The colors alone (not to mention the owls) spark such joy in me. Thank you for posting!

  • MuddyHeartPottery

    Meli-- Muddy Heart from MuddyHeart said 5 years ago

    Oh my! this looks so amazingly chic!; they did an awesome job making it look this beautiful!...I know Rv's and I'm sure this used to be drab orange/yellow pattern overload with a musky hint of eww! lol . Honestly, this camper is FAB FAB FAB!! Enjoy it! ^_^

  • iowajewel

    julie macneil from iowajewel said 5 years ago

    love the yellow and white! so perfect and love the part about the spiders, i would think that same way too! i have always wanted a motor home and dream of traveling the country someday in it! thanks for the peak inside yours!!!!

  • BlueMoonLights

    Alexandra Simons from BlueMoonLights said 5 years ago

    You did a great job! I love the atmosphere you created, clean and cozy. Loved reading this article, thank you :)

  • opendoorstudio

    Martha Layton Smith from opendoorstudio said 5 years ago

    Cute... Last year we picked up a small vintage travel trailer .. We use it to do our vintage shows. Our project this Spring it to restore her! Great touches here and thank you for the redo inspiration! " sharky" is beautiful!

  • MomsCottage

    Ruth Ann from MomsCottage said 5 years ago

    Beautiful re-do! So fun and comfy looking. Love the prints in your shop too. You are super talented! Thanks for sharing.

  • adaora1

    adaora1 said 5 years ago

    Now I want a motor home! It looks so beautiful, and such a wonderful idea when going on camping trips!

  • mountainvintage

    Alexis E. from mountainvintage said 5 years ago

    What a fun space. I think I would have painted the the cabinets white as well. Great work.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    Debra Gilstrap from gilstrapdesigns said 5 years ago

    You really decorated it nice. There probably will be lots of good times and fun memories to be had.

  • gumo

    Sally and Andrew from gumo said 5 years ago

    You have a great eye for colour and a fab motor home! Thanks for sharing x

  • lucysnowephotography

    Lucy Snowe from lucysnowephotography said 5 years ago

    This is fabulously fun!! Travel in style:)

  • EmiliaFaith

    Edie Ann from OhHoneyHush said 5 years ago

    Cute ! Looks like so much fun !

  • PDXfabricdeli

    Barbara from PDXfabricdeli said 5 years ago

    Too cool! love the soft lemon color scheme. Thanks for sharing.

  • thephilosophehouse

    caitlin kaniatobe-lucas said 5 years ago

    How fun!!! What a great story

  • LineaLina

    Susanne Major from LineaLina said 5 years ago

    Such a wonderful thing. I think I would use it for a night with the kids right in front of our house... for a change ;-) Thanks for sharing!

  • angelspin

    Eclectic Crochet Designs from angelspin said 5 years ago

    I love the interior. Thanks for sharing

  • librarygirl999

    c s said 5 years ago

    What a great post. I am so jealous! I love the "vacation home" and the decor. Very nice. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake from IcingOnTheCupcake said 5 years ago

    Traveling in style with the comforts of home... love.

  • funkomavintage

    Tressie from funkomavintage said 5 years ago

    I love it !! .....What a delightful second home and another many people hate and don't understand why the "homeless" are parked on the back streets . It's because they have to...and a motorhome is so wonderful to live in...far better than living under the bridge or in a car! My 1973 Winnebago makes me so happy ! It's insurance against being homeless...and in this economic climate, homeless can happen to anyone.

  • VintageMarketPlace

    VintageMarketPlace from VintageMarketPlace said 5 years ago

    this story is going to make my husband want a motor home even more, LOL Thanks

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage from LivingVintage said 5 years ago


  • CozyMoments

    Michelle from CozyMomentsLLC said 5 years ago

    I LOVE your motorhome! TY for sharing! ♥

  • kayvincent

    kay vincent from ketchuponeverything said 5 years ago

    I want one!!!!! :0)))

  • takingshape

    Aleta Ford Baker from AletaFordBakerDesign said 5 years ago

    Wow - checked out your blog and my goodness! what a transformation! I think you made all the right choices :D Fantastic make-over!

  • GracefullyGirly

    Kimberlee from GracefullyGirly said 5 years ago

    What fun!!! We have a travel trailer and love spending time camping and exploring new paces with our little one. We have so much fun getting out and finding new things to catch her eye. Just getting out of the house to someplace new and out of our routine is fun and always an adventure. Love what you've done with your rv! I'm inspired to make a few more changes with our travel trailer to make it even more homey.

  • michelemorrod

    Michele Morrod from michelemorrod said 5 years ago

    This is my first comment on Etsy and I've just set up my shop, so here goes! I don't think driving a motor home like yours would be easy on UK roads, but what you've done with it is absolutely lovely and almost makes me yearn for a life on the open road... Your graphics are really nice as well!

  • MyLittleOtter

    MyLittleOtter from MyLittleOtter said 5 years ago

    I've always wanted to rock an RV....especially such a beautiful one. Thanks for the inclusion, as well!

  • TheVintageApartment

    Caren from TheVintageApartment said 5 years ago

    I want a vintage Boler or Trillium camper to park in my backyard to use as a studio; but so far no luck in finding one cheap enough to warrant the purchase (and all the hard work to gut & redo it)! LOVE taking a peek inside your small space. Love the neutrals used throughout & the use of patterns. Chevron & critter pillows make it extra cute!

  • xZOUix

    Zoui from XZOUIX said 5 years ago

    omg, this is SO LOVELY!

  • JodysVintage

    Jody Ball from PansyRoadVintage said 5 years ago

    So awesome! Something we have always thought of doing, WHAT FUN!

  • LittleSewingCottage

    Jan Schrock from LittleSewingCottage said 5 years ago

    your motorhome looks amazing!!! you can create so many memories with your children no matter where you venture too :)

  • goodbeads

    goodbeads from goodbeads said 5 years ago

    Great photos,love it.

  • SarahGiannobile

    SarahGiannobile from SarahGiannobile said 5 years ago

    Oh.. so inspiring and fun!!

  • jelenamirkov

    Jelena from CeruleanBird said 5 years ago

    wonderful: camping with style

  • CopperheadCreations

    Sarah from CopperheadCreations said 5 years ago

    Yeah, I really want this to happen in my future. :)

  • EnterpriseAmericana

    Enterprise Americana from EnterpriseAmericana said 5 years ago

    So funny how my partner and I were just, on Friday, discussing how fun it would be to do something different, like a boat or a RV.

  • Alaroycreature

    Alaroycreature from alaroys said 5 years ago

    This would be amazing if the RV could be hippie van shaped! hahah Etsy decor blog posts are amazing. :)

  • bluebirdluxe

    Eileen from bluebirdluxe said 5 years ago

    I love this SO much! :) What a great feature!! The before and after photos on Jessica's blog are fabulous! What a vision she had! It makes me want to get a motorhome asap! I've always had a dream to turn a little Airstream into a studio! ahhh, one day! :)

  • rebourne

    Marni from rebourne said 5 years ago


  • KMalinka

    Natalia from KMalinkaVintage said 5 years ago

    Great article!

  • lindarwilliams3

    Miss Linda Creates from MissLindaCreates said 5 years ago

    WOW! This kind of post is fun to follow you are interesting to read and keep it up maybe this is a new talent!!!! We named our motorhome too...sometimes we love being in it so much we camp in it in the carport. the weather here in Arizona cn be kind tricky and the price of gas we save and still have the romance! "Love Shack Condo"

  • ShoeClipsOnly

    kathy johnson from ShoeClipsOnly said 5 years ago

    Great article, brings back some happy memories, thanks for sharing!

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome from rosebudshome said 5 years ago

    I would love to vacation out west in a motor home, good times! So is yours available this summer?

  • gypsumrose

    Levi Emerson from gypsumrose said 5 years ago

    jealous!!!! i want to do this so badly :) what a beautiful compilation !

  • GreatWhiteVintage

    Tyler Sharpe from GreatWhiteVintage said 5 years ago

    SOOO SWEET! I want it. Nice job!

  • PollyPainting

    Polly Jones from PollyPainting said 5 years ago

    This is so inspiring me to look for one too. I love your "spur of the moment" purchase. The greys and yellows are wonderful too.

  • designlab443

    Tracy from designlab443 said 5 years ago

    looks fun!

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    Kevie from LittleFridayDesigns said 5 years ago

    I'm in love with Sharkey! I just adore your decorative touches and colour scheme.

  • sonyarasi

    Sonya Rasi from sonyarasi said 5 years ago

    Love it!

  • lifemeetsart

    Jolynn from lifemeetsart said 5 years ago

    Lokking at Craigs list now.

  • Waterrose

    Rose Waterrose from Waterrose said 5 years ago

    We bought an A Frame pop up a year ago to camp in. Since there is just the two of us there is plenty of room. We have just begun planning the redocorating process but will keep it's from the 70s as well. Loved this feature!

  • lilyjewels68

    Lily from VitaGems said 5 years ago

    Very interesting!

  • tamaraky

    tamaraky from tamaraky said 5 years ago

    So lovely! Good luck!

  • BeeGracious

    Darrell and Frankie from BeeGracious said 5 years ago

    Oh SOoooo Love ~ your story, camping and restoring!

  • tomsgrossmami

    Tom's Grossmami from tomsgrossmami said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing. It looks great!

  • BlueMoonBotanical

    Monica Rutt from rootsandflowers said 5 years ago

    wow! Such a good job updating/decorating it!

  • yqsl66

    Ada Ada from idajewelry66 said 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!! loved the photos!

  • yqsl66

    Ada Ada from idajewelry66 said 5 years ago

    loved the photos! Great article!

  • paramountvintage

    kristin from blackmoonsky said 5 years ago

    Seriously amazing article! She did such a great job on Brightening up the interior with white. The main problem with motor homes and campers are the dark drab interiors that make the small space feel even smaller. I love this!

  • FranceGallery

    France Gallery from FranceGallery said 5 years ago

    I like the cheery decor!

  • emilythomas884

    emilythomas884 said 5 years ago

    Enjoyed a trip down memory lane! My parents restored a "50's trailer in the "80"s (before it was cool).

  • BeatriceCLaNore

    Brittany Hodgson from BeatriceCLaNore said 5 years ago

    What a fun article!

  • BambuEarth

    Amber from BambuEarth said 5 years ago

    Seriously? In love. ♥♥♥

  • ModernChicDesigns

    Amy from ModernChicDesigns said 5 years ago

    You did an amazing job, restoring , sunny, clean , crisp, happy!!!!! Have fun!!!!!!

  • ModernChicDesigns

    Amy from ModernChicDesigns said 5 years ago

    Sunny, cool, crisp, Just lovely

  • BlackStar

    Katie McClanahan from WearYourWild said 5 years ago

    Enjoy your Sportscoach. A Bambi Airstream is in our future.

  • HummingbirdProject

    Cassie and Devon from HummingbirdProject said 5 years ago

    I love the banner, color scheme, owl pillows...basically everything about this! Such an awesome article, too. Makes me want to go on a road trip ASAP! :)

  • islandfancies

    Christine Marles from IslandFancies said 5 years ago

    Wow! We live full time in our 5th wheel and I have often wondered about redecorating at some have done an inspiring makeover!

  • sarahfburns

    Sarah F Burns from SarahFBurns said 5 years ago

    That is so cool! And they make great guest rooms too! Great decor - very inspiring!

  • Goofingoff

    Eileen Patterson from GoofingOffSewing said 5 years ago

    Great story! Very inspiring.

  • OneLaneRoad

    Becky from OneLaneRoad said 5 years ago

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! No kidding..... but I just so happen to purchase a vintage motorhome TODAY! 1977 commander. Talk about coincidence! I am so inspired and in love with all your decor details!!! I think I may have to copy many of your ideas. Wow wow wow. Talk about perfect timing for me to see this. Congrats on the feature!

  • HepburnHouse

    Audrey from HepburnHouse said 5 years ago

    This camper is awesome! I love the yellow, gray, stripes and owls--what a fun mix of campy decor!

  • QueenofCuffs

    mary from QueenofCuffs said 5 years ago

    I have never slept in a camper - how missed out am I !!! My cousin was showing off a new one at a family get together. All the young kids wanted to sleep in the roof space bed. Had to stop myself - I sooooo wanted to say me me me. . . !!!!!

  • VonlenskaVintage

    VonlenskaVintage from VonlenskaVintage said 5 years ago

    Just, wow.

  • dahlilafound

    Dahlila S. from dahlilafound said 5 years ago

    That is completely darling! I've always wanted to fix up an old RV. How fun & such a great job. Love the color palette & great throw pillows. :-)

  • BabyBearHats

    Ilya Hobgood from BabyBearHats said 5 years ago

    We have a 15ft 1964 Aladdin Travel Trailer that we lived in for a year ;-) This one looks so spacious compared to our tiny home!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage from accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Great makeover! Interesting post!

  • vol25

    Jessica Rose from vol25 said 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for all the sweet comments! I've been enjoying reading them off and on all day. :)

  • blessedvintage

    Hope from blessedvintage said 5 years ago

    my dream! blessings

  • HelloMountains

    Audrey from HelloMountains said 5 years ago

    Love it!!!

  • GrowingUpWild

    Kelly Engel from GrowingUpWild said 5 years ago

    Such a cozy looking retreat! Love the color palette and retro style.

  • meopoka

    Nguyen Huu Hoc Hoc said 5 years ago

    oh i verry verry good

  • LittleWrenPottery

    Victoria Baker from LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous I love the pop of yellow in your camper, having a selective colour pallet really brings together a cozy feel!

  • BlueHydrangeaDesign

    Christina from playingdirtypottery said 5 years ago

    I love the interior so much! Colors are wonderful.

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects from PoetryofObjects said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous interior! I like how its all tied together. My daughter travelled this past winter for 3 months in a vintage scamp, our family has had travel on our minds. It was nice to read your family story...

  • misspoppys1

    Marie Allen from misspoppys1 said 5 years ago

    Wow - this would be a dream come true for me - I`d drive through the channel tunnel from the UK to France and then pitch up in Provence all summer! Just lovely!!

  • paisleybeading

    LuAnn Poli from PaisleyBeading said 5 years ago

    Fabulous story! INSPIRING! My husband and I bought a very used pop-up camper and used it for years until our family of 5 outgrew it. There's something to be said for leaving all the trappings of the world behind and appreciating nature and the simple life. The renovation is so well done. Chevron, white, grey, yellow. Animal pillows add whimsy! Gorgeous mural. Thanks for sharing this story with us!

  • IkvothaMashiach70

    Gabrielle Knight from RuffleNBustle said 5 years ago

    I love a good road trip, reminds me of summer!

  • messinabella

    messinabella from BandBEstate said 5 years ago

    Beautiful camper and great prints!

  • Parachute425

    Terry from Parachute425 said 5 years ago

    Fun times. Great memories. Thanks for the peek.

  • Addy

    Addy from Addy said 5 years ago

    Beautiful camper van and a really sweet story! I love the pie in the oven!

  • SoftJewelry

    Eleanore from SoftJewelry said 5 years ago

    Freedom in style!

  • Sahetah

    Melissa Arnold from SahetahsJewelry said 5 years ago

    very cute living space! I like it! =)

  • guziks

    Stephanie from Phylogeny said 5 years ago

    RVs really do give such a freedom to camping! I've also had the experience of waking up in a small pond due to a rainstorm in a tent... highly unpleasant! I would exchange that for being able to bake a pie and sleep in a dry camper any day! Lovely decor :)

  • SDesq

    Satchel Dillinger from SDesq said 5 years ago

    That is SO wicked!

  • aromacandles

    Laura from aromacandles said 5 years ago

    I call shotgun! Oh how I would love a road trip.... Thanks for a most inspiring article (and so many great favorites here!) and for bringing back some wonderful memories of family road trips!

  • michaelhutton1

    Michael Hutton from CTheWritingOnTheWall said 5 years ago

    Looks like you did a real god job decorating it! Nice, cozy and light!

  • UUPP

    UUPP from UUPP said 5 years ago


  • TwinMountainPottery

    Donna from TwinMountainPottery said 5 years ago

    What a nice find. You did an awesome job decorating your home away from home. We find that having an RV makes it more reasonable to attend craft and art shows. In fact many have space in the show parking for those that come in their RV.

  • pengworkshop

    pengworkshop from PengWorkshop said 5 years ago

    Great post! Love it and thanks for sharing : )

  • TwistedWhimsyDesigns

    Joanna Otten from TwistedWhimsyDesigns said 5 years ago

    so much fun! my family used to camp all the time when I was little. brings back lots of great memories!!

  • compulsivelycompiled

    compulsivelycompiled from compulsivelycompiled said 5 years ago

    I need an exact copy.

  • sadiedesignsca

    Sarah from CAMPandQUARRY said 5 years ago

    I love this space! Someday I hope to have a beautifully outfitted vintage camper of my own. I love the slightly more cushy camping but the direct access to the outdoors. What a great idea for a feature! Thanks for sharing!

  • warmstitches

    warmstitches from warmstitches said 5 years ago

    I also have a vintage motorhome. A 1976 GMC Glenbrook with original yellow plaid upholstery. There is nothing like it!

  • RetroRevivalBoutique

    RetroRevivalBoutique from RetroRevivalBoutique said 5 years ago

    *Swoon* I love everything! The sunny yellows really make me smile. (^__^)

  • LoveButtons

    Julia K Walton from JKWaltonCollages said 5 years ago

    What a stylish motorhome! Very nice. My husband and I used to own one many years ago and even lived in it for six months or so - it was definitely rather less salubrious with red velour, dark wood furnishings and rubber bands holding the cupboard doors shut :o/

  • windycitynovelties

    Windy City Novelties said 5 years ago

    I almost want to live in there. You guys gave it such a home like feeling to it, so adorable!

  • luckyporcupine

    Kate from luckyporcupine said 5 years ago

    This is so cute! Glad I got to see this!

  • KaiceJoy

    Kirsti Joy from KaiceJoy said 5 years ago

    Fun to see your transformation of the motorhome! Looks wonderful!! Thanks for the great post, and sharing a glimpse of your lives!!

  • PatternGirl

    Anna Zerega from PatternGirl said 5 years ago

    I am so in love with your motorhome and interview! Great job...

  • janessarobbins

    Janessa Robbins from AnarasCorner said 5 years ago

    How fun! I love camping with family and have grown up both tent and RV camping. I love the choice of interior colors, nothing like relaxing to some warm, sunny colors and tones.

  • uswatsons

    Sylvie Liv from SylvieLiv said 5 years ago

    This is the cutest motor home ever! And I love gray and yellow. I have a dream flickering in the back of my head to give an old motor home a new life. Now that my kids are old enough to enjoy going on road trips and camping, the flicker is turning into more of a flame. :)

  • myvintagecrush

    Kathleen from myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    So fun! I still can not get enough chevron!! ;)

  • vintagenelly

    Vintage Nelly from vintagenelly said 5 years ago

    Love your new little home!! Your decor is fabulous and it sounds like so much fun! What a great way to have a second home - a great article, thanks for sharing!!

  • elleestpetite

    Donna Thai from PetiteCuisine said 5 years ago

    You make a motorhome sound really fun!

  • AliceAndFlorence

    Wendy Melling from AliceAndFlorence said 5 years ago

    You won't regret it! We have a vw campervan and get out and about through the year. Love the way you have done it up! Enjoy!

  • QuirkMuseum

    Michael Quirk from QuirkMuseum said 5 years ago

    Makes me want to sell the house and head out on the road. But no, the price of gas is way too high.

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    AJ Marsden from OnlyOriginalsByAJ said 5 years ago

    I love your style! Those little animal pillows are just adorable! And you're story is so inspiring! My husband and I want to retire one day and just get a cute little RV like that and road trip until we die :)

  • MishaGirl

    Michelle from MishaGirl said 5 years ago

    Very cool!

  • LadyBellesShop

    Jennifer Adams from LadyBellesShop said 5 years ago

    I love your style!

  • BayMoonDesign

    Kathy Lindemer from BayMoonDesign said 5 years ago

    What a lovely home on wheels!

  • ezliving

    ezliving from ezliving said 5 years ago

    Well! thanks for sharing!!

  • kclarkphotography

    Kim from KClarkPhotography said 5 years ago

    I spent many a summer night in the top bunch of a travel trailer. This brought back wonderful memories.

  • ToosDetectiveAgency

    Sara Schroeder from ToosDetectiveAgency said 5 years ago

    How fun! I lived my first three years in a Winnebago, and I would to have the same adventures with my children - but I'd like them to have a house to go back to, too!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm from baconsquarefarm said 5 years ago

    How fun is this~ love it thanks for sharing your home on wheels with all of us.

  • liddysopretty

    liddy sopretty from liddysopretty said 5 years ago

    Yes, yes, yes!

  • GraciousArt

    Pamela Neswald from GraciousArt said 5 years ago

    You're my hero! It had not occurred to me to tend so carefully to decorating what is essentially a camper. Seeing how lovely your results are inspires me to give it a try. Of course, finding a used motor home or even a camper on Maui is a big trick...might be worth shipping it over. you got me thinking...

  • Floralchic

    Amy Frances from Floralchic said 5 years ago

    How cool! i want! :)

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    Tammy Stannus-Campbell from ImagineThatCustDesig said 5 years ago

    Wow! Your Motor home is So Cozy and Beautiful! I can relate with the tent horror stories. We once set up our Family tent in Corpus Christ Texas, directly on top of a Giant Fire Ant mound. We ended up on the Beach.

  • thenagainfinds

    moon from ThenAgainFinds said 5 years ago

    Well done my dear...looks awesome .Super thread to read. Thanks for sharing the experience. cheers Moon

  • typed111

    TanYa pedretti from typed111 said 5 years ago

    This is great we lived in our Sportscoach motorhome( same exact model) as this for 9 months patiently waiting for the Amish to finish our log home. Those days were filled with love and charm, closeness and agility we loved the experience and would not want it any other way! You've done a beautiful job in making it cozy! Kudos to you and your family!

  • VintageEclectica

    Maria from VintageEclectica said 5 years ago

    I am going to Burning Man this summer and this is so up my alley!!! So inspiring!!!! Makes me what to start searching for an old RV to fix up, revamp and hit the road :-) Love Love Love!!!!!!

  • MrsH8etsy

    Rachael Hedrick said 5 years ago

    I have always loved camping and outdoors. I am too old for the tent, so an RV or Camper would be perfect. This is very inspiring! I used to think that an RV would be out of our reach, but I think it is possible now, with creativity and a little faith! Love your fresh look!

  • pinkpoppies1991

    Pink Poppies from pinkpoppies1991 said 5 years ago

    It's my dream to live in a motor home and travel all around Australia.

  • LeatherheadOriginals

    LeatherheadOriginals from LeatherheadOriginals said 5 years ago

    Cool post! I have a 1978 TransVan, that is a work- in- progress(needs some mechanical work and I want to redo some of interior). It is also my "daily driver" car LOL! Gas is insanely expensive these days, though and I drive it only once a week into town right now.

  • amya68

    Amy from TheSquirrelCottage said 5 years ago

    Beautiful and simple - perfect!

  • iswasandwillbe

    Telle and Rex from ISWASANDWILLBE said 5 years ago

    That is the coziest interior I've ever seen!

  • KisforCalligraphy

    katy from KisforCalligraphy said 5 years ago

    So fantastic Jessica! What a lucky find! Happy Trails....

  • HighPointFarm2010

    HighPointFarm2010 from HighPointFarm2010 said 5 years ago

    We are seriously considering buying a motor home and now I REALLY want to buy one. Loved the revamp...great colors for a small space.

  • HawaiianEye

    Eileen from HawaiianEye said 5 years ago

    What a cute and comfy little home you have designed. Looks like a great place to gather for a craft group or a good nap :)

  • twosisterscottage

    Debbie Francis from twosisterscottage said 5 years ago

    I LOVE IT!, our sons gave us a partially restored 1976 Taurus travel trailer. I have been in process of finishing it...lots more to do. May be awhile before if gets out of the yard...but is a great retreat for me right

  • sunruh

    sunruh said 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing the terrific job you did on your motorhome. We have had a '78 Argosy for about ten years and have really enjoyed trips we've made to Yellowstone and visiting grandkids. I'd love to know what the checkered curtain is made from. It looks like something that would blend well with our mostly stock but in very good condition motorhome. The transformation you have made gives me courage to tackle redoing ours!

  • LeasaMarie

    Leasa from LeasaDesigns said 5 years ago

    What a fun way to travel - in style!! Love being on the road, exploring everyday!! It would also make a fun sleep over place for kids and guests!

  • ikekyliemea

    ikekyliemea said 4 years ago

    OK this is my first time posting on ANY blog! You decorating is fun and inspiring! We are about to buy our first motorhome (probably the new Thor A. C. E. because of its pet-friendly ideas and extra bunk above the cock pit). I HAVE NEVER BEEN CAMPING BEFORE! I always said my idea of camping was the Marriott! We have three needy, spoiled doggies, and we hate to leave them with a sitter. This will give us real vacations with our puppies and now our new grandbaby (daughter and son-in-law too). I love to DECORATE and want to make this motorhome peronal. It has PLEATHER seats, which sound slippery, cold, and easily puncturable by doggie toenails. I love the grey and bright yellow with nature-inspired whimsical fabrics! I'd love to hear RV DECORATING ADVICE AND RESOURCES from here on Etsy, where I have bought some fantastic quilts and pillows and other art. Also. practical know-hows concerning making things secure would be nice! Happy motorhoming!

  • longnguyen2011

    nguyen long said 4 years ago

    Thanks for giving me the useful information. I think I need it. Thank you

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