Hayley and Brad wanted a "vacation home," so they bought one that could take them on many different adventures. Figuring things out as they went along, the couple completely demoed a 1970s vintage camper to create their dream space.
After resealing the exterior, Hayley gave the camper a "glow-up" with Behr Ultra paint and primer from Home Depot in a color-blocked mint and white design. They left original aluminum trim to preserve the vintage charm.
Hayley and Brad appropriately named their camper, "The Dog House" after pooches Duke and Keela.
Part of the appeal for their home away from home is that the dogs are welcome, and they can travel together as a family. "We picked the name because, well, our life is pretty much dogs so it seemed fitting," Hayley shares on Instagram.
The main living space has banquette seating with a handmade fold-down table. The couple repainted the storage base in a crisp white and reupholstered outdated cushions. Underfoot, they added custom tile for a pop of pattern. For the main flooring, the couple chose a light ashy wood-look laminate.
To give the dining table some personality, Hayley created a chevron pattern using two-by-four pieces of wood. For the patterned wall trim, the couple taped off triangular patterns to leave unpainted in the natural wood. Final details like throw pillows, greenery and textural placemats add comforts of home.
In the kitchen, Hayley painted existing cabinetry a crisp white for a modern refresh. To update the appliances, the couple soaked the stovetop in vinegar to remove old debris and then gave everything a fresh coat of paint. Finally, a butcher block countertop was an affordable way to upgrade existing laminate.
Next to the kitchen, Hayley and brad enjoy a cozy sleeping area with overhead storage for clothes. Geometric throw pillows add a pop of color against neutral linens. Textural details like fringe, sisal and embroidery complete the boho look.