She Transforms A 1974 Camper With Her Own Hands And The Result Is To Die For • MetDaan

She Transforms A 1974 Camper With Her Own Hands And The Result Is To Die For


While some kids spend their summer hanging with friends and enjoying the night life, 14-year-old Ellie Yeater of Williamstown, WV, used her summer break to renovate a 1974 Wilderness camper into her own “glamper”! The final result is adorable and every inch of the space is splashed in color, cozy accents and inspirational messages.

Her mother Lori calls her an “out of the box kid” since she saved up $500 from her birthdays and chores to buy the refit for the camper. Her dad Larry helped her by buying the wood and rubber roll for the roof.

Below you can see pictures chronicling the camper’s transition from drab and dusty to quaint, colorful and pretty.


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The camper was in rough shape and need a lot of love to turn it around.

“It needed work,” Lori recalled, “…lots of work.”


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The old floor and wood paneling were screaming for a makeover.


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She purchased it for $200 from an ad and started decorating. Ellie learned the carpentry skills from her grandfather Lawrence and they braced everything and also plugged holes.


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She wanted a practical space which meant electricity and Wi-Fi connections.


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When a peach and blue color was selected, they started painting.


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Then, Ellie started installing the new floor tiles while her mother and grandmother recovered the seat cushions and made the curtains.


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She got much of her inspiration for the decoration on Pinterest.

“I love that the path isn’t straight,” Lori said, “just like life.”


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After everything was done, Ellie added personal fun touches to the place. Her grandmother also made the glamper’s curtains and little napkins.


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The final product is dotted with cute, cozy accents including the cushions, pillows and the hanging lights.


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It’s more than clear that Elle has a future in home decor but she says that she appreciates her family for helping her.

“I couldn’t have gotten this far on this project without my family helping me bring my vision to life.”

“My biggest lesson,” Ellie shared, “has been learning that teamwork is how you really get something done.”


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