Ready to Roll

Do It Yourself - - MAKE IT -

In­her­it­ing a 2007 Four Winds camper meant Kate and Dave Malo could take their kids, Thomas, 8, and Al­lie, 5, on all kinds of ad­ven­tures. Although ev­ery­thing was func­tional and rel­a­tively new, the camper’s in­te­rior was brown, brown, brown. Time for a quick up­date!

FRESH START As soon as Kate and Dave towed the camper to her par­ents’ land out­side Des Moines, Kate—a graphic de­signer and stylist—stripped out the ugly trim and un­nec­es­sary over­head cab­i­nets. In the kitch­enette, the cou­ple re­placed booth-style seat­ing with a new 18-inch cab­i­net and coun­ter­top that serves as prep space and a kid­friendly snack spot. They also re­placed a fold­out bed with a long bench to fur­ther em­pha­size the fam­ily han­gout vibe.

WHITE & BRIGHT With help from a friend, the Ma­los painted the camper’s in­te­rior walls crisp white in a satin fin­ish that’s eas­ier to scrub. Kate also de­fined the wall be­tween the liv­ing space and the master bed­room by hang­ing graphic wall­pa­per for tex­tu­ral in­ter­est. (See the Ma­los’ makeover ad­ven­tures on In­sta­gram @wan­derand­dwell.)

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