1969 Vintage Camper Gets Avondale Kitchen

Hi Everyone!

We have something a bit different for you today. We will talk you through the renovation of our Showroom Manager’s renovated 1969 Glendale Camper, complete with an Avondale Kitchen Reface. Enjoy!:


Last year I purchased a 1969 Glendette Camper, with the hopes of remodeling it into the perfect glamper.  After a year (a long break in the winter!), it is almost complete.

Let me start off by showing you the before photo.  It was a bit rough, but overall the bones seemed like they could have potential. I picked up this trailer from kijiji, for $800.00, and hauled it home:


Inside, the floors and cabinets were dark and dingy. The first step was to repaint all walls and remove doors.IMG_8093


Bobae loved helping with all of the details!


After the base of the interior was painted, it was time for the new floors. You can see that part of the floor was uncovered.


We decided to call in the big guns and have Tile your World come in and lay the new floor. It took him a few hours, and it made all the difference.


Here’s a little side by side before and after of the old and new floor:


The best thing about the new floor? You can’t see the dirt!!


After the floor and painting were complete, it was time for the fun part! I put together a few samples, to try and come up with a theme, or direction of the project. Grey and white polka dot for curtains, a teal pattern for cushion covers, the chosen flooring, and soft pastel accents. The name of the game? Soft, girly and clean.


We removed the existing counter, sink, range, and propane heater, and replaced with a straight run of countertop. I chose a Wilsonart laminate that came straight from the mid-century vault, to add to the charm of the original era.

I chose a chateau style door to replace the original doors and give the look of a refaced kitchen.  We swapped out the original light and replaced with a pretty mini-chandelier.



As you can see in the photo above, I have one more drawer front to install, but I was just too excited not to share the progress already!

We replaced the laminate on the kitchen table with the same as the main kitchenette:


Enjoying the new table!


I chose a sparkly, yet durable handle for the doors, to add some shine and glam!


The closets and storage section of the camper originally consisted of smaller doors, but we swapped them out for full length doors for a streamlined look:



What a difference a coat of paint can make!



I printed off some free printable art onto card stock and framed with dollar store frames to add a bit of a welcoming touch as you enter:


Now that the inside was complete, it was time to move to the outside!

All of the metal strips and screws were rusty and dirty. We wiped them all down really well, taped them off, and sprayed with a Armor Coat rust paint.  It made a HUGE difference.




After all of the metal was covered, it was FINALLY time to paint the exterior! We cleaned the entire camper with soap and water, then let it dry over night.

I chose a plain white exterior paint, and 2077-40 Spring Azalea for the stripes.





How exciting! We’ve taken her out three times now, and every time we sit in awe and say “I LOVE this camper!”


Happy camping everyone!



Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

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6 Steps to Get Your Dream Kitchen!

1. Book a Free At-Home Design and quote.  The first step on the road to your dream kitchen, is sitting down with our designer to come up with the perfect layout and design. In a one to two hour design session, you will have hand drawings and quotes in your hands.  Our designer will measure up your space and provide a scale drawing for you to see.

2. Visit the Showroom. Now the fun part! Stop into our showroom and make selections for your new kitchen! With  lots of full-size kitchen displays, and a fully stocked sample room, our showroom manager will be able to help you narrow down all of your decisions and pull everything together beautifully.  Have kids? Bring them along to play in our fantastic playroom while you browse around the showroom.

3. CAD Designs. Once you’ve sent your 40% deposit, our in-house CAD designer will get started on your designs.  In the meantime, you will receive a visual copy of all of your pick-outs to review and approve.  When CAD is complete, you will receive a copy to review, and electrical layouts will be sent to your electrician.


4. Production. Once CAD and pick-outs are approved, your kitchen designs head to our production team and they get started on your project. While your contractor is preparing for your kitchen reno, or building your new home, Avondale will be completely manufacturing your new kitchen in our cutting edge factory.

CNC Machine at Avondale Factory
Avondale Factory, Jacksonville, NB

5.Installation. Once your kitchen is ready, our professional install team will visit your home and install your new kitchen.  Typically this is a one day job, with a return trip to wrap up any loose ends or make adjustments after the fact. On the day of installation, you will pay the balance of your kitchen, minus a $500 hold back, which is paid once the installers return to finish up any small details on their second trip.

Avondale Professional Installers
Avondale Professional Installers

6. Granite/Quartz Installation. If you are going with Granite or Quartz countertops, the Granite company will be scheduled to stop in once your kitchen is installed.  Once there, they will template for your new counters to ensure an absolutely perfect fit.  The counters will arrive approximately two weeks after they complete the templating.  In the meantime, we will provide a temporary pressboard countertop, so your kitchen is still usable.


Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

317 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville (Woodstock), NB, Canada