Thursday, December 30, 2010

Our new camper, Miss Chalet

We bought a camper today ~ we have been looking for about a year for a small, reasonably priced, camper that we could tow up mountains in Colorado.   I love tent camping, and don't plan on stopping anytime soon; but we can't camp in the winter and sometimes it's nice to be off the ground and out of the rain.  The Chalet is hard sided and foldes up into an A-Frame; it has a double bed on one side and twin bed that converts to a kitchen table and seats.  There is also a propane stove and sink; plus, the best part is a small portable potty!  The potty wasn't a necessity, but it sure will be nice to not run outside and pee in the woods; in the middle of the cold Colorado nights.  Twice, I have had coyotes around me when going to the bathroom outside and that was pretty scary!   A potty will sure be a step up in the world!

Plus, I am a little worried about having kiddos in a tent, and I don't want to give up camping when we have a baby; or when I am pregant.  We are excited to take it out this weekend; after the farmers market on Saturday.
Here are some more pics of our Chalet.

I will recover the cushins right away, and we already started painting over the crappy wall paper.

This is the double bed/couch.  I will again re-finish the cushions.

Inside, its pretty sunny, but bad curtains and stove and sink


  1. Hey, I just bought a 2000 Chalet Aspen...I believe we have the same model. Let me know how the wall recovering goes. What did you use? I want to recover my walls as well. We live in the Adirondacks and want to re-do the inside "Adirondack style". I have some new fabric picked out for the seats and couch. Were they hard to recover? If you have any pictures of the restoration project..that would be awesome!

  2. We ended up painting over the wallpaper which turned out great, but we needed a lot of tape to tape off the windows and everything else. The seat coverings were a bit harder, I sew and I still had a hard time, maybe it was because I was newly pregnant when I was trying to finish them and had no energy. But they took forever and I had to add velcro to one side so they would stay closed. I am still working on the window coverings. No pics yet, but when its completely done, I will be sure to post some! Good luck!!