Before and After – 1972 Frolic Camper Remodel – Bathroom Door

If you’ve been following my 1972 Frolic camper restoration project then you’ve seen a lot of our before and after pictures here.   And at one point I even said that you’ve probably seen the last of the inside work, but there was one last project that had to be dealt with in the Pink Paradise.  The bathroom doorway and door.


The door was heavy, ugly, and to be honest, I just didn’t like it.  Not to mention that both had been chewed on by rodents..  I saved the door project for last hoping that as the rest of the remodel came together I’d know exactly what I wanted to do about the door.  Hubby and I were discussing what we were going to do with it one day and I told him I’d like a Dutch door, and nearly at the same time he suggested building a French Door. 

And here is what we created after putting our two heads together.

Hubby made the trim and the doors; I painted them.  I  just love the cottage look it gives the camper.  Plus, we can still see all the hard work we did remodeling the bathroom.

I’m now in search for some old door latches that will work on the doors.  Always another adventure!

Coming soon – pictures of her new paint job!

15 Comment

  1. I absolutely LOVE that door! You guys come up with some great, creative ideas!!!
    We stayed at a B&B once that used this style of latches on their doors, and they were SO cute! If you’re only looking to close it from one side, these would work. http://www.knobsandhardware.com/latches/coastal-bronze-50-400-drop-bar-latch_g638719.html?isku=5863985&linkloc=cataLogProductItemsImage
    By the way, that website has every door and cabinet closure ever, and you WILL get sucked in for hours!

    1. Thanks Emily! I’m going to check out that website this evening. I love searching for hardware – so much fun!

  2. CeletaC says:

    What a fabulous idea! Perfect cottage vibe 🙂

  3. CeletaC says:

    Fabulous – absolutely fabulous!

  4. Loving that door! what a great idea for your little camper. I wish my camper had a bathroom just so I could do the same. 😉

  5. Sandra says:

    Wow, this is a great transformation! From the very first before photo you have had quite the adventure.

  6. ohh I LOVE How retro and girly this looks!

  7. Good luck!

  8. Oh my goodness! This transformation is inspiring! Just shared with Ryan. We both love it!

  9. That door has got some personality! Love it!

  10. Jo says:

    Great job. I just love what you have done t this little gem. It is just so cozy who wouldn’t want to play in there.

    1. Thanks Jo! I’m pretty happy with it. I was looking at a lot of before and after pics of it the other day and it really amazes me how it all came together. Thanks for dropping in!

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