14-Year-Old Girl Spends Summer Transforming an Old Camper into a Beautiful Hangout Spot
When summer vacation rolls around, many students struggle to find ways to spend their free time. While some get summer jobs or attend camps, others go on vacation with their families. However, Ellie Yeater, a 14-year-old from West Virginia, had a different idea. She spent her summer fulfilling her dream of transforming an old camper into a beautiful place to hang out with her friends.
Ellie purchased the 1974 camper using birthday money and began the renovation process in the summer of 2016. With the furniture untouched since the 70s, Ellie’s dream project was going to take a lot of work. According to Ellie’s mother, Lori, “it needed work…lots of work.” Despite the challenge, Ellie was ready to take on the project and started by scraping the floors. Her father and brother, both skilled renovators, were there to help and guide her through the process.
After removing the rot and scraping the floors, Ellie began to decorate. She started by changing the camper’s color to her liking, using a bright and beautiful blue called “mystic sea.” Then, she tackled the inside, painting it peachy with aqua blue accents and installing a new wood-patterned floor. To add the finishing touches, Ellie’s grandmother sewed curtains, towels, and pillowcases.
In the end, Ellie turned the camper into her own private getaway in the space of a single summer. It is barely recognizable in before and after pictures. Ellie’s loved ones provided guidance and support throughout the process, and they received a standing invitation to visit her in her camper. Ellie’s mother, Lori, shared that “she has always been an out-of-the-box thinker. I want her to color the entire page!”
Ellie’s accomplishment is impressive, considering that she was only 14 years old when she took on this project. It is remarkable to see what she was able to achieve with the help of her loved ones.
Ellie Yeater, a 14-year-old girl from West Virginia, spent her summer transforming a 1974 camper into a beautiful hangout spot. Her dream project required a lot of work, but she was up to the challenge. With the help of her skilled renovator father and brother, Ellie scraped the floors, removed the rot, and decorated the camper to her liking. In a single summer, Ellie turned the camper into her own private getaway, with a new color, new furniture, and fresh wood-patterned tiles. Her loved ones provided guidance and support throughout the process, and they received a standing invitation to visit her in her camper. Ellie’s accomplishment is remarkable, and it shows what can be achieved with hard work, dedication, and a dream.