Retro Camp Decor

Happy Wednesday to all my Decor Peeps!  I am still tired and dragging after a stint at camp with a small drove of elementary kids from my church.  While I was there, my friend Michelle G. couldn’t wait to show me the decor in the “hospitality suite” on campus.  It’s a little trailer of sorts with a living room, kitchen, and 2 bedrooms.  Anywho, couldn’t resist taking a few pics to share this little time capsule, circa 1974.  Let’s start with the faux wood paneling and console television.  Yes, I remember having both in my childhood home!

  Faux Wood Paneling is a Decor Faux Pas

 

 

You know I love owls!  But this one’s kinda creepy.   I think it’s made of pinecones or something.

Natural but Creepy Owl Art

 

These dated wood cabinets would look great with a few good coats of creamy white paint.  This look reminds me of an old ship interior for some reason . . . 

photo by Kristie Barnett

 

Little has changed in this little love nest since 1974.

 

Some lovely shell art – this is why I’m not really into crafting . . .

Shell Art, I Suppose

 

This is the bathroom.  I really don’t know what to say about this . . .

1970’s Bathroom

 

Now the lighting definitely had some potential!  Hanging drum shades are totally hot right now, so you could just remove that velvet trim.

Cool Hanging Pendant

 

And I also like this one – I actually have a similar sconce in one of my daughter’s rooms with that same hobnail glass.

Hobnail Hanging Light Fixture

 

 

Ok, now THIS I love!!!  What a cool wood light switch cover – if only it wasn’t placed on top of wood paneling.  At least the light switch cover appears to be real wood.

Wood Light Switch Cover

 

Wow,  it just occurred to me that this is totally James Rockford’s beach trailer!!!!   Now I’m not going to be able to get that theme song out of my head all day.  Anywho, here I am with my bevy of 5th grade campers and my brave co-counselor. 

Camp Sonrise Cuties

 

We made it without any ticks or broken bones, but not without a lot of drama and waayyyy more information about Justin Beiber than I ever wanted to know.   If your home looks like the one featured in today’s post, contact The Decorologist immediately!

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Amy
Amy
9 years ago

And to think that last year I actually SLEPT in that hospitality suite, and showered in that bathroom! It was scary then too! 🙂 We thought about y’all all weekend – can’t wait to hear more details!

Dianne
Dianne
9 years ago

I remember all these trends. you look so cute in your braids and tye-died shirt.

Michelle L.
Michelle L.
9 years ago

Now if you could only communicate the, ah, “aroma” of the trailor in your blog. That would really complete the scene. How I miss my little home away from home. NOT!

Jamie
Jamie
9 years ago

Maybe for $200 a day, plus expenses, you could hire Rockford to paint that wood panelling for ya!

Jana
Jana
9 years ago

What? No pictures of the snack table? That would explain why we all know so much about the place 🙂 You and your co-counselor do such a great job!!!

Alyson
Alyson
9 years ago

It’s amazing how clean it is! That bathroom is pristine. And the lights: guess it goes to show you that anything you keep around long enough is bound to come back in? I can’t imagine sleeping on those mattresses or in the sheets though. Some things weren’t meant to last 30+ years. *shudder*

Ashley @ DesignBuildLove.co

How fun! Gotta love “camp-style”!

Missy
Missy
9 years ago

This you just have to see to get the true appreciation of….I agree that you can’t go without noting the “granny aroma” in that place. good times, good times…….

Naturally Carol
9 years ago

Whoever owns that place is definitely in urgent need of your help! lol

Hannah
Hannah
9 years ago

Thank you for admitting you aren’t into crafting. I’m not as well, and now I’m not alone in admitting it 🙂

Molly
9 years ago

How did you resist the urge to update?

Sheila Zeller
9 years ago

You are so funny! Love your last line – …call the Decorologist immediately! Made me LOL 🙂 Seriously though, the toilet seat was up in the pic – now that’s bad… wasn’t it all girls at this camp out?
Hope you had a blast… from that past 😉

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