VW VANAGON REMODEL

Vintage camper vans have been quite the craze over the last few years for obvious reason, they are cuter than cute! The one thing I noticed is that a lot of them only looked good on the outside, and I wanted to conquer the interior of one of these beauties. My search began and when I saw this red van I knew we were meant to be. When I found her the previous owner had the same idea as me and had gutted the interior back cab in order to customize the inside, his journey ended there. Mine started with a clean slate and this little beauty was creative inspiration. I knew I wanted things to be FUN, but also not to loud because the space is small. Long story short she is done and we are still in love!

 
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1990 Volkswagon Vanagon

1990 Volkswagon Vanagon

I stared with the ceiling which needed to be framed out.

I stared with the ceiling which needed to be framed out.

The ceiling panels are up, still not looking great but they are up,  it was not an easy task.

The ceiling panels are up, still not looking great but they are up,  it was not an easy task.

Marking out my cuts for the rest of the cabinets and shelves. Levels and squares are a must.

Marking out my cuts for the rest of the cabinets and shelves. Levels and squares are a must.

I have never built a cabinet before, so I am starting to feel proud.

I have never built a cabinet before, so I am starting to feel proud.

Afternoon spent in the sun cutting frames for the cabinet fronts.

Afternoon spent in the sun cutting frames for the cabinet fronts.

Starting to upholster the bench seat, feeling confident because I have done that before.

Starting to upholster the bench seat, feeling confident because I have done that before.

View from the back where you can see that I have also covered the back cushion that is part of the bed.

View from the back where you can see that I have also covered the back cushion that is part of the bed.

The gutted interior I had to work with along with the panic of can I do this set in

The gutted interior I had to work with along with the panic of can I do this set in

Putting insulation in the ceiling proved to be less fun than it looks.

Putting insulation in the ceiling proved to be less fun than it looks.

Working out how big I wanted to cabinet compartments to look.

Working out how big I wanted to cabinet compartments to look.

Wood gluing the shelves before they get nailed into place.

Wood gluing the shelves before they get nailed into place.

Working out where I want to hook up the sink and foot pump.

Working out where I want to hook up the sink and foot pump.

The cabinets are done and I have also put in the bench seat which was a puzzle to figure out.

The cabinets are done and I have also put in the bench seat which was a puzzle to figure out.

All of the building is done at this point, sink works, cabinets are done, bench is covered and bolted in.

All of the building is done at this point, sink works, cabinets are done, bench is covered and bolted in.

Excited that the folding bench seat works and that it can double as a bed.  

Excited that the folding bench seat works and that it can double as a bed.

 

The last project I needed to do was the curtains. I have a BFA in printmaking and so I decided to make custom screen printed plant curtains, now the van is finished and homey!

The last project I needed to do was the curtains. I have a BFA in printmaking and so I decided to make custom screen printed plant curtains, now the van is finished and homey!