Sarah Schulner
Sarah Schulner
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  • Eau Claire, WI

Cabin in an Enchanted Forest.


This was a very fun project to do for this family of six.
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Here is the before. These clients have four kiddos and wanted there camper to look like a log cabin...well then.... I decided to place it into a forest filled with fun characters.
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Side one all these characters were found on a free clipart sight .
cabin in an enchanted forest, diy, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
This started to cover the vent on this side of the camper. Again I found the images on the computer and just adjusted them to work with the design.
cabin in an enchanted forest, diy, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
When doing the wood grain on the front the texture on the bottom . What a great place to hall a load of wood.
cabin in an enchanted forest, diy, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
What is an enchanted garden with out a gnome and a sneaky little skunk.
cabin in an enchanted forest, diy, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
All the detail was added after the two base coats dried for three days.
cabin in an enchanted forest, diy, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Fun characters for all ages.
cabin in an enchanted forest, diy, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
The little one sing this all the time.. So Fun.
cabin in an enchanted forest, diy, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
How did we do that? After cleaning it up we based coated it with a nice gold color and then this is where the fun begins..
cabin in an enchanted forest, diy, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Using a contrasting brown we thinned the paint with lacquer thinner and used a wood grain tool to achieve the wood look. All of these items can be found at your local home store.

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 8 questions
  • Carla Caplener
    on Oct 4, 2017

    What a talent. They are blessed to have you do this remodel. How much did all the supplies cost?
  • Nancie
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Please explain how you used the wood grain tool. Thanks.
    • Sarah Schulner
      on Oct 11, 2017

      I applied the base color first (Light brown) then I thinned the darker color just a bit. With a wide brush I painted on the brown one stripe at a time and dragged the tool along rocking it as I went.
  • Pat34174677
    on Oct 1, 2018

    Great job, the cutest thing I have seen in a long time!


    Do you take it camping?

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  • Carol Cole
    on Oct 2, 2018

    Absolutely love it. Think of how many more people will want to do this on their old campers.

  • Valerie Cairns
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Really lovely. We have an old static caravan in our garden and this is the perfect idea for it

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