Adding Teal Paint Accents to Glamp my Casita Travel Trailer
The second project I completed, after chalk painting the Casita’s doors, was to add a splash of color with some teal spray paint.
I love working with spray paint; I even created my Mrs. Padilly logo by spray painting my name on a car at the Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo, Texas.
But when it came time to add spray paint to my camper, I only wanted to apply it to a few items; some that needed to be painted due to poor condition, and other’s to add a pop of color and draw attention to them.
Step 1 ~ The Color Palette
The first decision I needed to make before I could decide on a color of spray paint, was to choose a color palette for the Casita’s interior.
As I mentioned in my last post on chalk painting the cabinets, I LOVE color, but I decided that the Casita would be toned down to give me a shabby chic or beach cottage feel.
After changing the brown MDF cabinet doors to soft white with chalk paint, and considering the interior’s shiny white hard surfaces and soft gray carpet that lines the walls, I reasoned I had to throw in some color!
The fabrics you see in the above photo determined my color palette. In addition to the soft whites and grays that are part of the design of the Casita, I wanted to add the colors teal, yellow, a pinch of gray and brown, and a speck of rose.
Step 2 ~ Taping the Parts to Add Teal Spray Paint
Based on the teal in the lattice fabric, I chose Valspar Brand 12 oz Tropical Oasis Gloss Spray Paint (#85089). (affiliate link)
Only two items in my camper needed to be painted due to damage: The cover to the stove, and the end caps to the outside awning.
Everything else I that painted teal, I painted because I wanted to add a punch of color.
TIP: It is better to put on several light coats of spray paint to avoid any drips. Just take your time, and allow paint to dry between coats.
The following pictures will give you a good idea of the process and my results:
The following Photos shows the rest of the items I painted, and a little of my prep work: mirror on bathroom door, propane tank cover, end caps to awning:
Step 3 ~ Branding my Casita
The final splash of teal came when I branded my Casita, Free Range. I just love the color combination of teal and brown, and the projects in this post are the only changes I made to the outside of my camper (painted end caps and propane cover, teal Free Range decal, and custom tire cover).
I love the color of my little brown egg, and do not want to paint on top of it, even a little!
Introducing Free Range, with Padilly logo on the tire cover! Keep your eyes out for this little brown egg, and if you see us, be sure to way or say howdy!
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Mrs. Padilly’s Series on her 17′ Spirit Deluxe Casita Travel Trailer’s Glamping Makeover:
Casita Glamping Makeover:
- Chalk Painting Cabinet Doors
- Adding Teal Paint to Accent Surfaces
- Installing a Tile Backsplash
- Installing Wood Vinyl Flooring
- Decorating the Screen Door
- Window Treatments
- Dressed for Glamping
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