Sharing our RV remodel. We purchased an older RV that needed a little renovating. My hubby and I took on the project and I’m pretty excited to share the results with you.

If you like decorating posts, be sure to check out our girls’ bedroom remodel.

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RV remodel-

We have many dreams and goals.  One of them has always been to travel around the US in an RV. This has been something we’ve wanted to do for many years but wanted the kids to be old enough to enjoy the trip and remember it. We decided this was the year to do so.

I really enjoy a good renovating project and so we got a motorhome for a great price and redid everything in it. I wanted to do everything on a low budget, I’m rather happy with the results of the project. 🙂

kitchen –

Instead of replacing the cabinets, we just painted them white. I used a bonding primer for wood and then just a regular white over the primer. Looks wonderful. The cabinets weren’t in the greatest condition, so it was a bit of a challenge, but we made it work.

For the handles, I just used black spray paint, gave the cabinets appeal.

For the backsplash, I used stick-on square tiles. You’d never know it wasn’t tile. For the countertop, I wanted a little character, so I got a wooden vinyl adhesive that we cut out into a countertop.

living room-

For the “living room”, I used a black and white striped wallpaper.

Since I wanted a black and white theme, I found a set of décor throw pillows. There are super cute and really good quality.

I couldn’t pass up the plant hanger (think one of my favorite purchases for the RV, haha! #plantladyproblems).

The futon converts into a bed and there’s another mattress underneath it.

table-

We bought storage benches and hubby made a table. He designed the table so it converts into a bed for the kiddos, so neat!

I made the cushions for the benches. We just got fabric from JoAnn’s and covered the cushions with the fabric. The boys just stapled the cushion and fabric onto a thin board for durability.

The kitchen runner was such a great purchase, it fit perfectly into space.

bathroom-

I just love how beautiful the bathroom came out. I used THIS black and white floral wallpaper. Just like the kitchen, I used stick on backsplash, just a little different design. I love how the bathroom looks.

bedroom-

Lastly, was our bedroom. I forgot to take a before picture, but it was not appealing – not at all. There was a mirror on the sidewall the Mr. took out and replaced it with wood Elizabeth stained. Though you can’t really see it in the picture, the stain is such a pretty color (it’s the same as the table).

on a personal note-

As I publish this post, we departed on our trip across America. We were initially going to go for 3 – 4 weeks, however, sometimes life throws you curve balls. Almost a month ago, my dad went into the hospital sick. He had quadruple open-heart bypass surgery and I had to be home for all of that. Praising God for a successful surgery and now the slow recovery begins for him. Dad holds a very special place in my heart so that was hard to see (yes, I’m a daddy’s girl).

I know many of you enjoy our personal posts and we hope to share something once a month (the last Friday of the month). We will be sharing more posts on our family and faith. I’ve been going through a lot spiritually lately and am praying through how to share that (would you enjoy a video or a post on that?)

Have you ever traveled in an RV? What was your favorite and least favorite part about the experience? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below.

BEFORE:

AFTER:

Looking forward to having the RV for the kids after we return for the trip to enjoy with their friends to have sleepovers in and playdates. I’d say it’s a really neat place to get away whenever someone needs some quiet time. (Also thinking it will become my place for some time with the Lord, my “war room”.

And that’s a wrap friends.

(Special THANK YOU to our kiddos who were a huge part of this remodel. :)…..)

Fondly,

Timur & Valentina