I am so excited to show you the finished rv remodel! When my client left my property, she had instructions on last-minute adjustments and a LOT of decor to place. I know she stayed up for hours to make sure it was all done, in addition to packing up her home for sale. I went to her “open house” ready to get some great photos, and I did!
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Are you ready for some incredible Before and Afters?
Now when you walk in, you see this:
Wowie, Zowie, huh?
Let’s take a tour….
Here is a close up of the beautiful table accents:
I really love the way she painted the coffee table. It works for the area without being too “beachy”.
The view looking back into the bedroom… isn’t that cork board fabulous?!
A close up of her desktop:
Full shot of the whole desk. I loved adding the hose bib to the desk handle. Let’s just say it was a little tricky and the solution was “out of the box”… but it is not coming out any time soon.
How would you like to have this view when working?
Turn around and check out that accent/storage/art wall…. I love the way the signs made with the Cricut look. The online Design Space program makes it so easy to make something you see in your mind a complete reality.
Keep going along the wall …. remember the kitchen?
How about this for a change?
the knife storage using magnetic tool bars are fabulous!
Surely you think this is fresher? The bed pillows give a nice contrast with the stone tile.
Laying in bed, this is your view:
The client needed jewelry storage so I grabbed an antique bed rail out of my stash and fashioned it into a fabulous display. Nothing wrong with make the functional beautiful….
Lots more organization and storage now
The Bunk room & now Office
and that former back bunk room?
How’s about an office?
a bit of a different view now. The window was an old one from my stash with leftover hardware mesh to hang family photos. Also a tiny glimpse of the husband’s desktop, as well as the tall cabinet.
the new closet and storage setup…
The extra storage gained by putting doors on the under section was dramatic….
It meant my client could bring her boots and not worry about where to store them.
I love some of the small decor touches used in the main cabin:
Yes, another easy Cricut sign…I put it through the paces with this build. It didn’t even blink.
Here is a great long shot of the whole main cabin:
So… I poured months of my life into this project and I am so pleased with the way it came out. I hope you like it as well. Let me know what you think and if I forgot to tell you about something you want to hear about, let me know!
Looking for the other parts of this journey? rv remodel, rv shiplap, rv two kinds of tile, and bunk room to office.
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SusieJuly 23, 2017 at 9:15 AM
Nice job, Scottie. Love all of your fresh ideas and farmhouse touches. I bet your client is thrilled to the moon and back. Susie from The Chelsea Project
ScottieJuly 24, 2017 at 4:17 PM
Thank you Susie!
Michelle LeslieJuly 24, 2017 at 2:08 AM
I am in awe of how gorgeous this turned out. Just WOW (how I wish I could type that WOW in a size 72 font). It’s so beautiful. The colors, the little touches every single thing.
ScottieJuly 24, 2017 at 4:17 PM
Thank you SO much!
ErinJuly 25, 2017 at 2:51 PM
You have outdone yourself! So fresh and unique! Love it!
ScottieJuly 26, 2017 at 9:19 PM
Erin, thank you so much- I am very proud of this one!
Grey FurnitureSeptember 5, 2017 at 3:19 AM
This is simply gorgeous. I just love it. All pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
ScottieSeptember 25, 2017 at 4:54 PM
Thank you so much! I am so sorry I just saw this comment- I feel terribly I haven’t replied before now.
D LaBrieJune 15, 2018 at 1:16 PM
Love the way it all turned out! My husband thinks I’m crazy because I always change things up in our motor home; you have provided some great inspiration.
ScottieJune 16, 2018 at 11:15 AM
Thank you so much- I am so glad you enjoyed it!!
vicki mendenhallJuly 24, 2018 at 8:36 AM
I would love to know how you mount heavy items on exterior walls.
ScottieJuly 24, 2018 at 9:18 AM
Hi Vicki! The manufacturer of the RV recommended 1″ screws for all the walls (interior and exterior). I generally reused or matched the ones I had removed from the parts and pieces as I took them down. The shiplap was mostly construction adhesive with 5/8 brad nails to hold it as the adhesive dried. You should be able to google the recommended screw length or confirm by removing a few and checking them. Just remember to account for the width of the item you’re mounting. In other words, if your shelf is 3/4 of an inch thick, you would most likely need a longer screw than 1″ as it wouldn’t hold very well. I hope this helps!
NikkiSeptember 17, 2018 at 9:47 PM
Love it! Wondering what you used for the headboard in the bedroom??? With a curved wall what formed well enough to it to stick?
ScottieSeptember 18, 2018 at 7:23 AM
It’s a fantastic tile made of actual stone by Aspect and it’s self stick! I tell you all about it in this post- https://byscottie.com/rv-remodel-two-kinds-tile/ Wait till you see how easy it is to cut too!! Enjoy…
Christine StandenMay 23, 2021 at 9:52 AM
Hi!! Absolutely love the color combinations. How did you paint the doors that beautiful turquoise with the hint of shadows in them? Thanks!
ScottieJanuary 1, 2022 at 3:53 PM
There is a bit of the process in this post (https://byscottie.com/rv-remodel-cork-board-coffee-table-desk-tops/). It was basically layering of thick paint to make it look old, the turquoise color, and then glaze.
Ary KritzerOctober 24, 2018 at 4:29 PM
Hi Scottie!! I just bought a camper, honestly my husband has not been 100% on board (he’s about 17% on board) but I have been obsessing about getting and redoing a camper for a solid year. I’ve never even been camping in a camper. Of course it leaked, I think I have fixed that 🙂 Thank you so much for the wonderful idea’s!! You have reinvigorated me for the long project ahead. It is incredible beautiful. I snuck a peak at your Instagram and I am just a little jelly that you were hanging out with Paige Davis, she’s the best. I’ll be checking back a lot to see how you did things. Much love! Ary
ScottieOctober 31, 2018 at 3:35 PM
Hi Ary! I am so sorry I am just seeing this comment! My fall has been nonstop this year please forgive me. I am so glad you got your leak fixed! That is probably one of the most frustrating things as it can really ruin all your hard work. I am about to embark on a whole strip to the bones camper reno… that will be a new experience, but I am super excited about it! I would love to see pictures of yours!!
LibbyOctober 26, 2018 at 2:51 PM
Beautiful re-do, from boring to livable. The office is a great re-configuration too. Haha ‘cork board’…love it! I’d still pin stuff to it, even with the bumps :o)
My question, that ‘shelf’ over the head of the bed, could it be taken out? I see them every so often and they look like they’d prevent sitting up in bed.(a necessity).
ScottieOctober 31, 2018 at 3:54 PM
Hi Libby! My apologies on not getting this answered sooner please forgive me.
I do think it probably could be removed. The biggest thing with campers, trailers, and mobile homes is the lack of storage. If you are willing to lose all that room to store things, I am sure you could take the shelf out. However, it does curve in (or out depending on your perspective) quite a bit so once you add pillows etc, there was enough room to sit up in bed for a regular height adult. It just looks shorter from the angle of the picture.
Melissa LoveNovember 27, 2018 at 3:41 PM
Any chance you could share how the fabric blinds were constructed? They’re perfect!
ScottieNovember 27, 2018 at 6:03 PM
Sure- they’re super easy! Pick out some fabric then sew (or use fabric glue) a “hem” for the sides, then an opening for the rod on top (and maybe the bottom if you want the weight it down when they’re closed. Then grab some inexpensive belts at the local discount store (WalMart, Target, thrift store, etc). I don’t even think they were secured at the wall side, but you could screw them in if you wanted to. I did have to punch a new hole for the buckle. You can use a nail punch and a hammer or a small drill bit and clamop it taught (the nail punch is probably easier). Enjoy!!
SharraDecember 19, 2018 at 12:52 PM
Love how it turned out. Great ideas. It’s the finishing touches that really make it. One question, I’m in the process of remodeling a motorhome. How did you attach the pictures, signs etc? I’m wanting to make sure they are secure since we are on the road alot!!
ScottieApril 20, 2019 at 4:49 PM
Sharra, I am so sorry I never saw your comment. Please forgive my delayed response! Some were screwed directly to the wall and others used command strips or 3M mounting tape. They have several different versions so you can pick the one that works best for you.
Yuriy NutsaApril 20, 2019 at 12:12 PM
Just beautiful and so creative! ❤️
ScottieApril 20, 2019 at 4:47 PM
Thank you so much!
KandisJune 5, 2019 at 10:24 PM
Scottie, this looks great! Where did you get the little bathroom mirror/medicine cabinet? What a great little storage solution. It all looks amazing ?
ScottieJune 6, 2019 at 6:19 AM
Thanks so much! Believe it or not, it came from Ikea.
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VickieMarch 18, 2021 at 1:01 AM
How did you fit a couch through the small trailer door?
ScottieMay 4, 2023 at 3:12 PM
We took it apart as much as possible. Ikea furniture comes in pieces and replacing the plastic feet with wooden ones allows you to be able to secure it to the floor with brackets easily so it doesnt move in transit.
NicoleApril 20, 2020 at 3:58 PM
Your remodel is absolutely amazing!! There are so many inspirations throughout your post! I have a question about the wood sign about the door, how did you make the wood sign itself? I’m looking for different options and I really like your idea!
ScottieApril 21, 2020 at 2:19 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words. The wood for the sign over the door was the original cornice that had been covered in brown fabric (and actually went all the way around the door, the side parts were removed). The fabric was removed, the wood underneath painted to match everything and the vinyl applied on top. You can see it in the “before” post- It was black before and the shape is the same.
JenniferMay 25, 2020 at 4:34 PM
Can you tell me where you found your sofa?
ScottieMay 26, 2020 at 2:41 PM
It’s an Ikea Ektorp loveseat. I believe we replaced the feet with wooden ones and then used L brackets to attach it to the floor.
VickieMarch 18, 2021 at 1:04 AM
How did you fit the sofa in the door?
ScottieJanuary 1, 2022 at 4:04 PM
It just fit. It’s a loveseat so it has a smaller profile, and the feet were changed to wooden ones so it could be attached to the floor. The feet weren’t on it when it was brought in to make it as easy as possible.
MonchyAugust 24, 2020 at 5:49 PM
Beautiful decoration, bravo!
I would like to know the name and specs of the walls, and wood paint.
ScottieAugust 24, 2020 at 6:31 PM
Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! The walls and cabinets were painted with Benjamin Moore Simply White I believe- It was a while ago.
Gaynell MartinezOctober 2, 2020 at 9:01 AM
OMG! I love this redo. Lots of great ideas for when I get my Mom’s RV. We have done some renos on it as well but wow yours turned out so beautiful! We need to paint the cabinets but you know they’re not real wood so we have researched so many different ways on how to paint them which makes it a daunting task. Demo day for her RV is coming! LOL. Anyway good job!
ScottieOctober 7, 2020 at 4:15 PM
Thank you so much! It was a super fun project for sure! The key is oil-based primer. Make sure you cover the cabinets fully and you should be fine to paint them with any product you like once the primer is dry. Have fun with it and feel free to reach out with specific questions. I am happy to help!
CathyNovember 19, 2020 at 1:36 PM
What did you use for curtain rods and what did you use for the hooks they hang on? It all looks fantastic.
ScottieJanuary 1, 2022 at 4:13 PM
The curtain rods are the ones for cafe curtains. They came with the mounting brackets. I am so glad you like it!
Kim NeagleJuly 11, 2022 at 8:15 PM
Love the renovations! Could you tell me the details on the beautiful desk? I did see the link for the desk frame but what kind of wood and did you sand the top? Also the cabinets underneath, where did you get those or did you make them? Need a craft table in my RV and that would be perfect! Thank you!
ScottieMay 4, 2023 at 3:08 PM
All the details on the how of the desk was created are all in a previous post. (here) Check it out and make your own!