RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL! {Before and Afters}

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Hey friends!  

Thanks for all of the love on the RV Kitchen Makeover REVEAL!

Today, I am going to share with you the makeover we did in the main room which is the “den/dining” area.  This is probably my favorite space because it was so fun to decorate!  (Next to the bunk room!)

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}When we bought the RV, I knew I had to get rid of the original couch.  Even though it pulled out to a bed, it was musty and stinky, and I just had to get it out.  I also wanted to get rid of all of the window treatments.  Pretty much anything that had fabric on it had to go because to me, it just held onto that “old” smell in the RV.  

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

I also knew that I wanted to paint all the walls and the woodwork white, just like in the kitchen.  The decorative trim had to go too!  AND, I wanted to get rid of the table benches and get new lighting…Okay, okay, pretty much everything needed to change. haha!

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

See that big cabinet behind the dining table?  It was huge and bulky, and truthfully, didn’t hold a lot of convenient space inside. The top cabinets were hard to reach and too deep.   It also made the hall by the bathroom and into the bunk room REALLY tight.  So I told Cy I wanted to get rid of that too.  #biggulps

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

So we started gutting this front area of the RV by getting rid of the couch and bench dining seats.RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}Below, you can see we took out all the flooring and got rid of the bulky cabinet across from the bathroom.  I’m so glad we moved that cabinet.  It had some stuff in the bottom of the cabinet that we would have to build around, but we had a plan.  This area would be a little coffee bar area, and Cy was going to build me a custom cabinet base to go there.

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

I painted all the walls and cabinets the color “Greek Villa” with Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane paint.  I also spray painted the metal window frames black.

Cy installed the flooring.  It was tricky doing it around the pull out part of the RV, but he figured it out somehow. (Don’t ask me how. haha!)

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

You can see in the screenshot below, we took down the decorative trim around the pull out, and replaced it with regular wood. I thought I was going to stain it, but we decided it looked best painted Greek Villa as well.  

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

I decided to use THIS peel and stick wallpaper from Lowe’s to use behind the couch and dining area.

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

Lastly, we spray painted the legs of the table black and re-installed it, added new lights (linked below,) got a new rug and put my couch from Target in there (that used to be in my She Shed and is no longer available at Target.). Cy built me a coffee bar area with a butcher block countertop from Lowe’s, and hung floating shelves from Home Depot above it.

Let’s take one more look back at the before…

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

AND NOW THE AFTERS!!!….TA-DA!!!

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

OH MY GOODNESS!  I LOVE IT SOOOOO MUCH!  I love how fresh and airy it looks now, and I love how it all coordinates with each other.

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

It’s like a sweet little escape for sure!  I’ve linked everything I could at the bottom of the post, and for those items I couldn’t find, I tried to link something very similar. 

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

We didn’t really renovate this RV for a large family, but more for a family of about 4 or less.  It sleeps four, or five if someone sleeps on the couch.  We would always replace the couch with a pull out couch bed in the future if we wanted to.  We could also add more chairs to the table as well.  But right now, Luke is living in the RV, so he has more than enough space. :)

Another BEFORE…(dark, dingy, and dirty)

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

AFTER….

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

BEFORE, the dining area felt crowded and cramped…

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

But now it is bright and there is plenty of room in the space….

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

I absolutely adore this matte black pendant light with gold accents.  It’s on sale right now for only $40!  Click HERE to see it on amazon.

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

 

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

You can see how Cy built the coffee bar area.  He covered up the RV “parts” and created an open space where I could put a few baskets for storage.  We used these white floating shelves from Home Depot.

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

The tv cabinet BEFORE….

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

AFTER…

We just painted the whole cabinet white, added new hardware, and put in a new tv.  

RV DEN/DINING ROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!  {Before and Afters}

So tell me what you think!!  We are so thrilled with how it turned out!

If you have any questions at all, just drop them in the comments below.  And you can click on the products below that we used in this renovation…

 

 

 

*there are affiliate links in this post.

 

52 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, it is AMAZING! You and Cy are a great team. I feel like I could live in it for my home. You have awesome design skills, I wish I had a little of that😉 or a lot🙂
    Thank you for sharing your life with us. You are such a sweet encourager and example!

    I love following you❤️

  2. You and Cy did a wonderful job. He made your vision come to life. I could live there if it had room for a Christmas tree.

  3. What an absolutely, amazing transformation- so bright, cheery and welcoming! The remodel is so beautiful and a wonderful space/home for Luke! Such exciting news for Jonathan, too, with the venue being sold out! Have a wonderful time with family and friends! Blessings!

  4. Hello. I love the make over! I am just finding out that you live close to Nashville! I live in Smyrna, 20 minutes south of Nashville and north of Murfreesboro. With your son performing in Nashville and friends coming, I thought I would share the link to one of our AIRBNB’s. It is a guest suite and open tomorrow night. Here it is. Airbnb.com/h/dreamy-817
    Have fun!

    1. Hi Marcia! Thank you for offering your airbnb! I didn’t see your comment in time, but will keep it in mind for future events!
      Thanks again.
      Traci

  5. This is such a wonderful transformation! The cowhide rug is the finishing touch that makes it really feel like a living room! Beautiful work and congratulations to Jonathan for a SOLD OUT show! I wish I lived closer :)

  6. Ditto to all of the above. It looks fantastic. So glad Jonathan is so successful in living his music and sharing it with the world.

  7. It is beautiful! You are a miracle worker. Th RV companies need to hire you to revamp the insides of the new RVs.

  8. I’m Amazed. What a beautiful job. I always try not to covet what you guys can do. My husband and I just don’t have this creativity and know how for Reno’s. Boy I wish you lived close. We would hire you. Excited for Jonathan. Great to have the Listen Room sell out. Cyndi told on her blog she was going. So fun he gets so many family and friends there. If we ever visit there I would love to hear him. We live on the west coast.

  9. I think it looks most excellent! Timely for me to find your makeover today, we’re going to look at a couple small ones that we can makeover for just two people and get out of the sub zero temps for a month this winter.

  10. Y’all are so talented. Love it! I wonder how CY liked doing this project? You’re so blessed he believes in your vision. 💕

  11. Oh, my goodness, I’m like some of the others, I’m pretty sure I could live in this full time. You do have such great design skills! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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