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!)
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.
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!
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
So we started gutting this front area of the RV by getting rid of the couch and bench dining seats.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.
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!)
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.
I decided to use THIS peel and stick wallpaper from Lowe’s to use behind the couch and dining area.
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…
AND NOW THE AFTERS!!!….TA-DA!!!
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.
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.
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)
BEFORE, the dining area felt crowded and cramped…
But now it is bright and there is plenty of room in the space….
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.
The tv cabinet BEFORE….
We just painted the whole cabinet white, added new hardware, and put in a new tv.
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.