by Nissa Haight | DIY, Makeover, Renovation, RV Renovation, RV Tips
Paint Your RV Cabinets with NO Prep | If you’re on the market or just recently purchased an RV of any kind, you probably are aware of the outdated or dark interiors that have plagued RVs for years.
However, due to some very inspirational and talented individuals, renovating your RV has been a very popular task among campers.
One of the biggest renovations many choose to do is to re-paint the dark cabinets a different color.
However, many of the cabinets are actually covered in contact paper that makes it difficult for paint to stick.
I’ve heard and read horror stories of RVer’s sanding, priming, and painting their cabinets only for their hard work to peel right off. This can be extremely frustrating!
But have no fear!
There are ways to paint your cabinets without sanding or priming. You will probably want to tape to prevent paint from places you don’t want it, but other than that you can achieve an RV cabinet paint remodel without all the hard work.
Here are 4 ways you can paint your RV cabinets in no particular order because they all are great and will get the job done!
1. Chalk Paint with a Tough Coat Sealer
One option you can use is chalk paint.
We chose to use chalk paint on our cabinets because I knew I didn’t want to do any sanding or priming. Personally, I hate all that prep work!
Plus, chalk paint is very low in VOC and is great if you’re painting on the go or renovating while also living in the space. There are plenty of color options that you can also mix to create a color of your own desire. We chose to use The Spruce Best Home Chalk Paint by KILZ in white bead board and dark grey for our bathroom and kitchen island.
Now, chalk paint is a matte finish and can chip very easily as well as not being resistant to stains. This can make it difficult if you don’t seal the paint with a tough coat. This Tough Coat by Country Chic sealer is a chalk paint lifesaver. It provides a protective layer that provides a satin sheen, is stain resistant, and makes the cabinets easy to wash off any spills or dirt.
2. Beyond Paint
Beyond paint is an all-in-one option that can be used for furniture, cabinets, and even countertops. There are 16 matte colors, 3 metallic colors, and a satin sheen sealer to keep your project beautiful for a long time.
Just like the chalk paint, you don’t need to sand or prime to prepare your RV cabinets for Beyond paint. You do want to clean them and make sure they are free from dirt, oil, or wax to make sure the paint sticks and goes on smoothly.
Beyond paint is also an eco-friendly low-VOC option just like chalk paint.
3. Nuvo Cabinet Paint Kits
Nuvo Cabinet Paint kits are another great option to choose from. It is a little cheaper than the other two and comes with the tools that you will need to paint, however, it does require some sanding for the product to adhere properly.
The Nuvo does have some advantages including no need for a topcoat sealer because it is built into the paint, 1 kit covers 100 sqft of cabinetry, has a beautiful satin finish, and comes in a variety of colors.
You can purchase these kits on Amazon and other home improvement stores like Lowes and Home Depot.
4. Heirloom Traditions All-In-One-Paint
Very similar to Beyond Paint, the Heirloom Traditions All-In-One-Paint is a very popular option for many DIY’ers and RV’ers to use on their cabinets remodel. There is no need to sand, prime, seal or strip the surfaces before using this paint.
The only prep work is to clean from dust or grime. There is also no need to seal the paint with a tough coat because it’s built-in. Each color has a finished satin sheen that is perfect for cabinets and other types of furniture.
Remodeling your RV can be a time-consuming task to take on, however, I hope painting the cabinets seems easier than ever before with these amazing paint options.
I know for us, removing the need to sand and prime saved us so much time! I don’t know if I will ever sand or prime cabinets ever again when I know there are great options that don’t require it and offer beautiful and durable finishes.
If you would like to see some gorgeous RV kitchen remodels for inspiration, check out our post 30 RV Kitchen Remodels That Will Inspire the Interior Designer in You!
by Nissa Haight | Decorating, DIY, Makeover, RV Renovation
RV Remodel | From dark and dank to SUPER pretty and comfortable, Paulette’s ‘Pretty in Pink’ glamping camper is the perfect girl’s home away from home.
Her RV redesign includes just the right amount of pink with beautiful floral wallpaper, velvet pillows, and more.
Through time, sweat, and even some tears, she made the camper a beautiful place to enjoy and unwind.
Take a look below at the before images to get a glimpse of what it looked like as the dark and dank, then check out the ‘Pretty in Pink’ redesign!
Now that you’ve seen what Paulette’s Camper looked like before, you will love the bright and inviting space that it is now. Every small detail from the beautiful floral wallpaper to the new kitchen faucet and pink accents ties the space together perfectly.
Paulette, being a crafty creator said she made the curtains from a shower curtain cut in quarters for the bedroom area and dinette area, and flour sack towels from Target for the kitchen. You can find them from Target in the Magnolia Home and Heart collection and the tassels from Hobby Lobby.
She also made the stove cover from 24×24 plywood project wood, trimmed along the sides for height, and added beautiful handles from Hobby Lobby. The paint used is chalk and Annie Sloan brown furniture wax for details to match the wood accents around the dinette area.
Her craftiness has paid off in an amazing way! The camper is now a gorgeous ‘Pretty in Pink’ comfortable place to unwind after a long week.
Wallpaper from Spoonflower
I hope you enjoyed this Pretty in Pink DIY Camper turned Glamper by Paulette. She is an amazing and crafty woman to drive inspiration from.
You can check out more of your crafty designs on her Instagram and Etsy Shop.
If you would like to have your RV renovation featured on our Blog, please email me at Nissa@exploringnewsights.com
by Nissa Haight | Makeover, RV Renovation, RV Tips
RV Bedroom Remodels are so inspirational.
Each one is uniquely designed with colors, textures, and patterns that bring a sense of relaxation.
Making the place you sleep cozy and personal to your style is important for a good night’s rest. Even if it’s only for a weekend RV camping trip.
Just so you know, many of these RV Bedroom Remodels you will see below are from full-time RVers or those who enjoy flipping RVs for profit.
But however you choose to RV, these Bedrooms are admirable and inspirational to make your campers’ bedroom just as cozy.
So, while you’re scrolling through take some notes! If you really like one, click on the photo credit and visit their Instagram for more inspiration.
@Troopnashville – 5 Remodels
These first five RV Bedroom remodels are by @troopnashville. She has incredible style and makes the RV’s she fixes up worth every penny in re-sale.
@RVfixerupper – 4 Remodels
These next 4 RV bedroom makeovers are done by @RVfixerupper. Her designs and full RV remodels are admired by many full-time RVers. She makes them feel like a luxury home on wheels. You can check out the full remodel’s on her Instagram @RVfixerupper.
This beautiful and all-natural remodel is relaxing and artistic at the same time. What a wonderful remodel from a full-time RVer in Texas!
Mary and her tribe enjoy this beautifully renovated bedroom on their journeys as a family 6. You can follow their adventures on their Instagram and see more of their RV!
Shannon describes her space as light, airy, cozy, and eclectic. I think this RV bedroom remodel exudes her style with excellence.
@rvsandtrees Before and After
What a great remodel and awesome place to crash after a long day of adventure. The 3D peel and stick white brick and wood-tone trim bring texture and comfort to the space.
@caylahb Before and After
Another Full-time RVer that has transformed her RV bedroom into a cozy oasis. I love the lights and pom-pom stringer that shows off her own style and personality.
@morg_ngoestiny Before and After
Neutral and cozy is exactly what Morgan had in mind for her RV bedroom remodel. She definitely created a comfy and relaxing space to retreat.
From the DIY macrame light covers to the striped pattern bedding, this RV bedroom renovation has texture and patterns that flow perfectly together. Check out more DIY’s on her instagram.
@wandering.watsons RV Bedroom
This gorgeous hotel-like bedroom is one from their previous RV but it’s a beautiful renovation.
@tinywallsfamily RV Bedroom
One of my favorite RVer’s to follow, this tiny walls family has a cozy and natural place to retreat after family outings.
@pondhouseprojects Before and After
It’s amazing what white can do in a tiny RV bedroom. Did you know that light colors are known to create a feeling of joy and openness even in small spaces?
@olsenhousehome RV Bedroom
I love textured headboard space in an RV that adds character. Beautiful DIY project completed by Stephanie!
This awesome southwestern RV bedroom remodel is perfectly unique. The colors from the blanket and the natural elements flow beautifully together.
@our.rv.adventure Before and After
A beautiful and unique before and after renovation by The Paz Family took hard work and elbow grease to complete. I love the pops of green!
This is one of the prettiest RV bedrooms remodels that also makes me want to go to the beach. What a cozy and relaxing space by Tony and Ashley!
I love the muted green cabinets that offset the beautiful white bed set. Great way to add a pop of color without it being overwhelming.
This before and after is one of my favorites. From the ’90s brown to the modern rustic is so desirable and inspirational.
@katykunst Before and After
It’s not common to see black cabinets, but Katy has perfectly designed this space as a cozy and modern bedroom.
Another one of my favorite RVer’s who love to design spaces to follow. Her style is gorgeous and her RV is even more!
@our.gateway.adventure Before and After
Sometimes just adding a bit of character to the slide and bedding changes the space significantly. This is a new RV, therefore making too many changes wasn’t necassary.
@fernwehafar Before and After
Love this before and after! It looks like a completely different RV Bedroom with how drastic and wonderful the changes are.
@whitehousemuddyfeet Before and After
I love the modern farmhouse feel renovation. There’s something just so simple and cozy about this style. A beautiful RV bedroom remodel
@simplecatlady Before and After
A gorgeous peachy remodel by Bethany! Her style is one that is admired by many RVers, so check out her full RV on her Instagram.
@adventurewithpeggysue Before and After
Another gorgeous renovation with white, navy, and gold accents. Taking the old making it new and lively again!
RV renovators and wanderlusters created a comfy bedroom space in their home on wheels. I love the wood accent wall behind the bed!
The warm and snuggly bed decor makes this RV bedroom worth two images to show angles. I love how they kept the gorgeous warm wood and added the white shiplap. Beautiful space!
@coziehome Before and After
White and bright is the name of this renovation. It’s a beautiful and cheerful transformation from old and dated.
@plumprettydecoranddesign Before and After
Seriously, RV remodels like this bedroom is so inspirational! The headboard alone makes this feel like your not even in an RV.
Warm, Grey, and oh so cozy! This remodel makes me want to snuggle up with a good book and a cup of tea! Renee did a great job!
I love this renovation! It’s beautiful, elegant, and simple in the best way! It’s bringing me inspiration for our own RV bedroom
Lesley-Anne Crumpton – Before and After
She has truly transformed this space for the better! It is bright, cozy, and a perfect place to relax after a day of adventure.
Christie Pratt Schmitt
I found this renovation on a Facebook group and immediately fell in love. It looks like a true modern-day hotel room with the wallpaper, the headboard, and cozy bedding.
I hope you enjoyed these beautiful RV Bedroom remodels.
I know I love looking at these because they bring me so much inspiration to make our RV bedroom cozy and inviting for a goodnight’s rest.
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by Nissa Haight | Decorating, RV Renovation, RV Tips |
Who doesn’t LOVE a great toy-hauler RV Remodel?
I know I DO!!
They are so inspiring with the amount of customization that adds a special touch of uniqueness.
Speaking of customization, Brittany Winebarger @brittanywinebarger is an RV Remodeler that adds amazing customization to her RV’s.
In this Raptor Toyhauler, she has added her own modern boho RV style to create a gorgeous cozy home away from home.
While this RV is Sold, it is still one to admire and be inspired by!
Brittany is just doing life like the rest of us with little projects here and there.
However, remodeling an RV isn’t a “little” project but one that she put her heart in too.
Making the RV space a home away from home was a high accomplishment.
Her family enjoyed this RV Toyhauler for many adventures before selling it and buying a motorhome. I can’t wait to see what the full renovation on the Motorhome is going to be!
Until then, check out this amazing modern boho RV remodel and follow their adventures @brittanywinebarger on Instagram.
Now that you have seen what the RV Toyhauler looked like before, it is time to check out the after!
While scrolling, please take note of the small details.
She did some amazing woodwork on the bedroom headboard and the doors.
After – RV Kitchen and Main Living
After – RV Guest and Master Bathroom
After – RV Toyhauler Room
Did you love this renovation and grab some amazing ideas to renovate your own RV?
I hope you did! Those custom headboards and doors are a phenomenal inspiration to make your RV your own. Plus the Modern Boho RV style is one to admire as well.
Brittany did an amazing job on the RV remodel!
Thank you Brittany for allowing me to highlight the amazing work you’ve done. All photo credits are to @brittanywinebarger <– Go follow her!!
If you would like to have your RV renovation featured on our Blog, please email me at Nissa@exploringnewsights.com