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 | DIY, Makeover, RV Renovation, RV Tips
Update your RV and turn it from drab to fab so you can fall in love with camping again.
For years, RV manufacturers were stuck with colors and fabrics that weren’t pleasing to the modern RVer.
Therefore, it has become popular to take an older RV and renovate it to today’s standards of style and detail.
From personal experience, renovating an RV can be time-consuming, nerve-wracking, and can even feel impossible to accomplish.
However, from our own renovations that we have made in our RV, I know that the changes are worth it! I love that our RV is our own style because it feels like home!
So, here are 12 ways that you can update your RV for either resale purposes or making it your home on wheels.
Changing out the outdated carpet that can get worn and dirty is the best way to start renovating your RV.
Starting from the bottom in your design and working your way up will make an incredible difference.
Many people are choosing vinyl floors for their increased durability and lightweight for traveling.
2. Paint the Walls and Cabinets
Updating your RV with paint is a huge transformation and the first thing we did when we purchased our RV.
The beige walls were not my personal style and I opted for white to brighten up the RV. White also makes a small space feel larger.
It is an interior design trick of the trade. The lighter the colors, the larger the living space will feel.
For more tips on painting your RV’s Interior check out our post “How to easily paint your RV Interior walls”.
3. Replace or Paint your Slide Trim
If you have an older model RV, replacing the trim and getting rid of the carved faux wood will make a huge difference.
Many people are opting to replace the trim with natural wood panels, usually pine or walnut panels. They add a simple and modern rustic character to the space.
Some also choose to paint if the details aren’t too outdated.
We painted ours white, but one day will love to replace them with a gorgeous, stained wood panel like my sister did with her RV.
Wallpaper, wallpaper, wallpaper!!
So many people are opting to use wallpaper because not only is it lightweight, the patterns and technology are better than ever before.
The simple peel and stick wallpaper options are great for RV’s because they can easily be removed for a quick change in style.
Now, there are some temperature issues that you will have to be wary of to ensure your wallpaper stays. For example, too much moisture or heat can cause the wallpaper to peel off.
For more tips and some wallpaper inspiration, check out our post, “How to use peel & stick wallpaper to transform your camper”.
5. Replace the Valances/Blinds
Removing our Valances and blinds was the very first update we did in our RV. I wanted to make our space feel more like a home by using curtains instead.
I chose to make my own curtains, but you can find some of the various sizes on Amazon or other stores.
Changing the valances made a great difference in removing the outdated typical RV feel and more of the cozy home on wheels vibe.
Another popular way to update your window treatments in the RV is to use new blinds like roller blinds or roman shades. Whichever you choose, I know it will look amazing!
Image Credit: Christy Schmidt
We all know the couches and chairs that come in RV’s do not last, especially if you live full-time. Many of the pleather couches tend to wear out quickly.
For us, our recliners broke within the first year, one recliner also began to sag which made it uncomfortable to sit.
The couch we have pulls out into a bed, but that did not last very long. The bars poke out and it is so uncomfortable to sleep on!
Therefore, updating your couches and chairs is common and you could purchase something with more durability.
For our cushion covers on the bench seat, I opted to purchase a durable fabric from ELuxury (find on Amazon) and sewed new cushion covers. This can always be an option to update your bench or chair seating as well.
7. Update your Cabinet and Door Hardware
This is by far the easiest update you can do in your RV. It’s a simple switch that can make a huge impact.
After we painted our cabinets white from a dark espresso brown, I updated the handles from silver to modern farmhouse style black.
There are so many options you can choose from to update your cabinets and door hardware.
Tip – Measure not once but twice! Make sure the cabinet’s hardware will fit the pre-existing screw holes (how far apart of the holes). I ordered so quickly that I ended up messing up the sizes twice. Instead of ordering 3 inches, I ended up ordering 5 inches the first time and 4 inches the second time. Learn from my mistake! 😊
Changing your table out can be super easy! There are so many renovation ideas where people replaced their table for one from Amazon or Ikea.
Others have created their own with extra storage, while some have also utilized the space for a home office instead of a dining table.
Whatever works for your space, go for it! Just be sure you can secure it if you plan on traveling!
9. Change your Countertops
My sister-in-law updated her RV’s countertops with marble-style contact paper. It turned out so beautiful!
A super popular remodel for RV countertops are butcher block tops. They add in the natural wood tones and are super durable as well. I love the look of the butcher block countertops.
You can even get a countertop paint kit from a local hardware store or amazon. However you choose to update your countertops, I am sure it will turn out amazing!
10. Replace the Sinks in the bathroom and Kitchen
Let’s face it, the sinks that come in RV’s are usually plastic and they tend to discolor over the years.
Replacing your sink is a huge transformation and will add value to your RV if you ever decide to resale.
Here are a few examples of sinks that have been changed out in RV’s.
11. Update your Faucets/Shower Head
If you plan on updating your sink, you may want to consider updating the faucet hardware as well.
We updated our kitchen faucet from a stainless-steel standard faucet to a gorgeous matte black one. It was one of the best decisions in our RV renovation.
12. Change our Kitchen and Bathroom Backsplash
There are so many styles of backsplashes you can add to your RV kitchen and bathroom that will transform the area.
We first chose a peel and stick tile, but after two years, we changed our kitchen backsplash to a white shiplap.
This is an area where you can get super creative!
You can use a stencil and sharpie, a peel and stick tile, real tile (if you don’t travel much because of weight and cracking), wood pieces, or even a lightweight textured ceiling tile as a backsplash.
The possibilities are endless!
Update your RV to your own personal style and make it that home on wheels. These 12 DIY ways will transform your camper from drab to fab!
For more inspiration, check out our posts with images from other RVer’s that have remodeled their kitchens, bathrooms, and used wallpaper to transform their Campers.
As always, Thank you for stopping by! I hope you feel inspired! You can do it!!
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by Nissa Haight | DIY, Products We Love, Reviews, RV Tips
Are you looking to do an RV Remodel to your home on wheels?
Are you checking out all the Instagram and Pinterest boards with beautiful remodels and dreaming about creating your own amazing space in your RV?
Well, you’re in the right place!
Before we even purchased our RV I knew I wanted to make my own modifications and do a little remodeling to make it fit our style. The main reason is that a lot of the RV’s are very “brown” and out of date.
If you’re like me you probably loved seeing all the amazing RVer’s that have transformed their kitchens on social media. Seeing these kitchens fueled my desire to transform ours and I hope it’s fueled your desire as well!
During my dreaming stage of an RV remodel, I noticed one modification many were completing in their kitchens was adding tile for a backsplash.
This is the first thing we did to add our own style into the space, and we have absolutley no regrets! It brings an incredible feeling of uniqueness and character to our kitchen.
After I decided that tile was what I wanted to do first, I began my search for the perfect lightweight stick on option that didn’t require all the fancy grout and plaster. I needed something quick and easy, something that would make a nice design statement. I also didn’t want to spend too much money because I was on a budget.
I searched through Home Depot, Lowes, and online. Through my research, I found a company and a product called TIC TAC TILE. Of course, I am a review type of buyer. If the reviews are not good, then I continue looking for another product. I always make sure I look at the negative and positive reviews.
What I found was that the reviews were mostly positive. The bad reviews couldn’t outweigh the good ones in my opinion. Plus the price was reasonable, compared to other brands that I found.
I was overwhelmingly excited to start the remodel on our kitchen! Something I had been dreaming of before we even purchased the RV. These tiles seemed like the perfect place to start.
Therefore, I decided to go forward with the TIC TAC TILE and ordered them directly off Amazon. They had the best price and fast shipping with Amazon Prime.
How to apply?
To start the RV remodel with TIC TAC TILE, let me be the first to say that the application is pretty easy. However, having patience and precision is key to making it look amazing. Here is a step by step on exactly what I did to apply my TIC TAC TILE.
- Clean —-> Cleaned the wall surface with a plain disinfectant wipe. You can also use white vinegar, TSP, or whatever kind of cleaning product that is multi-surface and has a degreaser.
- Dry —-> Make sure the wall is completely dry!! This is important. The sticky adhesive does not stick to any wet surfaces.
- Measure —-> Now when starting out you can get away with just adding an entire page of the tile, however, once you start to get around edges and windows, measuring is important.
- Cut —-> Once you’ve measured, now is time to trim the pieces to the desired/needed size. For cutting, I found after using scissors, that a box cutter and cutting board made the perfect tool. The box cutter is more precise and sharper when getting through the tile, adhesive, and the adhesive protectant.
- Stick —-> Now, remove the backing of the TIC TAC TILE that protects the adhesive. Then stick the tile on the wall to the desired position. It’s might take a few tries to get the hang of it and get it perfectly lined up.
- Repeat —-> Just go ahead and repeat steps 1 through 5 until the job is completed to your satisfaction.
This product adds character to your RV with minimal prep. The product is heat and mold resistant, lightweight, and perfect for the kitchens and bathrooms in any recreational vehicle.
TIC TAC TILE is also very affordable and Eco-friendly! The material is very easy to clean after oil or splattered food from cooking gets on the tile.
Many have complained about the adhesive not sticking all the way and corners coming off the walls. However, there are steps to take to prevent this. Such as cleaning the area properly and adding your own additional adhesive to the edges.
I would also avoid applying the product while in extreme heat or humidity to allow the adhesive to stick properly. It is tedious work, so having patience while applying the product is important.
Where to buy?
As I mentioned, Amazon is the place I purchased our TIC TAC TILE. You can choose from a variety of colors and styles. We chose the classic white Subway tile look with the grey grout.
There are available as 12 x 12 sheets and you can either purchase 1 sheet, 5 sheets, or 10 sheets. I purchased the 3 of the 10 sheet packs to complete the kitchen and bathroom. I do have leftover tile, which I am okay with because I would rather have too much than not enough.
If you are thinking about changing things up a bit in your home on wheels with a little RV remodel then TIC TAC TILE is a great place to start!
We absolutely love the look and feel in our Kitchen now! It adds our own touch and flair to the space. Plus, our RV is no longer the cookie-cutter décor with the brown boring interior.
The TIC TAC TILE also made the kitchen area feel like its own little corner by separating it from the rest of the RV’s décor. It almost feels like you get a new kitchen by adding the simple tile.
So, if you’re looking for a budget friendly way to add some flair and personality to your home on wheels then I definitely recommend TIC TAC TILE!
Have you used TIC TAC TILE in your RV? I would love to know what you think about it! Leave a comment below and share with anyone looking to make some transformations to their home on wheels!
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