Welcome Home: RV Renovation Part 2
5 gallons of paint and primer, 17 trips to Home Depot, countless hours of sanding, priming, painting, furniture shopping, and one all-nighter later, the RV renovation is complete, and we finally have what feels like home!
We’ve been enjoying our new space for a couple of weeks now, and we couldn’t be more pleased. There’s nothing better than a comfortable and welcoming space to call home, especially when that home has wheels.
We can wheel it to the mountains.
We can wheel it to beach.
We can wheel it to the desert.
We can wheel it to your street.
After 4 weeks in San Antonio, we’re on a week-by-week jaunt across New Mexico. While exploring the Land of Enchantment, we’ve been thrilled to pull our home into some stunning locations, and maybe, just maybe, I’m starting to admit that all those hours of work were worth it.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the new space!!
Here’s the view of the rear of the camper.
WHAT?!?!?! Does that look like a completely different room or what?!?!
Hello bright, cheerful space!
Since we hadn’t budgeted for a complete renovation, we set some cost parameters on the fly. Thankfully, we found some deals, and Ikea is always a solid go to for budget-friendly items. Our new couch was our first win–West Elm outlet in San Antonio for $300!! Score!
The wall behind our stove and couch is covered in Stikwood. Real wood. Thin sheets. We’ve used it in our bedroom and love the warm feel it gives the space. It’s kinda pricey, but we found a open box that had been returned at the West Elm outlet for less than $100.
To replace the recliners, we ended up buying (and then returning) two leather chairs that looked great but were not comfortable. Several trips to Ikea later, I finally found a chair that’s comfortable for watching TV or curling up with a good book.
Look at those purple tulips! Ah… spring is here!
Since we work from home, we really wanted a dining space that doubled as a work space. A bar-height table that would allow us to stand or sit to work was ideal. We found a table at Ikea with adjustable legs. We are keeping our eyes peeled for a real solid wood top, but in the meantime, the current configuration is practical.
This is the view from the back of the camper.
This little nook has some of our favorite things: an 1800’s map of Nashville, TN (replica), framed quote by J.R. Tolkein:”Not all who wander are lost,” and a TN banner from the fantastic Needle & Grain.
Command Strips are the way to go! Aside from no hole in the wall, I’ve already changed the placement of pictures several times. It’s quick and easy when you use these removable adhesive strips.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a tour of our little home. Would love to hear what you think of the original colors and design vs. our renovations. Here’s a link to the original photos.