Our RV Remodel... Finally!

The bright and welcoming remodel of our full-time RV home.

One year ago, Mike and I bought a 34 foot long 5th wheel. It was a real fixer upper, exactly what we wanted!

This was our first adventure in Tiny Living (check out Can You Live Tiny?) and we wanted our new home to be special. We worked weekends and nights. We worked through a VERY hot Texas summer and walked on bare plywood floors through the cold Texas winter. All for a custom renovation and a home that felt our own. It was absolutely worth it.

MeldrumDesign_FunkyFreshRV

Style

Funky Fresh aka. Eclectic

Size

Approx 325 square feet- with slides out (30 sq m)

Work Done

Wall paint, new floors, new curtains, trim paint, new fridge/freezer, new kitchen sink and faucet, move tv, new office/desk, demo annoying cabinets in bedroom.

Priorities

We like to be surrounded by the (minimal) stuff we love. There are niches designed just for our knick-knacks: tokens we've collected from our travels and special gifts from loved ones. Every single decorative element has a story, with so little space, it had to be that way!

We also wanted the RV to feel large and bright, youthful and energizing. We used a warm white for the background and painted three accents walls to define each "room." Read more about colors in The Science of Color.

And finally, I really didn't want to mess with the cabinets. Moving cabinets, painting cabinets, new cabinets; it all takes SO much time. From the beginning we planned everything so we wouldn't have to touch the cabinets. Mission accomplished!


Before


After

 Living Room / Dining Room

Living Room / Dining Room

 Kitchen

Kitchen

 Office

Office

 Knick-knack Niche @ Office

Knick-knack Niche @ Office

 Reading Corner

Reading Corner

 Extendable Dining Table

Extendable Dining Table

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MeldrumDesign_FunkyFreshRV
 Family Heirloom on Full Display

Family Heirloom on Full Display

 Queen Bed (headboard painting by my sister, Makenna)

Queen Bed (headboard painting by my sister, Makenna)

 Bedroom

Bedroom

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MeldrumDesign_FunkyFreshRV
 Toilet Room- chalkboard for when inspiration strikes :)

Toilet Room- chalkboard for when inspiration strikes :)

 Bathroom

Bathroom

Want to give your space a fresh, new look? Contact me! For a reasonable hourly rate, I'll point you in the right direction and give you guidance whenever you need it. Great design is within your reach!

Big thanks to my friend Mikenzie. She's a kickass destination wedding photographer and took all these beautiful photos. Check out her other work at GreytoBlue.com.

A few more GIANT thank you's: to my sister Nikki for sewing ALL our curtains (no small feat), my sister Makenna for our totally awesome Brontosaurus painting, and my fiance Mike for working innumerable hours on this place while I was out of town.