Rustic Modern RV Tour

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Rustic Modern RV Tour


Curious about where we purchased our RV decor and products? I recently put together a list of our RV decor resources!


We’ve been on the road in our renovated motorhome for several months now, but the interior continues to evolve as we learn more about our tiny home habits. We previously shared photos of our rustic modern RV all decked out for the holidays but wanted to share some updated photos so you can get a glimpse of how we’re currently living in less than 300 square feet. (When it’s super clean anyway, which tends to last all of about 5 minutes.)

By the way, I feel super honored to have recently been interviewed by Little Yellow Couch for the Style Matters Podcast! It was my first Podcast so I was pretty nervous and even screwed up one of my favorite Dr. Wayne Dyer quotes at the end, but it was a lot of fun and I hope you’ll check it out!

Here’s a recent photo of our RV enjoying the Florida sun after spending the last few months in Wisconsin. We’ll be heading out in just a couple weeks to slowly make our way West.

Could you live in less than 300 square feet? See how this outdated motorhome was completely transformed into a rustic modern RV! MountainModernLife.com

I don’t know if our to-do list will ever be finished, and there are items we would eventually like to update, but they aren’t as high on our priority list right now. Besides, we like the idea of picking up some of these items on the road as we travel West.

Rustic Modern RV Tour

Is our RV perfect? Nope. Are there changes I want to make to some of the decor? Yup, but we love our tiny home on wheels and are enjoying all the of the challenges, adventures, and memories that come with it.

For those that are new here you can read more about us and our RV adventure here. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. View our full disclosure here.

The Before Tour (Video):

I’ll include some before photos throughout the post, but you can also watch a quick before tour from our very first RV trip below:

I’ll warn you ahead of time that this post is pretty heavy on photos so you may want to grab a cup of coffee or wine, or whatever drink tickles your fancy.

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46 Comments
  • Kathy
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    Can we just bring our RV to you guys, and have you completely re-do it for us!!! ROFL!! (Not trying to be a weird stalker type!) But, if you guys head through the St. Louis area on your way out West, and need to take a break, we would love to meet you for a drink, or a meal!!!

    February 21, 2017 at 8:40 am
  • Just recently found your page! Love it and everything you’ve done with your RV. We have an old RV that we spent 4.5 years travelling around North America in nearly a decade ago now. These days we have it parked up lakeside a couple of miles from our house and are renovating it ! (and wondering why we never did it whilst we were travelling so we could enjoy the fruits of our labour?!)

    Question about your lighting that you switched out – I love the style of your new/industrial look fixtures and wondering if you purchased them or made them? And are they 12v – ie, are they running off the batteries or 110v so you only use them when you’re hooked up to power? We are changing out some of our fittings for something less ’70-style-RV-terrible’. Most of the lighting in our RV is currently 12v which is awesome that we don’t need a hookup to have them running but I’m figuring out how to get all the awesome fixtures you see to run 12v, and of course none of the awesome vintage lightbulbs that are around can be used in our 12v fixtures. Just wondering if you’ve done some handywork in this department or found an awesome source for 12v lighting??

    February 22, 2017 at 4:57 pm
  • Diane Davies
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    Hi, love what you guys are doing! My husband and I have recently started renovating our own RV we just bought. I’m curious how travelling with your cats has been? Do they go outside at all? Have you had any issue in at the places you’ve stayed? Love to hear how your fur balls enjoy it
    -Diane

    February 22, 2017 at 6:37 pm
  • Tiffany McFarlane
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    WOW! Your home is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING & BEAUTIFUL! I sat here in awe because I am strongly considering purchasing an RV and fulltiming. This encourages me to not only do it, but I am excited to make it “my first home”. Thank you so much for the inspiration and you guys did an fantastic job! 😀

    February 22, 2017 at 8:34 pm
  • Ed Bickford
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    What a cool renovation you have done! Love it – feel like a home!

    February 22, 2017 at 9:33 pm
  • PaToya Hall
    Reply

    Do you mind posting at some point about where you got your home decor/accessories? Love what you’ve done!

    February 22, 2017 at 10:44 pm
  • vicki
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    Absolutely LOVE your home. I wish I had your talents and visions! I purchased an old 1978 Tioga that only has 55000 miles. I’m just hoping mine will look a third as good when I’m finished with it!!!!

    February 23, 2017 at 8:16 am
  • LOOOOOVE what you’ve done with the RV! Your videos have been super informative as well. My husband and I are planning on building a home in the Rocky Mountains next year, and we decided that we’re going to renovate and live in a 5th wheel while we build. Saves on rent, and we all get to be together during the build instead of separated all the time. You’re blog has been very inspiring and it’s one of my favorite go-tos! If you’re ever in CO I would love to meet you all!

    February 23, 2017 at 4:14 pm
  • nancyk
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    Oh my, you should have seen our cat crouched on the dash of our motor home watching the buffalo in Yellowstone. She was completely fascinated. Trinity went on frequent car rides since she was a baby (I didn’t want another cat that screamed and threw up all the way to the vet’s office once a year) and turned out to be a wonderful traveler.
    I love what you have done to your Home. My husband wants to scream and throw up when I show him all this! He says this is one reason he loves the mh, he doesn’t have to paint or restore anything. Also resale! resale! what if others don’t like it? I’m sneaking my way in slowly. Mostly with fabrics for now ……

    February 24, 2017 at 6:52 pm
  • Linda Jones
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    I have SO many questions, but I’ll only ask a few. How do you attach things to your walls, like the wood and little decorative items? It looks like you’ve removed the window blinds, how do you deal with privacy and blocking the sun? Thank you in advance…I’m a retired woman living full time in a fifth wheel, which I would love to update…I just don’t know how to start. You’ve done such a great job with yours!

    February 25, 2017 at 1:56 pm
  • Maria Papazikos
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    Clearly you both are a great team!!..and what a turn out!!..Thank you for the inspiration!..Totally in L❤VE with it..I do hqve a question..on “hanging”..items on the wall..what arw you using?..some look like they can be a little heavy..Like the towel holder in the bathroom.( simply stunning btw!)..Also does your RV have a winter package?..and how is that working out?
    Thank you so much!!
    Great job!
    Maria

    February 26, 2017 at 8:18 pm
  • Beautiful results. Inspite of thr water entering from the crack skylight, you still did not give up, and have a beautiful home on wheels. Thank you for all the the encouraging words and the tips and ideas. Keep rolling! LOL!

    February 27, 2017 at 9:28 am
  • Katie, if I sent pic of our interior would you consider giving me a few ideas for a new look? I’d love a beach theme using turquoise and coral. We’ve been full-time in ours for 6 years! We have a 2011 Heartland Landmark fifth wheel.
    Thanks, Kathy

    February 28, 2017 at 8:57 pm
  • Linda Jones
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    Did you use standard light fixtures, or did you have to buy ones made for RV’s? I’ve been looking, but haven’t found RV lights as nice as yours.

    March 1, 2017 at 12:34 am
  • Katie
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    This is beautiful! I was just wondering roughly how much this cost y’all to do?

    March 1, 2017 at 1:31 pm
  • Dori Johns
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    Wow! You two are amazing! First of all you have fabulous taste and your decorating skills leave me speechless!

    We’re getting ready to start renovations on our 2000 non-slide Georgie Boy and I’ve gotten so much inspiration from you. I love the two-tone cabinetry – white uppers and black lowers (or are they dark gray) – and will use your idea in my coach. Did you prime the walls and cabinetry first? And one more question, please. Did you install the new wood-look flooring directly on top of the original floor?

    Thanks so very much for sharing your stunning coach! Hugs! 🙂

    March 4, 2017 at 9:08 am
  • Wow, wow, wow! Thank you so much for the generous use of photos! This is AMAZING! Omgoodness, I want an RV now. LOL! My husband has been wanting one for years. Great inspiration! Great job.

    March 9, 2017 at 9:55 am
  • Karen Trudeau
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    Love what you have done…amazing! We are searching now for a 5th wheel, full time grade RV. Decided to buy used and renovate. I was wondering what type of paint you used on the walls and cabinets? I saw milk paint on your site, but that may have only been for specific things and does the milk paint hold up? Enjoy your journey…cannot wait to go full time!

    March 18, 2017 at 10:22 pm
  • Amie Green
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    Love this!!! I am in the process of redoing a 1979 RV! I have my work cut out for me! lol!
    I am wondering what you used for your walls? Did you paint? What about the wood panelling in the bathroom?
    Thanks! adding you to my favs!

    March 29, 2017 at 2:13 pm
  • Angie Benedetto
    Reply

    Can you please tell me where you got your white roller shades??? I’m looking for something exactly like the ones you have. Thank you!

    April 22, 2017 at 6:40 pm
  • Flash Kinney
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    Katie, you all are incredible! My dream is to go full time once our girls are in college. I love seeing the before and afters of your all’s home- it’s a labor of love and we all love it! I do wonder about internet connection as I’ll be working while on the road. What’re your tips on speed and security? I can’t tell you how incredible your home is- splendid job!

    April 23, 2017 at 7:29 am
  • Lanaya Moss
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    We are in a slow process of changing our rv from an 80’s style to a little more modern. I thought we were doing a good job until I see your transformation, holy modern change!!!! You guys are amazing it is absolutely stunning! Maybe someday we can hope to be so creative.

    May 5, 2017 at 10:00 am
  • Autumn Blyleven
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    Love all the info! I am in love with your RV floor plan and what you did with it!! I especially love the removal of the dinette and adding the entertainment cabinet! Quick question about your RV, does the base of the bed have storage; either full or partial? (I can’t find this info anywhere) . Thanks!

    May 7, 2017 at 3:21 pm
  • Hi, Katie! Beautiful RV renovation! My husband and I are also living full-time in an RV. Such a wonderful experience! I look forward to reading more about your adventure! Enjoy every moment of it!

    May 21, 2017 at 4:04 pm

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