This RV Renovator created the prettiest tiny kitchen (and has a new book on camper renovating!)
After transforming vintage campers, motorhomes, and a brand new travel trailer, Sarah Lemp knows a thing or two about renovating campers. She’s the woman behind the blog, All Things with Purpose, and the author behind the new book, All Things Camper Renovating.
If you’re looking for a guide on how to transform your ugly RV into a stylish home on wheels, this book is the best resource out there! It’s available as a digital download or paperback and includes tips on painting, updating the furniture, dealing with water damage, how to renovate for profit, and sooooo much more! It also includes checklists, planning sheets, and inspiring photos of other camper renovations (including ours).
Needless to say, I’m pretty darn excited Sarah put this together so I can share it with you! And if you use the coupon code: “mountainmodernlife” you can save 10% off either option. Okay, now onto the RV tour!
1997 Motorhome Renovation
We previously shared an RV Sarah and her family transformed, which they took on an epic trip to Disneyworld before selling it for another camper. Today we’re taking a peek at the 1997 motorhome she renovated earlier this year, which includes the prettiest tiny kitchen and thrifty DIY projects, like a sharpie accent wall. This camper is sure to inspire, so let’s dive in!
Type of RV
1997 Georgie Boy Cruisemaster
Tell us a little about you, and those you RV with.
There are 7 people in our family! Me (Sarah), my husband, Jay, and our 5 kids: Natalie, Carissa, Taylor, Olivia, and Asher.
How often do you travel?
Every chance we get! Usually a least once a month.
What’s your favorite aspect of interior design?
The final reveal! Going back and looking at the BEFORE images to see the difference paint and decor can make.
What project made the most difference?
Switching out the original double sink for a large farmhouse sink and putting in butcher block counter tops! RV sinks are notoriously small, so putting in a large sink made a world of difference.
How would you describe your decorating style?
Did you draw inspiration for this motorhome renovation from anything or anyone specific?
The RV renovating community is so inspiring! I get a lot of ideas and inspiration from other renovators.
What are your favorite places to shop for décor?
Facebook Marketplace, Target, IKEA, Hobby Lobby, Amazon
A question everyone wants to know… do you work remotely? Or how do you make money on the road?
My blog brings in my main source of income. I renovate RV’s and share tips with my readers, as well as travel ideas and other DIY’s.
What was most challenging about this motorhome renovation?
Creating enough sleeping space for our 5 kids! We removed the dinette and original sofa and put in 2 armless sofas from a sectional, each with a pull out bed. We converted a closet to a toddler bed for our 3 year old.
Do you have any future projects planned?
We are always ready to move onto the next project! As our family has grown, we have upgraded our RV’s to better fit our needs. This RV was recently sold and we are now fixing up a large travel trailer with a large bunk room.
Most asked about product sources:
Kitchen cabinets: Glidden paint in “Scarborough”
Farmhouse sink: IKEA
Tile: Tic Tac Tile
Sofa: Bob’s Discount Furniture
Sharpie wallpaper in living room and bedroom
Follow Sarah (All Things with Purpose)
Be sure to visit Sarah’s website, All Things with Purpose, for more information on this RV renovation and others she’s transformed. You can buy her book, All Things Camper Renovating, as a paperback or digital download. Use the coupon code: “mountainmodernlife” to save 10% off either option.
And if you’re curious about this family’s current travel adventure or RV reno, be sure to follow along on Instagram.