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We’re into week 4 of the One Room Challenge, and we’ve been focusing on our custom RV media cabinet, which will hold our TV lift.

For those that are new here, the One Room Challenge is an interior design event that happens twice a year where bloggers have the opportunity to transform one room over a 6 week period. The plan is to transform our 2008 Tiffin Allegro Openroad 32LA into a Mountain Modern Motorhome. You can read more about it in Week 1, check out our inspiration and plans in week 2, and see the progress we made in week 3

Last week I talked about how we painted our RV captain’s chairs and you can now see how those turned out and some tips we learned along the way.

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ORC Week 4: Custom RV Media Cabinet Progress

I would say we spent a good chunk of last week trying to figure out how to build the custom cabinet and making several trips to the lumber yard and hardware store. Although we have found some inspiration for building a cabinet to hold a TV lift, there’s no specific plan out there for us to use since we have to build it into the RV slide-out, and are also incorporating an electric fireplace and extending table. On top of that, we are also trying to keep the weight down with lighter materials, such as cedarwood.

Although we have built a few furniture pieces for our home, we are not experts by any means and are learning as we go. Eric’s definitely doing most all of the hard work and math so I’m definitely lucky to have him around 🙂

Here’s a video Eric made a few days ago showing the progress of the TV lift inside our RV (the front frame isn’t attached)

And here’s a quick video showing the TV lift in action. We will be setting the height so that the TV stops right above the cabinet:

This is what it looked like yesterday:
We are in week 4 of the One Room Challenge and are sharing the our custom RV Media Cabinet Progress | MountainModernLife.com
We are in week 4 of the One Room Challenge and are sharing the our custom RV Media Cabinet Progress | MountainModernLife.com
We plan to have the cabinet finished by this weekend and will share a post about it next week. I can’t say enough good things about Touchstone Home Products (affiliate link), who provided us with the TV lift AND electric fireplace. Their products and prices are amazing, they have the best reviews, and their customer service is top-notch. Not to mention these two items are going to take our RV to the next level. I’m also super stoked about how we are going to finish off the cabinet doors. Can you tell we’re excited? haha.

Another item we addressed this past week was caulking the trim around the cabinets. I can’t tell you how long the gap above the driver’s cabinet has been bugging me, and in other areas around the RV as well. I still need to add a final coat of paint to the front cab area but caulking around the cabinets and walls inside the RV was a small project that made a big difference.

I have also been honing in on what type of light fixtures to use in the RV. After weeks of contemplation I’ve finally decided to go with a horizontal, modern style light – most likely in matte black. I have found some awesome light fixtures at decent prices but we need a few of them and need them ASAP, so with time and budget in mind, I’m going to attempt to make them myself.  I plan to order the parts I need today. Here are a couple of inspiration photos:

Modern Light Fixture Inspiration - Odyssey 2 Light Fixture | School House Electric

Odyssey 2 Light Fixture | School House Electric

Modern Light Fixture Inspiration - Vega 3 Chandelier | School House Electric

Vega 3 Chandelier | School House Electric

Modern Light Fixture Inspiration | Vista 2 Modern Light Fixture | Cedar and Moss

Vista 2 Modern Light Fixture | Cedar and Moss

Eric and I have been looking into new blinds for the windshield and will soon be able to cross that project off our list. We teamed up with Blinds.com who will be sending us some new roller shades for the front of our RV and should be receiving them soon. This means no more 70’s style curtains, woo-hoo!

That about wraps up the progress we’ve made this past week. Our RV is actually parked in a neighbor’s driveway since our driveway is super sloped, so we generally work in the RV for a few hours in the afternoon. However, seeing as we only have 2 weeks left of this challenge, we’re going to need to spend A LOT more time over there.

All in all, it’s so exciting to see our RV transform before our eyes and I just can’t wait to travel in it!

Don’t forget to check back next Thursday to see the progress we’ve made. You can also follow along with our progress on Instagram.

Check out the Other ORC participants

Get your daily design inspiration and those pinning fingers ready by checking out each blogger’s room transformations. You can find links to the invited design blogger’s rooms HERE and the guest participants HERE. You can also see what other participants are doing by searching the hashtag #oneroomchallenge or #ORC on social media channels.ORC-one-room-challenge-logo-spring-2016