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If you’re a sucker for black shiplap, white concrete counters, and interiors that are the perfect blend of earthy and modern, then you’re going to fall in love with this tiny home on wheels!
Karlee and Weston originally transitioned their family into tiny living for simplicity, but eventually had to sell their first RV for financial reasons. In other words, life had other plans for them.
While their journey may not have been what they expected, their story is inspiring because it’s filled with strength, faith, and triumph.
That turn of events, which may have seemed unfortunate at the time, has since set them on a new path, one they may not have ever imagined.
During their first RV renovation, they discovered their passion for transforming tiny spaces into tiny homes, and this husband and wife duo are now running a business where they sell renovated RV’s, and take on clients for custom work.
Today we’re taking a look at the second RV they remodeled (which has been sold).
Remodeled RV with the Coziest Fireplace
Type of RV:
2008 Montana 3585SA
How long did the renovation take?
How much did it cost?
Where you do draw your inspiration from?
Instagram and by shopping. I usually find one or two items of decor that I absolutely love and then build the design around that.
How would you describe your decorating style?
Earthy, neutral & maybe some mid century modern.
What piece of advice would you give someone just starting an RV remodel?
Don’t take shortcuts. Make the repairs needed and do the details. I.e. sand the cabinets!
What was most challenging about your renovation?
Scheduling time to work on it on top of our other work schedules.
What project made the most difference?
The fireplace!! And countertops
Where’s your favorite place to shop for décor?
Tjmaxx for sure!!
What made you originally decide to go “tiny”?
We decided to go tiny for simplicity. Our life was full of things and more things and managing things or cleaning things & we believed there was more by having less. We loved living tiny but ended up selling our first tiny home for financial reasons. However, we discovered a love for design and working together as a team to transform tiny spaces into tiny homes. So we just finished our second rig and it’s for sale (now sold!). We hope to live tiny again one day and own our own land.
Back when you were full-time RVing, what was one of your favorite aspects of tiny living?
What was your least favorite aspect?
Lack of closet space and no garden tub
What is something you learned about yourself after living in an RV?
I learned that I can live with a lot less than I thought.
What was your favorite place to explore or a place you’re excited to explore in the future?
When we live tiny again I’d love to travel back out west and take our time making it across the country.
Most asked about product sources:
I love Cotton by Sherwin Williams, and the wallpaper from Spoonflower was great. Loved our countertop kit from Concrete Countertop Solutions. Our peel and stick tile from Lowe’s was great also but we needed extra adhesive.
Green Paint on Kitchen Cabinets: Sherwin Williams – Dried Thyme
Kitchen Curtains – DIY hack using hand towels from TJMaxx (You can watch the Instagram story showing how they were made here)
Flooring: Floor and Decor – Duralux Signature Hickory
Living Room Light Fixture – Ikea
Living room sleeper sofa: Ikea
Bedroom Scones: Amazon
Follow Karlee and Weston!
You can follow Karlee and Weston on Instagram, where they share photos of their RV remodels, along with tips and resources if you’re looking to renovate your own tiny home on wheels. Be sure to watch their Instagram story highlights for amazing insights into their remodels, and if you are looking for a stylish home on wheels, you can inquire about having your 5th wheel renovated!
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I absolutely love this camper! My husband and I are trying to figure out the best way to go tiny. The only problem is we live in Michigan with some cold winters. Not sure what to do.
There are RV’s built for colder temps – you may want to search out one with an arctic package, which is probably more easily available in Michigan. And RV’s certainly aren’t built like residential homes, but there are tricks to warm up the interior and make it cozy 🙂
This RV is BEAUTIFUL! It doesn’t even look like an RV! #goals
Agreed, I’m a little jealous of whoever purchased this beauty!
Love the Reno, such a comfy feel with a really updated modern look!! Great job………
Beautiful! I love the little dining room table & chairs. Perfect for the space, both functionally and aesthetically.
Agreed! It’s beautiful and functional without taking up too much space.
OMG this is gorgeous. Great job. Thanks for sharing!!!!
Isn’t it though? Whoever buys this is going to be traveling in style!
Love the fireplace. Did you design around an existing Firebox or did you install a new one?
Based on the before photo, it looks like there was an electric fireplace previously there, but she moved it and gave it a bit of a facelift 🙂
Beautiful job! Are the subway tiles in the kitchen, peel and stick?!
It looks like she used peel and stick tiles from Lowe’s, but did use extra adhesive.
So clean, bright and beautiful! How did you attach the fake beams and are they light weight? Fake wood or real wood “boxes”. Thank you for sharing so we can be inspired and not feel so lost in decision sometimes!
I believe she used real wood but made hollow beams to save on weight. She has a video in her Instagram highlights showing how they attached them:
Is this still for sale?
I believe it is 🙂 You can contact Karlee on Instagram or check out their listing:
this has to be the pretties RV i have ever seen. very nice job. RV manufacturers should take inspiration from yours and start creating an RV that isn’t cookie-cutter. they must have a sale on brown paint and brown dull patters because every RV is decorated in the same colors. your RV is absolutely beautiful.
Tell me about the fireplace wall.. color? tiles? fireplace? Do you miss the storage space?
This isn’t our RV, but Karlee and her hubby share some tips and info about their RV renovations in the story highlights on their Instagram page – I highly recommend checking them out! Here’s the link:
Beautiful, we’re the windows already black? if not did you paint or replace? I’m in the process of a remodel, Thanks
Hmm, I’m not sure since this RV remodel was completed by Karlee and her husband – https://www.instagram.com/karleemmarsh/
Our window frames are black though and I’m thinking these were too, but it’s possible they painted them.
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