Rustic Modern RV Tour
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.)
Update: 6/2017 – Check out our most recent RV video tour below!
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.
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.
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:
This is what the front of the RV looked like when we first brought it home. The previous owner took really good care of it, it just wasn’t our style.
This is from our first night hanging out in the RV. I remember sitting on that couch and planning out some of the renovation projects on my iPad. 🙂
Here’s an updated photo of our living room. I love our buffalo check curtains (which you may have seen in our Christmas tour) but they felt a little dark as we head into Spring so I wanted to go with something else. To be honest, I had some white curtains up but it was just a little too white.
I’m considering painting a design on them since I haven’t had any luck finding the design I have in my head, but am gonna keep an eye out to see if I find something I love. Until then I found these microsuede curtains online for $30 and I’m digging them for now.
The photo above shows our extending pull-out desk/table in action. Sometimes Eric works on his laptop at the sofa using a folding TV tray and sometimes I use my computer on the wall-mounted desk in our bedroom, but we both enjoy working (and eating) on this pull out desk/table too. We originally planned to keep the table leaves (and tray) in the storage behind the sofa but instead we just store it next to the drivers chair while parked, or between the passenger chair and sofa when we driving between destinations.
I recently picked up that clip-on cup holder and it’s coming in handy, especially when I use the desk in the bedroom.
I love having plants but our cat Duckie loves to eat them, so I’ve tucked some of his favorites inside a mini greenhouse I found at HomeGoods.
This is the sofa that came with our RV and while it was functional, it wasn’t our style.
We had trouble finding the perfect sofa in the awkward dimensions we needed (and within budget) so we removed the old one and built our own. We definitely lucked out by having my mom upholster the cushions.
There’s extra storage underneath, and I love the narrow sofa table we built behind it. We planned to use it for storage but we have to be extra careful trying to get anything in there with the exposed bulbs from the overhead light fixture we built. Exposed bulbs are awesome, but you definitely need to be extra careful if you install them in a place with lower ceilings, like an RV. Yeah I probably didn’t thing that through, but hey I still love them!
The ottomans we’re using for our “coffee table” are not the prettiest things, but they work for now and the furry rug disguises them a bit more.
I like that they can be used as footstools and turn into mini chairs when we need extra seating. Not to mention they are bonus storage and we use them for corralling loose items before hitting the road.
Here’s what our kitchen originally looked like. It was in decent condition before we discovered the massive water leak in the ceiling due to cracks in our skylight.
You can read more about our tiny kitchen remodel here.
Yes, we have a mini venus flytrap in our kitchen, but honestly, my jar of vinegar/dish soap probably does a better job.
Oh and you can catch a glimpse of my mom’s Avocado Seed Planter in this photo, which I just placed a new seed in. She created a way to plant avocado seeds where you don’t need to use messy toothpicks. Be sure to check them out in her Etsy shop!
The backsplash is painted wood planks, although it’s hard to tell from the photos. You can get a better idea below:
We need to re-oil our counters here soon but are still very happy with how they’re holding up. You can read all about our wood countertops here.
This hanging wall storage sure is coming in handy, especially with space at a premium.
By the way, our DIY magnetic/dry erase fridge panels are holding up great. I recently discovered that Target’s Method All-Purpose Cleaner is the best way to clean the panels, and remove any ghost writing left behind from dry erase markers.
Here’s what the view used to look like down the hallway into our bedroom…
And this is what it looks like now. This hallway is one of the reasons we purchased this specific RV floor plan (we love the large windows), but now it feels less like an outdated motel room and more like “us”.
A couple months ago we added extra wood to the sides of our wall-mounted desk so that I can also use it for my Mac. I don’t like that it blocks the window, but it’s nice to work on my computer in the bedroom sometimes.
The bathroom may be small, but it’s one of my favorite spaces. There are two entrances – one from the hallway and one into the bedroom, which makes it feel bigger.
We loved the extra storage space this linen closet provided, but it wasn’t as functional for us with the added drawers so we removed it and built our own custom storage space.
The wood and tin came from Eric’s family’s farm and we still have some “prettying” up to do to the inside. The lower section of the cabinet actually holds the litter box, which our cats can access from the side of the wall in the bedroom, which you’ll see in just a minute.
Here’s a photo that shows what the RV looked like after we removed the old linen closet and before we painted all of the wood cabinets in the bedroom white…
And here you can see the kitty door we installed in the wall that leads into the closet in the bathroom. We were unable to install the litter box in one of the storage bays below the RV due to a steel beam, and didn’t care for it in front of the passenger chair, so we figured this was our next best option. The cats love it and it’s easier to clean, but I do wake up sometimes to their super loud scratching, haha. We still think it’s the best spot for it, but just something to think about if you’re looking for litter box options in your tiny home.
Well that about wraps up our Rustic Modern RV Tour. We hope we’ve inspired you to create a home you love, regardless of how much space you have 🙂 If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments below.
Update: 6/2017 – Don’t forget to check out our most recent RV Video tour here!
Note: The photo above was taken right before our latest video tour. I forgot a few projects have changed around here and will need to add some more updated photos soon!