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RV Renovation Projects

Here you’ll find all of our RV renovation projects to help you get started or find inspiration!

Our goal has been to transform our 2008 Tiffin Allegro Openroad 32LA into a mountain modern motorhome.

Looking for more RV renovation inspiration? Be sure to check out the before and after RV tours from our Design Vibes Series.

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How to install a Lightweight Sliding Barn Door in an RV

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Lightweight DIY Sliding Barn Door Hardware

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Incorporating history into our RV with hand-hewn barnwood

Are you a sucker for old, weathered, reclaimed wood that has a story to tell? We love adding history to...
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How to clean reclaimed wood (and get rid of bugs!) before you bring it into your home or RV | MountainModernLife.com

How to Clean Reclaimed Wood (and make sure it’s bug-free!)

I have an obsession with reclaimed wood. It's my weakness. In fact, salvage architectural yards are some of my favorite...
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DIY 2-Light Sputnik Chandelier - See how easy it is to create and customize this mid-century modern light fixture! MountainModernLife.com

DIY 2-Light Sputnik Chandelier (Custom RV Lighting)

It's only taken me 3 years, but I'm finally going to share a post on how we created the DIY...
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How to separate RV cab area with curtains | MountainModernLife.com

How to separate the RV cab area with curtains

Whether you're looking to separate your RV cab area from the rest of your motorhome, or are looking for a...
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Considering adding black kitchen countertops to your home? Come see how we updated butcher block countertops for a rustic modern vibe in our RV. MountainModernLife.com

RV Remodel: DIY Black Kitchen Countertops

When it comes to planning a kitchen renovation it's important to keep in mind how each decision impacts the next....
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Reimagined RV Coffee Table

Sometimes all it takes is a little imagination to transform something we like, into something we love. Back before we...
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DIY Burlap Roller Shades | MountainModernLife.com

How to Make Burlap Roller Shades

Nothing beats natural light, inspiring views, and our pet's very own version of television. I'm talking about windows, and if...
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RV Updates Anyone Can Do

This post is sponsored by Progressive. We're excited to share some RVing tips over on their Life Lane's Blog and...
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RV Renovation Flops You’ll Want to Avoid

Eric and I had no idea what we were doing back when we started renovating our RV, but we didn't...
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How to Replace an RV Shower Faucet

Does your RV shower faucet leave a lot to be desired? We recently changed out our RV shower head and hose,...
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Could your RV shower use an upgrade? Come see how easy it is to replace your RV shower head and hose, plus find out if the EcoCamel Jetstorm is worth it! MountainModernLife.com

How to Replace Your RV Shower Head and Hose

Could your RV Shower use an upgrade? Does the water pressure suck or are you looking for something more eco-friendly?...
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How to Make Reclaimed Rustic Drawers (the easy way!)

If you're looking to add character and warmth to existing furniture, this project may be just what you need. Back...
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Create an RV you love with these 5 tips!

5 Tips to Help You Create an RV You Love!

I love decorating our home, which at this time just so happens to be an RV. It's a way to...
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Budget-Friendly RV Roller Shades

One question we get asked A LOT, is where we purchased the roller shades for our RV. When we first...
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Are the dome lights in your RV wasting energy and getting way too hot? See how easy it is to install LED lights in a RV. | MountainModernLife.com

How to Install LED Lights in a RV

Have you felt the heat coming from the light fixtures in your rig, or are you just looking to lower...
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How to Updated RV Vent covers on a Budget | MountainModernLife.com

How to Update RV Vent Covers on a Budget

When it comes to renovating a home, even a tiny one on wheels, money spent on projects can quickly add...
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Tips for Updating RV Slide-Out Moulding

As soon as we brought our RV home from the dealership I started brainstorming ways to incorporate rustic, reclaimed wood,...
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Looking for a RV Security Camera? Check out our Ring Stick-Up Cam Review!

Our RV Security Camera – Is it worth it?

When Eric and I first made the decision to ditch our sticks and bricks home for a tiny home on...
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Creating Planked Walls in Our RV

Have you ever thought of a problem as a blessing in disguise? We have, but it normally doesn’t seem like...
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Want to replace those old light fixtures in your motorhome with updated RV interior lighting? It's a lot easier than you think! MountainModernLife.com

How to Update RV Interior Lighting

If there's one question we get asked the most about our tiny home on wheels, it would be how the heck...
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Looking for a Natural Wood Sealer?

Looking for some natural options when it comes to sealing wood? Once we decided to make the counters in our...
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How to Create Wood Counters from Flooring (in an RV)

If you're looking for an affordable way to update your kitchen, today we're sharing how we created wood counters from...
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Painted RV Dashboard Update: 9 Months Later

So you're thinking about updating the dashboard in your RV or your car. But in the back of your mind...
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Easily install a wood planked kitchen backsplash in a RV! This is the perfect way to add rustic modern or farmhouse style to your tiny home on wheels!

How to Install a Wood Planked Kitchen Backsplash (in your RV)

Looking to update your kitchen backsplash on a budget? We considered various options when it came time to update the...
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How to Remove RV Window Valances

Have you ever wondered where the heck RV manufacturers get the fabric for their window valances? And does anyone actually like...
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How To Hide Your TV When Not In Use

Perhaps you are looking to create a cozier atmosphere or you want to know how to hide your tv when not...
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How to Remove Your RV Kitchen Sink | MountainModernLife.com

How to Remove Your RV Kitchen Sink

Are you thinking about updating the standard kitchen sink that came installed in your RV? While our RV kitchen sink...
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How to Remove your RV Kitchen Stove

Before we purchased our RV, we created a comprehensive list of our wants versus needs. In the beginning we thought having...
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Come see how we painted our two-toned RV kitchen cabinets, and skip the mistakes I made along the way! MountainModernLife.com

Painting our RV Kitchen Cabinets (and what I learned the hard way)

A year ago we painted our RV kitchen cabinets. Twice. Okay, maybe more than twice when I think about how we...
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How to Paint the Walls of Your RV

Not gonna lie, painting the interior of our RV pretty much SUCKED. I think there were numerous times that I...
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How to remove the wallpaper border in your RV

I love our RV, but it didn't always feel like "ours". I sometimes forget that once upon a time it...
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How to turn your RV Fridge into a Magnetic Dry Erase Board

Whether you have an older RV or a much newer one, it's possible you're looking for ways to make certain...
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Small DIY Sofa with Storage

Whether you have a RV, tiny house, or a tiny nook to fill, you should know that even tiny sofa's can have...
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Thinking about updating the kitchen in your camper? Come see how we made a huge impact in our motorhome with our RV kitchen renovation! | MountainModernLife.com #RVreno

RV Kitchen Renovation

I've been struggling with keeping up with content and projects and emails, and orders, and well... everything for so long...
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Custom RV Sofa – Part 1

Have you ever had a vision in your head of a piece of furniture that would be perfect for your...
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A Rustic Accent Wall for the Indecisive

Creating a rustic accent wall in your home is an easy way to transform the look of your space and...
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Save Space and add character to your home with a reclaimed wall-mounted Desk! This is perfect for creating a workspace in an RV!

DIY Reclaimed Wall-Mounted Desk

We've been talking about adding a wall-mounted desk in the bedroom of our RV for quite a while now and...
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How to Remove the TV from the front of Your RV

I don't know about you, but when Katie and I bought our RV one of the first things we thought...
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Space Saving DIY Pull-Out Table

If there's one project we get asked about the most, it definitely has to be the DIY pull-out table we designed for...
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Goodbye 70’s Style Curtains, Hello Roller Shades

Eric and I did a happy dance earlier this week because we finally installed our new RV windshield roller shades,...
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How to Easily Update Your RV Dashboard

Most people spend their birthdays celebrating with friend's and family, either living it up or relaxing. I'm an odd bird...
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How we Replaced the Ceiling Panel in our RV

One of the biggest projects we tackled last month was installing the new ceiling panel in the RV. This was the...
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ORC Week 6: Rustic Modern RV Renovation Progress

If you've been following along with the One Room Challenge, then you know today marks the 6th week and therefore...
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Rustic Modern Cabinet with TV Lift

We officially have a new favorite project and it's our rustic modern cabinet with TV lift. We've been sharing sneak peeks...
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One Room Challenge – Week 5

I think I may be in over my head. Scratch that. I definitely AM in over my head. As you...
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How to install a TV Lift inside an RV (and an electric fireplace!)

If you've spent any amount of time looking at RV floor plans, then you know the TV set-up in many...
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ORC Week 4: Custom RV Media Cabinet Progress

We're into week 4 of the One Room Challenge, and we've been focusing on our custom RV media cabinet, which will...
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Our Painted RV Captain’s Chairs

Eric and I recently decided to update our RV captain's chairs and in doing so we went through quite a...
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Tips for Painting an Upholstered Chair with a Paint Sprayer

Paint has always been my go-to DIY weapon of choice, but if there's one thing I've learned over the years,...
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ORC Week 3

Here we are in week 3 of the One Room Challenge and I can't believe we only have 3 weeks...
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Tips to Replace the Flooring Inside a RV Slide Out

Are you planning to replace the carpet in your RV but not sure how to handle the slide out? This...
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One Room Challenge Week 2

We're in week two of the One Room Challenge and we made some headway on a few projects. For those...
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We're super excited to be a guest participant in the One Room Challenge for Spring 2016. Follow along as we renovate our RV into a rustic modern motorhome!

The One Room Challenge

Have you heard of the One Room Challenge? It's an interior design event that happens twice a year where 20 bloggers transform...
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RV Renovation Progress: Painted Dashboard

Whether you’re planning an RV reno or simply want to follow along with our progress, here’s an update from Eric on...
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How to Install RV Engine Insulation

There are many reasons why someone would want to install RV engine insulation in their rig. Maybe when you are...
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RV Renovation Progress: Engine Cover + Captain’s Chairs

Whether you’re planning an RV reno or simply want to follow along with our progress, here’s an update from Eric on...
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Looking for ways to update the RV engine access cover? Check out how we made this custom RV doghouse cover for our 2008 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 32LA!

How to Build a Custom RV Engine Cover

Before Eric and I even began installing the new flooring in our RV, we started looking for options on how...
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RV Renovation Progress: Trim & Engine Cover

Here’s an update from Eric on what we’ve accomplished in our RV renovation this past week. RV Renovation Progress Week 5...
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How to Replace RV Flooring

As you may already know, we are in the midst of transforming our (new to us) RV into a rustic...
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RV Renovation Progress: Painting and Installing the AC Vents

Every week we will post a video update for our RV renovation progress on our YouTube channel, and will also write...
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RV Renovation Progress: Replaced Skylight

Every week we will post a video update for our RV renovation progress on our YouTube channel, and will also write...
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RV Renovation Progress: Updated Flooring

Whether you're planning an RV renovation or simply want to follow along with our progress, here's an update from Eric on...
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How to Remove the Sofa From Your RV

There are many reasons as to why you would want to remove the sofa from your RV. For us, we...
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RV Renovation Progress: Randomness + Repainted Cabinets

Eric and I wanted to share a quick RV renovation update with you today. We basically just want to give you an...
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How to Remove the Dinette Booth from your RV

Make sure to check out the finished media cabinet and slide-out table that replaced our Dinette Booth! Today I'm sharing...
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See how easy it is to remove the captain chair from your RV so that you can replace it or move it temporarily for updates | MountainModernLife.com

How to Remove RV Captain’s Chairs

Hey everyone, Eric here and today I'm going to be explaining how to remove RV Captain's Chairs.  I don't know...
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Avoid this Costly RV Mistake

  Avoid this Costly RV Mistake Things may seem quiet over here on the blog, but that's only because we've...
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Renovation Progress: RV Kitchen Cabinets

The holidays certainly put the RV reno on hold but I wanted to update you on the progress we've made...
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RV Flooring Options

A few months ago I spotted a new store on our way home from running errands. Eric and I had...
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RV Renovation Progress

I just wanted to pop in to give you a quick update on our RV renovation progress. Despite taking turns...
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Tiffin Allegro Openroad 32LA RV Tour (Before Reno) - Come see what our motorhome looks like before we transform it into a rustic modern motorhome! MountainModernLife.com

Tiffin Allegro Openroad 32LA RV Tour: Before Renovation

Something big happened for us this month, we bought an RV! If you follow us on social media then chances are...
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