Organized Motorhome ~ Part 1

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I’ve found that these overhead cabinets that are located above our dinetteĀ to be the easiest to use for organizing food/dry goods.Ā  I purchased most of the baskets at Dollar Tree or Big Lots. IĀ also use the baskets with handles in the fridge for easy organizing…

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The cabinets above our sink hold our plastic cups as well as our coffee and travel cups. You can also see our plastic and paper plates and bowlsĀ as well as our extra napkins.Ā  I keep a caddy filled with plates, napkins & utensils out on the table for meals.Ā  Also in the above cupboard are our spices and oils and a canister with tea and sugar.

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Here is how I have set up the cabinet below the sink for now…I also used Velcro strips to hang part of a mesh organizer to the door to hold sponges, dish soap. etc.

These are the drawers next to the under-sink cupboard…top drawer ~ hot pads, 2nd drawer ~ knives, forks, spoons and can opener, 3rd drawer ~ junk drawer with lighters, large utensils, measuring cups, clips, etc, last drawer ~ Ziploc bags, foil and cling wrap.

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On the counter I have kept out utensils and things that I use often, as well as a home for hand soap.Ā To make sure that the metal organizer doesn’t move, I put earthquake putty on the bottom.

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This large, lighted cabinet is located across from the refrigerator and next to the dinette…on the top shelf I store bins that hold things we use on our outdoor tables: a cleaning bin, a coffee bin with filters, ground coffee, etc., a bin with the dogs food/bowls, the caddy that holds our plates, napkins & utensils, a basket that holds extra paper towels, etc. and our coffee pot.Ā  The 2nd shelf has two fabric bins that hold sheets and blankets and room for large items we bring along such as my Instant Pot.Ā  When our kids come with us, the bottom shelf is where they keep their clothes.

That’s it for now…I’ll share more of my organized RV in the next post!

 

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Motorhome Remodel ~ Part 9 (Misc. Projects & Homey Touches)

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Aside from the wrinkles, our couch looks so much better!! I found Twin Extra Long sheets on clearance at Target and they work perfectly to cover up the ugly blue cushions! Just don’t look too closely at the back cushions as I’m not an expert seamstress!

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Just a reminder of how ugly the old couch cushions were!!

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I used a pillow I already had and heat pressed a vinyl moose I cut out on my Silhouette machine…

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I found this cute Welcome sign and heat pressed it onto a plain flour sack towel ~ I love it!!

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My best friend gave us a cool metal sign with our last name on it so I decided to make a vinyl sticker out of it!

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Our door also needed a new shade as the old roller shade was toast!Ā  I just sewed a simple double-sided shade and added trim using leftover curtain fabric.Ā  I then attached it to the door using Velcro…so simple to just roll it up when it’s not in use & clip it up!

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When we removed the uncomfortable chair next to the door, my hubby wanted something that we could easily move to open up the space…but he also wanted something that would be comfortable to lounge in ~ enter the memory foam bean bag!Ā  It’s really big for the space but my hubby is over 6 feet tall so we had to buy a large one! We can store it up in the passenger seat when we need it out of the way and can use it in our house when we’re not using the RV.

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Here’s the links to the items I shared today:

Target: Twin XL Sheets

Target: Memory Foam Bean Bag

Amazon: Silhouette Cameo 3 Cutting Machine

Amazon: Heat Press

Coming Up: Organized RV Cabinets…

Motorhome Remodel ~ Part 8 (Dinette Butcher Block Table & Sink Cover)

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We’re getting so close to being completely done with our remodel!! My awesome hubby used some of our leftover butcher block to rebuild our dinette table and to make me a cover for the sink!

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We used the original dinette table to measure out the new butcher block tableĀ andĀ  wereĀ also able to use all the original hardware!

Here’s my new sink cover ~ I absolutely love it! I saw some great ideas on PinterestĀ and the many RV Facebook groups I belong to and we came up with this design.Ā  I had leftover knobs from my kitchen remodel so now it has more than one function.Ā  It gives me additional counter spaceĀ and doubles as a tray!

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To make sure that the sink cover wont slide around I attached cork pads to the bottom…

Next up I’ll share some miscellaneous projects that I’ve been working on to add some more of our woodland/rustic/farmhouse style to the RV to make it even more homey!

Motorhome Remodel ~ Part 7 (Wrap-Up & Before/Afters)

I’ve written in detail about our 1990 Winnebago Class A Motorhome remodel in previous posts & now I’ll wrap it all up with lots of before & after pictures!

Here she is! Not too much to look at on the outside just yet…but wait until you see the inside!

But first, a few before shots…

Ok, these next pictures will be much better, I promise!!

We still have a few projects left to complete (building a new dinette table) & paint to touch up, but we’re in the home stretch now!!!

Motorhome Remodel ~ Part 6 (Bedroom & Flooring)

I am really happy with how the bedroom is turning out! I’m loving how much brighter it is now…compared to this next picture!

Yikes!!! Here’s a few more shots of the new & improved bedroom…

I’ve had a lot of questions about the floors in the motorhome…the laminate floors were given to us by a friend so I don’t have a link to share but here’s the info:

The luxury vinyl tiles that we used in the bath area are from Lowe’s:

Next up: a wrap up of our motorhome remodel with before & after pictures…

Motorhome Remodel ~ Part 5 (Kitchen)

 

 

Moving on to the kitchen! The cute puppy is obviously what makes the picture! There are still things to be done in this area, such as painting the range & hood, but it’s looking 100% improved!

Here’s a before picture to jog your memory in case you’ve forgotten:

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Yikes!!!

Here’s a few more after shots…

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We didn’t wire in the wall lamp as we didn’t want to mess with the RV wiring so I attached a small, battery operated puck light up inside the lamp.Ā  It comes with a remote so it’s easy to operate!

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The kitchen area still needs some touch up but it’s almost done

We are still working on the dinette table & hope to replace the top with some leftover butcher block…a fun project was to cover the booth wall in rustic barn wood & add antler hooks for keys & such…

Here are the links to the items we bought for the kitchen & dining area:

Tic Tac Tiles ~ Amazon

Butcher Block Countertops ~ IKEA

Faucet ~ Lowe’s (similar to this one)

Stovetop cover ~ Camping World (similar to this)

Curtain Fabric ~ Hobby Lobby

Oil Rubbed Bronze for Hardware ~ Amazon

Wall lamp ~ Lowe’s

Battery Operated Puck Lights ~ Amazon

Wildland Pictures ~ IKEA

Gunmetal Arrow Fabric on Dinette ~ Hobby Lobby

Black vinyl Fabric on Dinette ~ Hobby Lobby

Barn Wood Wall Kit ~Lowes

Antler Wall Hook ~ Amazon

Coming up next: Bedroom & Flooring…

Motorhome Remodel ~ Part 4 (Bath)

 

Before we even started tearing out flooring or putting paint on the walls, I spent lots & lots of time on the internet (Pinterest & Facebook Groups mostly) putting together my plan for our motorhome remodel.Ā  In the beginning, I was just going to paint & recover the upholstery…when my hubby joined in on the planning he said “if you’re gonna do it, do it all the way!” So that’s when the real fun began!

Here’s a link to my RV Board on Pinterest – which is where I pinned so many of the ideas that got my creative juices flowing!!

Here’s a photo of our bathroom in progressĀ ~ I LOVE IT!!
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Here are links to the items we bought for the bathroom…

Tic Tac Tiles ~ Amazon

Curtain Fabric ~ Hobby Lobby

Butcher Block Countertops ~ IKEA

Sink ~ Amazon

Faucet ~ Amazon

Buckets ~ IKEA

Rail ~ IKEA

Hooks ~ IKEA

Basket ~ Amazon

Toilet ~ Amazon

Wildland Picture ~ IKEA

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I wish the bathroom in my house looked this good!! Up next: The Kitchen!

Motorhome Remodel ~ Part 3 (Paint)

 

 

When I started the painting process, it was super hot here in So Cal so I took all of the cabinet doors into my house to paint in the nice, cool air conditioning! I started the process by first cleaning all of the cabinet doors & hardware with Simple Green All Purpose Cleaner.

Here is a link to the paint that I used – Beyond Paint – I love it because you don’t have to sand or prime before using it!

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I also found this blog post & video by Must Have Mom titled “How to Paint RV Walls & Cabinets” to be very helpful – she also uses Beyond Paint in her RV.

As I did with the cabinets, I also used Simple Green on the interior of the motorhome before painting.Ā  Then, just as you would in a typical home, I used my FrogTape Painters Tape to tape off walls, etc…I also used it to plan the layout in my bathroom, so I would know if the baskets & things I wanted to use would actually fit!

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Here’s a few photos of some of the cabinets & walls being painted…

Already such a big change!! Coming up: Tile, Bath & Kitchen Fixtures & More!

Motorhome Remodel ~ Part 2 (Demo)

As promised, here are some photos I took during the demo/remodeling of our 1990 Winnebago Class A RV…be forewarned – they are not pretty!!!

 

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Be sure to number your cabinet doors & their corresponding cabinets so that you know where to put them back after you paint them! I usedĀ FrogTape…I also took pictures as I was removing things – just in case I forgot where they went!

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My handsome hubby removing the stinky, stained blue carpet…

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After pulling out the carpet & linoleum we realized that we would have to add some plywood to even out the flooring…

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Took out the wall mirror, ugly brass towel bars & the huge, heavy medicine cabinet that hung over the toilet…

Next up: Paint!!

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