My parents bought a camper. But not like you are thinking. This poor thing is in a sad state. While the bones are great, the interior furnishings were much to be desired. The whole camper smelled like a huge ashtray. 🤢 This was no ordinary camper, this was a project camper. My mom called me the other day so excited about their mini-remodel and asked for some help with ideas. So here is their rustic RV remodel mood board.
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The plan is to create something rustic, but cute. Something that could withhold a little dirt, and still look classic. Luckily this will be a camper that is parked at a camp, so I get a little wiggle room with things like shelving. Today, I wanted to show you the kitchen/living area idea board. My inspiration for this room comes from Studio McGee. This was definitely one of those moments where I had an idea in my head and then ran across this photo and screamed out “THAT’S IT!” much to the shock of my kids and dogs (who thought a bad guy was now in the house.) I mean I feel like we are rustic design soul mates since both of our names are Shea! Right!? Isn’t that how it works? I am just drooling over the dark hunter cabinets with brass pulls paired with the open shelves, creating a rustic yet chic look.
Here is the yucky before. See how tall this space is giving plenty of opportunity for a nice airy spot despite the square footage.
How will this evolve into the rustic RV remodel?
1 | Start with a white slate
We will begin by tearing out some upper cabinetry to really open up this great room. The walls and non-kitchen cabinetry will be painted white, I love Alabaster by Sherwin Williams here. This is going to give it a major light and airy look. It will also give these dark moody colors some pop.
2 | Dark lower cabinets
To create a rustic look, we need to add some dark elements to this space. For a great punch of color, I suggest painting those lower cabinets a dark green, like this Cast Iron by Sherwin Williams. A matte brass drawer pull gives the cabinets a great contrasting element.
3 | Faux subway tile
While the lower half is going to be dark and moody, the upper half needs to be light and bright. Lots of contrast going on in this room. A great way to save on a project such as this is by using a great faux wallpaper. I’m loving this subway tile wallpaper that you can get at Target. This was an easy suggestion as I’ve heard so many great reviews on this project. It will be perfect in the kitchen above the cabinets
4 | Open shelves
Usually, I’m not an advocate of open shelves. But I think this popular kitchen concept would be perfect in this space. The RV already provides plenty of storage space, so for two people on a weekend getaway, this would be idyllic to put a few cups, plates, and bowls for an easy grab and go. For open shelves, I am loving this hardware from Etsy seller ChristiansburgWeld.
5 | White table with black spoil chairs
My mom found a great vintage drop leaf table. We plan to sand it down and I suggest a chippy white milk paint for the legs and leaving the top a natural wood color to tie in from the shelves. These vintage spoil back chairs would be a nice rustic touch.
6 | Cowhide Rug
To tie this rustic room together with a bit of texture, wouldn’t a great cowhide rug look splendid in the living area!?
I loved creating a mood board for this fun RV remodel. The dark and moody look is not something you would find in my home, which is why I had so much fun breaking out of the norm. Keep watching for, even more, we have an entire RV to make over and I have some fun ideas for the bathroom and bedroom.
What are your thoughts on all of the fun glamper remodels we’ve seen lately? I can’t wait for their space to come together and give you an after shot. This is really making me want to find an old camper for some fun. Below are a few sources for the items in the mood board above. If I’ve missed anything, leave me a comment and I’d love to share the link.