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Heartland Gateway Bunk Room Renovation

Bunk Rooms have easily become my favorite space to renovate. I love imagining how a child will play in their RV bedroom, how it will be organized, and how they can still fit everything they need in a smaller space!

The layout of this bunk room mostly stayed the same. My clients took out the sofa that was in here (under the bunk on the right) prior to it being delivered to me for the renovation, but other than that, this room stayed the same!


I sanded the all the cabinets, inside as well, with 80 grit sand paper and then cleaned EVERYTHING (walls, ceiling, cabinets) with a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water. This room was the most time consuming of the entire RV because there are so many cabinets! Which is amazing because it has so much storage, but not fun to sand it all!

Then I primed the entire room (ceiling included) with STIX primer. This is my FAVORITE primer and sticks so well, as per it's name!! No chipping at all with this primer!

Then I painted the entire room and cabinets with Benjamin Moore's Chantilly Lace in Scuff X Satin finish. This is the perfect and most durable paint and works great for cabinets.

Next up was flooring. I have been using Shaw Matrix line in the last few renovations and I love this flooring so much. It's only 3.2mm thick (meaning it works great with slides and is lighter in weight than a thicker flooring) and is very easy to install. This flooring is in their style Dockside Hickory. On the sunken slide (on the right) I trimmed the slide with Shaw Matrix's Dockside Hickory Reducer. For the raised slide on the left, I used Shaw Matrix's Dockside Hickory stair-nosing to trim that slide.

Then it was time to build this room back together. I started with all the hardware and then added the adorable rainbow wallpaper to the large bunk and the play fort.

In the play fort, I also added a bean bag that turns into a queen size bed and an IKEA toy organizer so the kids can easily put away all their toys but also keep them organized for easy access! These bins are great for camping because you can also easily just bring the bins outside, since so much of the time camping it spent outside!

The crib portion of this renovation was the most time consuming for sure!, (WRITING A DETAILED BLOG POST ABOUT THIS CURRENTLY, WILL BE ADDED SOON!) Cribs in an RV is actually a tricky topic! Most bunk rooms don't have the floor space for a crib, or they do but then there is no room left to play on the floor. Babies and toddlers aren't big enough to safely sleep in these high bunk beds, even with a bed rail, so families aren't left with many options when it comes to cribs. I wanted to create a crib that was safe, but also really fun! This barn door sliding crib rail was the perfect solution. It safely secures a toddler, one door can be removed to create a bed rail when the child is older, and it also just really fun for older kids! This barn door can truly grow with the child and makes this room multi functional.

The larger bunk in this room is for an older child, but we still felt like a safety rail was needed with a bed this high. I built a small rail out of pine and stained it to match the top slide trim. Some cute bedding and a rope ladder and here we are!

The last addition to this room was a washable rug, totally needed with little kiddos, and a play table and chair set that actually is foldable! This makes it so easy to travel with. Collapse the table and chairs for easy storing on travel days or move it to the side of the room when kids need more floor space. This addition truly makes the room multifunctional!

See below to the links to EVERYTHING I used in this bunkroom renovation!

** Some of the links below are affiliate links**

Paint Color:

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore's Chantilly Lace in Scuff X Satin

Stain Color: Minwax's Special Walnut


Barn Door Kit (used to build crib rail)

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