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Heartland Gateway Living and Dining Renovation

The Living and Dining area of this RV was super simple to renovate after undergoing that huge kitchen renovation! Adding residential furniture is a great way to update your RV and is much easier than you think!

Our clients had taken the dining area and both couches out of this RV before they brought it to us, so we didn't have to demo anything here. They also brought us the RV with their couch already in it, so we created the design around incorporating their couch!


I sanded the one upper cabinet, inside as well, with 80 grit sand paper and then cleaned EVERYTHING (walls, ceiling, cabinets) with a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water. My clients had already installed that shiplap in this slide, so I just left that as is and covered it well before I painted.

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 cabinet (not the shiplap) 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.

After painting and flooring, it was time to bring this space back together. I hung up these blinds and I love how they warm up the space! This table and 4 chairs is a smaller option from IKEA and the stain on it was perfect for this space. It also cleans up really well!

I added the wall sconce and the light above the dining table to give the space a more residential feel. I have an Electrical Bundle on my website with details on how to install residential lights in your RV, if you are looking for guidance on how to do that!

I added slide trim, with a stained piece up top to mimic a beam, added a new rug (this one is machine washable! Perfect for RVs!), and put their original couch back in. This space is a subtle transformation, but it's just what the kitchen needed to really pop!

See below to the links to EVERYTHING I used in this living and dining 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


Hardware Knobs (on upper cabinet)

Couch (In Navy)

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Emily Topp
Emily Topp
13 août 2022

Do you have the opposite view of this room? Like the view leading to the hallway & where the other cabinet area is? We have this same camper & are struggling with that area!!

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