I love an all white bedroom in an RV, such an update from the drab and dreary cave of a bedroom that was the before! We did so much in this space, but made it look so classic. A faux concrete headboard that adds depth, insane under-bed storage, and just a brighter, better bedroom!
Demo started with taking out the entire upper cabinet and of course, that awful mattress went in the garbage!
Then all the cabinets were sanded and prepped for paint, and all surfaces were cleaned. I sand with 80 grit and 120 grit sandpaper, and I clean everything with a 50/50 vinegar/water mixture. I primed it all with STIX primer and painted the entire space (walls and cabinets) with Sherwin Williams Duration in Alabaster Satin (Wall color linked below.)
Then it was time to build the space back up!
How To: Under-bed Storage
Using two EKET drawer cabinets from IKEA, I was able to make this amazing and super functional under bed storage! Here is how I did it.
Step 1: I took the paneling off the existing bed frame (picture 1) and broke it all down.
Step 2: I used that framing to create a base for the cabinets to sit on (picture 2) with one horizontal piece along the back, and then I added 3 vertical pieces as well. I screwed all of the framing directly to the floor of the RV.
Step 3: I took the drawer boxes and screwed them in the front and in the back, directly to the base to secure them.
Step 4: I closed up the left and right sides behind the drawers. This created a little cubby for larger items that my clients won't need too often. Umbrellas, comforters, extra pillows, anything that's infrequently used but still needs a home
Step 5: I used 4 inch pine to create a little frame at the top of the drawers so that the bed platform is flush. You also could have achieved this by putting the drawers on legs, but I wanted them lower so that when the drawers opened, the hanging comforter didn't get stuck in the top drawers.
Step 6: I closed the platform, which now allows that back compartment to be closed off, but still easily accessed! I also added hydraulic hinges later on to hold the bed up when the back section is being accessed.
How To: Faux Concrete Wall
Using lime paint, I was able to create a beautiful faux concrete headboard that adds depth to this room while still staying in the neutral color pallet.
Step 1: Make sure you prime any wall before putting lime paint. You need to treat it just like regular paint and make sure your surface is prepped! I primed with STIX primer.
Step 2: I did a small test patch to make sure this product adhered to my walls and that it dried the color I wanted it to. I loved it and the durability was amazing!
Step 3: I applied one coat of the lime paint on the entire area, painting in cross hatch brush strokes, which basically means making a bunch of X's with the brush. You can see the test patch in picture 3 is dry, it goes on much darker and dries much lighter and consistent!
Step 4: I let coat 1 dry for a few hours, and then I applied coat 2 of the lime paint in the same cross hatch pattern. You can see here the depth that the second coat added! It dried much more consistent, but when you look closely you can see all the texture!
That was it! This product was very easy to work with and added a lot of texture to this space. If you use it in a bathroom or kitchen, make sure to seal it.
Then I just hung the painted wardrobe doors, added some new hardware, some decor, and we actually put the original blinds back up! They just look so much better with the walls painted white.
I can't wait for my clients to get nice and cozy in this clean and comfy room!
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Wall and Cabinet Color: Sherwin Williams Duration Alabaster in Satin
Lime Paint for Faux Concrete Wall: Color is Alabaster
Flooring: Style is Southport Grove
Under-bed Drawer Storage (I got 2 of these)
Beddys: This is in the style London. Use Code RVFAMILYRENO for 20% off your entire order!
Mattress: This is the Dreamfoam Hybrid from RV Mattress by Brooklyn Bedding. Use code RVFAMILYRENOfor 20% off your entire order!