Welcome to our little beach house's "living room" which also happens to be our kitchen and our dining room! When we embarked on remodeling the RV, I was positive we were going to get a white couch. I was positive we were going to get a jute rug, and I was positive were were going to have all neutrals in this space. You can see things didn't go exactly as planned.
Why isn't there such a thing as a marble fridge? There should be! Or maybe there is and I just don't know about it yet. Have you ever seen an RV fridge? All I can say is why? WHY? They are usually some kind of oaky yellowish brownish wood. Yuck. I have seen lots of people paint them with much success. My friend Sarah actually painted hers with Chalkboard Paint which is a super cute idea. I had this marble fridge idea in my head and I just wanted to try something different. So this happened. It cost me $7 (including the paint). While this is an RV fridge, you could use this same technique on a dorm fridge, an old built in panel fridge, or really anything that you cant to cover! It's fun and affordable and the possibilities are endless.
If you have spent any time looking into RV bedroom remodels, you know that there's not much you can with them. They kind of are what they are. There's not a lot of space to change up the layout, so you have to use decor and design to make a tiny room feel spacious and functional. When we bought Tippy: The Tiny Beach House, everything was brown. Yucky, ugly brown. I set out to change that.
Having spent the majority of my twenties living in apartments, I have had my share of teeny tiny bathrooms (with the exception of one that was almost bigger than the bedroom...apartments are weird). While the bathroom in The Little Ranch is by no means large, it does the trick. So I thought my days of getting in and out of showers at weird angles were over, and then we bought an RV and began the process of remodeling it into The Little Beach House (LBH).
When I first moved into my house, the floors were orange. Yep, you read that right, orange. Don’t worry they were tempered by the red countertops. What can I say, the 70’s were a weird time for decor. I knew I couldn’t live with them for long. I’m kind of a hot mess the majority of the time, so I need my house (at least in terms of decor) to be calming. Orange floors don’t do that for me. I quickly painted the cabinets white and did a faux marble top counter. Next up were the floors. After a lot of research, I decided to use a peel and stick vinyl. Some people were horrified when I mentioned this, as they were picturing the vinyl tiles of old. I ended up doing my dining room, kitchen, and bathroom in peel and stick vinyl, you could say I’ve become a bit of an expert. I assumed when I did the camper floors I would use them again, but the previous owner had partially installed a floating laminate wood floor. BF loved the particular look, so rather than cover over it, I found matching flooring and one Sunday my dad and I did the camper floors.
I will say that both types of flooring are easy enough for a beginner and both give you a great finish, depending on what you are looking for. There are some differences, which I’ll get into, and I would use them depending on the situations. I am in no way a professional, and the opinions that follow are just based on my own experience. I just know that I hemmed and hawed about what to use in my own home, and this information would have been helpful to me.