It would be easy to just blame all this on my husband since he never reads my blog. But I’m too nice a person to do that. I admit it, I messed up. Getting our master bedroom just right has been a challenge to say the least. I am STILL not done with it. I have plans on new bedding and curtains then I should be finished. Although the room has gone through quite the transformation since the beginning. Here is a photo of what it looked like before I first started on it.
See the problem I wound up getting into was trying to follow instructions on a post I had found on Pinterest. They made it sound so easy. No prep work and no sanding! Haha yeah right! I have to tell you straight up there is always prep work. Sanding doesn’t always have to be done but it sure helps. Although it is really messy. The product that this blog had directed me to is called Nuevo. It says again no prep work needed! So I began on the room. I first started with the trim on the mantle around the bed. I began painting and the paint was bubbling up on the surface of the wood. So instead of wiping it off and trying to figure out what the problem was I continued. 5 coats later and alot of brush strokes I got what seamed to be a nice complete look. I was irritated that the 1 layer painting advertisement wasn’t indeed true. The next day I went to get out of bed and accidentally hit the wood. It chipped. Not only did it chip when I went to peel off the chipped piece it came off in a thick layer from the wood! I was almost in tears. All that work I had put into painting not to mention the almost used $30 quart of paint I had spent money on, only to slough off in one sheet. I showed my husband what had happened. He said if I was going to do this room I needed to do it correctly. Meaning in his mind, we were going to have to sand! Ugh! But I had already painted some more portions of the room. How were we going to get it off? Not all of it was coming off in sheets. I began scraping away at the paint at the same time getting very irritated that I was getting it all over my bedding! So hubby convinced me we needed to just move it all into the bunkhouse and complete the task.
So into the bunk went all the decorations including the bed itself. We slept in there for almost a week while trying to get the room completed. Mind you this was only about a week and a half after we had first moved in. I know I’m crazy! Looking back I wished I had waiting a little while longer to make sure I had all the needed information. I had gotten into a nesting phase while in our townhome on how I was going to make the RV our new home on wheels.
To remove the paint that DID stick I went out and got a product called Citristrip. It worked well enough to get most of the paint off that hadn’t dried to the wood. What did dry we were able to sand down. I tell you it was a mess like no other! We did wind up sanding in the bunkhouse and I hand sanded the second bathroom when I painted it as well.
Since the Nuevo paint can I got was almost empty we decided to go the less expensive route and get a primer and paint from Walmart. I used Kilz in this room as the primer. I only say that it worked because we had sanded. It had a really good surface to stick to. Otherwise NO it does NOT work on slick surfaces! I will get into what the right process is for painting RV interiors walls and cabinetry in another post. I got a color called Country White for this room. I am very happy how it turned out just not the process it took to get it this way. Since this picture above was taken the room has gone through several changes with bedding and curtains. This is what it currently looks like.
Yes your seeing correctly. The headboard has changed. So have the color of the walls. Although in the pictures you can’t really tell. I painted them a beige at first because with the headboard and bedding it went really well. Especially with the white too! But after time and bedding changing its look I realized that the beige no longer went with the bedding or curtains. So I repainted the walls a light grey. Of course me being me, I realized this at 8pm at night while laying in bed. So what did I do? I got up and started painting the walls! Had to wait for hubby to be gone at work the next day to finish the wall behind the headboard. And I wound up going with an owl theme in the room although from the picture above it’s harder to tell just how many I actually have in the room. But trust me it’s alot. I even found some flat wooden owl cutouts at Hobby Lobby, painted them and drew a tree on my bedroom door facing in the room. Then I glued them onto the branches to make it look like they were perched on the tree.
I also forgot to mention I painted the closet turquoise as well. I had some spare paint left over from doing the side tables and decided I was tired of the wood look in the closet.
So what does your master bedroom in your RV look like? Have a bedroom remodel? Leave a comment below or shoot me an email.