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Light & Bright RV Bathroom Remodel REVEAL

Nov 2018

Sinkology is proud to present Ashley Carpenter, a homebody, decor obsessed, DIYer that loves fitness, happy people and wants nothing more than to be on the lake soaking up the sun with good people and good music. Ashley runs the blog Joyfully Growing and is here to share a few tips, tricks and DIY projects that perfectly fit her farmhouse style.


I am so excited to share our RV bathroom makeover reveal with you today!
It may be the tiniest room makeover you’ve ever seen, but trust me – it’s a good one! 

 tiny rv bathroom 

You may have seen some of the behind the scenes of this transformation over on Instagram (and I’d love for you to follow along here if you don’t already!), but today I’m spilling all the details of our RV bathroom remodel.   

 My goal with this space was to keep it simple & functional, yet pretty at the same time.  Since we didn’t have a lot of room to work with in this space, choosing an efficient layout was crucial! We chose to keep the original layout with one BIG change: that RV shower had to go. 

rv before bathroom photo

rv after photo bathroom

By choosing the world’s tiniest vanity and moving the toilet over a few inches, we were able to make room for a spacious walk-in shower!  A 40″ x 40″ shower pan fit perfectly for the shower floor. The shower walls are thin Formica laminate sheets that we adhered to the walls with a specialized construction adhesive designed for shower walls. We then caulked all of the seams and added trim pieces to give it a finished look.   One of my goals with this RV makeover was to bring the comforts of a house into this tiny home on wheels. Adding beautiful, high quality shower fixtures in the bathroom really helped accomplished this.   rv shower The shower head and faucet handles, as well as the neo-angle curtain rod, are all from Signature Hardware and I couldn’t be happier with how they look in the space.  I love how the exposed piping is the first thing that catches your eye when you walk in. You almost forget that you’re in an RV! Almost. 😉 

The other really functional, yet pretty piece of this RV bathroom is the gorgeous copper vessel sink. We were so excited to partner with Sinkology to give the vanity some much needed love.

We chose the all-in-one kit that came with this beautiful Pfister faucet. It complements the copper sink perfectly.

By choosing a vessel style sink we were able to have a large sink bowl without compromising any of the cabinet space in the small vanity. I love how the copper fixtures really pop against all of the white in this space.

white rv cabinet Above the sink, we kept it really simple with a plain white medicine cabinet and a simple globe light fixture. Keeping these pieces really basic allowed the shower and sink to be the focal points. 

rv bathroom shelves with candles I really wanted to warm up this space and keep it from feeling too sterile, and decided open shelving with a few of my favorite decor pieces was the best way to do that.   The shelves were an easy DIY. We simply cut down a 1″ x 6″ board to create two shelves that perfectly fit the narrow wall space. After applying my favorite Minwax wood stain and sealant, we hung them on the wall using these modern shelf brackets from Cascade Iron Co. 

rv shelf with candle I kept the shelf decor simple and functional with some artificial eucalyptus, extra bars of soap displayed in a thrifted apothecary jar, and a cute candle. (That also smells SO good.)  All of my shelf decor items were things I already owned. I love how they instantly add some life to our tiny bathroom. 

rv bathroom wooden crate I used the same wood crate from our farmhouse half bath in our old house to hold a few rolls of toilet paper on the back of the toilet. This actually worked out really well since this bathroom ended up being too small for any sort of toilet paper roll holder!  Even though this RV bathroom remodel gave us the biggest headache during this RV renovation, I am beyond happy with how it all turned out.  I really couldn’t have asked for a better RV remodel before and after…  before & after rv bathroom before and after photo of rv sink bathroom What do you think? Could you live with a tiny RV bathroom like this? 😉   You can follow along with our RV remodel and see all of our RV related posts here. 


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