Come see how I made over our camper’s dated bathroom on a budget with a lot of paint and tons of elbow grease!

RV bathroom makeover on a budget - great ideas!

Since renovating Our DIY Camper last year (take the full renovated tour from last summer right here), we’ve had so much fun camping in it. I think it’s one of the best purchases we’ve ever made and renovations we’ve ever done! I did leave one area undone to tackle this year, and that was the RV’s tiny bathroom. I knew it would be a ton of work even though it’s so small, and I was right!

Here’s how Our DIY Camper’s bathroom looked BEFORE:

RV bathroom makeover on a budget - great ideas!

RV bathroom makeover on a budget - great ideas!

And here it is now:

RV bathroom makeover on a budget - great ideas!

RV bathroom makeover on a budget - great ideas!

RV bathroom makeover on a budget - great ideas!

For a small amount of money, I updated the bathroom this summer so that we could enjoy it in all it’s renovated glory for this year’s camping season. I used lots of items I had on hand – mostly paint! – to give our camper’s bathroom a major makeover on a budget.

RV bathroom makeover on a budget - great ideas!

You can watch the video below to see the whole process, and then you can read the steps below to learn how I did the RV bathroom makeover:

RV Bathroom Renovation Steps:

  1. I cleaned the bathroom thoroughly including all the fixtures with a degreasing cleaner.
  2. I sprayed the tub, toilet, sink, and faucets with Rustoleum Tub & Tile Epoxy. I used 3 coats and 5 cans. This product is very toxic, so use a respirator when applying. I’m really happy with the smooth, washable finish and how it’s wearing so far.
  3. I spray painted the towel bar and doorknob with Rustoleum Metallics Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.
  4. I wiped down the door, cupboard and cupboard door with Gloss-Off to roughen up the surface for painting.
  5. I painted the door, cupboard, cupboard door, walls, ceiling & counter with Killz oil based primer. This helps the latex paint to stick.
  6. I painted the door, cupboard, cupboard door, walls, ceiling & counter with black and white semi-gloss latex paint I had on hand. I used a brush and a foam roller for a smooth finish.
  7. I used some leftover SmartTiles I had on hand from the camper’s kitchen makeover and applied them as a back splash a few feet above the countertop.
  8. I sealed the cupboard, cupboard door & countertop with Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane. I love how this repels water and keeps the paint from scratching or flaking off. You could also use this to seal your shower walls – we don’t really use our camper’s shower, so I didn’t seal the walls.
  9. I hung new black hooks on the walls and a rail with cups I found at Ikea over the counter to store toothbrushes, hair brushes etc.
  10. I used a vinyl plank flooring called Allure Stayplace Quincy Oak, cut it with a ruler and utility knife, and stuck it in place to cover the old vinyl flooring.

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RV bathroom makeover on a budget - great ideas!

I’m absolutely thrilled with how our camper’s bathroom makeover turned out, and I can’t wait to keep taking our RV out to enjoy the summer together! This makeover truly goes to show how you don’t have to spend a ton of money to completely makeover a space. Paint makes a huge difference!

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RV bathroom makeover on a budget - great ideas!