Come see how I transformed the entertainment unit in our RV into a handy coffee and drink station!

Turn a dated camper entertainment unit into an RV Coffee Bar and Drink Station

This May, I introduced you to Our DIY Camper 2.0 – a new-to-us fifth wheel that I’m renovating for our family.

Here’s what I’ve done in the camper so far:

This week, I’ve converted the dated entertainment unit into a practical and cute coffee and drinks bar that the whole family can use.

Here’s how the entertainment unit looked before:

Turn a dated camper entertainment unit into an RV Coffee Bar and Drink Station

And here’s how it looks as a coffee and drink station now:

Turn a dated camper entertainment unit into an RV Coffee Bar and Drink Station

Photo by Tracey Jazmin

Watch my YouTube video to see how I transformed the entertainment unit into a coffee bar: 

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To begin this makeover, I had a lot of fun smashing up the original unit with my many muscles (ha!) and a hammer. I removed all of the doors, and most of the trim.

Turn a dated camper entertainment unit into an RV Coffee Bar and Drink Station

Photo by Tracey Jazmin

Then, I moved a shelf and trim piece down to counter height to create a counter area. As much as we love this new-to-us RV, there isn’t a lot of counter space. This helps create a little more of it in our camper!

Next, I sanded, primed and painted all of the wood and laminate in the unit. I used Behr Whisper white for the interior, and Behr River mist for the exterior. You can see my whole step-by-step camper cupboard painting process right here.

Turn a dated camper entertainment unit into an RV Coffee Bar and Drink Station

Photo by Tracey Jazmin

Finally, I added some marble contact paper to the shelf and hung up a simple shelf using these brackets from Amazon painted in this gold spray paint.

The large baskets are from Walmart earlier this year, and they fit nicely in the alcove beneath the counter. I also hung the IKEA Fintorp rail (painted gold) for extra mugs, and a Samsung TV we had from our last camper.

I love how this looks and functions, and you can see a sneak peek at how everything is looking together in the picture above! I’ll share the whole finished main space of the camper with you next.

What do you think of this DIY drinks bar?