We have a 1988 Mini Winnie and as soon as we purchased it, I decided I was going to redo it. I knew there were certain things that we had to do. One of those things was paint the cabinets, I knew it would immediately update the look and I didn’t think it would be too hard to do. I decided on white because it would make decorating easier and would make it easier to see bugs. I hate bugs, so if they’re in the motorhome I want to know!
It actually was a little more of an undertaking than I had anticipated! But the end result was totally worth it! First, I took off all the doors and cleaned all the wood with TSP. Then, I started sanding. I started with the front of the motorhome and will work on the back next.
The paint I bought was Valspar. I only bought a gallon, it should be more than enough to do all the cabinets in the motorhome.
The sanding went pretty smoothly.
You can see that sanding the doors takes off the top glossy layer.
|In this picture you can see the weird leather part on the end of the cabinet. I also tore this off along with the rubber endcaps that were on the cabinets.|
I wanted to paint the original gold handles that were on the doors. But I was afraid the paint wouldn’t stick to them and didn’t want to ruin them and have to buy more. So I originally decided I was going to keep the gold handles. I actually don’t think they look that bad now that the cabinets are white.
But, when my mom had redone her kitchen a couple years ago, she had bought these handles. She got sick of them and they were just sitting in the garage. She found them while moving out of her house and was going to give them away, but thankfully I found them before she got the chance! They fit perfectly in the holes that were already in the doors for the other handles. I love the updated look that they bring and they are just all around much cuter than the gold ones.
Here you can see I’ve taken down the ugly drapes and they will not be going back up! As you can see the floor is not finished yet, we are in the process of laying down the laminate.
I love the white and they are surprisingly easy to clean up. My hubby had some grubby hands when he went to put up the doors and we just used a damp rag to wipe it up.