Hello and Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a wonderful start to 2016. I’m just popping in today to share a little update on my vintage caravan makeover. For the past couple of months she’s been in the workshop undergoing some repairs and modifications. Unfortunately a lot of the repairs won’t be that noticeable but are pretty essential to keeping her sturdy and water tight. Below you’ll find a few pics from the boys at the workshop.
So far the broken back window and dented aluminium panel on the back have been removed, rotted timber frame down both sides and the front have been replaced, water damaged ply around the front window has been replaced and the front window has been resealed. I’m just waiting for a beautiful timber bifold to be installed where the old back window was, a new aluminium panel for the back, new aluminium trim down both sides,and some new window locks and stayz to be installed. I can’t wait!
Whilst I wait for these repairs to be completed I’m dreaming up her interior design and decor and trawling online to learn more about vintage caravan restorations. Technically this isn’t a restoration (it’s more of a renovation with some modifications) but I love seeing how others have preserved and updated their vintage caravans.
Here’s a couple of gorgeous vintage caravan makeovers which are spurring me on. The gorgeous Frankie, a travelling vintage shop owned by author, photographer and stylist Kara Rosenlund, little Mable of Mable & Co, a renovated 1950’s bond wood caravan turned bar and The Nugget, a 1973 Bell travel trailer. Each of these vintage caravan’s is so unique and full of character and charm. It’s amazing what you can do with a bit of imagination and a whole lot of hard work.