I am thrilled to be the new owner of a retro 1978 Cosalt caravan. One of our neighbours spotted it for sale on someones drive and originally he wanted it for himself but just didn't have the room to store it so he pointed me & papa in its direction.Although it is a 70's van it has the sexy rounded shape of a caravan from the 50's & 60's.
I have been on the look out for an old caravan to renovate for quite a while now. I dont know what it is but I just love old caravans pimped up. My mind is just buzzing with ideas as I gain inspiration from other people who also like to Pimp their caravans.
So if I want my caravan looking lovely and brimming with vintage charm I need to set to work. I am planning on painting the exterior of the van white and sky blue(well, Papa is the painter). A bit like this colour.
I will be painting the interior walls pale blue and I have ordered red & white polka dot fabric for the curtains. As I give you a little tour you will really need to use your imagination of how lovely it could be when I have finished the renovations. The cooker and sink are in perfect condition and just need polishing up. And the groovy brown melamine cupboards will be painted white.
I have taken down the original nets and brown curtains and will be replacing them with polka dot curtains that will be easy to make. I also want to cover the seating, not sure what with just yet, maybe a pink fabric. If you look in between the two cupboard doors there is an original gas lamp, the shade is a little battered so I will try and reshape it.
We were pleased to discover the van also has seating that transforms into bunk beds and the bed on the bottom even turns into a double bed if needed.
In one of the cupboards I found an original awning. We haven't had it out yet but at first glance it looks like it was hardly ever used.
I have saved the best until last, check out this very retro bathroom. I am in love with the wallpaper and really wish the whole van had the same...its lush!
I will keep you updated and I will be blogging about my new project so pop back soon and see how we get along.
Oh and we will also be naming her! I know I'm sooooo sad! x