Monday, 20 June 2011

Orla Kiely 80s caravan renovation by Jane Foster

We couldn't afford a new super duper VW camper so have instead purchased a coach built 1980s Cotswold Celeste Caravan instead! We bought it two weeks ago and have since renovated it - painted the walls and ceiling white, made Orla Kiely fabric curtains, added cushions, patchwork quilt, rubber vinyl floor and a new loo!

We're also going to add new formica to the existing brown table. It's been fun and we can't wait to tour around Cornwall and the beautiful coastline here.

17 comments:

Jill Browning said...

absolutely adorable!!

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

This is to die for! Are you sure you dont want to give it to me? xx

Marianne Norup - Dig-Mig said...

Looks great!! I would also love to get the change ones to decorate a caravan totally in my own style. Maybe one day?

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

Am loving it, you've both done a wonderful job and hope you all enjoy touring around Cornwall x

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

Am loving it, you've both done a superb job and love the furnishings - you will all definitely enjoy your touring around Cornwall x

Merle und Gisbert said...

Oh wow, absolutely wonderful!!!!

Flora said...

Looks brilliant, well of course it does with your great style!

We have a vw campervan (which we love) but I find myself gazing adoringly at caravans... grass is always greener and all that...

Arctic Mum said...

Wow, I'm deeply impressed! Camping can be nothing but fun this summer for you.

Malene said...

I dream of bying an old caravan. What a cool project.

KayB said...

Hi! Love the caravan! Love Cornwall too :) We're doing up our VW Campervan at the moment and I'm hoping to design some retro graphics for over the fridge unit. Bring on the summer glamping!

two hippos said...

a great caravan, you will have a ball staying in it..

alice apple said...

Jane it looks so lovely! You'll have to give me a grand tour :) xxx

charmaine :: littlenestbox said...

that is immense! love the caravan and the way you have decorated it!

Pomme de Jour said...

Jane it FAB !

Fabric Nation said...

This is lovely and very inspiring and a wise choice! We spent a week in one of the newer (Brazilian) versions of the VW campervans (luckily in the week of sunshine recently) and although we enjoyed the cuteness and joy on people's faces as we chugged around seaside towns, I was almost delirious with lack of sleep when I got home. The fold down bed is very hard and is just like sleeping on a car seat, just a bit bigger! And there wasn't really room for a family to sit around the table in the chilly evenings, it was more like sitting side by side in a bus. I love VWs, but this test-run has made me rethink the layout and a caravan looks far more comfy, and you've proved it can be just as stylish!

amanda said...

Such a great caravan renovation. I love your use of colour through out the caravan. Glad you got a caravan called a celeste! Does it actually have a name?

Yvonne Moxon said...

Hope your having fun in your lovely caravan we did something similar with a 1980 Monza and we love it!