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Image from Clarke & Clarke

You may remember that back in June we bought a beautiful 1970s Carlight Caravan. I named her Matilda. I wrote about it in this post. When we bought her she was in great condition and would serve us well if we wanted to use her as a holiday home. However, she was bought as part of a business venture (the details of which will be revealed in time) and as such needs a bit more than a lick of paint to bring her up to standard.

At the moment she is looking more than a bit sorry for herself. Her cushions have been taken out to be reupholstered, several cupboard doors are off and awaiting new hinges and the front door, which was completely rotted in places, is in several pieces awaiting new bits of wood to be attached (‘bits’ being the technical term… ahem), plus a shiny new handle. She does not look anything like the gorgeous specimen in the picture above and things will continue to look a lot worse before they get better because after all those jobs are completed, the electrics and wiring need to be seen to as well.¬†Phew!!

As you’ve probably guessed, most of those jobs are beyond my capability. Thankfully, Mr C is proving he’s worth more than his weight in gold. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Once all the technical jobs have been done, it will be my job to make Matilda look pretty and I can’t wait, yay! I’ve decided that the side panels on the exterior will be painted light blue and I intend to carry that theme inside also. Here is a little mood board with some of my inspiration:

Paint, Laura Ashley / Door, Little Greene / Blanket, Duck Egg Designs / Radio, Currys / Wallpaper, Homebase

It’s good to finally have some concrete ideas of what Matilda the Caravan will look like. If any of you follow me on Pinterest, you will notice that I’ve been pinning a lot less pictures of caravans lately. I think 152 pictures of caravans is enough, don’t you?

Are any of you focusing on long-term projects this year? How are they coming along? If you have any renovations planned just drop me a line in the comments below. I’d love to see what you are doing.

Bye for now,

Michelle x

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