Friday, November 13, 2009

Project Day: Making Modern Look Vintage

my caravan

cafe lounge/sofa/curtains before

cafe lounge/sofa/curtains after

table before

dining table after

bed before

bed after

We bought our caravan new a year ago. The interior styling of modern caravans is not my style. So today, I have changed a few things inside without spending alot of money on a custom design.
  1. A vintage chenille blanket cut and tucked into the brown cafe seats.
  2. Floral scatter cushions made from scrap fabrics.
  3. A red check tablecloth from an op shop for a few dollars.
  4. A vintage bed sheet used as a bedspread.
  5. Retro plastic knick knacks I have picked up here and there.
  6. An old piece of Sanderson curtain fabric for the blinds.
You see I like some of the modern aspects inside my caravan like my microwave, gas stove, shower & toilet and air conditioning but I can't live without a vintage touch here and there.

I am coming home tomorrow, thanks for tuning in this week while I have been on vacation. I look forward to catching up on all your blogs next week. Take care and have a wonderful weekend! Simone xx

36 comments:

  1. Very much a home away from home.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow, that is just fabulous, Simone! Thanks for taking us along on your getaway! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love vintage linens...great touches!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the additions you've made to your caravan. They make it look a real cosy place to holiday. Hope you've had a relaxing week.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your caravan looks great! Good girl!

    ReplyDelete
  6. You must have the most stylish caravan in town! Leigh

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow your caravan is sooo cute! You have made it look so gorgeous x

    ReplyDelete
  8. Looking much much prettier and cosy! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  9. What an improvement! Maybe you could glue or staple a lovely oilcloth to that table so that it's permanently beautiful?

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Simone, great inspiration and such fun!!I love it soo sweet.Have a great weekend.Sharon xxoo

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi again, Simone,a friend mentioned that my blog award on here is not linking in case you were wondering it is- http://mypassporttostyle.blogspot.com thanks xxxxooo

    ReplyDelete
  12. oh your caravan is os cozy!
    wish you a sweet weekend!
    justyna

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Simone, your caravan and your vintage touch are fantastic. Kisses, Ana

    ReplyDelete
  14. love what you have done. You have made it comfy and cosy and now it's a home away from home. Love the simplicity and nurture in the old vintage look.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love to see your enthusiasm about the caravan. You do know how to prettify everything !

    ReplyDelete
  16. So cute! I love your style, it's so laid back and girly!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Your caravan is your home on wheels ... you have to make it yours. Love your changes.

    ReplyDelete
  18. That bed is much more inviting after your special touch Simone. I'm not much of a camper, but I would be one if I have a space like yours!
    -marie

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love your caravan make-over!
    And thanks for taking us on vacation with you!
    I've loved it!
    All the best,
    Eileen

    ReplyDelete
  20. Simone,

    You have added just the right vintage elements to your home-away-from-home.

    Welcome back,

    Marjorie

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hey Simone, great to get you back in the saddle, as we say here in Texas! I would have to do the same thing. I have to put my touch on most everything. I love the vintage touch you've spread around that little caravan!
    Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  22. After seeing so many cute caravans on blogs, they have certainly made their way onto my "It'll probably never happen but if it could" wish list. I love what you've done to make it look vintagey. What a difference!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love it! Can I come along too...you have the touch my dear...all things looks so cozy!

    ReplyDelete
  24. So lovely! I love that vintage bed sheet *swoon*
    x

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi Simone, love the makeover a caravan isn't a caravan without a touch of kitsch don't you you think? So the plastic bits and bobs are my fav. Glad you had a lovely time away cheers Katherine

    ReplyDelete
  26. Simone - thanks so much for this week. I kinda of feel like I've been on holiday each time I've dropped by.

    Loving all your posts as always

    x

    ReplyDelete
  27. goodmorning!
    i realy love visiting your blog!it makes me feel happy.

    love Miranda/lavender&Cinnamon

    ReplyDelete
  28. I'll bet you have been so busy since you got back, thank you for making time to drop in. :)
    The tin is a beauty, listed it on ebay this evening. Been working very hard to clear out as (seriously) I have way way too much!
    Thank you for sharing your journey with us all
    Warm wishes, Irene x

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love the way you've mixed colours and patterns - just wonderful !

    ReplyDelete
  30. i so want a an old pull-behind trailer...just don't know if they have a mildew tendency? they're just the cutest, though!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Nice blog. You have two words I love Beach and Vintage! Nice to meet you. Very cute style!!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I LOVE your caravan!!! I dream of having one one day!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. your caravan is so cute!
    Love new style!
    Marce

    ReplyDelete
  34. Your little van made me want one too. Checkout our project http://retrorampage.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your thoughts. We read every comment and appreciate your feedback.

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin