Women use B&M and The Range specials to remodel the dilapidated caravan and complete it before the holidays
A woman revealed how she used The Range and B&M specials to transform her outdated caravan into a boutique.
Vicky Hibberd, 25, an elementary school teacher in Stoke-on-Trent, managed to snap up a cheap caravan from Facebook Marketplace for £750 and set about transforming it.
Her caravan now looks as good as new-Vicky managed to completely reinvent it for a cheap price of £198 in just five days.
Vicky tells the money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk“My fiance and I are long-term campers. We have wanted an old caravan or camper for a long time, but everything I saw was full of dampness”
Two weeks later, the couple had a holiday book—one week in Somerset and one week in Newquay, Cornwall.
“On the Sunday before we planned to leave, my mother sent me a link to this caravan on the Facebook Marketplace.
“We went and took a look and it was very sturdy: a 1995 ABI two-berth small caravan at a price of £750!
“As far as its age is concerned, it is very clean-we picked it up on Sunday and will leave next Saturday-so I have five days to stamp it.
“Fortunately, everything went well, so I just made it look beautiful and warm. My family kept telling me not to paint it, saying that I didn’t have enough time to finish it before the Saturday holiday, but I still did it. !
“Fortunately, everyone likes it, and I proved them wrong. Without my fiance Marcus, best friend Sam and Mom and Dad, I couldn’t have done this.
“I used two cans of French Swanky Pants, each for 18 pounds, and one can of French Dazzle Me, which sold for 18 pounds.
“I bought a new handle from Amazon for 25 pounds, and the price is 20 pounds.
“The accessories come from B&M and The Range, and the price is about £80-I bought seats, cushions and artificial plant throws. I also bought a rough-edged rug from Carpetright for £19.
“The total cost of remodeling the caravan was £198.
“First I cleaned it thoroughly with sugar soap, and then I soaked the wallpaper on the cabinet door.
“I sprinkled a piece of light sand everywhere, gave it a key to let the paint stick to it, and then again used sugar soap to remove any sanding residue.
“I first used Dazzle Me White to paint the ceiling-this requires a lot of coats to cover the beige, I think there are about five.
“Then I painted the wood, cabinets and cabinet doors with Swanky Pants Grey.
“I started using a color called Duckling, but it was too blue, so I changed it to gray.
“This particular paint takes three weeks to fully cure and harden-but obviously I didn’t have that long, so I was very careful when we left.”
Vicky was excited about the fashion makeover of her caravan and found that the project freed her from the pressure of the blockade.
“I am very satisfied with it. It is not perfect. I still have some trivial things to do, such as restoring seats and putting on new curtains, but I am currently on vacation in our little home, which is great!
“Fletcher, our dog, loves it too! There are no more wet holidays in the tent-we already have our share!
“My main recommendation is to find a sturdy caravan-watch out for dampness.
“Join the French pages on Facebook and Instagram-people have completed a lot of great projects and have been sharing great tips
“Don’t be discouraged by the first coat-it looks terrible, but keep going!
“I was able to collect my paint from a local stockist in accordance with the rules of social distancing-she lives close to me, so lucky.
“Obviously, Amazon Prime is a godsend-with the click of a button, everything will come!
“During the lockdown, I have been trying different upgrade projects (furniture, chimney basin, old Singer sewing table), which really helped me stay busy and busy through the strange times we have all experienced.
“I was never creative, but I used the lock-in period to try something new-I hardly knew that this would lead to a complete renovation of the caravan!”
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, commented: “This year’s holiday is certainly not easy, but Vicky’s aggressive attitude means she has a beautiful caravan for her camping trip. Travel-everything is for cheap prices!
“You can find some amazing bargains on Facebook Marketplace-you really don’t need to be a DIY expert to make them look better. As Vicky has demonstrated, some paint and some affordable accessories can make a big difference help!”
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