We have worked really hard on Bertha, our retro caravan over the past couple of months. Papa has been painting, fixing and doing the 'man' jobs with a screwdriver and drill while I've been sewing curtains and cushion covers plus helping out with some of the painting. Bertha is slowly coming to life.
Everyone loves her and passes by often poke their noses in the door for a quick look and a chat if we are out there. The kids play in her and she has become a God send during the school holidays on rainy days. She has even had her first guests as Our eldest Son and a few of his friends come to stay for the weekend. Bertha just adores being a guest bedroom. So here's a few snap shots of our progress....
If you can remember a few weeks ago I found some retro 1970's fablon on eBay and just knew it would be perfect for Bertha's kitchen...
Papa worked hard paying special attention to the Kitchen area lightly sanding over the brown melamine worktops before carefully applying the fablon.
The trick is trying your hardest not to get any creases or air bubbles. At first it takes a bit of time getting it just so but as Papa and I fabloned a whole kitchen in our old house 20 odd years ago we knew exactly how to apply the fablon. the key is to just take your time with it.
We decided for an extra little touch to fablon the two drawer fronts too...
Once the original handles were added it looked very effective.
I then decided to cut out some of the flowers and stick them on the top cupboards, again a very effective little touch.
So that's Bertha's renovation so far. We still have lots to do...more painting, wallpapering and accessorizing, but I hope you'll agree she certainly is looking very pretty?