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Adelaide mum impresses thousands after shaing her incredibly modern DIY caravan transformation

DIY pro mum transforms her old $1,600 caravan into a beautiful tiny home on wheels in just SEVEN weeks – but it took 32 trips to Bunnings

  • A handy mum has shared how she gave an old caravan a stunning renovation
  • Kristy Todd, from Adelaide, bought a rundown caravan for $1600 online
  • She spent $2000, 32 visits to Bunnings and ‘hundreds of hours’ on the makeover 
  • The caravan now has a bunk bed, bathroom with toilet and vanity and a kitchen
  • There is also a booth dining areas that can be converted into a double sized bed 

An Australian mum has wowed thousands with her incredible DIY caravan transformation. 

Kristy Todd spent seven weeks, used $2,000 in materials, and took 32 trips to Bunnings to turn a dilapidated old caravan she bought for $1,600 into a chic traveller’s retreat. 

The handy mum shared the stunning caravan which features a bunk bed, compact bathroom, kitchenette and a dining table that converts into a two-person bed in a post to the Facebook page Bunnings mums, inspiration, hacks, tips and tricks. 

Handy mum, Kristy Todd shared her incredible caravan transformation to a popular Facebook group wowing thousands

Kristy Todd spent seven weeks, $2000 in materials 'hundreds of hours of work' and 32 trips to Bunnings to turn a dilapidated old caravan she bought for $1600 into a chic traveller's retreat

Kristy Todd spent seven weeks, $2000 in materials ‘hundreds of hours of work’ and 32 trips to Bunnings to turn a dilapidated old caravan she bought for $1600 into a chic traveller’s retreat

The stunning caravan which features a bunk bed, compact bathroom, kitchenette and a dining table that converts into a two-person bed

The stunning caravan which features a bunk bed, compact bathroom, kitchenette and a dining table that converts into a two-person bed

Kristy and her husband Jay, from Adelaide, ripped out one of the old bunk beds to create a small powder room with an electric flushing toilet and floating vanity. 

Weight was a major consideration during the renovation and the pair made sure the weight of the materials used for the new bathroom matched that of the bunk bed that was removed. 

‘Looking closely you’ll notice we did not remove the kitchen or any other structures we simply restored them therefore all weights remain the same.,’ Kristy wrote in the comments. 

The stylish caravan, Kristy named Penny, was given a fresh lick of crisp white paint, luxe black hardware and chic wood-look flooring. 

Before: Kristy and her husband Jay, from Adelaide, ripped out one of the old bunk beds to create a small powder room

Weight was a major consideration during the renovation and the pair made sure the weight of the materials used for the new bathroom matched that of the bunk bed that was removed

Before and after: Kristy and her husband Jay, from Adelaide, ripped out one of the old bunk beds to create a small powder room with an electric flushing toilet and floating vanity

'Know what you want to achieve and plan ahead and with an old caravan be prepared for nothing to be straight or even, measure seven times before you cut,' she told FEMAIL

‘Know what you want to achieve and plan ahead and with an old caravan be prepared for nothing to be straight or even, measure seven times before you cut,’ she told FEMAIL

Before: In the kitchen there is now a microwave, mini fridge, plenty of storage and a stylish pressed metal patterned splash back

After: The stylish caravan, Kristy named Penny, was given a fresh lick of crisp white paint, luxe black hardware and chic wood-look flooring

Before and after: The stylish caravan, Kristy named Penny, was given a fresh lick of crisp white paint, luxe black hardware and chic wood-look flooring

In the kitchen there is a microwave, mini fridge, plenty of storage and a stylish pressed metal patterned splash back. 

Kristy reupholstered the dining booth and accessories the van with faux hanging plants, luxurious soft furnishings. 

‘The main tips I could give is know what you want to achieve and plan ahead,’ she told FEMAIL. 

‘And with such an old caravan be prepared for nothing to be straight to begin with or even, measure seven times before you cut.’ 

Kristy plans to put the caravan up for sale in Adelaide in the coming weeks. 

Kristy reupholstered the dining booth and accessories the van with faux hanging plants, luxurious soft furnishings

The dining booth can be converted into a second bed

Kristy reupholstered the dining booth and accessories the van with faux hanging plants, luxurious soft furnishings

The thrifty mum’s posted drew in more than 3,700 ‘likes’ and hundreds of impressed responses from fellow group members. 

‘Omg such a transformation. You guys should be very proud of yourself. Makes me want to get an old caravan and do it up,’ one woman wrote. 

‘Wow, she’s beautiful…great job! So much in such a small space, but it works, and is just adorable,’ said a second while a third commented ‘That’s one beautiful little house on wheels’. 

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