Bumblebee; Our Caravan Renovation Resources Guide

March 9th, 2021 | By Carlene ...

Our sunshine in a van; our fresh spring air; our beloved Bumblebee. A joy to look at and even more to be in, we still get as many interior requests and questions regarding her as the day we completed her. Inspired by her sunny yellow interior, we keep things fresh with a neutral palette injecting vintage florals to pay homage to the vans heritage. With rattan and oak cabinetry throughout and little antique treasures, Bumblebee feels like the retro home you’ve always yearned.

Needing some more hints and tips on how to create your own BB? Watch here as we give you some space saving tips for for your own caravan living!

See below our resources guide from the paint colours, to the pendants and each itty bitty detail in between.


Overall Look and Feel

Exterior paint (yellow): Taubmans Sundial
Exterior paint (white):  Taubmans Big White
Interior paint (white): Taubmans Big White
Exterior decal: Advanced Signworks
Flooring: Godfrey Hirst “Spotted Gum” Vinyl Plank from DecoRug
Rattan Cabinetry: Ikea timber cabinet doors modified with rattan insert (you can now purchase rattan doors from Ikea)
Cabinet knobs: Kethy



Dining Nook

Woven Pendant: Beacon Lighting Byron Pendant
Bench Fabric (back rest): Hattie Daffodil from Warrick Fabrics
Bench Fabric (seat): Ambrosia Daffodil from Warrick Fabrics
Dining table: Resurfaced in Laminex Carrara Marble Laminate




Benchtop & splashback: Laminex Carrara Marble Laminate
Kitchen tapware: Direct import (Cedar and Suede)
Stove: Dometic
Fridge: Dometic
Sink: Ebay



Bed Corner

Bedspread: Linen House
Pillows: Adairs
Bed cushions: Adairs
Curtains: Montpellier Snow from Warwick Fabrics



Small Decor

Clock: Original
Vases: Vintage
Artwork: Etsy


I think that covers it but if not, please ask questions in the comments section below because no doubt others will have the same. To see more inspiration and images of our beloved van check out the blog post here.


Carlene xx


  • Dirtsajane

    March 10, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Thank you for sharing guys … Can you please advise on the gold trim … such as round the dining table? ☺️

    • cedarsuede@admin

      March 14, 2021 at 9:04 am

      On BB it was original metal and spray painted in White Knight Squirts Satin Gold. C

  • Katie White

    March 25, 2021 at 4:14 am

    Carlene I just think you’re the greatest!! The amount of screenshots I’ve taken from everything you’ve done work wise to the colour and cut of your hair is slightly embarrassing 😳 haha I just adore your style and love your approach to your spaces from the classic, the on-tread to the original. It just all comes together so beautifully. I know you’ve outgrown it but gosh I’d just love to see you on The Block again!! Okay… so to the purpose of my comment 🤣… can you post the name of the Etsy store where you bought that cute art?? I’d love to know your tip for finding pieces on Etsy without getting lost for days!! Also, dont think I’ve seen you use before but I think you would love the linen, cushions and prints/art tea towels from Castle and Things. I’ve just spent a mortgage payment on some of her work and the difference the cushions make to my previously beige lounge room makes me happy each day!! Well much more than a mortgage payment does anyway. Thanks for all the inspiration, Katie 🌸

    • Carlene ...

      March 25, 2021 at 6:29 pm

      Thanks so much. Love that you’re inspired! The artist was Sandra Eterovic but I can’t see her page anymore….. C

  • hannah :)

    April 25, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    hi there!!
    i’m just about to undertake a caravan reno of my own and these resource guides have been awesome. just wondering what the roof treatment is and how you attached it. thanks so much, hannah 🙂

    • Carlene ...

      May 21, 2021 at 11:35 am

      That’s great! Do you mean the ceiling? It’s pressed masonite.

  • Natalie

    April 30, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Love the transformation! Could you please tell me what material is used on the interior ceiling?

    • Carlene ...

      May 1, 2021 at 6:00 am

      It’s actually part of the original van. Pressed masonite we believe.

  • Sarah Graham

    April 3, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Amazing caravan, what sheen is the paint job on exterior and interior. We’re wanting to replicate this on our burnt orange 70’s number 😂

    • Carlene ...

      April 3, 2022 at 3:10 pm

      Thank you – it was professionally painted by an auto painter, actually so we didn’t specify a sheen. Gloss is the hardiest, though.

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