Van build sources

It’s safe to say I get a tonne of questions about Millie. In particular, what materials I used and where I have purchased items for our van. If you think of anything else that is not on the list, please let me know!

Blinds – Tupplur block out roller blinds from Ikea

Curtains – Spotlight sheer curtains sold by the metre

Curtain rods, ends and fixtures – Bunnings

Accordian rack – Kmart

Bedding – Queen bed: Kmart washed cotton sheets in green and Kmart Marcel quilt cover in pink

Kids bunks: Kmart fitted sheet set and Spotlight KOO quilt cover in King size (sewed in half for two singles)

Macrame – A diy project

Wallpaper – Bunnings self adhesive film

Bunk Ladder – A diy project

Mattresses – These are foam mattresses from Fantastic Furniture cut down to size.

Flooring – Bunnings Senso vinyl floor boards. Yes, we know they are not for caravans but they do they job.

Sink – Purchase from Ebay. Dimensions are 420mm diameter x 180mm deep

Benchtop – Ikea Ekbaken Worktop

Tapware – Ebay purchase

Splashback – Tictac tiles

Dining table – A diy project. I mixed it up a bit and used different widths of 12mm tassie oak and pine and attached them in a herringbone pattern on some left over 3mm ply and copied the shape of Millie’s old table.

Cushions – Combination of Target and Kmart scatter cushions

Seating cushion – Foam from Clark Rubber. Fabric cover from Spotlight and upholstered by me.

Small shelves – Ikea spice racks

Baskets – Kmart and Ebay

TV Bracket – Camec RV Media LCD TV Mount (2 Arm)

Paint – White Knight Primer

Cabinets – White Knight Laminate Paint

Walls and ceiling – left over house paint in gloss white (off the shelf)

Colour of kitchen cabinets – no specific colour. It has been colour matched with some seaglass.

Cabinet Handles – originals from the van sprayed White Knight Gold spray paint

Fridge – Aldi Australia Special Buys 95L Bar Fridge

Oven – Kmart Convection Oven

Gold rail – Made from a gold curtain rod and curtain fittings purchased from Bunnings

6 thoughts on “Van build sources

  1. Hi Jen,
    Thanks so much for going to the trouble to share all this information. Much appreciated. Did you use the Ekbacken Light Oak or Ash? Whichever it is it looks fantastic. My colour for my cabinets is very similar to yours, Dulux Antartica Lake Quarter. I have it in my home bedroom and love it so much it just had to go in my van, too. So relaxing and soothing a colour.
    Thanks again, Cheers, Liz (Woonona 🙂 ).


    1. Hi Liz, That’s no problem! I get so many questions, so why not have it all on here 🙂 Glad its been helpful. We picked the light ash. And I’d have to agree….the colour is very soothing. It definitely sets the ‘holiday mode’ feeling into gear. You are only a stone throw away from us too!! Jen x


  2. Hi! We have just purchased a 1979 Viscount – loving your blog for some inspo! Do you mind explaining how you fitted the sheer curtain/rod over the blockout blinds? I’m hoping to do the same and want the blackout blinds flush against the wall with no gaps! Thanks 😊


    1. Hi Chanelle! Oh how exciting! Congrats! I fitted the rollers in first and then with the curtain rod brackets, I came up against the sides of the roller blinds and fitted them against the rollers. Makes for a seamless finish. Hope that helps!


  3. Hi Jen
    I can’t tell you how awesome this is, thank you so much for sharing! Quick question: you say the flooring “isn’t for caravans” – what does that mean? How do you know if flooring IS for caravans?
    Thank you!


    1. Hi Emily! Thank you, no problem! The Senso product from Bunnings says on the box its not for caravans. Probably due to the fact it shrinks a bit in the heat. But it hasn’t bothered me one bit and it does the job for the van. The product hasn’t lifted but I laid them on top of the old vinyl that was there. Hope that helps 🙂


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