Thanks very much for comments. To the unknown reader (please let us know your name! I don't usually allow anonymous comments) - thank you for your question. No, we couldn't live in our caravan permanently, not on this park as it's only a holiday park, it doesn't have a residential licence. To be honest, much as we love it there, we wouldn't really want to live there through the winter, it's a bit out of the way and our van doesn't have central heating, or even double glazing. That's not going to worry us or be a problem, for the simple reason that the park is closed for the 4 months of winter. We do have 3 electric heaters and will have lots of throws, and will consider having secondary glazing fitted.
Anyway, here's my sofa now the cushions have been steam cleaned and covered with new loose covers:-
I've got another 2 cushions (purple lavender design) on order (I do like cushions!) and the padded armrests to be added - I forgot to take them today. Isn't it lovely, and doesn't it go well with the new carpet? Oh I love it so much. Now we can sit comfortably for a coffee break when we're doing the rest of the work. The base of the sofa will be covered up, with carpet covered plywood.
The kitchen is next on the agenda, we ordered some basic white kitchen units, collecting them tomorrow, also have a few more accessories to collect. We're going back to the van at the weekend to rip out the old kitchen units, one of the single beds in the 2nd bedroom (I'm just having one bed in there, it's too cramped with 2, and that will create enough space for a bigger chest of drawers), and the yucky carpets in the kitchen and bathroom. Our man with a van will have a full load of rubbish to take away on Monday, he'll certainly be earning his money!
Betty's new bed arrived today (it's in colours to coordinate with the lounge 😁), along with a load of knobs - cupboard door knobs, that is. There are 17 cupboard door knobs in the lounge, they're old fashioned horrible brass ones - I've chosen ceramic ones in lots of different flowery patterns. Husband thinks I'm mad but I love them, they're a cheerful bit of fun. Photos to come next time.
Husband worked really hard today laying the carpet, it needs finishing off (stretching out with a carpet stretcher tool and securing round the edges), I'm very proud of him, he did well.