I found another leak this week. This time it was down to a small crack in the skylight cover and when the rain came during the week it resulted in a couple of drips on the carpet. I wonder if the hairline crack has been letting water into my caravan all winter? I cant say that I’ve noticed a massive puddle on the carpet, so if it did I think I’ve been lucky enough to get away with it.
This week I sent hubby up onto the roof of the caravan to mend the crack in the skylight cover. I didn’t want to have to spend out money on a new cover if it was possible to fix it, so we’ve tried using a squirt of silicone around the edge and over the crack. This will mean that the skylight can no longer open, but I never actually popped it up in the past because I was worried that bugs might get in and fall onto my head! At the moment, the silicone seems to have stopped the dripping and the odd shower that we’ve had since has not seeped inside the caravan.
I therefore decided to hang a lampshade cover that I picked up at the carboot sale over the opening to the skylight in order to create the effect of a chandelier. The lampshade is made from baby blue felt hanging from a metal loop so I have tied the loop to the handles of the skylight and now the light shines through the skylight and illuminates the ‘chandelier’. Because the design is made from soft felt I don’t end up banging my head on it but it does feel tickly when I accidently brush into it!
See more of my caravan project posts by clicking here and please send me details of your own camper makeovers to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @Cassiefairy – I’d love to see what you’ve been up to! And you really should check out Lisa Mora’s book Vintage Caravan Style for inspiration and gorgeous caravan photos! Read my review of the book on my blog here and read about my own renovation project so far here.
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