1965 Shasta Reno: Potty-Closet Edition!

Real Life: when we’re actually camping and not just playing pretty-photoshoot-day with the renovations, the door looks like a dorm room exploded. We almost always have towels, swimsuits, or hoodies hanging on the potty closet door… I had not anticipated that. To poop, or not to poop…Our Shasta didn’t come with a potty – soContinue reading “1965 Shasta Reno: Potty-Closet Edition!”

Hello!

Hello there! We’re Amber and Jen. We’re so happy that you found our little piece of the world and can’t wait to share more of our DIY projects with you. For a little background: Where you met: Work, and also online dating (because Jen didn’t remember meeting me at work so she found me onlineContinue reading “Hello!”

Concrete Skim Coat: Tub and Shower Edition

Time Needed: 2 days for skim coating (including applications, sanding and dry time) 3 days for sealing (including applications and dry time) There’s a rule about not posting the horrific stages of a renovation because so many people can’t picture the end result. Meh, I don’t follow the rules and like to share the earlyContinue reading “Concrete Skim Coat: Tub and Shower Edition”

Bathroom Renovation: Custom Built Vanity

I always have resale value on my mind when I’m making updates to my home. Double sinks in a bathroom is a no brainer. I was overwhelmed by a few things when looking at vanities: Some vanities come with countertops and some do not Some countertops come with sinks and some do not Some sinksContinue reading “Bathroom Renovation: Custom Built Vanity”

Bathroom Renovation: Painted Concrete Flooring

The electrical was up and running and I haven’t mentioned this yet, but I couldn’t bring myself to also demolish the tile floor. When I was finished tearing down the tile walls, I didn’t have it in me to even attempt to jack hammer the tile floor out. The fact that I was so poopedContinue reading “Bathroom Renovation: Painted Concrete Flooring”

Bathroom Renovation: Electrical

Forget about the fact that I had to brush my teeth in the kitchen sink. This post is about not having any power for lights, blow dryers, or straightening irons. Once I was done with demolition, I needed to think about power. Since it was a fairly small job, or so I thought, I calledContinue reading “Bathroom Renovation: Electrical”

Bathroom Renovation: Demo Day

It was winter in MN and I’d had a full pot of coffee to keep warm on that January morning. I had no intentions of doing anything that day other than surfing Pinterest and having a Netflix marathon. That’s a perfect recipe for what was about to happen… I had given my bathroom an updoContinue reading “Bathroom Renovation: Demo Day”

Bathroom Updo

I call this a bathroom updo because I didn’t really tear anything apart other than the seashell tile border. The entire bathroom is tiled from floor to ceiling, and even on the ceiling in the shower. Demolition of all of that was something that I wasn’t ready for. I hadn’t even imagined that I couldContinue reading “Bathroom Updo”