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!”

Shed: Outdoor Port-a-Potty

It was a long winter in Minnesota, per usual, but the quarantine life added a twist to our usual sprint and summer backyard get-togethers. We wanted to avoid having people in the house, but we didn’t want to avoid having people over. So what were our friends and family going to do if they hadContinue reading “Shed: Outdoor Port-a-Potty”

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”

I’m Addicted to Temporary Wallpaper

I was hesitant to go as bold as this gold and white chevron in my entry. After I had put it up I wondered if it was a little bit too much. I decided to give it some time to grow on me. It’s fun, under $50, very easily replaceable, and takes just an hourContinue reading “I’m Addicted to Temporary Wallpaper”

Bathroom Renovation: DIY Vessel Sinks

I don’t know a lot about vessel sinks, or at least I didn’t when I started looking at them. I do know that they come in a variety of shapes and materials. They’re also pretty expensive and local hardware stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot don’t really carry much of a selection. The vessel sinksContinue reading “Bathroom Renovation: DIY Vessel Sinks”

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”