DIY Scrap Wood Shelves

I don’t know about you, but I usually have a pile of scrap wood in my garage from previous projects. These 1 x 6 scraps were remnants from having built barn doors for my basement. I drilled pilot holes where the screws would go (to not split the wood) and then screwed six pieces togetherContinue reading “DIY Scrap Wood Shelves”

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!”

1965 Shasta Reno: Walls Edition!

Our Shasta came with the original wood paneling from FIFTY-FIVE years ago! Overall it was in really great shape. For resale value, it’s best to keep as much of the original Shasta as possible. But Shasta McNasta didn’t get her name for nothin’… She had a smell that we just couldn’t get rid of. TheContinue reading “1965 Shasta Reno: Walls Edition!”

1965 Shasta Reno: Floors Edition

Our Shasta came with a few layers of flooring. We removed carpet and found 1980’s linoleum. That was expected. Then we removed the linoleum and found the original tiles. That was not expected! There were orange accent squares and I absolutely loved it! Unfortunately, the floor was “repaired” by a previous owner and the originalContinue reading “1965 Shasta Reno: Floors Edition”

Shasta Renovation: The Before

Our Shasta is from 1965. We chose this model because we LOVE the wings and this particular year has windows up front that the other years don’t have. We’d looked at several other Shasta’s before we purchased ours. We even drove 9 hours away to look at one, but unfortunately after we stepped foot inContinue reading “Shasta Renovation: The Before”

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!”

Backyard Oasis

So we’re at the end of the 2020 summer in Minnesota. We spent a lot more time sprucing the backyard up this spring while we were quarantined. I’d say our hard work paid off and we feel so fortunate to be able to have our own little retreat. We not only got to hang outContinue reading “Backyard Oasis”

Power Washing the World!

Why did I have to be this many years old before I realized that power washing could be so rewarding?! I have a lot of concrete in my yard that wraps around an inground pool. I have a deck, a fence, siding, a driveway, the list goes on and on! I had no idea whatContinue reading “Power Washing the World!”

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”