All posts tagged: Camper

Sew Junie: Demo and Damage

Last week I showed you the camper before I really started getting down with the demolition, and this week I’m going to show you what I took out! Before I really started taking down the plywood and insulation, I chose to take out the bunk bed that hung above the window, this way I could see how much water damage and rot there was around the leaky window. Once I got that heavy thing out of the way, I was really happy with the results as it really gives you more head room and it feels less claustrophobic! “Win” on space, “boo” on water damage! I’m not going to sugar coat this, this part of the job is gross. The rotten plywood is a splintery mess and fiberglass insulation is the pits!! The rotten wood framing was just heart breaking. The rot on the top of the window is from the leaky running lights that run across the top of the camper’s back. See all the dirt on the left of the photo? That’s from …

Sew Junie: Good Bones

Last time I shared my story about my camper’s dreaded water damage. If your new to my #SewJunie blog series about renovating my 1971 Shasta Compact, start here and learn all about how I found my new baby! The day after I realized that the back wall of my camper was wet, under and around the window, I decided to do a little demolition, just to see what I might find. So, I started in the back where the water was (noticeably) coming in. As I was buying the camper, I already knew that I wanted to remove the two closets so I could have more studio space for crafting and less vertical storage. There was a lot of dead space tucked up in the corner and I had plans for it. But, the camper was just so cute and seemed to be finished, so Mr. Modern June talked me out of turning it into a big project before show season started. Well that plan didn’t work out so well… I woke up on the …

Sew Junie: The Calm Before the Storm

Several weeks after buying the camper, my daughter and I became very fond of hanging out in my little Junie! She even started sneaking in when I was working at MJHQ. We were constantly hanging out in the camper painting, drawing, and the occasional nap! Every few days I’d add a few more arts and crafts supplies to our stash in the camper–it was quickly becoming our little get-away! Eventually I knew that I would need to remove the cute bucket sink mounted in the counter so I could get my sewing machine up and running. It was early July, and it was raining, and raining, and raining, and it took time to find a semi-dry day. After several days of near-horizontal rain, I finally got out to the camper and removed the sink and the lower shelf so I could sit at the counter and sew. I had planned to fill the big hole in the stone counter in some clever way, I just needed a wee bit of a nap to figure out …