All posts tagged: DIY

Sew Junie: Flooring Fix

Here’s another instillation of the #sewjunie camper series. Want to start reading all about my camper reno from the beginning? Click here! Today I’m going to show you all about how Mr. Modern June and I fixed the laminated flooring in the camper. To have more space for my sewing set-up, I removed the two closets against the far wall, and I ended up with a bit of floor space to patch up. I knew that the previous owner had put in a floating laminated flooring that came from a big box home improvement store, so I took a few photos of the floor and went shopping. Thankfully I found the right flooring and I bought a single box. It seemed silly to have to buy a whole box, but I was thankful after I miss cut a plank or two!! I started by removing the pieces that had been notched to fit around the closets. Sadly, I wasn’t able to just slide in a full panel along the bench seating like I had hoped, …

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 …

Introducing Sew Junie!!

I’ve officially owned my little camper — a 1971 Shasta Compact — for a couple of months now. Many of my IG friends want to know more about the camper, as the project has gone from a few cosmetic improvements to a full project thanks to water damage and a rotted out frame. Now it’s officially time to start a DIY series about my little camper’s journey! Here’s what I know about the camper so far… Originally she was owned by Fred and Carol and then was initially passed down to their son, and then over to their daughter, Jennifer. Jennifer and I have been chatting about the camper on Facebook, and she’s told me that it has been all over the US. It’s traveled to California, down to Florida and up and into Canada. Isn’t it great to know all of that? As their families have grown the whole family has moved on to bigger RV’s and they are all still camping! I love knowing the camper’s history, and to know that it’s filled …