Messing With A Sure Bet: Shasta Camper Update


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Messing witha sure bet: Shasta Trailer Update


To those of you who know me well this won’t come as a surprise.


To those of you that don’t… welcome aboard to my time honored tradition of taking a perfectly good, nay I say ‘new’? item and slash and dashing it to within an inch of it’s life.


It all began as a child when I would see a haute couture item in a mag and then scout out a cheap knock-off, purchase ‘said’ item, and then rip it apart in my mother’s sewing room! What a epic fail genius! My mother, of course, helped to tie -up the loose ends but I already had it pretty much handled.


Then, there was the time I purchased a new sofa (for the ‘lines’) and had it delivered to… not to my house, Oh dear God no- to an upholster to be recovered before it dared entire my home. Continuity of design is soooo important.


 Ben said,”What the…?” and then I changed the channel to ESPN. No brainer

Of course, there was this funny thing I did with a home we built from the bottom-up, and had decorated before our move-in date, only to walk in the foyer and say, “Change it. Switch the rooms. I want the paper in the dining room in the living room and the dining room chairs recovered in the living room fabric. Also, the carpeting. I don’t think so…”




And then there’s the hotel changes that lesser wars have been fought over.

“What’s this?”

“It’s the hotel.”

“Not tonight is isn’t.”


Yes, I’m a giver.


And the beat just goes on, and on, and…

We recently procured (sounds pretty fancy don’t ya think?) a brand new 2015 Retro-1961#Shasta camper. I talked about it here.

It is amazing. All the modern conveniences and bells & whistles of state-off-the-art technology and comfort.


It’s a dandy.

And I’m tearing it apart.

Because I can. 


So join me on the adventure that continues to launch ships, and test the waters (of Ben’s patience, but whatever).


All Aboard!




Floors covered. Cushions and table removed. Let the games begin!



Of course one needs a tile backsplash.


These are flexible vinyl manufactured by Smart Tiles. You cut them with a razor blade!

  • Mary Lanzavecchia - Looks like a grand adventure. I love taking and recreating, though perhaps not on the same scale. When looking for our home, my husband and I knew it had to be a fixer-upper, since we both love to project and make things our own. Looking at the photos inspires me to suggest another project to him.

    Looking forward to watching the transformation!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Mary. I’m afraid my hubby does not share your husbands sentiment but he’s always let me do my thing. Hope you keep posted and thanks for joining in the conversation!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa at Grandma's Briefs - Your home on wheels is going to be so fun! Can’t wait to read about all the adventures to come. Good luck with the project!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Lisa. I’ll keep you posted!ReplyCancel

  • Estelle Sobel Erasmus - I will enjoy watching you tear apart and then rebuild with excellence.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Road trip! I’m ready to go, girlfriend! Let’s hit it!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - You are so funny! I’m one of those that if it looks good fine. I do not move furniture around to redecorate. I don’t want to change anything until it is necessary. Of course, there are those who wonder why I haven’t thrown that decrepit item out. Enjoy the road trip if you ever finish decorating.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Montgomery - Keep up the redecorating posts — I’m going to LOVE this! I’m a camper girl waiting for the right moment!
    Kimberly XOReplyCancel

  • Leanne Le Cras - you are amazing – good on you and I look forward to the rest of the reno!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - Can’t wait! I wouldn’t have the courage. I live through you!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Can not wait to follow your adventures with this one! You need a show on HGTV!ReplyCancel

  • Abby - I see where you’re going with this Cheryl- it’s going to be the ultimate camper deluxe, like nobody’s ever seen! Looking forward to the finished product:)

    • Cheryl - You’re a sweetheart Abby. It will be a highly functioning camper with a lot of glitz! (and a little ‘tude’ thrown in for good measure ’cause you need to measure twice- cut once as the old saying goes). Thanks for stopping by. ps: I shared and commented on your post at humor outcasts.ReplyCancel

  • Author Shelly Arkon - I liked some of the retro. Especially the black and white checked floor.ReplyCancel

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