As Homemade As Grandma’s Pie: Shasta Camper Update


A while back I was going crazy.


I’m ignoring all of your snickers


I was hankerin’ for a design project.


I gave Ben a choice; he could agree to purchase an additional property around the size of a Newport mansion or we could get a brand spankin’ new state-of-the-art little toy on wheels that I could dismantle and redesign to my liking and he could have no say in any of my likely misunderstood design choices: which is code for “Momma’s gunna do a little demo”.


As a seasoned pro husband of mine he choose the latter.


Out the door (internet search) I went.


La De Da


La De Da


Like skipping to grandmother’s house if grandmother lived at an RV dealership I went and after a big meal deal I brought home…



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A 2016 Shasta Airflyte styled after their most popular 1961 model.


All the bells and whistles of modern comfort and technology but with ‘tude.




And, I have proceeded to take this beauty and rip it apart much to the chagrin of all around, which only doubles my pleasure.









These are but a few of the magical redesigns that have taken place.


I am currently working on completing brow-beating others Ben into completing their end of my project.


With the soon-to-be arrival of reupholstered cushions and a few bits and pieces necessary actual camping and hook-up equipment  I will snap some Ta Da! pics (with links to suppliers and products) to reveal the splendid wonder of our new newly refurbished and designed little Shasta called Daisy (after my grandmother, whom, btw, wouldn’t have been caught dead in a camper RV, though she could have baked a pie in a barbecue pit she was such a good baker).





I need to figure out how to do that. 



  • Ellen Dolgen - Your blogs are great! You have me yearning for a, “Daisy” of my own! No one in my family would believe that one! The pie seems to be the easy part …….I am so impressed with your renovations. You are good, girl!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And… the custom reupholstered cushions arrived today! So more updates to follow!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Chester - You are multi-talented. When I get shpilkes (the Yiddish word for being unable to sit still) I go for a walk. You do makeovers, cooking, and who knows what else? Amazing.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And wallpapering. Don’t forget that!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - I love the wallpaper and curtains that don’t look like any other camper inside I have seen or could imagine. You’re turning it into your own little portable palace. Can’t wait to see how Daisy turns out.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - More to follow Sue. The reupholstered cushions arrived today.I’ll take true AFTER pics next week. It’s so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl - Wow! You are turning an ordinary camper into an absolutely beautiful haven…brilliant and so creative and admirable, I say.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Sheryl! It’s been a blast to do!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Are you kidding? You are a rockstar designer of the trailer crowd! I can’t wait to see the bigger picture, don’t make me wait!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - OMG! It is awesome! I’ve had the cushions reupholstered in ‘Bovine’ with yellow/white damask piping. Sorta Cowgirl on LSD. HA!ReplyCancel

  • Shelley Zurek - Laughing at your genius and sheer guts to take something so new and shiny and make it your own. Can’t wait to see big detailed photos of the final project.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Oh Shelley it’s going to blow your mind. More pics to follow…. hold onto your hat!ReplyCancel

  • Tam Warner Minton - You know how to rock and roll! update us on the cushions!ReplyCancel

  • Helene Cohen Bludman - Now that’s an ambitious project. But have no doubt that you’ve got things under control.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Minicozzi - I want one of those! I don’t know what I’d do with it because I live in The Bronx, I don’t have a car and I don’t have a use for it, but I want one of those anyway! LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - I have never understood redoing something new. Maybe a curtain or two, but redoing the whole thing? No way. Did I mention I hate anything to do with housekeeping? You, though, are having a blast. Go for it!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Wow, that is awesome! You need to take it on some amazing road trip now!ReplyCancel

  • Estelle Sobel Erasmus - I love it. Wow, what amazing design stye you have!ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - What a fun project! Love the wallpaper! Can’t wait to see the rest of project.ReplyCancel

  • Shelley Marshall - Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - Interesting you should mention ‘pie’ when ‘pi’ day is just around the corner. The most popular day in our hosehold after Christmas. (Actually, I think the two days may be tied…) Bring your sweet little Daisy up to Canada. Spring is almost here. We guarantee we’ll be serving 10 kinds of homemade pie!ReplyCancel

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