When summer vacation comes, a lot of students don’t know what to do with their free time.
Some teens end up getting a summer job, while others attend camp, or go on vacation with their parents.
But 14-year-old Ellie Yeater, from West Virginia, knew exactly what she wanted to do with her summer.
She would spend her time fulfilling her dream of transforming an old camper into a beautiful place where she could hang out with her friends.
And the end result? This girl deserves all the praise in the world…
In the summer of 2016, 14-year-old Ellie Yeater decided to completely renovate a camper from 1974.
She paid for it with birthday money and turned it into a beautiful space to call her own.
Fixing up the inside was going to take a lot of work.
All of the furniture had been untouched since the 70s and it needed a thorough renovation.
“It needed work… lots of work,” Elli’s mom, Lori, told Woodcraft.
But Ellie was ready to take on her dream project, and she started by scraping the floors.
Her father and brother are both expert renovators, and they were close at hand to help and guide her.
After scraping the floors and removing the rot, it was time to start decorating.
The first thing Ellie wanted to change was the color of the camper.
She wanted it to give her own style, so she painted it a bright, beautiful blue called “mystic sea.”