As our day warmed up in the afternoon, I took advantage of it to get some stuff done outside. Now that the sign's lettering is done, I used the paint, which I chose for its durability, to get the floor of the outhouse painted, first thing. The first thing to do was remove the remarkably … Continue reading Our “second bathroom”; painting the floor
While things were still pretty wet from rain this morning, I used some of the stuff I picked up yesterday and worked on the outhouse. The chain latch was something we already had in the basement, and the handle was something I picked up yesterday. I got a second one that I put on the … Continue reading Our “second bathroom” – little details
Today, temperatures dropped quite a bit from yesterday's warmer than forecast day. We reached a degree or two warmer than forecast, with rather high winds. I used it to do a bunch of jobs outside. One of them was to finish putting rigid insulation around the bottom of the house, in preparation for winter. The … Continue reading Our “second bathroom”; footing
We used to have big Christmas bows on our main gate. When they started wearing out last year, I wanted to replace them but it was a time when we weren't allowed to buy "non-essential" goods during Christmas. So my daughter and I used things we had to make a wreath. Since there was only … Continue reading A bit more colour
Well, we've done as much as we can with the outhouse for now, and I think it's turned our rather well! The first order of business was to paint the shelf boards. The longer one was the one that got painted on one side, and the edges, yesterday. I decided to paint the remaining section … Continue reading Clean up: our “second bathroom”, done for now!
I'm a sucker for punishment. The plan was to head over to the outhouse, quickly do a second coat of paint until we ran out, then get back to working on the bread baking. Instead, I kept adding more things to do, and by the time I got inside, I had to get my daughter … Continue reading Clean up: our “second bathroom”, inside and out
After a quick run out to hit the farmer's market, and then town, I decided to finish painting the inside of the outhouse while there was still enough light. I'm glad I did. 🙂 Here are the "before" pictures. I had a few drips, while working on the top and ceiling. 😀 It was a … Continue reading Clean up: our “second bathroom”, first coat inside, done!
Okay, time for a break! Hopefully, I'll be able to continue later today, but if not, there is at least some progress in painting the inside of the outhouse. This is the colour my daughter chose. Personally, I would have gone for a pale blue instead of a pale mint, but honestly, I don't really … Continue reading Clean up: our “second bathroom”, painting started
While it was incredibly handy that the old outhouse had been made safe and cleaned up inside, when we found ourselves unable to use our indoor bathroom, the reality is, it was still pretty... unpleasant... using it. So now that we have the scrubbable, high traffic paint, I decided it was time to work on … Continue reading Clean up: our “second bathroom”, prepping to paint inside
Oy vey. It's past midnight as I write this, and it has suddenly become a rather unpleasant night! I was returning from the bathroom when, while walking past the old basement door, I heard a splashing sound I should not have been hearing, so I went down to take a look. The septic backed up … Continue reading Well, it’s a good thing we cleaned up the outhouse