Our “second bathroom”; painting the floor

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

Our “second bathroom” – little details

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

Our “second bathroom”; footing

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

Clean up: our “second bathroom”, done for now!

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!

Clean up: our “second bathroom”, inside and out

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

Clean up: our “second bathroom”, first coat inside, done!

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!

Clean up: our “second bathroom”, painting started

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

Clean up: our “second bathroom”, prepping to paint inside

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

Well, it’s a good thing we cleaned up the outhouse

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