Since you asked 2

So……I told you all that I would show you what the inside of the shower hut looked like.
And I told you that you would have to wait.
And……you didn’t like that.
Testy little things aren’t you?
Well, precious… patient….. little, blogger friends of mine, let’s looky shall we?

 But wait….
Before I show you the inside…which I love….
Let us view the outside.
Please note the double use of the letter “h”.
They don’t teach that on HGTV.
I originally was going to put “hut” on the next board….the the board over from that….but I didn’t like it.
Nope….I didn’t.
So what you see….is what I came up with.
I got the letters from our local craft store and spray painted them red.
They have weathered a tad.
It’s been about 8 years of weathering.
They used to be bright red but I am glad “shabby chic” is in…… because well…….
They are looking a bit shabby.
I think I need to spruce them up a bit.
I think I shall.
Let us move on.
This is a “kid” friendly gate hinge entry thing.
Please use that term if you need one from Lowes, I am sure they will know what you are talking about.
We have reversed it here on the shower hut.
By reversing it….I mean, on the gate that is the entrance to our pool…
This black “clasp” in on the inside of our pool area…not on the outside…..
That leaves only a piece of string on the outside of the entrance,  
Hanging high out of children’s reach.
Leaving them unable to enter without an adults help.
Pesky kids.
This is how easy it works.
See how easy?
Okee Dokee….here we go…..
Pee Pie!
Without the “pee” and without the “pie”…..
Please, without the pee……
But see……!
It’s our Shower Hut!
The light is motion activated so it automatically comes on when you enter…..
And goes off when you leave.
I grow live olive trees in our shower hut.
For real.
I do.
Got a problem with that?
I only put fresh towels out when guest “really” arrive.
This is called staging people!
I was just trying to impress you guys.
Because I don’t grow live olive trees in the shower hut.
If you are looking closely, our mortar in between our brick is a little different than normal.
It is called “squished joint” mortar.
I call it “sloppy cement”.
I saw it on an old house one time….and wanted it.
The brick guys were really confused when I asked about it.
He said, “You don’t want us to scrape it?”
And I said, “Nope.”
And he said, “So you are wanting it discounted because it’s not scraped?”
And I was like…..”Ummmm, sure, that is why I want it that way.”
They cut our price.
I was happy.
When they first started our job, 
They kept cleaning and scraping up the mortar with each brick because they were used to that.
Then they would get so upset.
Then they had to do it over.
Then they would get upset again.
They wanted to raise our discounted price.
They didn’t.
They hated me.
I loved them.
We worked it out….
I loved it.
But if you weren’t looking closely at the brick let’s  carry on and ignore the last part.
Upon entering you will find a stool for your clothes and a basket of sun lotions should you need them.
This is staging too.
Anyone want to nominate me for the Great Southeast Outdoor living Blogging Writer Award?
I put the basket there to impress you.
I like it.
This is what it looks like if you are looking out the open shower door.
Hopefully you are not naked.
That would be weird.
And wrong.
This is what it looks like with the door shut.
If you are worried we are creepers and are going to try to see you……
You can use this lock that we put up high so that children….like ours…..
Won’t use it and lock themselves in.
We won’t be offended if you lock the door ….. our camera’s catch everything anyways.
 Just teasing about the cameras.
For real.
There are hooks here and there for your wet suits or towels or dry clothes.
I got lucky and got all of my cast iron hooks at a yard sale.
Natural light comes in under the roofing which gives you a feeling of more space and light.
Here is the little string that you pull and the “little hingy thing on the outside” opens.
There is a little wooden ball attached to it, so you can see the string hanging.
Now….I would like to make sure you all understand something.
This pool was built by us on a budget.
For real. 
We started with just the pool and concrete around it.
Then later added a larger concrete patio.
Then extended the wooden patio adjoining our deck.
Then we did the fence.
Then the fireplace.
Then the hut and cabana.
And I would get pool furniture used and on summer clearance and store it away until we could use it.
For real.
I love my home. 
But many things that are “wow” in my home……
Took years to obtain.
I am glad that it was that way.
Because I appreciate them more and I really knew what I wanted by the time we were able to get it.
I just thought you should know.
For the roof of the cabana and the shower hut,
We used fiberglass roofing, to give the look of the old tin roofs.
The red really popped and was super cheap in comparison to the tin roofs.
The color has also held up well through the years.
Our outdoor shower has really been used.
We use it when muddy from four wheeling…..
After nights in the jacuzzi.
Pool days.
When we have a full house of guests.
And Romeo just likes being naked outside apparently,
Because he uses as soon as the temp is above the 32 degree mark.
I keep shampoo, baby shampoo, lotion and body wash in here for our guests.
And us.
Some people like it…..some people don’t.
I always make sure web free and clean so it will decrease the spider feel that living in the country can give you.
So…..whatcha think?
Love it?
Hate it?
Do you think you would use it after laying out?
Have you ever thought of making your own outside shower?
Do you have an outside shower?
Do you think Romeo’s a perv?
; )

0 thoughts on “Since you asked 2

  • April 10, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Love it!
    I especially love that you talked about it took you years to get everything the way you wanted it and how much more you appreciate it – that’s awesome truthness.
    As always, a very entertaining post!
    Have a great rest of the weekend. 🙂

  • April 10, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I have yearned for an outdoor shower. Even tried making one with an inside hand held shower fixture attached to a large board attached to our fence poolside. We had to shower with swimsuits on and it was always cold water so we only used it on hot summer days, so down it came. I love yours and your ideas. It looks perfect to me! Actually, I love the shower, the cabana and the fireplace. Very impressive! Y’all will be enjoying this season before you know it! And Perv Boy may already be showering outside as we speak!!! =)

  • April 11, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Really nice shower hut! We have one at the beach to wash off the sand but it is exposed……ohhh Romeo might like to use that one… we only rinse off with bathing suits on. Not really so much fun. Not real cute either. And….no shampoo, towels or anything!! I’m going to have to work on that!! I’m thinking a cloth cabana maybe…..anyway, love yours it’s fabulous!! Goes great with the cabana poolside!! VBg PS ok, I’m letting the pillow thing go….(but she has a Harley too! ) after all I did just win a fridge, stove and dishwasher so I guess I shouldn’t be greedy!!

  • April 11, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Your comment made me laugh out loud about Romeo enjoying yours…..He probably would. Ok….how in the HA YECK….did you win a fridge, stove and DW?! Details! Love, Me.

  • April 11, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Love the shower hut Girl! I live in a condo, so having an outdoor shower might be a little iffy. The neighbies might frown on that!


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