The loo? The smallest room? The outhouse? The privvy? Whatever you call yours; ours needed a tidy up. I already had some exterior paint from a previous job and we bought the floor paint last week.
I painted the walls and the floor within the same hour and can’t paint the edges until everything is dry. The floor will then need a further two coats of paint. Our downstairs loo was once the outside toilet and when this house was built in approximately 1906, that would have been the only toilet and people would have washed in the kitchen sink with the occasional wash in a tin bath in front of the fire. Our kitchen and upstairs bathroom was built in the 1980s. My tiny house has no where for the boiler so that’s in the outside loo too. What was once a back yard is now covered and has become our back porch which we use as a utility room. It’s a very useful space in a small house.
We’ve had a gap in our kitchen for a while but today we got lucky and snaffled an under counter fridge. It needed collecting and a really good scrub and bleach but it works just fine.
That’s when the money saving ended! As we were in Saltash collecting it, we called into the local charity shops. I bought six bath towels for £5.50, a Bodum coffee jug for £2.50 (ours broke and they’re £15 new) and a present for my dad…that’s a secret. I couldn’t have bought one bath towel new for £5.50. Don’t think you could use second hand towels? Well that’s just what you use in a hotel. So, I splashed out £11 which will have to come out of this week’s food budget which is ok as there’s plenty in the freezer.
It’s all paint, garden, tidy and pre-winter maintenance here and it’s keeping us busy.
I really must stay away from charity shops, although I am in the hunt for another stove top kettle!
Love Froogs xxxx