Well here we are…
Starting with the Bathroom, the best dollar we have ever spent was on our bathtub. We had originally planned to install a shower because we only had 1500mm in length to work with, and it is difficult to find tubs of that size. However, after browsing on Trademe (a New Zealand trading site like Craigslist/Ebay) for a shower, we came across the perfect sized tub and placed a bid for $1. I guess the tub was a little small for most, so lucky for us we ended up winning the auction. 😀 The tub is in absolute perfect condition, and frugal Jess could not be any happier.
Bath/shower liners are ridiculously expensive here, so we knew we needed to come up with a more feasible option. Ness had previously lined a shower with corrugated iron, so we set out on a mission to find some. We visited the recycling center and scored several sheets of corrugated iron for a fraction of the cost of a plastic liner = awesomeness! After fitting the corrugated steel, Ness trimmed it in nicely with left over pallet wood.
We acquired the bathroom vanity in a garage sale. It was extremely dirty and overall looked crappy, but we saw the potential and it was very cheap! Taps/faucets are also extremely expensive here (well I’m not sure what isn’t ;)) and amazingly inside the vanity contained a kitchen tap and bathroom tap yayyyyyy! We took off the really gross cabinet doors and built some out of recycled pallet wood and left over weatherboard from the neighbours. Thanks again Mark and Tina!
Ahh the ladder project. We wanted to make a library ladder; however, the components were too costly and we could not source some of things we needed second hand. However, we did obtain some gross looking, blue painted galvanized piping, where there was a terrarium growing out of each end of the pipes!! After Jess sanded down the pipes and cut them to size, we were able to create an awesome rail system. This permits moving the ladder across the width of the house to be able to climb up at any point.
The Terrarium, and before and after sanding:
And the final exterior pictures:
And the final interior pictures:
We all know that the end of one project is never the end of ALL projects….