Lauren Robinson managed to convince her husband to create her dream outdoor shower in perfect time for Summer.
Ms Robinson, who lives south of Perth on acreage, had come across a Pinterest photo and immediately sent it to her husband Jake in the hopes he could replicate the snap.
“It’s pretty much spot on, if not better than I expected or wanted — he is a bit of a perfectionist,” the 32-year-old told news.com.au.
To help create the timber shower, the couple spent $300 on materials from Bunnings including its Merbau decking, 3/4 of its copper tubing, copper compression fittings, two taps, tube saddles, timber varnish and a couple of bags of river stones.
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She said because they spend a lot of time at the beach, it only made sense to have the old shed wall and dirt patch transformed into a much-need outdoor shower, which took her husband just three days to create.
“I am really looking forward to using it this summer,” she said. “We will shower outside on nice warm days as our block is private.
“It also has hot water so that is a bonus. We got a plumber to hook up the plumbing to the house as we wanted hot water, but my partner did all the pipe fittings on the actual shower.
“We spend a lot of time at the beach so it’s so nice to rinse off the salt water when we get home.”
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The very proud wife posted a photo of her new shower to a popular Bunnings Facebook group and said she was blown away by the huge reaction.
The single snap received more than 1400 likes and hundreds of comments on Bunnings Mums, Inspiration, Hacks, Tips And Tricks.
“That’s awesome!” one member of the group wrote.
“Awesome! But the neighbours might just say hello over the fence,” another joked.
“Wow Lauren this is epic! I love it well done great job,” a third person commented.
Many were curious to know if there was a drain underneath the pebbles, to which Ms Robinson explained that because they live on quite a sandy block, the water just goes into the sand.
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“I would love to do this!” one inspired woman wrote.
“I love this,” wrote another, while a third simply added, “stunning”.
Ms Robinson said she didn’t realise it would receive such a huge reaction but put it down to it being a DIY project.
“I think because even though it’s done DIY it still looked professionally done,” she said.
“I thought it was pretty epic, and I knew other people would really appreciate it, and also might give other people in the group some inspiration.”
As for her husband, he is not a carpenter, he is a mechanical fitter by trade, and has learned his handy skills by watching YouTube clips.
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Ms Robinson said he deserves all the credit and is always on standby for whenever she sends him a Pinterest snap to replicate.
“He recently made a light for our dining room made out of an old railway sleeper and also renovated our whole bathroom. He did all the tiling and made the vanity top out of marri timber.”
“I am very grateful — he is so clever and creative and can fix or fabricate anything he decides to tackle.
“He jokes around that I need to put a ‘work order in’ to get things made.”
Originally published as Man’s $300 Bunnings shower ‘looks pro’