Homemade Window For An Outbuilding

A couple of years ago, Steve built an “outhouse” (outside lavatory with a real toilet and sink) so that when I’m gardening or we’re having gatherings, there will be a convenience outside. It was nice but because it’s sealed so well with no light source, it was dark as a cave. There’s no electricity in it at the moment as it’s too far from the house or workshop to hook up easily nor cheaply. Thus putting a light in it would be too expensive at the moment. I thought, why not put in a window? Well, after looking around and thinking about it for awhile, I didn’t want to put something fragile there. When we have storms debris can fly through the air with the greatest of ease. A broken window would not be a good thing and would only make more work for us. I came up with the idea to use Plexiglas. Unbreakable and cheap! Check!

We bought a 12 X 14 sheet from our local Dubberly Glass Shop. Steve made a nice pine wood frame for pennies that was already laying around in his workshop. We painted it the Forest Green to match the trim on our house and I decorated it on the inside with Gallery Glass paint for the swirls to make it look frosted for a bit more privacy. Then I used regular craft paint for the butterfly and flowers to add a bit more privacy. I also wanted to make it more interesting. All this was painted on the inside of the “glass”, by the way, as it can’t take the weather.

First, we took turns painting the natural tan plywood a bright white on the inside walls. It lightened up a bit immediately! Steve then cut the proper size opening on the “outhouse” west facing wall. He installed the window with wood screws so it can’t pop out easily. It’s also heavily caulked on the underside to seal it from bug intrusions. Bugs are a real probably in Southeast Georgia. The only thing remaining is to make a painted frame for the inside of the window to make it look finished. Steve had to stop for awhile as he was having inner ear problems. He’s OK now and I told him not to hurry. It’s only something cosmetic that doesn’t need to be finished anytime soon, or at all, unless he can or wants to.

Whadda y’all think?

12 thoughts on “Homemade Window For An Outbuilding

  1. I LOVE your new outhouse window! I would like to come visit your “privy” sometime and check it out for sure! I love that it has a REAL toilet and sink too! What a great idea!!! I’d like to see a picture of the inside. I just think you are so clever! What a great idea!!!!

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    1. Thanks Pamela! 🙂 I’ll take a pic of the inside and share on FaceBook. Y’all are welcome here anytime. Blessings dear sister in Christ. xx

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  2. I like it! It’s really cute. How great would it be to have an outhouse in the yard?! With the pool, it would be nice not to have everyone running in and out of the house when they are all wet. Here we’d need a bit more privacy than that window or the neighbor’s would get a real show!

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    1. LOL Yeah, it’s not for urban settings, that’s for sure. LOL I am gonna make an impromptu curtain for it from and old shower curtain. In case it needs to be covered.

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    1. Thanks! It sure is nice not having to traipse into the house every time nature calls. It was cheap to build ’cause it’s right next to the septic tank. It’s where our Travel Trailer used to be sitting. Blessings. xx

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  3. I think you had a great idea and it looks great too! Maybe a battery-operated light for when it gets dark outside… or a solar light attached at the top of the window that would shine through for some light inside when it gets dark? Keep us posted!!

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