DIY: Making an Outdoor Shower

sarah jessica parker outdoor shower

When I saw this, I had one of those, Ah-ha moments where I wondered why I didn’t think of that.

A number of years ago I had a project where, through the installation, a couple of large shade sails got damaged.  Nothing major, quarter sized holes in across a 16 ft span, but not suitable for the client whe paid top dollar and deserved undamaged goods.  So the spares have languished in my barn since.   I am determined to put a wood floor in the barn this summer so a big clean out is in order and I have been considering what to do with these sails.   And now I have it….make a shower stall in the garden.  (I have the perfect spot and have been wanting one forever)  All I need is to cut down the sails to size with my metal plumbing pipe frame, add rivets where needed, and string to the frame. (and of course put in the plumbing — but that is actually going to pretty easy, I think, with a quick phone call to the plumber). You could do this too with some marine grade fabric.

This BTW this an image from Sarah Jessica Parker’s house in the Hamptons and was featured in Elle Decor.

Image by William Waldron for Elle Decor. Image found via remodelista.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

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