fiveoeight and a 1/2

September 7, 2011

We don’t JUST do fur­ni­ture.
That quote, “more ideas than time” describes me in a nut­shell. I am A.D.D. and cre­ative and have 2 small kids.…not a ter­rific combo. Soooo one lazy Sun­day after­noon we decided to build what we call “508 1/2″.…and obvi­ously it became a not-so-lazy sun­day.
It’s just that we felt like our kids were left out when we built this:
fiveoeight workshop 508

Cause OBVIOUSLY this was not big enough for our kids to play in {sar­casm}. Soooo.….we built one for them too. We have prob­lems. We call it:
508 1/2

Scrap from the 508 work­shop + left­over 508 paint + 1 super-fast builder = play­house.
We {Nathan} had to dig a lit­tle wedge for it because our yard is down­hill. Which I hate btw. OH– and it took more than that ONE day. But all in all it was pretty basic and pretty quick {as you can see}.
building 508 1/2

I love walk­ing out to the back yard see­ing this:
building 508 1/2

Ella (on her own ini­tia­tive) helped paint the whole thing plus sten­cil the num­bers. I guess she has seen me do it so many times she was inspired (or thought it was nor­mal).
ella stenciling 508 1/2

finished 508 1/2

Oh– and did I men­tion it is filled with sand? Kids happy = mamma happy. End of story.


OH– just real­ized there is no pic of the entire thing! When our rain stops, I will update with a pic of the whole 508 1/2.

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  • that is the cutest thing… i need to come over an play it in it now. if i can fit. that is.

  • Bar­bara Cash

    Very cre­ative Sarah and Nathan and I bet the kids love it.

  • Mea­gan

    Totally love it!  Joseph has been talk­ing about build­ing a play­house for the girls too. This one looks so fun!

    P.S.  Your blog is now one of the two that I follow :) 

  • AHH!  So cute!  BTW Sarah just saw your about us sec­tion and I L-O-V-E your hubby shot gun pic!  It looks like my hubs and I!  Funny thing too because we are also proud res­i­dents of Vir­ginia just on the out­skirts of Rich­mond out in the country! 

    • Thanks! That was a super fun photo shoot. You are so close– always happy to know more VA lovers!

    • Anony­mous

      Thanks! That was a super fun photo shoot. You are so close– always happy to know more VA lovers!


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