fiveoeight and a 1/2

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.

  • 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!