The platform the playhouse stood on was still in the corner of the yard though, occupying pretty much the only shady square footage on that side of the house. So Matt and I decided that rather than take it apart, we’d use it to create a shady little relaxing area.
Matt is really, really good at figuring out building plans and determining what materials we need. I am good at deciding what it should look like, but have no ability whatsoever to figure out how to make it so. Good thing we have each other.
It only took us one day to build it (since the platform was already there), plus a trip to Lowes for lumber, screws, and new lawn chairs.
While Matt was cutting, B and I screwed in the plates to hold the posts in place. She learned to use the drill, which is a handy skill to have. We all worked together to get the posts standing.
And at the end, we all enjoyed it together, too.
We have a few Adirondack chairs, a garden stool, and we finally hung B’s hammock! We’ve all spent time out there, enjoying the only corner on that side of the house that gets any shade.
It’s now my favorite spot in the yard, and it was well worth the day of work.
Have you done any outdoor projects lately? I’d love to see them!