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Friday, September 30, 2011

A Backyard Oasis, In the Works

Sometimes, I just need to brag on my awesome husband!
Because, he created this awesome "shack" for $50!
My husband, John, had visions of a beach in our backyard. We live in Georgia, many miles away from the ocean! I have no idea what prompted him to transform the woods in our yard to a beach, but... we're on our way to a real getaway.

He just started this transformation with only one building completed; however, he has plans for more to come.

The shack has working electricity and even a mini ceiling fan inside, to keep our princesses cool on hot days.

He's added a ton of water paraphernalia to the building to authenticate it.

He also built a dock the leads to my Granddad's Boston Whaler sailboat.  He built a platform for the sailboat, to make it stable, for the girls and their friends to play in it safely. 

John made all of this from recycled materials he had on hand.  The only thing he purchased was the metal roof ($50). Even the paint is mixed from paints he had on hand to get the desired color.

Now, to be fair, let me be honest, John is a builder.  His degree is in Construction Management and he owns a Home Remodeling business; therefore, he is not an amateur. We are lucky girls! He said this is just the beginning of his backyard oasis and he has many more plans.  I know a two and a half year old and a newly five year old that are excited to see what their Daddy has planned for his next structure.  Don't worry, I'll share it with you too!  (If you'd like to see more that John's done, check out his blog: http://www.jotsremodeling.com/)

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  1. Popping in from Sugar Bee link party.

    These house is adorable! He did a great job making it beachy.

    Love it, Patricia

  2. (found ya on a link party)

    What an awesome idea! Gotta love handy husbands :)

  3. That's adorable! There's no need to say he's not an amateur, that's evident from the pictures: he did a great job.

    I found this post through Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts.

  4. SO pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-7.html

  5. This is awesome! I would love something like that in our backyard!

  6. very fun! did he use wood you already had? Shocking only $50!

  7. This looks like so much fun! I would have loved to play in something like this! I have a party going on over at my blog that is dedicated to using your craft stash items. The link is open for most of October and I would love to have you join! Here is the link if you are interested: http://mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com/2011/10/document.html

  8. I love that beachy Florida/Carribean vibe! It's EXACTLY what I'd want in my backyard. I live in a landlocked area too.

  9. This is adorable! My kids would love it! I found you through Be Different, Act Normal. Thanks for sharing!

  10. So much fun! I can't wait to see what's next, so I'm following.:)

  11. I love this so much, you are lucky to have such a handy husband!

  12. I can see why you would want to show this off! It is so cute!! I know my kids would love to have this little space in our yard:)

    I hope you can join us at the It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising.


  13. This is awesome! I hope you'll post about any additions he makes.

  14. This is just adorable! I love the dock... great touch. I may have to try to do something cute like this in our play area!


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