Yesterday, we had half-a-wall to go on the backyard fort.
With a few cuts and bolts and N complaining about how loud Dada was…
By early afternoon, we had the upper wall in place (I didn’t notice it was missing either so don’t feel bad) and voila!
Take a little tour with us and enjoy the hammock, slide (which now even grown-ups can go down) and everything in between.
Now we just have to decorate although E already started with his drawing of our family.
You can help us decorate by shouting out ideas. I want it to retain some ruggedness so don’t go too twee on me. I also don’t want it to become a plastic toy bonanza either. Let’s all remember that it’s a fort built by hand to withstand zombies.
Here are our color options for the wood. E wants New York Giant’s colors. I like the red, too, but we do have a green roof so probably not. Scott wants to do dark brown and paint white lines so it looks like Lincoln Logs. At least it fits the green roof motif.
We, also known as Scott, wants weather-proof curtains in front, but it turns out those are called shower curtains. (Scott insists this isn’t true.)
Other points? The inside stays dry unless it’s raining sideways through the windows (although we could put shower curtains there, too). We are thinking a large rug and some containers for the kids’ stuff (and our survival supplies). I also envision books, but I can’t think of how to keep them safe.
Here are some pictures of the walls, too, so you realize that it’s not dry wall.
Any ideas? I really want the inside to live up to the outside.
Or feel free to just ooh and ah. I’m so very impressed with what we’ve accomplished, and I finally get to be more involved now (and by “more involved” I mean “could have always been very involved all along but chose not to be until now because hammers, nails and wood don’t appeal to me at all.”)