Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sandbox upgrade

The picture below is how Lana's "old sandbox" used to look. It was about 5 years so it had faded and since we used a plastic pool the plastic was becoming brittle and breaking.

We decided it was time for a new sandbox just in time for her back to school mermaid party. We went to Walmart to see if they had any large plastic pools but they didn't have any left in stock since its nearing the end of summer. So we ended up going to home depot and buying supplies to make one. At home depot Lana thought it was fun to ride on the cart that we put the wood and sand on. I should have taken a picture of that but I didn't realize I would want that picture until I was writing this post. (note to self: take pics of everything just in case. Lol)

We bought some wood and some stain. All the stain was over $30 and that was just way to much. I finally some a can on the top shelf they had marked down on clearance of $8 and we decided that would work. Of course Lana wanted to help so in between pool breaks she would help roll on the paint. She mainly wanted to help roll the paint on the new boards so she could see the color go on.

The color turned out really nice and goes well with other items and the pool tile very well.

Then when we got ready to screw the boards together Lana wanted to help again. She is such a good little helper.

After we put the boards together and leveled it on the ground it was time for the fun part: the sand! Woo hoo! We used the sand from her old box plus 10 bags of new sand and we will probably go get at least 5 more bags to make it really full.

The new sandbox turned out great! And a major upgrade from her old sandbox and she loves, loves, loves it.

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