“The greenhouse for us was a response to our life just not going as planned”
Exactly one year a go we made the intentional decision to create an urban garden and greenhouse in our Atlanta backyard. Over the last year, what had been the most neglected and frankly ugliest part of our space, has now become the favorite spot for all of us. I love watching it grow, evolve and change, and I love the ability it has given me to once again create and learn. I’ve found spirituality and peace in a way I never quite knew and a new found respect and love for all living things. So for someone who never quite got or understood the lure of gardening…I’m now completely hooked. What I wish for you friends, is to continually evolve, learn, grow…and make intentional decisions that will, over time, bare all the fruits of your labor!
Hands down one of the best additions we’ve made to our space has been this playhouse!!! It’s been a castle, a fort, a shop, a ship…it’s the place where childhood imaginations roam free and mamas find a moment of peace. Blocks are stacked and knocked down inside these walls…tea parties with teddies and dolls…trucks dig and build…superheros soar and win. It’s been played in all four seasons, through rain, sun and wind.. It’s small, but mighty and worth every bit of effort and dollar. For our kids are little once…and this, at least for us, has created so many childhood adventures, dreams and memories! So, before this summer…if you’ve been constantly on the fence, I hope this too may inspire you to create a special place for your most special peeps, I have a feeling you won’t regret it!
We’ve been getting a lot of love for our little playhouse lately, which of course has us blushing! After giving it a mini makeover last summer, (see the before and after post here), we’ve gotten a lot of questions and shares. To hopefully make it a little easier for you, I’ve included all the details and sources at the end of this post, and of course you can come visit me over on Instagram for more regular chats and updates :) Like always thank you for your continued support!!!
Building Plans : Materials List & How-To found here.
*Built in collaboration with Home Depot, the plans were originally adapted from Jen @ House of Wood.
Paint Color, Benjamin Moore “Simply White
Deck Color, Benjamin Moore Porch & Deck Paint, “Platinum”
3’ Round Jute Rug : found here
Shoe Rack (for toys) & Hanging Peg : Both from Container Store