After the grand success of our scrap wood playhouse I thought I’d continue my upcycling challenge and try to create a sandbox for the kiddo once again using only what I could find in the attic:
Here’s what I did:
I went spelunking in the attic and discovered an old, squeaky dresser and a few random pieces of wood.
I removed the drawers and took them apart.
Nailed on a few extra MDF boards to cover the open back of the dresser.
Attached the side piece of an old desk to the bottom of the dresser to close it up and provide a back rest then used the back & sides from one of the drawers to create a mini bench inside of the sandbox.
The drawer fronts were attached together to form a (perfectly fitting) lid for the sandbox.
Everything got two coats of some leftover weather proof paint.
Then I attached a couple of old drawer pulls to the lid & found the perfect corner to set it up!
I added some of the (many)
old vintage bricks that we discovered buried in the yard during our landscaping attempts for a fancy border detail.
…and a mini paddling pool for splashy sandy feet rinsing fun!
Jack (the Ripper) is pretty darn impressed with our little backyard beach too!
– and the kiddo and I are thrilled with our sparse but actually growing self-planted grass –