#funfriday / how to build a family fort

I have seen these DIY forts on Pinterest for years.

We finally tried it!!

Today’s #funfriday is all about this bigger-than-I-thought-it-would-be fort in our living room.

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Here is the pin that inspired our construction:

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Don’t be fooled into thinking this project was all thought out. I had no earthly idea what to do for fun today. I’m all involved in cleaning our house for company arriving this week.

Meanwhile, I show Brian the photo above from Pinterest.

Me: “Honey, do you have any spare pieces of wood out in the garage that could make this in like the next 10 minutes??”

Brian: [blank stare]

2 minutes later, he walks in with skinny wood pieces EXACTLY like those in the photo. It was hilarious. Like he’s been waiting on me to ask to build a fort>????

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First, I tried that brown blanket on top, but it was too heavy and didn’t cover the entire thing.

I got a king sheet and it fit perfectly! I took push pins and secured the sheet to the 4 corners.

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We added some Christmas lights, just because.

Y’all know.

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They were super excited!

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I promised them we’d leave it up a few days 😉

To make your own fort:

  • 5 skinny pieces of wood, nails or screws and a king size sheet, 4 push pins to secure your sheet to the wood
  • nail or screw the two pieces on the end, then lay a piece across the top to connect the ends
  • note: Brian added another support piece to the bottom of one of our sides to make it more steady
  • add Christmas lights running across the top, blankets and pillows on the floor to make cozy!

Now, before we leave – this is the face we get every single time Brock is done eating.

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🙂 🙂

Over and over. Day after day. This face.

I loaded a video over on Facebook if you want to smile and chuckle a bit.

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After spending 1.5 hour cooking cauliflower grilled cheese sandwiches last night…I deserved this Chick-fil-a salad. Yep. Sure did.

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Funniest part? We have calendar cards (they only have them at Christmas and you get something free every month – thanks, mom!). Anyways – the free item this month is a salad. So Brian went to get our free salads tonight on the way home. Except, he paid for our free salads. Yep. He forgot the cards. Totally. Looks like I’ll have a salad for lunch tomorrow too! Hahaha

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Encouragement for the day:

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[photo source: Pinterest]

In case you missed it; this week on the blog…

Thursday: you’re welcome

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Wednesday: journey

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Tuesday: purge for schools and teachers

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Monday: homework corner by the barn doors

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Sunday: if we sat on the park bench – shushing the shoulds

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Saturday: decorating with plates on the wall

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Friday: 2 little dancers and 1 big brush disaster

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5 replies to “#funfriday / how to build a family fort

  1. Love the fort. My dad builds forts with boys every time he comes for a visit, this is a way I can do it without rearranging my entire room!

    Love Brock’s picture-he is so stinkin adorable.

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