Friday, November 25, 2011

2011 Holliday Gift Guide Exterior Accents Sandbox & Cover Review

      I know that it is really cold and icy in may parts of the country at this time.  But here in Arizona this is the perfect time to spend time outside.  The weather is so nice out being cool and not too cold.  I have been wanting to build our backyard play area for Jayden so we can spend some fun time out there while the weather is nice.  One thing I knew I wanted to add was a sandbox.  Jayden has a little turtle sandbox, but it is just too small.  He can't sit in it and play so he sits outside and ends up spilling the sand all over.  So when Exterior Accents sent us a Sandbox and cover to review for the Holiday Gift guide I was super excited.

     Exterior Accents have been working to raise the level of awareness for the Outdoor Living category since 1998.  Exterior Accents carries just about anything you could ever want for the outdoors.  They carry garden accents, home accents, Firepits and Barbecues, Outdoor furniture, gardening supplies, landscaping and structures, garden memorials, and Outdoor entertainment items.  They are continually watching trends and adding new items.  They really do carry a large variety of items to make your backyard a beautiful inviting place to be. 

     Like I said Exterior Accents sent us a Sandbox and cover for review.  The sandbox we received is 4' X4' X 6".  It is made from composite plastic timbers, which never rot, splinter and warp or lose their gorgeous natural wood grain finish.  When it was delivered John was working late hours for the first few days and I really needed him to clear the area I wanted to put it before getting it together.  So it took about a week before we had the chance to get it together and placed.  We just mowed down the grass in the area we placed it.  John and Jayden started by putting the screws in and attaching the joints to the timbers.  Jayden was a big help using his drill.  It was super easy to put together. 

     After they finished putting it together we took it in the backyard and placed the liner where we wanted it.  Once it was all centered John used a hammer to push the corner stakes into the ground.  That too was pretty simple.  The ground is not super level so I had to hold one side down as he hammered because it would pop out on the other side, but all it took was a little holding and now its good.

     After all the sides were staked down we began to transfer the sand we had.  Jayden didn't want to just pour it out.. he needed to shovel it into a bucket and then pour the bucket out. 

     After pouring all the sand in we knew we needed more sand.  That didn't stop Jayden from jumping in and playing.  I was so happy to see him in the box playing, unlike his old one where he sat outside the box to play.  Jayden sat and played for the longest time just digging and pouring sand.

     In addition to the sandbox Exterior Accents sent me the square sandbox cover.  The cover is made from a green nylon and it fits snugly around the sandbox to keep out water, animals, and debris.  We have a dog and cats, plus there are lots of neighborhood cats that think our backyard is theirs.  So a cover is a must for us.  The tarp came with a beach ball that is velcroed to the inside of the tarp.  The ball causes a dome effect to keep the the sand warm as well as keeps the water from rain or sprinklers from causing a pool effect on top.  The cover has tabs that fit perfectly on the corner stakes.  After attaching the taps then it has a drawstring to pull it tightly.  Its really easy to install and easy to remove when your ready to use your sandbox.

    I am very happy with the sandbox and cover, mostly because Jayden loves it!  Another thing I love about this sandbox is its durabilty and versitlity.  When Jayden is no longer interested in playing in the sandbox we can convert it and turn it into a garden.  Its the perfect size for a small garden and the side walls help to put up that boundry. 
     As I mentioned Exterior Accents has lots of great products to make your backyard the oasis you deserve.  Look at all these great things I found.
     Exterior Accents has Free Shipping on orders over $249.  They have a Lowest Price guarentee, if in 30 days you find the identical product nationally advertised at a competitor for a lower price they will refund you up to 110% of the cost difference.  Exterior Accents also has a 100% satisfaction guarentee.  If for some reason you are not happy with your purchase then you can return it in the original packaging within 30 days for a replacement, credit, or full refund.

Buy it:  4'X4'X6" Sand Box $99.95 Sale $89.95
             Square Sand Box Cover $54.95 Sale $49.95

Thank you to Exterior Accents for sponsoring this review.  We love our new sandbox!!
I was provided the above mentioned sandbox and cover for review purposes.  I was not compensated in any way.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced.  disclosure


  1. Oh I love that!! We need a new sandbox, I need to look into this company. Thanks!

  2. That's a gorgeous sandbox! It looks so high quality.

  3. much nicer than the one my son had when he was little.

  4. That is really so awesome!! I love the beach ball for the center - I would never have thought of that!

  5. How fun! We have a sandbox but I like yours more. :)

  6. I love this idea. It is convenient and you can keep it clean.