It has come to an end… finally! My husband and I started the kids playhouse plans when our oldest (who turned 4 on Friday) was still in the womb, seriously. While building our home I couldn’t stand to see all the snippets (what most would call garbage) go to the dump or be used as kindling, so I made hubby stash them in our crawl space until one day our youngsters would need a kick-@ss place to escape. Last year we (I mean mostly him and our awesome neighbour) drug the supplies out and built this cute little palace. The playhouse was built to resemble our actual home.
Welcome inside, have a sip of tea, relax on the sofa, or sleepover in the loft!
I created this word art with my Silhouette and Xyron, all the fun things I want the playhouse to be. The end of the playhouse (which faces the woods) has full length doors. The kids often play with them open when the weather is nice. In the winter we can use the building to store larger items like the lawn mower, bikes, and summer toys. When the kids are grown it can just be used as a shed.
I added some cushion and reupholstered the foot stool to make a sofa. The curtains I made with thrift store fabric and added cute ribbon details with May Arts Ric-Rac and yellow chevron twill.
The ‘have fun’ wreath was made with a collection of May Arts Grosgrain polka dot ribbons. Cute and simple, and easy to make!
I picked up this end table at a thrift shop for $3! The blue chair was my husbands when he was small.
I snagged the chalkboard for $2. Isn’t that vintage Tupperware set the cutest? I made the bunting from scrap fabric, May Arts Ric-Rac, and a few scraps of May Arts twill (blue twill below too).
Come on upstairs into the Kid Cave. This is where we can have sleepovers and put the babies for a rest.
Pop your head out the hole and have a look below!
What did you think of my kids playhouse, want to come over and play?
Now for the Giant giveaway… Yesterday May Arts revealed a shiny NEW website!! They are celebrating their grand re-opening with this blog hop and giving away $1000 worth of crafty goodness from many awesome sponsors!
*SORRY THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED* Congratulations to winners-
Holly TolmanTags: Giveaway, Kids, May Arts Ribbon, outdoors, playhouse, shed