Last summer we refinished part of our basement and turned it into a playroom (that Jackson NEVER EVER plays in, despite it being a complete toy store down there). When Dave was building it we had an awkward little area that we were unsure what to do with, so he decided to make it into a play house.
It's been a long work in progress.
When I was in the hospital having Sammi, my dad and Jack framed up the door )(it's an antique door I bought at a yard sale for $5) and hung it and finished out the window. Dave and I finished it up with a porch light, a mailbox and a window flower box. To the right of the window is a sign my aunt made many years ago for my grandma that always hung on the front porch of the house. I couldn't bear to throw it away when we remodeled.
They even installed a peep hole at little people height!
Shall we go in?
We put bead board on the lower portion of the walls and I wallpapered the upper half with a vintage pastel striped wallpaper.
View from the door.
complete with message center.
Fridge and aprons.
And the flea market find that inspired me to get Dave to finish this project once and for all, a little hutch! God I love this thing.
I put some vintage contact paper on the back to show off the dishes.
It's still a little bit of a work in progress.
I need to paint the window ledge.
I would love a little vintage rug for the floor.
We need house numbers on the outside (we are thinking 7 1/2, since our house is number 7). We also need proper flowers for the window box, not just whatever was lying around the house!
I am working on art for the window wall. I haven't decided what to hang there.
And I want a toy iron to use with the washer/dryer/ironing board.
We still need to mount the tree that used to be in Jack's room to the right of the door.
And hopefully (please come through craigslist) we are going to find a wooden kitchen to replace the plastic set. (But not the fridge or the washer dryer, those are cool and the kids LOVE them.)
But if I waited for it to be "perfect" you would never see it! (Like the rest of the basement playroom that I have yet to show you. It is always a big mess down there.)
With any luck Sammi will at least use it! (I know my niece LOVED going in there before it was finished, she is going to adore it finished!)
Thank you Dave/Daddy, it is lovely, even if it was a giant pain in the ass. ;-)
Labels: kids stuff, New house