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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Play House

My daughter begged for a tree house, but there are not trees here that would support much of a tree house. The alternative? We found that there was dead space just through a wall in one of the bedrooms and thought that it would be fun to make a little play house in it. Luckily my hubby was just as excited about it as I was and he made it all happen. We cut a small hole in the wall to see what we were dealing with. It was workable space however smallish it was! My daughter wanted it to look like a sea cave from the bedroom.
Come look inside! The green and red walls have magnetic paint on them so they can be used for magnets. I sewed some magnets into a piece of flannel so it can hang on the wall and be used for flannel board stories. I cut up practice, stitched-out embroideries as story board pieces.

We painted chalkboard paint on the wall through the opening. We painted glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling too. Originally I'd hung seaweed looking fleece streamers in the opening but it repeatedly came down so I put them away.

It's a great reading spot too. I often escape to this play house to read at night after the kids are in bed.

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