The Well-Loved Playhouse

This is the story of a well-loved playhouse. Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived on a lake and her grandfather made her a beautiful playhouse. Eventually the little girl grew up and was to big for the playhouse so she passed it along to her neighbour who was a little younger than her and could enjoy it for a few more years. Eventually this girl outgrew the playhouse as well. She had two little neighbours who were sisters and she knew these little girls would just LOVE a playhouse of their own and to their great delight, she offered it to them. One of the neighbours owned a crane and was hired to move the little house to its new family. The girls were thrilled the day their new home arrived, flying through the air. The sight of which further adding to its magic. The little house has been shown lots of love and attention and continues to today.

Below are pictures from various stages of the playhouse’s evolution.

The day it arrived. A flying playhouse!Image
Watching it in the air.ImageImage

It received a new exterior paint job and a deck made from a pallet.  
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Interior walls used to be exposed particle board but were re-painted with paint from Home Depot’s bargain bin of unwanted colours people didn’t like after they were mixed. There were signatures of previous guests to the house written on a small wall which were left exposed as reminders of all who visited.Image

We hung a crystal in the window to catch the sun and cast rainbows all over the walls.
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The girls basking in more rainbows.Image

The girls drew some pictures which were framed with inexpensive Ikea frames that have plastic instead of glass so they can’t break.
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Just painting a piece of plywood and drawing some circles on it became a quick stove top. They also get to keep all our used spice jars to add to their kitchen.Image

Dishes are Ikea and tray was $1 in the bargain bin at Ikea as well.
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The play structure is next to the playhouse. This helped us soooo much when we were working on our house. The girls can spend hours here!ImageImageImageImageImage

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5 thoughts on “The Well-Loved Playhouse

  1. I can appreciate the playhouse….if you rad my recent post “I Hate Chiggers” – you will know that my husband salvaged one wall from my daughters playhouse – vintage 1994 and we used it as part of my garden. It’s a wonderful reminder of days gone by! Lovely story you tell.

  2. Hearing about the history of generosity involved in the playhouse’s creation and change of ownership was very touching in its own right. I can imagine your children spending many happy hours here. Plus the way you are decorating it is adorable!

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