When our two granddaughters, Tiffany and Brittany, who lived with us decided they needed a playhouse, we had one built. Now, Poppy (also known as John) decided it was foolish and a waste of money to build a little tiny building that could only be used while they were small.
So, we had a 12' x 24' building built. The hours the girls and the neighborhood kids spent playing in the playhouse was so well worth doing it.
The photo above is Tiffany standing on the porch with the ME door we all three painted.
Now, let's go for a tour inside the playhouse.
It had to have a picket fence with birdhouses on it and of course, a mailbox. We would take the junk mail and flyers and put in their mailbox and they got such a kick out of having their own mail.
We also needed a flowerbox full of violets. (You'll see the connection on the inside).
We made the curtains out of a closet rod and covered it in fabric. The end was a tennis ball that we covered in the same fabric after cutting a hole in it for the rod to fit into.
We had a border of ivy wallpaper around the room.
We had this old table and chairs in the storage building and painted it dark green with lavender and purple accents.
We got this cook top at the thrift store and took all of the wiring out of it.
We bought a starter unit of kitchen cabinets for the kitchen area. The ivy wallpaper was just on one wall. The other walls were paneled.
And yes, they did have a telephone that worked, electricity and a ceiling fan.
This was their old daybed which we decorated to match the rest of the room.
This is the porch to the old playhouse that we redid a couple of years ago. The old porch had rotten out and I now use it for my craft supplies.
Like I said, the girls and neighborhood kids played in this playhouse from dawn to setting sun. Our neighborhood at that time was all little girls, so they had their baby dolls and tea parties and on and on.
The photos are not grade A because they were taken a long time ago and I ran across them while I was packing up stuff and just reshot them with my good camera.
Such a precious memory!