We have had this playhouse for years and it took a beating under some trees. It was overtaken by spiders and very dirty. No one would play in it. We are re-doing our backyard and so I decided it was time to do something with it, or trash it.
So I decided to make it nice, of course!
Here it is in progress. First I built a base for it. The brown floor was my creation and I was very proud of it. With a floor off the ground we will be able to keep it clean and spider free.
Then I made it prettier. It was the best I could do. I’m not a good painter, but I made a window and added flowers. That made a big difference. Next year it should be in the garden with flowers all around.
Best of all, we like it and we use it!
My favorite: the living room.
Here it is before we moved in.
Today I am going to share a little home tour of our girly rooms. These are from different years and houses along our journey.
Our first little girl room had a diamond pattern on the walls and an adorable chandelier. I painted the diamonds myself and repurposed the armoire with curtains.
Our second little girl room had stripes and a very pretty scallop painted by some painters I hired right after we moved in.
Our third little girl room has built-in character I just need time to make it special.
I purchased a burlap headboard for my guest room this week. I have no idea what I am going to do with that room, but this headboard was a good deal – and I liked it. So, I guess I am going to design a room around a burlap headboard.
After thinking about it, for like a day, and getting some ideas online I think I am going to challenge myself to design a nice comfy room with flea market finds. I know people do this all the time, and are very talented at it, but this is going to be a stretch for me. It’s not a stretch because I don’t like to save money, it’s a stretch because I don’t always have the time to hunt through thrift stores and the like. But, I’m going to try. Beware, this may take me a really long time.
Here are some of my inspiration photos:
I love the old windows.
I love these ruffled pillows. And framing your password for guests is kind of a cool idea. Plus that frame is beautiful!
I have been going back through some photos of the kids rooms in previous houses lately. Their rooms were so much cuter before. I guess I had more time back then. Now that we are in this house to stay for a long time, I want to make their rooms nice. So this weekend I am looking for inspiration for little girl’s (and medium girl’s) rooms that are shared. Have a look…
I love those circles on the wall. Looks like they are just fabric in looms hung on the wall. How easy is that!
That lamp is cute with the bobbles on the bottom. I could do that! And I like the colored headboard idea.
Not sure I would actually do anything that is in this room, but I just think it is too stinkin’ cute to not pass along!
So much about this room I love. Color of the walls, light fixture, drapes, lampshades, pillows, artwork, bed frame. Seriously not typical, and so beautiful.
Those colors and fabrics are so sweet.
I am in love with striped walls right now. And poofs (see that pink one in there).
This picture is hard to really see, but I love that word “giggle” on the wall. Wouldn’t it be cool to do a collage of words like that above each girl’s bed but use words that describe her? I may have to try it.