Where we left off!
When we left off “Playhouse Project” last time, we had cleaned and sanitized the inside of the coop, removed the chain link fence from the run and started to lay out the porch and deck from elements of an old swingset.
My daughter and the family went on vacation for Easter break and Joe and I were determined to get as much done on the playhouse as possible before they came back!
We took some of the swingset elements we told you about in the prior post and with a few alterations made a front porch and deck!
We had to cut a larger doorway and, as you can see on the right, Joe cut down an old door. Then he made a jamb to fit the opening. He then filled in the doorknob hole with a piece of wood and cut openings in the top two panels to fit plexiglass to make windows. The he installed and trimmed the playhouse door.
The two front sections of deck were installed and leveled to make an area for a table and chairs.
These images are before the playhouse was cleaned and sanitized. After that was completed we put up interior walls and painted (remember the back of the playhouse has a very large door that opens wide for easy access).
We used Behr porch and patio paint for everything. I wanted to do the deck with it and it was easier to just purchase a gallon. Plus, I figured it would hold up really well! We painted all the new interior walls Joe installed as well as the cubbies and the porch and deck!
I painted the playhouse door a turquoise color using Glidden exterior paint.
Unfortunately, between the rain and my husband getting really busy at work, we haven’t had a chance to cut the window yet. He did build a table and benches for the deck and I need to paint those! I’m using an exterior paint on them too since they will be set on the deck! Unfortunately the interior of the playhouse is too small for a table once we put Tatum’s kitchen set inside. Remember we are working with an existing building–not building something new. I also moved the flower bed on the left closer and added some violets. A bed was also added on the right.
- create flooring for interior
- cut the window beside the front door and add a window box
- paint table & chairs
- lights for outside
- hang lights inside
- create and/or purchase some cute decorations for inside
- make a faux fire pit
We’re approaching completion of the project and getting to the fun part–decorating! Stay tuned for part 3!
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