Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Who lives in a house like this?

Hi, I’m Maria and it’s an absolute pleasure to be part of the It's a creative world team. Today I’m going to give you that much desired extra space and elusive peace and quiet. I only wish that I could magic a few extra hours into your day but I‘m working on that one.
My thrifty but nifty project is a biggie and I hope that you enjoy it.
So, how many times a day do you wish that you or your children had a space of their own? You may have drooled over the fabulous summerhouses that are currently available. If, like me, you almost fall over at the price of them this could be the project for you.
Get yourself a plain old shed and alter it. Now, if you’re following my way of thinking that frees up a fair few pounds to treat yourself to something pretty. We bought our shed online and as you can see it looks like pretty boring.
But, a couple of coats of exterior wood paint and the transformation begins. Graham cut the door in two and created a stable door. We added the window basket and I made the *curtains* by cutting down one of those beaded door hangings.
This is our daughters' playhouse so we added a small garden. A few pots and painting some old fencing finished the whole thing off.
Now here’s the best bit. The playhouse is watertight and ours will have electricity in it soon. Are you getting my drift?
How about leaving the children to play in the garden and creating your very own space. It could be your studio or a place to relax at the end of a long day with a glass of something chilled.
I do hope that you enjoyed this sneaky peek into my world and I hope that you will let me know what you think of this project.
Thank you for visiting please call back soon.
Toodle pip
Ooh, I would just check that your construction is watertight. I know that ours is and I'd hate for you to assume the same and end up with soggy stash.
Thought I'd pop back to answer the question about making it watertight. We didn't do anything special just made sure that it was put together properly. We used the roof felt that was supplied and I do think that painting helps to seal any little gaps. Our shed went up last summer and it is as dry as a bone inside and the girlie wirlies play in it all year round. I hope that this answers your question.

14 comments:

Eleni said...

What lucky girls you have!!! :D Hmmm .... I'm dreaming of a scrap shed!!! :D

Karen said...

It's beautiful - I'd live there! ;)

Andrea said...

I could live in that!! It would make a fab little crafty shed.
Can I do you a swap Maria - a goody bag of stash in return for your little doggie :)

joanna said...

Absolutely LOVE it!! There's no way I'm letting my girls see a picture of your girls' house, M - it's beautiful :)

Trish said...

maria, that is fab hun, my DD would love it xxx

Jo said...

What an amazing play house - my kids would be soooo jealous!

Jo

Suzanne said...

Oh Maria what a beautiful playhouse for your girlies!

Jo said...

Jo here signing in with fingers crossed !

Jo said...

Jo signing in with fingers crossed

Heather said...

VERY pretty! Looks like a little chalet. :)

Diana said...

oh can i play there ? never mind the girlies....

Anonymous said...

How do you make it watertight?

Scrapcherry said...

What a gorgeous playhouse...maybe a lil too ambitious a project for me to start out on LOL!!! But can covet and dream!

Irene said...

I fully intend to do something like this - it won't be so girly but I will certainly have fun doing it. Any tips for a boy's version?