Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tent Playhouse for Bunkbed FINISHED!

I did it! I finished the playhouse panel for the kids' bunkbed. I love it I love it I love it! It turned out just as I imagined it!
All the apples and flowers are removable and can be placed in the basket at the base of the tree, and the mailbox opens and has 3 letters that go with it. I am in love with how it turned out!!! It was so fun to make and I can still add to it if I want to. I am thinking it needs a puppy and maybe some crawling critters.


I got the idea when I saw the card table playhouses that are all around blog land and thought "That is soo cute, but I am cramped on space in the kids room as it is." Then we built the kid's bunkbeds and while trying to find plans on how to build one I came across things like THIS. And then it just clicked! We built the bunk bed from plans we found on Knock Off Wood, and since then I have had the project swimming in my head.

I drew up plans and took it with me to the fabric store. I bought all the different colors of felt that I needed and it sat in a bag in the craft room. (Story of my life). This past weekend I broke it out knowing that in a couple weeks my niece and nephew would be coming for a visit and wanted to have something fun for the cousins to play in together. It's going to be perfect!

The kids discovered it a minute ago while I was writing this post and what I heard was, "WOW! ETHAN! LOOK! It's a house! Come here!" It made me smile and glow. Knowing I had made something special makes me proud. I am sure it will provide hours of imaginative play and story times together. I can't wait!
*please ignore the mess and the scuff marks on the top bunk bed posts, I need to touch it back up with some paint but didn't want to wait to show you the tent playhouse.

*And if anyone is wanting one I am thinking about selling some in my Etsy shop. I have an account set up but nothing to sell yet (sad I know). What do you think? Would anyone be interested? I need to come up with a better name for them too. Any suggestions?

20 comments:

Glenn Family said...

Brittany, that is absolutely adorable. A perfect touch for the bunk bed. Your kids will absolutely LOVE it! How creative. I have been debating how to freshen up Tim's room and a couple other rooms in our house. I am dead on ideas...I need some of your creativity planted in my brain.

Mandy said...

oh, I do love it! I think I might have to make one - my kids were just playing in their bunk beds today, but with masses of blankets instead of this cuteness

Mom said...

You could call it a "Bunk Bed Bungalow". Wow! It's adorable. Can I come and play?

Nathan said...

Call it a Bunk House.

Jill said...

Wow!! that's amazing! And all the details with the mail and the apples!! I love it! Following you now so I don't miss out on any more fab ideas you might have!!

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

This is totally cool! Love it!

Sheila said...

Wow - girl!! you did an AWESOME job!! And it really didn't seem to take you that long to do it! You kids are going to have a BLAST playing in there!
I can't think of any names for you yet....but I will work on that! :)

cbryan said...

This is so neat! I would have loved to have something like that as a kid.

trisha said...

So cute, I would love to see them on Etsy!

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

adorable! so cute. makes me wish I was a kid..or had bunkbeds for my kids! visiting from new friend friday~!

Kari said...

Very Cute!

Tiffany said...

OMG! This is the CUTEST idea! You are so talented! I so want to try this someday! Thank you for sharing such an awesome idea!

momofEAP said...

I would diffently have bought one if we hadn't just taken down the bunk-beds! Way cute!!

Nori Coleman said...

That is just so cute. Great idea. My daughters would love this. I am going to try and make one.Thank- you for sharing!

Becky said...

great job...love all of the details...you have some lucky kiddos!

Leslie said...

How clever! I love it! Your kids are so lucky to have such a talented mom to back them this amazing new place to play in! I know exactly how you feel about buying stuff for a project and then it just gets thrown into a room, I do it all the time! Thanks so much for linking it to Hoo's got talent!

Hibler House said...

Uhm, this is AWESOME! Way to go. And you told me you weren't doing any thing crafty lately...

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

This is amazing! I host a link up party every Tuesday called Tot Tuesdays where you can link up crafts, activities, teaching resources, parenting stories or tips, recipes and things you’ve made for your toddler. I’d love it if you’d stop by sometime & link up!

http://www.mydeliciousambiguity.com/

Cheers!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Oh goodness!! That's adorable!