8.28.2011

Our Make-Shift Playhouse



We've had this empty box sitting in our garage for months now. I finally got it down last week, thinking Ross could figure out something to do with it.





But, what started with a couple holes . . .


turned into a lot of decoupage!



I painted some sheets of card stock several shades of aqua,

then decoupaged them on the box.



(I did the same thing with the roof.)

Later, I painted the inside of the box black . . .

to frame out a Dollar Tree mirror I found.


And, after a few more last minute details . . .


it was ready for play.





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28 comments:

  1. i absolutely love it! love how you used the old books!

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  2. WHOLLY COW! That is Awesome! What a great idea!

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  3. That is amazing and SO creative!! Found you on Ohdeedoh- I'm from Lexington, too!

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  4. Ridiculously cute. Cate is going to want one.

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  5. So much fun! I bet she loves it. Thanks for linking up with Lemon Tree today!

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  6. This is fantastic! I love the book page wallpaper--so pretty. :)

    vanessa

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  7. Featuring you today on LTC, stop by and check it out!

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  8. So cool. I am hunting for a big box!

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  9. This is fabulous! I love cardboard projects and I am always on the hunt for great ideas.

    Found you via Silly Eagle Books.

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  10. That is so dang cute!! What a great idea, my daughter would love that!

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  11. So cute! You did an AWESOME job!

    I featured it on my TT&J facebook page :)

    xoxo
    Jen

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  12. Adorable! Our local appliance store used to let anyone come and take empty boxes from their recycle pile out back, but alas... no longer. I'm going to have to go buy something big :)

    ~ Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

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  13. this is so fun! we always have leftover cardboard from SOMETHING, so this would be a blast with my almost 2 year old (which favors your little lady who is precious by the way). thanks for sharing...you've officially inspired me. :)

    kellysellers.blogspot.com for Halloween costume ideas!

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  14. Love this!! You did a fantastic job : ) I made a cardboard kitchen set for my youngest this summer after we moved and had tons of boxes around. I skimped with just white duct tape and a sharpie marker though ; )
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  15. I'm sure I've already told you how ridiculously adorable and fabulous this is, but I'll tell you again... :)

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  16. this really is quite amazing!!! well done

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  17. WOW, ERY VERY CREATIVE HAVE TO TRY!!

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  18. That is adorable and you are so cool! New follower.

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  19. Too cute! And loving that Apartment Therapy feature ...

    :)

    Linda

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  20. Holly - is there a reason you feel the need to have the word verification enabled for your comments?

    Because, quite honestly, it has become increasingly challenging in blogger to leave a comment with the word verification. Like takes me 2 or 3 tries to leave a comment. Honestly, you're in the tribe so I try extra hard to get that comment posted ... but I think you may be missing some awesome blogger relationships with that truly annoying word ver enabled ...

    Just saying ... and suggesting ...

    You know I admire and enjoy and love your blog ...

    :)

    Linda
    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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  21. I want to move into that box! Love it and cool to see you on Apartment Therapy!
    Kelly

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  22. This is too cute beyond words! Love it and congrats on the feature on Apartment Therapy. Your newest follower :)

    Mandy

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  23. What a fantastic idea to use the books! So colorful bright and imaginative! I have been on a cardboard kick here lately and in searching pinterest I found yours. The creativity out there is staggering and I am thrilled to see that so many folks are recycling in such a fun way.

    I would love for you to stop and see the project that we just finished. http://thecraftyrecycler.blogspot.com/

    I am already ready to start another one! lol
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us!!!!

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  24. How did you make the arch so clean cut?

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  25. I'm so gonna try this! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Holly-
    Please Answer, What Was The White Stuff You Dipped The Painted Cardstock Into. Could You E-Mail Me Step By Step Directions? Please!! My E-Mail Is RABecker11@Gmail.Com. This Is Amazing!! Thank You So Much For Sharing This!!
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    Rain

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