Archive for July, 2010

A Rustic Kid-Sized Log Cabin Kids Playhouse

July 21, 2010 - 3:18 am No Comments

This kids playhouse is located in northern Wisconsin at a resort that has been around for at least 100 years.  I always walked past this playhouse and loved the rusticity of it.

The kids playhouse is quite small with the door kid-sized, so I had to crouch down to see into the playhouse.  There were spaces between the logs and even a fireplace.  I wonder if the fire place was ever actually used?  My youngest child loved playing in this unique log cabin.  It was a fun experience for her to pretend she was a pioneer, just like Laura Ingalls.

This little log cabin must have provided a lot of enjoyment for many kids over these past decades.

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A Small, Wooden Kids Playhouse With Windowless Windows

July 19, 2010 - 11:09 pm No Comments

If you’ve ever wanted a small wooden kids playhouse that is somewhat rustic, then view the playhouse is the video below. I was able to interview the owner of this playhouse who fondly recalled the wonderful times her now grown children had playing in the playhouse.

The owner said that she wanted a kids play house that had open windows, with no glass, so that the kids could have a pass-through window when they played restaurant.  She also did not want a door on the playhouse so that she could always see her child.  The playhouse has lasted through the growing up of three adult individuals.  She said she now looks forward to the grand kids enjoying the kids playhouse her children loved to play in.

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The Reality Of Building A Kids Playhouse

July 18, 2010 - 1:20 pm No Comments

If your daughter has been pining for her own kids playhouse and your wife has been asking you how long it will take to build it from a kit, the easy answer is a few days!  That is, if your day job doesn’t get in the way.  Although many of us wish that we had 2 days of work and 5 days off, that’s just not reality and we have to work around our job when building a playhouse project.

Doug McCaughan, from Reality Me, and his wife have been documenting the building of their daughter’s playhouse and so far they are up to day 10 (and still counting!).  They are building a playhouse from a kit and so far have made great progress.  In the picture below, you can see what was delivered as part of the playhouse kit.

Delivery of the Kids Playhouse materialsUltimately, the playhouse will look like the Little Miss Kit available from Wood Manor.  The playhouse is 8 feet wide, 8 feet deep and 8 feet high and is extremely quaint and adorable.  You can see what it will look like at the end of this post.

After 10 days of working on the playhouse, the playhouse is almost fully constructed.  Once the roof is put on, there most likely will be a huge sigh of relief that they’ve made it this far in the process.

Although there still is decorative mill work, painting and finishing off of the inside that will still need to be done before the playhouse is completely finished and ready to “move in”, the sense of accomplishment of getting the playhouse to this stage is huge.

Here are some pictures during the building process of the kids playhouse.

Kids playhouse foundation

The ground was prepared and the foundation was constructed.  You can see the outline porch entrance.

Construction of the sides of the playhouse

The channel shiplap panels were added to construct the walls of the playhouse.

Rafters of the playhouse added

This picture shows the finishing of the walls, addition of the windows, and the rafters that have been added to the playhouse.

You can see the three cute hexagonal windows.

If you look at the porch floor edge, it is being protected until the railing goes up.

Little Miss Kit when it's finished

This is what the kids playhouse will look like when it’s fully completed.  I’m sure Doug’s little girl will absolutely love her birthday present when it’s finished – especially knowing that her Dad built it for her!

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A Charming Cottage-Style Kids Playhouse

July 6, 2010 - 3:40 pm No Comments

Here’s a great example of a very charming kids playhouse from Linda at TheBlogFrog.  The yellow color of the playhouse combined with the white trimmed windows and pale green/aquamarine accent color makes for a very attractive playhouse.

The window box filled with overflowing flowers, trellis and creative kid’s stroller flower box with purple and pink flowers makes for an inviting playhouse.  I love the star above the door, the mail box and the hanging lanterns.  Each of these items really add to the charm of this playhouse.

Charming yellow playhouse

Kids Playhouse For The Dogs!

July 5, 2010 - 1:30 pm No Comments

Here’s an exceptionally cool kids playhouse, except it’s for dogs.  Not only is it for dogs but you won’t believe the cost.  $22,000.  Yes, that was @22,000!!  I don’t know about you, but that must be a very special dog.  Here’s the link to the playhouse.  Do you know of any other luxury playhouses?  I’d love to see them.  Let me know and I’ll post them on the blog.

Luxury playhouse for a dog

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