Saturday, June 2, 2012

Playhouse Prettified

When does cleaning
seem like playing?
Well, if YOU feel that way
then you need a
I head off to play work
with the tools of trade.
Mrs.Meyers cleaner-
AND my

I seriously LOVE that steam mop.
I mean-LOVE IT!
It does such a good job
of deep cleaning floors.

So...wondering what I got done?
I cleaned the windows.
Can you believe they have
leaded glass windows in the 
They do!
We used to own/operate a 
Window/Siding/Door company.
These were some of the
Salesmans' samples.
The perfect size for a playhouse.

I wanted to add that the playhouse
is a good size.
It is about 10' x 12' and
is about 15' at the peak.
There is an upper area inside
that holds a twin sized mattress.
We don't let the kids go up there
yet because of their ages,
but soon they will be old enough
to do that without fear
that they will take a fall.

The rugs are all washed
and the furniture is back 
in place.
Everything in here was found
at a thrift shop.
Child size wicker settee-
was brown- I spray painted it white.
A matching chair...
Brooms and dusters for 
stand beside the "hutch".
I plan to paint the bottom
to match the top soon.
Here is the sweet little top..
A small wicker table
with a tablecloth my 
Mother embroidered many years ago.
A chandelier to add a bit of bling.
And....the most important part
of it all is coming up here tomorrow.
Pack your bags cuz you
can stay here cheap!
See what I mean?
Pop by tomorrow for your
morning smile!
I'll show you the 
Princess Brigade.
They are 

your photo name


Japolina said...

I hate to clean but love my steam mop top. I love that girlie playhouse. Are the boys jealous?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'll bet they are very excited, Diana! Such a sweet little house!

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness! So glad I stopped by this morning! Love your little backyard cottage/playhouse! You and your grandkids must have a blast in there! It is one of the sweetest houses I've seen in a long......time! Love the way your furnished it and the windows are fabulous! It's a great little get away.

Debbiedoo's said...

My favorite little place!~ I need one of those steam mops, now. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

How very sweet - every girl's dream house!

Michelle said...

Hi Di,
That is such a cute playhouse. The kids are so lucky to have such awesome grandparents. Have a great weekend.

Dixie Delights said...

What lucky little grands!!! It's got to be one of their favorite places!!! And I too love Mrs Myers.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How lucky are those girls! I had to wait till I was in my 40's to get my playhouse! Have fun.

pembrokeshire lass said...

So who enjoys playing there the most? Do you get invited to tea? Most of all ....who is Mrs Mop for all that cleaning eqipment? Joan

lynn said...

such adorable cuteness, diana! love that window!

Hartwood Roses said...

I would fold myself in half it I had to, in order to fit so I could stay in that lovely playhouse!

Susie said...

Diana, The play house looks so sweet. I would have loved that myself . Smiles, xo, Susie

Anonymous said...

oh that is such a lovely play house, every little and big girls dream!

Annesphamily said...

I L O V E the playhouse! When can I come and stay? LOL! The kids will enjoy it for a long time. Thanks for the tip on eating a banana and drinking water for leg cramps!
I saw your little dresser with the tea cabinet on top! I have a very similar dresser and need to re finish it! It was called a bachelors chest and had a removable shelf on top. I will have to tell you that story sometime, when my oldest pulled it down on top of her!
I appreciate our friendship here, I really do. I am always trying to catch up! :)
Have a beautiful weekend!

Patty Patterson said...

It looks great! And I have never heard of Mrs. Myers cleaner. I'll have to look into that.

Gretchen said...

Perfect for your little Princesses or is it Princess's. Oh well, whatever, it's cute as a button and the girls must love it.

Lucille said...

Just so sweet, Diana! A little girl's dream come true!

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Diana, how precious!... I want to come play!... I am a self~appointed Princess, you know... I love each and every detail... the little hutch is adorable, and love all the wicker!... and a sweet little birdie nest outside the front door... what could be more enchanting!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Can't wait to see YOUR Princesses!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

O M Goodness, I am in love... I want to come & play!
My Grands would love this sweet little house!

PS. great job cleaning Diana, I can see the sparkle in the photo~ xox

It's All Connected said...

That playhouse is absolute perfection! It must have been so much fun decking it all out and who wouldn't feel like a princess living there? ~ Maureen

Ruth Kelly said...

Your playhouse is just charming. I love your lilttle hutch; did you paint the flowers on it?

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a darling place to play! I would love that window in my house!!!

jessica said...

Oh My goodness!!! I wish I could have a playhouse like that!!! Hands down, that's the fanciest playhouse I've seen!!!

Grace InAZ said...

Are you taking reservations yet? Or would you like to "hire" a nice ol' Grandmotherly cleaning lady? I just love that playhouse. You must be a Queen in the eyes of those Princesses!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

Nancy's Notes said...

Diana, that is just so adorable, sounds like a fun place for big girls too! Can't wait for pictures of the Princess Brigade!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Diana,
The playhouse is sooo cute... love the little "hutch"!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! Do we need reservations? Can I bring a dollie or two? This play house is amazing! Now we will ALL want one! heehee!

Shopgirl said...

I couldn't get enough of the play house, it is so special. A wonderful gift for you and your granchildren...memories are made of these!!! Hugs, mary

Kim K. said...

I'm sneaking in some blog reading back at our bed & breakfast. Your playhouse is just darling. I love the wicker furniture. What a lovely place for your grandchildren to visit.

sissie said...

OMG your little playhouse is so sweet!
If I had a place like this when I was a little girl I would never leave.

Love it.


Cozy Little House said...

I think I could happily live in that play house!

Karen said...

How adorable!!!... just love this little cottage.

Debby said...

Love your sweet little house. I be right over.

kitty said...

Diana, can I just move right into the playhouse??!! I would be the perfect tenant, I promise!! What a dream for every little girl that is. ps. I have the steam mop, too, and it is great.

Debbie said...

How sweet, Diana. I'm sure the girls love being there. We have a play house here, too. The girls LOVE it!!!
Have fun tomorrow.

andrea@townandprairie said...

SOOOO lovely! I want to sit in it myself have some "tea." I've heard a lot about those steam mops... that you never go back once you get one!

Ellie said...

It was my dream as a little girl to have a playhouse like that. I never got one but certainly didn't have anything to complain about during my childhood. Anyway, I'm so glad you have this adorable one to make the dreams of your grand-girlies come true!

Cristina Garay said...

What a pretty little house Diana! I would love to go and play there too!

Janet said...

Wow, what a sweet house.

Lucky lil' gals. :)

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Take care, Janet W ((hugs))

Kat Griffin said...

that is amazing ! Love it all
my three yr old g- d would love it a lot. She is a pink loving princess. Right now she is suffering through hives and painful ones due to a bad reaction to antibiotic taken for an ear infection. Her poor mom is up with her all night keeping her calm. they are giving her benadryl and steroids

winsomecottage said...

Diana....I sent you my email so hope we connect. Wondering about the verification:(

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh that is adorable, what lucky girls, I would have died and went to heaven to have a play house like that!


camp and cottage living said...

It would be a treat to clean that sweet house! I bet the Princesses
will have so much fun making memories in their little playhouse.

Gina said...

What a dream! I would love to hang out in the playhouse. It's so pretty!

artbywendy said...

what a beautiful play house!I want to live there! I was lucky to get a little 6x6 shed that I am going to transform into a play house...I don't have grandchildren yet but my oldest is getting married soon so I'm sure it's not far away! I'll bet your granddaughters have a blast in their house!!!

Nellie said...

What a cute little playhouse! Make my reservation to be your first Bed and Breakfast guest!:)

Gypsy Heart said...

How perfect! I can only imagine the joy the girls will have in this adorable little house. Would have killed for one of these when I was young...killed a fly or mosquito perhaps? :-)


Gypsy Heart said...

How perfect! I can only imagine the joy the girls will have in this adorable little house. Would have killed for one of these when I was young...killed a fly or mosquito perhaps? :-)


Jann Olson said...

Do you think there is room for one big (little) child at heart? I could move right in! I promise not to fall from the loft. We had a playhouse at our previous home. Was planning on building one here next year. Thinking I might make it a potting shed instead. Oh, will the grandies ever forgive me? I will have to a least put a small table and cupboard in there. Yours is just precious.

Blessed Serendipity said...

The playhouse is darling. I love every little detail you have added. I can bet the grands just love playing in there. I know I would. ;) Thanks so much for the tour.


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

When I was growing up the little neighbor girl had a little playhouse......her father was a home builder so it was very well built....but certainly didn't have the charm of yours.....I'd have adored this as a little girl....


Little Miss Maggie said...

A playhouse fit for your princesses. So cute with the wicker furniture and the beautiful floral pillows. What a wonderful treasure for making childhood memories.

Janet said...

I've never seen a playhouse as charming as this one! It's every little girls dream and I love the chandelier!

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