Thursday, April 2, 2015


Michael started on the last big project for the kids playroom a couple weeks ago and I was so excited! Of course I found this idea on Pinterest and thought it would be so cool. At first we were going to build the kids a treehouse outside, but we did some research and in order to build one big enough for Owen to enjoy for a few years and safe enough to be on top of an 8ft tall tree stump it was going to cost over 2000! Yeah not gonna happen! So we decided on an indoor clubhouse instead. 

This is the corner of the playroom where Ella's bed used to be when it was her room. Michael built the base out in the garage and then just carried it upstairs and installed it.

Next came the walls...he built the frames in the garage and then put the pilewood on. He cut the windows and door once they were installed.

Working away!

Next came the supports for the roof.


Michael has anchored this thing into the wall so well...I even got up there. It's very strong!

He finished all the work above in one afternoon! 

A couple days later he was able to finish the trim work. 

And the next day he finished the siding and the ladder. You can see I put the papasan cushion under the fits perfectly and now it won't end up scooting out away from the wall.

Climbing up the nice sturdy ladder!

The windows are the perfect height so Zeke Man won't come tumbling out!

Of course to christen the clubhouse the boys had a nerf gun fight and this is Owen shouting VICTORY!!!  

Here's the full view of the clubhouse....almost done!

Michael finished it off by putting on some roofing shingles and then giving it a nice paint job. At first I wanted it to just be yellow and white, but we didn't have two different yellows so we just worked with what we had. 

The playhouse is so big I could even put the kitchen table and a baby bed inside.

A while back now I used my My Memories program and created all these cool colorful signs with Dr. Seuss sayings on them. Now that the clubhouse was in place I decided to put them up.

Of course I found these on Pinterest.

I downloaded the font online for's call Grinched.

I had so much fun finding zany colors and backgrounds.

I had Costco print them out and it only cost me $15 for all 5.

This it the one you see the moment you walk in the playroom door.

And behind the door is the boys target that Ms. Christina gave Owen for his birthday.

Here are all the girls enjoying the clubhouse at Ella's party!

A few days after painting the clubhouse Michael did the last little thing I wanted him to do...on the clubhouse that is!  

He stapled Christmas lights to the underneath side....Clark W. Griswold style!!! It's brighter under the clubhouse than anywhere in the room. Better to see the dear! 

There are only a couple things left to do and then the playroom will be officially finished. I bought two spice racks at IKEA to use as bookshelves so I need Michael to hang those. Also after a few days the cute Dr. Seuss saying pictures fell down. I guess the glue dots weren't really strong enough. So I need to re-hang those and hang up the R-E-A-D sign I made as well. I don't know about you, but it's always those last few things on the list that are the hardest to finish.