Sunday, September 9, 2012

Repurposed Playhouse into...Guess What!

Time is flying by and I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've posted.  We had a wonderful time with our daughter while she was home.  She and I did some thrift shopping together, and we all went to Mackinac Island for a day.  We took our bikes and rode a lot!  I was completely wiped out at the end of the day.

We toured the fort and several historic buildings, then followed a map route of the island's highlights on bike.  Finally we did a little shopping before taking the last ferry back to the mainland.  Then we had a 2 1/2 hour car ride back home!  We all slept in the next day.

My craft room has been at a standstill.  Ken spent a couple of weeks recovering from his heart attack (mild one), then we had catching up to do around here, and with Jamie only home for a month I didn't spend time working on projects.  Ken started wiring the craft room Friday.  As soon as that is finished I can get started building the cabinets.  I can't wait!

I did get a big project done last week.  We were given this old playhouse to use as a shed.  It was sturdy, but in sad shape.  The walls are OSB board, which has to be kept painted.  I scraped off a lot of loose stuff and started priming and painting.  I had the top and trim painted white before I remembered to take pictures.  Here is the before (after the white was already done).

And here is the after:

I'll give you three guesses what it is going to be used for ;)

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  1. omg! A chicken coop???? I am so so jealous! I want one.
    I can not wait to see how you do this. I need tips!

  2. I wish someone would give me a shed! How did you move it? It looks cute as can be (I love rooster decor. :) Can't wait to hear what it will be, and I'm very glad to hear your husband is doing well.

  3. Hmmmm . . . my guess is a chicken coop.

  4. Nice job - looks great!! Is it going to be a chicken coop? I'm so glad you linked this up to Take it on Tuesday!!

  5. Have missed talking to you, I just love the shed. Since my son moved home we so out of space. I just love the way you painted and decorated your outside space. I know you are excited about the wiring getting done, glad your husband is doing good. Hugs, Lynn

  6. I forgot to guess, lets see, I think you will use it for craft storage until your craft room gets done, second, mmmmmm, the other gals said chickens, I think I will go with that! LOL Hugs, Lynn

  7. Just wonderful and I love the idea of chickens, visiting from Treasure Hunt Thursday!

  8. adorable cuteness, debbie! i'll bet it was a bear to move, but, how cool to get it for free!! glad your husband is better:)

  9. this is so much a memory lane article for me. we actually turned large chicken coop(house) into a clubhouse many many years ago. we were armed with grandparents old red and navy blue handkerchiefs and lots of bleach and scrub brushes and when Mom realized we were serious and had put so much work into it out came to fabric stash and some cute curtains etc were made. that got to be a learning experience also. Thank you for the memories!!! My mother was the best and all the other kids congregated at our house because she let us do this sort of thing and blankets with clothespins fastened to the clothesline for extensions to the city in the back yard. For some reason we needed to expand beyond the chicken house.

    1.'re email is set to noreply, so I can't email you back..and I so love to respond:) It sounds like you had a wonderful childhood. I can remember making clothes line tents too. In fact we slept in one once. Now I think of spiders and shudder!


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