Saturday, September 24, 2011

Wish Upon a Star!

One thing I love about road trips are the treasures you find along the way!  My brother got married last weekend in Batesville, MS.  On the way up, we stopped at an antique store just off the side of the highway (thankfully I was riding with my mom, grandmother, and aunt who were more than willing to stop).  I found an amazing whimsical chair that would be perfect in a girly playhouse.  As soon as I'm done refinishing it, I'll post before and after photos. I also found these old iron stars that would look great on a rustic hideout.  The cast iron stars were originally used as reinforcement for brick walls, but would work well attached to some old salvaged siding...now I just need to find the siding.  I already have some beautifully aged tin  from an old barn near my parents house that could be used for the roof.  One of my next challenges will be to create a little boy's clubhouse completely from salvaged materials.  My garage is already beginning to look a bit like a salvage center! 


Monday, September 12, 2011

In the Playhouse Business!


A Place Imagined is now officially in business!   The morning started off with a trip to the lumber yard to stock up on everything necessary to build the playhouse pictured above.  After a day of running around town getting materials we had just enough time to get the base (or floor) of the playhouse completed.  The weather was gorgeous, making it ideal for working outside.  Tomorrow we'll get the walls framed up and maybe even the roof.  I can't wait to see the form start to shape up.  I love this design!  This playhouse is scaled for younger children, but adults can easily stand up in it.  On the interior it will have a bench built into one of the curved walls and a play kitchen built into the other wall - very efficient use of space.  I'll be posting pictures of the progress, so check back for updates.

Oh, if you're wondering, this one will be for sale.  It will ship fully assembled from Mississippi.  I'll have a price worked up on it as soon as we're done with construction.  It should only take about two weeks to complete.  Overall dimensions are 6'-2"x6'-5" with a height of 7'-6".  I'll also be taking orders...it's not too soon to think about Christmas!  For more info. on ordering a playhouse contact me at hollydgomez [at] gmail [dot] com.  I'll have a full blown website up and running soon, but for now just send me an email and I'll get back with you as soon as possible.