This little gem of a bench was my latest addition to the playhouse project. I found it at the thrift store for $7. I nearly walked past it, until I considered its size. It’s the perfect spot for two dolls who want to bask in the afternoon sunshine.
Meet “Charlie and Lola” (yeah, like the show – Lila is obsessed). These crocheted dolls are the handiwork of Grandma Gardener.
Now the bench joins the little tete-a-tete of wee adirondack chairs at the front of the playhouse. My grandfather built these chairs for the girls, and I slapped some white paint on them (and my little thrifted bench) to match the playhouse trim.
As I was painting, I imagined the lively conversations that the girls will have with their dolls. Of course, in reality, the girls are often scolding their dolls or re-enacting stories where a princess prevails and a doll ends up crying in a time-out somewhere. But still.. I like to let my imagination have her Pollyanna moments.
|Is she Vogue-ing? Or just exclaiming, “MOM! Stop taking my picture!”|
Here is where I need some help, dear readers. See this awkward little pokey-outie piece of wood? It’s bolted onto the playhouse and used to be where the play center attached to the house. I’ve considered chopping it off with a saw and leaving it there (as the bolts are serious about being bolted on… I don’t know if I want to go there). Or is there something creative I can do with this?
And while you’re considering this picture, please fire away with any ideas you have for my playhouse project. I’d love new eyes on it.
So far, here is my list of things-to-do:
1. Planter boxes on the porch
2. Curtains (but ones that won’t turn into dingy rags)
3. A pathway leading to our patio
If you’re struck with a lightning bolt of brilliance, please share it in the comments.