My Off The Page Project - Cubby House

My Latest Off the Page Project is...... A Cubby House! Here is "Rose Cottage". Complete with carport for DS's little jeep...

This cubby house took my father-in-law and DH a weekend to build. We were lucky enough to get our materials for free (only spent $80 on the roof, and some wood for the frame, hinges, door handle, letterbox, window box and one of the pailings in the verandah and the lino flooring.) as our neighbours were renovating their house.

This shot is from the front showing the planter box and letterbox off to their best advantage.

On the door I stencilled some roses in the corners of the door and then I stamped "welcome" on this little oval plate then I stuck down some blue roses. (for regular readers you'll notice they're the same type of rose as the ones I used on my DD's wardrobe)

These roses were stencilled on the outside of the cottage.

This letterbox was added as my kids love to get the mail out of the letterbox and pretend to send each other letters all the time. The name of the cottage was done using my "air drying clay". I then used cookie cutters to cut out the letters. After it dried I painted it red, then varnished them for extra strength then I glued them to the cottage. (I put them on a section of the house that won't get rained on so the clay won't get all soggy). I know a few of you have been looking for ways to use the clay. So I hope this gives you other ideas of ways to use the clay. Just remember if the clay gets wet it will be pliable again.

All I have left to do is make the curtains. The kids love it! And we love the price!


Merry Christmas!
Miche said…
what a great house for the little ones :o) i ABSOLUTELY love all the details! i wish i had one like that! lucky kids, i'm sure they'll get lots of use out of it :o)