I’ve not posted for an age due to moving house and trying to get some unpacking done. But we’re (slowly) getting sorted now and my thoughts can turn back to my poor, dusty blog.
One of the nice things about our new house is that the old owners left a wooden children’s playhouse in the back garden. Now, when I was just a kid, my wendy house was just a stick frame with a yellow and red nylon house shaped cover. I loved that house. My mum sewed net curtains for the place and I had a little faux fur and sponge chair to furnish it. It was brilliant.
This place however blows my little wendy house out the water. Kids these days, don’t know they’re born.
It’s got a ground floor and a mezzanine level and wall to wall carpet downstairs. It even has a fitted kitchen (well, fitted as in “it’s screwed to the wall”). The ladder leads upstairs to the mezzanine and the upstairs window.
There’s a lot of graffiti inside:
The rules of the house, as drawn on the mezzanine floor by the little girl who lived here before us:
(Clever use of a document wallet to patch it up.) My brother-in-law has gotten onthe case and donated a sheet of perspex to the cause so I can replace the window. I just need to work out how to take the frame apart in order to do so.
It has some interesting decor. I think the stars and the moon glow in the dark. I’ll have to leave it out in the sun to confirm it though.
So the action list for the house:
[x] Sand off all the graffiti and the pen marks to clean up the inside.
[x] Replace the window
[x] Replace the wood on the porch roof and then felt it to help it last longer.
[x] Paint the outside. (Haven’t decided what colour yet though, maybe a grey and nice bright frames.)
[x] Repair the hinge on the door
[x] Replace the light inside with LEDs. (I’ve seen some nice ones in IKEA that I’ll buy at some point)