My super sweet and talented friend Sara Harper visited us one morning to snap some photos of the girls having a fun time in the playhouse. The pictures are just gorgeous, with the dappled light bouncing everywhere! (If you want to see the details about how we turned the old shed into this sweet playhouse and for more info on the paint color, those darling doors, and more, go here!) The playhouse has sort of a store front feel. It’s part restaurant / theater / kitchen / whatever they decide to dream up. The inside has a little pink kitchen prep area for tea parties and such. I found those chairs on etsy – they are vintage from the 60’s – and paired them with an Ikea roxo stool, which is perfectly child-sized! Vivi’s dress is a ballerina recital costume I found at a thrift shop. It’s actually an xxs adult size, or something like that, and it’s meant to be knee length, but it’s ball gown length on a 3 year old. On one side, the deck functions as a stage, complete with shower curtain (I added pom pom trim) curtains so our little performers can dance and sing to their hearts’ content. So far the curtain has held up really well in the rain, and the trim adds just the right bit of fun! The windows are screened, so there is plenty of ventilation, and it makes the space feel really open and airy. The girls love the svinga – it makes the perfect little reading spot! Drama comes natural to Vivi. I promise I don’t walk around the house all day posing like this. Brigie, my little cuddler, is taken with the gilded frog and the pink flamingoes. This is the little poster I made for Vivi (prints available here). She is into pink these days. We added a chalkboard on the side to write up the weekly menu / performance schedule / doodles, and it’s been really fun for them. I’m so happy to have this little bright spot in our backyard for the girls. We worked super hard on it, but it was so rewarding. It feels good to pour your heart and sweat into something and see your dreams turn into a reality. It has inspired me to want to do more of these kinds of things! Thanks so much, Sara, for the sweet captures, and to the Home Depot for making it happen!!