The Playhouse

We have been working on the Toy Closet for awhile now! 
I'm happy to say I have made a lot of progress on it in the last few days! 

Here it is in its SAD early stages!
We decided turn our under the stairs space into a Toy Area.  It was super easy to do this, we just sheet rocked over the door opening and added future detail like the window and small opening for the miniature door.

Side note: I just want to brag on my CUTE hubby for a sec. 
My personal Superman did all the framing, sheetrockong and trim work in our basement. 
You're the BEST honey! 
Thanks for your big sexy muslces :) I couldn't do any of this without them!!

  OK...back to the task at hand! 

Brett (A.K.A Handyman) did all the trim work on the toy closet. For the trim Brett used planks that he rececued from an old barn that was about to be torn down! The white trim around the window and door is just your basic MDF boards you can find at any local hardware store.
My entire house is trimmed out in flat MDF boards. You really get more bang for your buck with MDF.

Here is it Finshed! 
My awesome friend and cabinet guy built the play house doors and added the cute glass window.  He only charged me $60 bucks. I found the hardware on ebay 
( tip..Hardware on ebay is Half the price than in local stores)
I also found the fun school bell on ebay as well! 
(I just have one thing left to do and that is to add a "School" sign right above the double doors!!)

 Here is a pic of the inside of the Toy Closet. Brett built the shelves. The material his used was MDF pre-painted shelving with a beveled edge
(YAY!! no painting, well worth the extra money) 
And L brackets for the hooks. 
Again...All found at your local hardware store. 
We're most likely going to put baseboards on the interior for the "finishing touch."

And here we are from the inside! (I'm I sounding like a tour guide?? haha)

And here is how the closet REALLY looks on any typical day!! (I blame myself...I have been super busy this past year with other life pursuits and I have neglected this sad little toy closet! 

I finally got my groove on, and this past weekend it was GO time!!
 Here is the mess I was in for 3 days...Ahhhhh! Why are toys so UGLY??  

Stay  tuned because tomorrow I am going to show you a sneak peek on what I have cooking in my brain for this little space!! 
 Let's just say "Pottery Barn Kids Inspired" :)


  1. OM goodness...that is the cutest thing I've ever seen! It's magazine worthy!

  2. I can't wait! I can use some toy organizing ideas!!!

  3. WOW--that is fabulous! I can't wait to see what is coming up! :)

  4. What a cool space! Your husband did a great job!

  5. Oh my goodness! This is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I want to make one now!!!! Found you on theletteredcottage!!

  6. You are so creative!!! I love that idea...though my kids are teens and one that is 20 this month...I would of loved something like that for them!!! :D Cute! Hi, Im Meme from Screaming Meme...I want to personally invite you to my blog. I am having a Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway...I hope you stop by to check it out! I will be adding your blog to my own follow list...I am loving it! Happy Monday to you! :) Meme

  7. I'm in love with this...omgggggggggggggggg. Beautiful!!

  8. Love it! What a fun space to play in :)

    Question: I am removing all the baseboards in my house and replacing them with 1 x 6 MDF boards but, I am having trouble with the inside corner pieces. Does Brett cut the inside corners at a 45 degree angle or does he just but them up one piece against the other? Does that make sense?? Thanks