Friday, September 16, 2011

a pet shop playhouse


Well, I finished it.  I always love a good before and after picture so here it is:

It really was so fun to work on and will certainly get more love now than it has in a long time!

The first level has a secret garden..something I always dreamed of having growing up.


Second level is the neighborhood. All of the drawing is done with sharpie marker..then painted..then sharpie over again.


Last level is the home suite...with mirrors, flowers, a sofa..and of course..chevron.:)


The animals seem to feel at home.


The neighborhood seems like a friendly place.


And the pig was instantly drawn to the sunburst mirror.


Best part about the project? The animals now have a place to sleep at night..(not on the floor, like they have for awhile)

and of course my daughter couldn't be more excited for the prospect of playing with it...that is after my 7 year old SON takes his turn. Wow, who knew it would be such a crowd pleaser.:)

Do you have anything laying around that you can put your magic touch to?

33 comments:

Debbie said...

That's just pretty awesome! My girls would love something like that.

Melissa said...

It looks so fun! Great job and thank you for sharing!

Brittany @ My Decoupaged Life said...

Wow that looks awesome! i love that it's made from the shelf so you have the nice built in storage in the drawers. Storage for toys is always nice

Giggles and Grins said...

That is awesome!! My daughter would love it :) I love that there are drawers to store all the pets and accessories! Great idea!

taidyeoriginal said...

Oh man I hope I can find a shelf like that somewhere!! Great Job!

Melanie said...

Adorable!! I love the drawers for storage-- PERFECT!!!
Was The Secret Garden one of your favorites books too?

kaza design said...

Your talent never seizes to amaze me!! great job! Did you use a sharpie to outline the furniture/city/garden?

Marjorie said...

My 4 year old son is obsessed with LPS! Between our own purchases and the hand-me-downs from friends, he has a rather large collection. This is an awesome idea! I'm going to have to keep my eye out for something similar so I can make a play house for his pets!

Kelly said...

What a cute idea....I think my mom has something like this in her garage. I might have to snag this from her....lol

The Miller Five said...

That is awesome! You did a great job. My daughters would have loved that a few years back.

willow said...

My seven year old son loves my daughters' lttlest pet shop pets too! Too funny!

Heather said...

Genius Kiki! Esp. the part where you added the drawers for them to sleep. whimsical drawings, I've always loved your style.

Jennifer said...

Define fun idea and useful!

Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said...

So cute!!! It's a little girl's dream :) I'm sharing this on my FB page!

Anna said...

Love it, Kiki! Kylie will be jealous! She'd love to come play with it, though. She actually got more pets for her bday this morning. ;) The house is awesome. Good work again! p.s. thanks for the pan. ;)

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

How awesome! I hope you don't mind if I totally rip this off!

Tasha said...

That is seriously FABULOUS! You are amazing

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Love this! Our Little Pet shop creatures and accessories do not have a "home", and thus get lost and constantly stepped on. What a great idea! Saw you at TT&J.

Natalie said...

Wow!! That is seriously amazing! I can't even believe you free-handed everything with a sharpie! I'm in awe! I'm not sure what to even say... seriously fantastic!

Etcetorize said...

That is sooooo cute! I bet every little girl out there dreams of having something like this. I started a new linky party on Mondays over at etcetorize.blogspot.com. I would love it if you would come by next week and share this fun project!

Kristen Duke Photography said...

very fun! and the drawers below are perfect, too!

Sarah said...

LOVE! WHat a great idea! I am going to start hunting for a house to paint! My daughter LOVES Pet Shops and I love the storage idea!

abeachcottage said...

This is really cute and fun project! You are very creative with lots of patience :)

Ashlee said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this! We have a lot of littlest pet shop toys too, and I've actually been looking for a little bookshelf to make into a house! But I LOVE that yours has drawers on it! Thanks for the post, and I have a few more ideas now!!! I'm also toying w/using a bookshelf for a Barbie/doll house when my daughter gets older!

Amanda@studio1404.com said...

Those pets are livin' in style!!! Love it all, but the sunburst mirror made me LOL! You have one very lucky child!!!

Liz @ thequickjourney.blogspot.com said...

WOW! I found you from eighteen25. My daughter loves little pet shop, and this would be perfect for her!! I love it!!

ellie g said...

This is so stinkin' cute! My daughters littlest Pet Shops drive me NUTS! She just loves them, but they make such messes! I totally love this solution. I need one immediately!

Indiri said...

This is so darling! And I love the extra storage for all the little friends.

Natalia - Ropa Original Bebes said...

It's beautiful!!! My kids love this! A perfect idea for their room.

Karo said...

I LOVE that you gave them a sunburst mirror!!

Adam Thomas said...

your pet shop is really cute...thanks for post
Pet Shop Toowoomba

rincon del arte said...

¡Qué bonito!!!!!!!

Wendys Hat said...

Darling!