You know in the movies where there would be a little girl in a linen nightie running in the garden of a beautiful weatherboard house with a white picket fence and a pink door? You know the one! Well every time I watched those movies I would dream of that exact house and that pink door. So much so, that I tried to convince my husband to let me paint our front door pink, but to my disappointment he won – boo!
Isn’t that what every little girl dreams of? Ok maybe not every girl, but the little girl inside of me that never got a cubby house decided you know what, I will live vicariously through my children and build them the cubby house of my dreams lol. No, but seriously, my daughter has wanted a cubby house for so long so we decided to surprise her and build her one for her birthday.
We originally bought a pre-made house, however that option went pear shape so my husband and his friend started to build one for her and I’m so glad we went down that path. We kept it a surprise from her basically until July, the day of her birthday and we gifted her an unfinished cubby house which she still squealed over – a very big difference to the dollhouse reaction (yay).
The most beautiful little cubby house any girl would dream of, including my inner child who’s dreamt of a cubby house for very long time because we didn’t have this fancy stuff growing up. The only cubby we got was a piece of cloth over the dining table lol. We decided to paint the cubby house the same colour as our house because it is visible from every room downstairs so it had to be aesthetically pleasing even if Miss T disagreed. She had drawn all the colours of the rainbow for each piece of timber Yikes.
This beautiful house comprises of a little lounge area, a similar kitchen to ours except she got the farmhouse sink (did you see the matching tap?) To entertain their friends we have a dining area and an indoor chalk board which converts to a market cafe for outdoor play.
Having a fear of spiders I had to have the house fully plastered just in case. The flooring in the cubby is the same timber as our house. Beautiful sheer curtains finished off the functional windows.
To avoid the house being trashed, I’ve included a mud kitchen – a pink one of course -at the rear for them to make mud pies and go crazy. So they have the best of both world’s without destroying the actual house itself.
Initially we did have a garage planned but after the play room makeover I didn’t want to make the same mistake twice and just have a space that was covered and potentially never going to get used so we scrapped that idea and turned the back area into a magical little garden for the girls to have outdoor picnics on the ground like a picnic was intended.
The girls absolutely loved it and I cannot wait to create such amazing memories when our backyard is finished and we get to spend endless hours role playing and just having fun.
Stores listed below. More images can be viewed here
Concept & Styling: Belle Abode
Wallpaper: Rockymountain DecaLs
Curtains: Little Mackie
Tables & Chairs & Almirose Doll: Dreamy Kidz
Timber tea set: Kids Tribe
Pantry & House shelf: MatleeSmall
Timber plaque: Shartruese
Pantry Pretend food: Aldi Supermarkets
Building decals: Sailah Lane
Food Mixer: Wiggle Piggles
Outdoor bench chair set & Adirondack chair: Hide & Seek Kids
Personalised doormat: Adoremat
Wheelbarrow: Monkey N Moo Shop
Double O chair: Oliver Thomas Children’s boutique
Mud Kitchen: Little Hipster Kubby
Fairy garden products: Sisters Dreaming
Timber hamburger: Makemeiconic
Felt food: ChookSheddesigns
Flower arrangements (planter boxes: The Graceful bloom
Market Stand: Littleiando
Floral Bunny: Winnie Flora
Mermaid doll: White cub collective
Heart Lamp: Livly
Door plaque:TLeaf Collections