Mimi Sue's Cottage

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Little House Under the Stairs

We have stairs down to our basement, and under
those stairs was the perfect spot for a little
play space.  So the Mister cut out a small square of
drywall for a window  and a bigger rectangle for a door and
trimmed them up.

Of course there'd have to be a window box with flowers
and a mailbox for love letters and notes to tooth fairies and
Santa Claus.

It's the perfect little space for the vintage 1950's (60's?)
Betsy Wetsy
that I found at a yard sale.

And a great place to hang a cowboy hat.

There's a place to store some dishes and have a snack.

And what would a little house be without a kitchen?

The hutch in the little kitchen is a wicker bathroom shelf
turned upside down.  The perfect spot for little dishes.
Our grandkids (and some of the neighborhood kids)  love this little space. They spend hours playing here.
And there's not an electronic game of any kind in sight...


Kerin said...

Love the use of that space!
We've been house hunting recently, and we looked at a house that they had done something similar to the storage space under the stairs.
My husband thought it was a great idea, and I thought it was dumb. As we don't have any grands, and not sure when we will have any. Now that I've seen the way that your play space is outfitted and decorated, I want to have one just like it! You've inspired me :)

Have a great day.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, oh such a adorable little place under the stairs. Don't blame the kids for playing there for hours, I would too, :) Francine.

camp and cottage living said...

I bet the kiddies love it.

Gayle said...

Too fun Sue! I wish I was little enough to play in there too! LOL I remember seeing one similar where they had all the grandchildren's names cut out in vinyl using different fonts - then applied them to the walls every which way - it was special!

Karen Mortensen said...

I love it. If I lived near by I would come over and play in it too.

The Gathering Place said...

What a fun place for your grand kids to play! I love your vintage accessories!

Lorilee said...

I love it. What a fun place you have created.

June said...

A perfect place for your little grands to hang out and play Mimi. This is so special!

Scrap for Joy said...

You have created a perfect place for children to use their imaginations! I would love to come and play, too! Do you have play food....always my favorite when I was little! Have fun with your little playmates!

Art and Sand said...

So much space for the imagination to run wild.

Oh, how I do want some grandchildren to play with.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Oh my gosh that is so cute! I'd love to play there - never mind the kids!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

This is adorable!! I wish I had a space like that when I was a kid!! And a Betsy Wetsy doll lol!


Kathleen Grace said...

Fabulous idea! I would have loved a space like this when I was little!