Several months ago, Stevan and Stacey attended a Granbury Chamber of Commerce event, where we sat next to Mary Mullen, a volunteer at the Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center and chair of the Paluxy Playhouse Project. She invited us to donate a small playhouse to be auctioned off at a special banquet, with proceeds benefitting the advocacy center. We accepted.
Stacey designed an old-style general store, complete with corbels, working light fixture, and lots of shelves, that just barely fit the 6x8x7-foot size constraints. Stevan built it almost by himself (with occasional help from bystanders) in our warehouse. Stacey painted it, built a check-out counter, and added finishing touches (and stuff to play with) inside.
Not listed in the features above: Lots of sweat and even more heart. This was a labor of love, and we learned a lot about playhouse portability…
Turns out making a PORTABLE playhouse was more difficult than we thought! Were it not for the guys at Tri-Tex Grass, their flatbed, forklift, and manpower, this little playhouse would have remained pretty much where we built it! This thing is built like a regular HOUSE, so it is s-t-u-r-d-y. And also, h-e-a-v-y.
But it was worth it! Stacey may or may not have gotten a little misty as she watched that truck drive away.