The Mercantile is done

The Mercantile, interior, by Stevan Buren Roofing, Windows, & Flooring

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.

Inside The Mercantile built by Stevan Buren Roofing, Windows, & Flooring

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.

Lit up! The Mercantile by Stevan Buren Roofing, Windows, and Flooring

The Mercantile, powered up, by Stevan Buren Roofing, Windows, & Flooring

The Mercantile, features, by Stevan Buren Roofing, Windows, & Flooring
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…

The Mercantile by Stevan Buren Roofing, Windows, & Flooring

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.

The Mercantile, by Stevan Buren Roofing, Windows, and Flooring

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