I’ve been wanting to post a step by step for the playhouse we built for Megan’s booth at Silver Bella. Our good friend, Joe Anderson, Drama Instructor at Blair High School, designed it and Matt and Dan built it.
There is alot of glueing and drying and painting and drying in this project. The glue dry time was several days, but the paint dried in a day. I used White paint for this project and was lucky enough to find a white shade in the Scratch and Dent Paint Shelf at Lowe’s. A regular gallon of paint cost about $25, but this mis-tint was only $5 for a gallon!
Painting the house was done with black latex paint and a sponge brush and pink spray paint. We were going for almost a cartoon-like appearance of the little playhouse. The inside was kept white.
We made a real windowsill for the window and attached it with skewers, but we needed something a little stronger to hold it up. Megan’s flowers are HeAvY!!!
We opted for smaller tables scattered through the 10 X 10 booth instead of banquet tables supplied by the hotel. I brought 2 white round tables and 4 black square tables that were bought for the wedding. We also used an old black desk I have at home, and that’s where our customers checked out. Megan had her business cards in a section of the desk for papers, etc.
The Styrofoam pieces were bulky, but very lightweight. Dave actually put the house together almost alone when we were setting up. It helped that we had a dress rehearsal in the garage before.
For the bags, we re-used Megan’s wedding runner! I spray painted the runner with pink polka dots for the wedding, so they were already on. I just cut them and sewed up the sides with a curvey fun stitch and pink thread. I didn’t even turn them, I left the edges to the outside.
Felt packets were displayed on 3-tired metal racks we got at Target last Easter. They were bright green and we just shot them with some flat black spray paint.