Looking better? The playhouse is slowly coming along. This is how it looked at Christmas, and how it looks today. We haven’t had much time to work downstairs recently, but it does look better than when you saw it last. Looking at the playhouse you see the kitchen window and to the bottom right is the doggie door. P.J. is still working on the front door, but for now The Dark Knight aka Batman is on guard. Let’s take a look inside.
The living room/dining room. The girls actually painted the little bench themselves and it looks so cute! In the back there is Brooks’ retired crib mattress. They are using it as their bed.
Here’s the kitchen.
Don’t know if you noticed in the first picture, but we did paint the basement steps as well. They look so much better! They need another coat, we still need to hang the paneling on the other side, and paint the top drywall and one day we will 🙂
Remember this is still a work in progress!!!! This picture is at the bottom of the steps looking forward. This is the area that we
hope dream of putting a pool table. Of course we will have to get light fixtures first and probably have to wait until the kiddos clear out the Sisterly Love Sweet Shop, the Animal Care Center, and the Beauty Shop in the back corner. 🙂
This is the other half. Here we plan to put a sectional on the back wall there and nice big cozy rug on the floor. Once again we have to cover the duct work and get a few light fixtures first.
P.J. hopes to hang a nice BIG flat screen here. Yes, we dream big!
So, there it is. Our land down under. No, it’s not much, but it’s great for the kids to play. We often have at least 5 kiddos at our house simultaneously a couple of days a week. Now they have their own space. They can ride bikes, skate, bounce balls, spill drinks, talk really loud/scream, and all the other things they do that makes me stress, while in a kid friendly area. We hope to get back down there soon and will keep you posted on our updates.
Have you finished your unfinished basement on a tight budget? If so please share any photos or tips!!!