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Chick Inn & Kids Playhouse


DeniseDowns23
DeniseDowns23
DeniseDowns23
DeniseDowns23

Over the summer, I decided to build my daughters a playhouse. I have never done anything like this before, and my only previous experience was wood shop in middle school...a long time ago! I was so excited to tackle this huge project and show my girls that you really can do anything! They have watched me sew, knit, crochet, scrapbook, paint, and do pretty much every craft imaginable, but they had never seen me do anything that required power tools and building. The playhouse sits on an 8 foot square deck, and the house is 6 feet by 8 feet. There are 4 windows with working shutters, and a front door with a traditional door knocker and a doorbell. The inside is carpeted and lit with solar lights. I also built two cushioned bench seats that double as beds for playhouse sleepovers. After the playhouse was finished, we decided to become suburban farmers, and we got a mini flock of four chicks. They grew quickly, so I built a chicken coop, right next door to the playhouse. Chick-Inn is the ultimate coop with everything we need to take care of our chickens...an outdoor covered run, indoor roosting area, nesting boxes with privacy curtains, hanging food and water, and storage for extra food and pine shavings. The flooring of the coop is peel and stick linoleum under several inches of pine shavings for easy cleaning. Our backyard structures add style and functionality as well as lots of family fun!

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Chick Inn & Kids Playhouse

by DeniseDowns23
Feb 15, 2016

Over the summer, I decided to build my daughters a playhouse. I have never done anything like this before, and my only previous experience was wood shop in middle school...a long time ago! I was so excited to tackle this huge project and show my girls that you really can do anything! They have watched me sew, knit, crochet, scrapbook, paint, and do pretty much every craft imaginable, but they had never seen me do anything that required power tools and building. The playhouse sits on an 8 foot square deck, and the house is 6 feet by 8 feet. There are 4 windows with working shutters, and a front door with a traditional door knocker and a doorbell. The inside is carpeted and lit with solar lights. I also built two cushioned bench seats that double as beds for playhouse sleepovers. After the playhouse was finished, we decided to become suburban farmers, and we got a mini flock of four chicks. They grew quickly, so I built a chicken coop, right next door to the playhouse. Chick-Inn is the ultimate coop with everything we need to take care of our chickens...an outdoor covered run, indoor roosting area, nesting boxes with privacy curtains, hanging food and water, and storage for extra food and pine shavings. The flooring of the coop is peel and stick linoleum under several inches of pine shavings for easy cleaning. Our backyard structures add style and functionality as well as lots of family fun!