I made promise to Shiori that for her birthday, I'll fix up the little cubby house in the backyard.. well actually I'm not sure what that structure is.. but Shiori and Saichi uses as a cubby house. She got so excited.. and I told her that she can pick the colour, and she wanted to get a letter box so we went to one immediately.. Hmm that was about 5 month ago now.
Well finally I started to work on the cubby house while kids are on holiday in Brisbane..
This is the photo of Cubby house.. before any work was done to it. As you can tell it's pretty bare.. and bits and pieces are falling down.. actually I think it's pretty unsafe to play on it before. Shiori and Saichi liked it enough and it was good that they had to really use their imagination with this.
As you can see.. there are no roof on this it was pretty harsh to play in the sun. or in the rain.
So I started to put some planks together.. and build some kind of enclosed wall. I put roof so that it'll be okay in the rain.. and fixed up some of the missing floor bit. It's pretty hard to fix it up properly since the base structure is quite wonky already. You can see the mail box that Shiori bought.
More close up of the cubby house.. I basically went along bit by bit and just trying to figure it out as I went. At this stage I knew I wanted to have a two windows.. and a door but not exactly sure how to go about it yet.
Found this wooden window blind cheap from nearby recycling centre so got it, I just had to cut the bottom off a bit to fitted in.. I think it worked out quite well.
And this is with the blue door (colour that Shiori picked).
And I put plexi sheet for the window. Not perfect.. and there are gap everywhere but at least it's more of an enclosed room and I think it's somewhat weather tight.
Main thing is that kids love it.. and Shiori wanted to have an opening party to invite some of her friends. :) I hope they'll keep inside nice and tidy.
Labels: Our home, Saichi, Shiori