June 6, 2011

Treehouse ~ ~ REVEAL!!!

Over the weekend, the girls moved into their treehouse. Please join us on our special "much-anticipated" tour.

The treehouse deck includes a couple of chairs and a special watermelon table made by mother nearly 18 years ago.
Once inside you might want to join us in a glass of lemonade or munch on a chocolate chip cookie.

Yes. That is the $12 table I featured on this post. You might even recognize that special lamp from this post. The hutch featured here is now filled with all kinds of special items arranged by Emma.
Next to the hutch is a small table that belonged to my grandmother. It got a facelift with a new coat of paint. I picked up the clock last weekend and you may recognize the tea party items featured on this post, as well as a hatbox filled with Emma's art supplies featured on this post.



Next to the table is a blue shelf filled with Josie's baby shoes, my button bouquet, a framed children's illustration and crocheted pot-holder dress given to me by my Aunt Marion.

Next to the shelf is a picture bulletin board filled with favorite pictures.

You might recognize the pink umbrella that was in my craft room from this post. It's now gracing the ceiling of the treehouse along with the Emma's pink beaded light and a shelf full of vintage goodies.



I found these teacup pictures in the $1 bin at Michael's. The blue/pink colors coordinate with our pink and aqua color palette.

We're using pink suede containers for chairs at their special table. They are also good for storage.

I picked up this pillow at my favorite antique/thrift store last weekend at 50% off. It's made from a chenille bedspread.

All the windows feature a cherry print curtain that I picked up from our local grocery chain on clearance. The fabric bunting was purchased from TParty Antiques on Etsy.

A few other items, include this silk butterfly, an outfit from China and this vintage print from my favorite antique/thrift store.

Like all new construction, we have a few projects that aren't quite finished. The loft needs a railing and ladder.

We also have a screen door that needs to be painted and installed. I've promised Chris I would help him paint the screen door to match the lovely aqua floor. You have to admit this treehouse is pretty amazing. The girls spent all weekend outside and I can't wait to see what memories will be made this summer in their special dwelling.

Thank you, Chris.
This is a true labor of love.

XOXO


53 comments:

Valerie said...

It's so beautiful!
All the lovely details.
I'm sure there will be a lot of memories already at the end of this summer.
Thanks for sharing!

Valerie

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

What a great space! I love the mix of all of the details. That watermelon table is so sweet and fits perfectly. The curtains you picked up were a great buy as well (I love fruit on curtains). What a perfect start to the girls' summer!

Vicki said...

It turned out amazing. Your daughters will be telling stories about the treehouse for years to come. I think it needs its own scrapbook.

vivian said...

It is exactly what sweet memories are made of! Its like a little fairy tale dwelling! Im sure the girls are feeling like little princesses! YOu just need the seven dwarfs! Everything is adorable! So.. now that that big project is completed, what will you tackle next? lol! Actually i think your hubby deserves a vacation! maybe a trip to the ocean! (oh wait.. thats me that wants the trip to the ocean! lol)
have a delight-filled week Kim!
xo
vivian

vivian said...

PS
How many exclamations should one leave in one comment? gee whiz. lol!

DearHelenHartman said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes, just seeing the joy and thinking of all the wonderful hours of childhood this adventure has and will provide. Beautiful job decorating. My daddy built me a playhouse when I was five and now 40+ years later I can still smell the freshly sawed wood in my mind and remember him having to scrunch up to come inside to have tea. You've given them a demonstration of your love that they will always carry with them.

Pam said...

Wow! That is amazing. I love how you and the girls decorated it. And I didn't realize it had a loft. That is going to be so fun for the girls (and you).

Tammy said...

Wow!! Those are two blessed girls to have such an amazing space...and such sweet parents to build it and put it all together. I hope you ALL have a wonderful summer!

Lee said...

All I can say is WONDERFUL!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Worth the wait! I knew it was going to be beautiful, but this is just amazing!

Kathy said...

This is absolutely amazingly beautiful. What lucky girls you have and what a wonderful husband to put so much work into this special place just for them. Thank you for sharing.

Shanna said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! Every last detail is absolute PERFECTION! The memories that the girls will build in their luxury treehouse will such a priceless treasure. I didn't know there was a loft! We couldn't quite figure out how to make a ladder and railings work, so we didn't finish it. I'm sure Chris has a genius plan in the works....perhaps I can steal it!!
Fabulous work, Kenwards!! May your summer be full of joy and many dreamy hours playing in the new treehouse!!
hugs!!

Heather said...

It is amazing! Your girls must feel so special. You've done such a beautiful job! I want one of my own! :)

LBP said...

What lucky little girls!1 Man! I would like to move into that adorable treehouse myself! It is like a little girls dream come true! Fantastic job made even special with the pieces that came from family.

Blessings

Linda

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Oh my word I love, love LOVE it. The girls are going to have so many happy memories in there. All the neighborhood children will want to hang out at your house now :0)

My Vintage Mending said...

It has to be said that I cannot pick a favorite. I must admit though that the house lodged in the trees is truly impressive. Love it all, color, decor, design and the kiddos in it...Smiles...Renee

Anonymous said...

Spectacular!!
Sherry

~~Carol~~ said...

It's simply magical, inside and out! One day your girls are going to look back on their childhoods, and it will sound like they lived in a fairy tale. How lucky these girls are to have such wonderful parents!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Absolutely wonderful! You have created a whole special world for the girls. Love all of the things you have included ~ the curtains are so pretty. Fantastic, is all I can say!

Karin said...

WOW...Kim! It's amazing! Everything is so pretty, so girly, and I'm sure you all will make some wonderful memories in there. :)

Cheryl G. said...

Everything about it is amazing!
What a great place for your kids!

GardenofDaisies said...

Thank you for your kind words, Kim. Your tree house is truly beautiful. May your girls have many wonderful hours playing there!!

Donna said...

Amazing indeed! Be sure to tell your hubby we all said that he did an awesome job! And you did a wonderful job adding so many special touches and mementos! My favorites are all of the great shelves, and that aqua shelf with Josie's shoes. Love it all, and I know your girls will create many wonderful memories here!!!

Jodee Leader said...

Oh my word! That turned out fabulous! I love all of the little details! The girls are going to make soooo many memories there this summer! Your hubby rocks!

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

I shared your darling tree house on my blog today! Thanks once again for purchasing my pennant and hanging it up in this very special place.

Life in Rehab said...

OMG!!! What a perfect little paradise you've created for your adorable daughters! I love the fact that you're painting the screen door to match the floor. The loft will be divine. I can't believe all the space you have in there! Your girls are very lucky to have such a special playspace created by their parents with love.

Jboo said...

Wow -- beautiful!! Love it and really wish I had one just like it! Am sure the girls (and you) will really enjoy it!

Janet

laurie -magpie ethel said...

A perfect getaway to make memories..you did a great job with all those details! So, so sweet!

Cindy said...

I just have one question...Can Tori and I come and play?

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Have a great time making lots of wonderful memories in that dreamy tree house!

Hugs,
Cindy

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A watermelon table--what fun!

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Red for you and yellow for me?

Perhaps you’d rather have yellow instead—
Which leaves me, of course, with handfuls of red!

Whichever hue you decide to choose,
I’ll take the other—no one will lose!


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Prenderbergs said...

WOW! When can I move in??? :)

Joanna B said...

So SO beautiful! You guys are absolutely amazing! What great memories will be made there!

Mike and Barb said...

This is so INCREDIBLY AWESOME!!!!!!
Wonderful!
I want to come for tea!
Barb

Coloradolady said...

OH, my....this is adorable and I'd want to move in and stay!! What a lot of work you guys did and the results are simply amazing....I love it!!!

Lynda said...

This is the sweetest treehouse EVER! I had one when I was young but it was a "tomboy's" treehouse and didn't have anything pink or frilly. Your daughters are very lucky. This is just so sweet!

Angela said...

This put a smile on my face. Loving that watermelon shelf and that old radio..oh my goodness. The girls are just loving their new 'home.

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

So super cute! i love the turquoise radio...is it vintage? i love all the little Asian touches too, like the umbrella and lanterns. lucky girls!!

Courtney said...

Oh my goodness, that treehouse turned out awesome. I'm sure the girls are going to have the best summer playing up there.

Annika said...

Wow! I would not mind moving in there myself! Done with so much love and eye for detail!

very merry vintage style said...

What a gorgeous tree house! Your girls will have so many wonderful memories of this beautiful place created with love in every detail! Thanks so much for posting this to my Share the Love Wednesday link party! There was a display problem earlier on my blog so if your link hadn't been visible, it has been fixed!
Mary

LV said...

With a tree house like this, at least you will know where the children are. That is just like a real home. Great job.

aStarToSteerHerBy said...

wow. i would have just died of joy to have had a playhouse like this as a kid. looks like a home for a princess. great job!

dogsmom said...

Except for 4th of July fireworks I do not say ooh and ahh as I did in this post. Something wonderful to experience and marvel over in every shot.

Maybe when the girls are back in school it can be mom's secret hideaway space too.

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

The treehouse is absolutely stunning!

Sue said...

What a sweet place for little girls to play in! Lots of fun details- from the curtains to the shoes to the loft! Wish I was a neighborhood kid who could share in this magical place to play.... ~ Sue

Jessica said...

Oh goodness, that is the most adorable treehouse I have ever seen. Your girls are so lucky!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

O MY!!
Now that is the cutest thing I have ever seen. What wonderful memories will be made in this fantastically whimsical place!! I love how you decorated it!!

I would love a tree house like this....now ...as an adult!!

LOL!!

Great job!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Diann said...

Oh Kim, you guys really out did yourselves on this fantastic treehouse! It isabsolutely wonderful! All the details you have added to it are all wonderful! love it all! Thank you or joining TTF. Have a great weekend!

Anita said...

That is the absolutely coolest, beautifullest (LOL!) treehouse ever!! WOW!!! If we EVER get up your way not only would we love to see you all, but certainly this new house that will be filled with memories for a lifetime!! Great job ya'll!! :)

Cindy said...

Your girls treehouse is absolutely darling! I know they must have lots of fun in there.
Hugs, Cindy

Christie said...

This is amazing! I love it and know your girls will enjoy it for years! Molly at 'Birdie Blue' has a little cottage, too and it is bright like yours! I think i should paint the inside white! I am lovin' this! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

Mike said...

I love the old blue vintage radio. Very nice.

Lynne said...

The Treehouse is phenomenal . . . what fun it must be.
Hubby/daddy is very talented. Memories made herecwill be forever treasures!