Monday, April 16, 2012

Madeline Themed Playhouse

It all started while I was reading "Madeline" to Lydia. The book dropped and she went to grab it. The cover ended up ripping in half. I thought it was sad that such a pretty cover was ruined. So yellow, gray and black. Within about 10 seconds I had a plan to use that pretty ruined cover.

I've had this cardboard playhouse in a box for 2 years, just waiting to be put together. 
I had extra yellow paint from our guest bathroom. Lots of black and white scrapbook paper.
After a few late nights......

We have this.

I cut lots of triangles out of different black and white paper and hung them like a bunting. 
They are glued down, so you don't actually have to bother with making anything from fabric. 

The window shades are covered with velvety paper to give them a little texture. 
It seemed the French thing to do.

I used Modge Podge for all my glueing. That "sky light" window at the top is decorated with lots of black velvet stickers against the yellow paint. I modge podged over them to make sure they sticked.

The bird pillow was made by Nikki at Nature's Heirloom
 The other two pillows were Hobby Lobby clearance.

You can see part of the ruined Madeline cover on the door. I glued it to a nice basic background paper. Don't you just love those 12 little girls in two straight lines?

We've already spent lots of time reading in this cheery little hideaway. I think my love of yellow is spreading to my daughter. (She still likes pink most of all though.)

Ah Madeline,  tu es la douceur même.

See who I'm linking up with here.


Natasha in Oz said...
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Natasha in Oz said...

What a sweet little house! The yellow is perfect!

My daughter loved Madeline when she was younger and we have lots of the books. She also loved the TV show.

I just wanted to invite you to join in with my weekly Say G’day Linky Party which started on the weekend. I would be so thrilled if you could join in and link up this sweet post!

Best wishes for a fabulous week!
Natasha in Oz

jaquelyn {mama thoughts} said...

Oh my goodness, LOVE! Madeline has always been a favorite of mine, too. ;)

SayNotSweetAnne said...

Holy cow! I didn't even know you could buy playhouses like that! And I have to admit I was singing the theme song from the Madeline cartoon the instant I read this title. What a great way to bring to life such a dear series. I would love for you to link up to my debut of Sweet Sharing Mondays (new weekly party)!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

This is so cute. I can't wait until my daughter is interested in Madeline. Thanks for linking to Handmade Tuesdays. I'm following you now ;).

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