Friday, June 17, 2011
DIY | Secret Forest & Stump Set
Anyways, you get the picture. I want my kids to have small spaces they can call their own as well and so I embarked on creating them a secret forest!
Here it is! Pretty secret looking hey?
We needed some appropriate furniture for the Secret Forest and I had seen a little stump set in a forest on Pinterest a while back and now I finally had a place to put one! I just needed stumps.... Enter the Wagstaffs to the rescue! They had just cut down a gigantic tree and their yard was littered with stumps - woo hoo!
I picked these two for the chairs. To prep them I hacked all the twigs and branches off.
They were sapping quite a bit and I didn't want my kids continually sticky so I figured I'd try and seal them with a spray varnish. Any area that had been cut, I sprayed.
Here's a view from the side entrance. A few weeks ago I cleared out all the dead branches and cut a few new ones to make a cozy little enclave.
The seat covers are lemon potholders! It was Erin's idea. We saw them at Wal-mart in Minot and she thought they'd be the perfect size for our stumps (she made a stump set too) and they were!
I thought the Secret Forest needed a little sparkle so I went on the hunt and found a bag of silver Christmas decorations that I didn't really need anymore so I hung them here!
Hopefully my kids will have great memories of their secret space... though I may need to hang the bug zapper in there - the mosquitoes love it as much as I do!