Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Taking Time To Play Modern

It was a very busy holiday weekend but I still made time to put together a mini scene. This one started with the miniature replicas of the Play Modern playhouses. You can configure them in a wide variety of ways and also paint or stain the unfinished wood. The flexibility of these pieces is quite addictive. I spent an hour plus building these in every conceivable way while watching TV (BBC's Luther and old episodes of The Office on Netflix...Idris Elba is in everything, right? ha!)  

I decided to add the animal Sketch Chairs which I think complement the playhouse due to the same slot together build feature. I had planned to do two scenes but only cranked out the one above before my "me time" ran out. Sorry peeps. It's how it is in Parentville (Damn--Zynga is totally going to steal that!)  

So--- Hey! What do you think of the grass flooring? It came out better than I expected. It also photographs really well---see how the rhino stool is just a grazin'? ha ha! And, yes, I know that it's quite dangerous to allow wee ones to climb up on the roof of this structure to play without proper railing. In my defense, every railing I put up there just looked terrible and interrupted the open space. I think it was Paris Renfroe who said that "you don't have to be practical in the miniature world" and that's why I feel such freedom when I work--ahem, play modern in this medium.

The Goods: Playhouses are Play Modern; bed is Plan Toys, giraffe chair and rhino stool are Sketch Chair; toy tub is from Oil of Olay packaging (yup, I'm 80 but I look 24!); all accessories are Rovio, brinca dada, Hape, Steven Beebe, Re-Ment, DCWV, Mattel, Bodo Hennig, Mini Dork, Lundby and K&Company; the art is Woolbuddy

17 comments:

  1. It looks like such a fun place to play! Your children's rooms are always really inspiring :)

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  2. I love this room, it's absolutely adorable!

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  3. My kids would kill for a real play house/bed that cool!(So would I)I love it all! The grass looks great. I have seen real life "grass" photographic tile before in a kids bathroom and they are really cool.

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  4. Thanks Margaret, Heather and Mad For Mod!
    The problem I have at home is when I make these mini kids rooms, my oldest is like "can we change mine to that?". I'm trying to reinvent their room as we speak...Ha! And I'll look into those photo tiles. That might be rather cool and affordable for a bathroom of medium size. Hmm...

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  5. Super cute room! Best of luck in the Readers Choice contest, fellow nominee! :D

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  6. Ah man, that mini Play Modern playhouse is fantastic. I love the configuration you did. The grass is really a surprising twist, and it works! That is seriously the coolest kids room. Love it!!

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  7. Ha ha! Thanks Otterine!
    It's an honor to be nominated--especially alongside you, man! I'm not worthy...bow bow bow
    Smiles!

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  8. Hey Mini Dork!
    Thanks lady! I love these minis too. I'm now wishing that in life, me and the Mr. had done the whole twin beds thing instead of full size beds for the kids room because I would have purchased the 1:1 versions of these playhouses to rework the room and designate spaces. Missed opportunity for me! Ugh.

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  9. Too cool

    *moonwalks out of room*

    =0)

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  10. Ha ha Pepper!
    I just burst out laughing in a quiet office--thanks! Ahh, inside jokes always get me. :)
    Thank you, lady.

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  11. These mini playhouses work great! And that FLW Beebe house makes me swoon anytime I see it. So nice to see it again in a scene.

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  12. Hey! Thanks Mad For Mod!
    It's nice to be nominated.

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  13. Hey Call Small!
    Thanks! I would love to find some more of these Beebe houses. I wonder if he still makes them? Actually, I would love it if any of the modern artisans made a few dollhouses for your dollhouse. I'd collect them like crazy.

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  14. I think Steve just does orders. Last time I spoke with him he was open to requests. :D
    http://stevebeebe.com/index2.html

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  15. Thanks Mini Dork
    Perhaps I should reach out to him. Hmm...

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  16. What fabulous pieces. I love the way you configured them for this room. The kid size units are on sale 20% off at Fab.com at http://fab.com/sale/3775/product/84829/3e3cfx/?fref=product-invite-tw I think I like them stained dark.

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