Sunday, September 13, 2009

Special Delivery

Because a very special playhouse deserves extra special details...and because little boys love getting things in the mail (think of Ralphie in "A Christmas Story" with his Little Orphan Annie secret decoder ring!)  I came up with this cute mailbox idea from one I saw for sale online for around $150:  using a rather unimpressive craft-size toy mailbox, some scrap pieces of wood, a jigsaw, sander and paint, I made this Westie doggie mailbox this afternoon for the playhouse (in honor of my son's best playmate - our Westie, Oliver).

Here's my mini version...

And this was the online inspiration that gave me the idea:

Mine's so much cuter, dont'cha think?!?
Oh, and mine only cost me about $5 to make!!

This is my post for Cheri's Knock Off, Knock Out Party
from her blog, Its So Very Cheri
Click on the button to see a list of all the participants


  1. Oh. I love it, thanks for posting it to the party. I can't wait to get with everyone and start posting about the home tours.
    I think I will start it next Friday, that will give me time to get with everyone and them to get back to me. I can't wait to post yours.


  2. Oh is that ever cute my friend. Your son is so lucky to have such a creative mommy like you.

    I bet he loves it.

  3. I am certain yours is much cuter! I love it!

  4. You just amaze me girl!!!! WAAAYYYY Cuter!

  5. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog so that I in turn had the privilege of visiting your creative, artistic blog. I have so enjoyed my visit. I will be back. I love your photography and the mail box.

  6. Judy, the mailbox is just precious....tooo adorable.

    Sorry I left my comment about Andrew's playhouse under the wrong post. Yikes....I need to slow down.

    Happy Monday!

    Barb :-)

  7. Hi Judy!!

    As a dog-lover I am in love with your box! Sooo fun...for a basset
    hound like Oliver it would have to be looooooong box!

    Stop on by....

    love, kelee

  8. Looove your mailbox! You did such a great job!


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