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« on: December 27, 2013 08:47:49 PM »

One of my girls' big presents was to get a secret reading room under our stairs.  It's in our movie room so we call it the Hobbit Hole.  It turned out so well!  I can't take all the credit, hubs did most of it, but we've been doing it since September, so many months in the making!  We worked hard on it, knowing they're getting older (7&9) and things like this won't be exciting too many more years.

Innocent wall


Secret door!


At first it was a Nemo themed playroom for my toddlers, but it became a storage area instead.

Wall


Door to the storage room.

We built a wall between

and knocked the walls out.  


Built one side into a closet.  


Built in book shelves.


You have to pull back on 'gateway to foo' to open.


Inside.  New paint, new floors, edging, lighting, bookshelf for the girls books....


Had a stupid pipe we needed to cover


Became a brownie door!


Finished!



Thanks for staying with me through this long post!  We are super excited about this and my girls couldn't be happier.  They stay in the Hobbit Hole from morning to night.
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013 08:54:16 PM »

Spppppectacular!!

Are you open to adoption?  I'd like to sign up to live with you. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013 08:55:57 PM »

OMG THIS IS AMAZING.
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2013 09:07:18 PM »

What sweets said! What a seriously amazing present! I'm in awe!
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2013 10:58:20 PM »

Absolutely incredible!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013 02:46:00 AM »

I am so in awe!!! Incredibly great idea and fantastic job. Wow. You keep outdoing yourselves. What a dream room.
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2013 05:50:35 AM »

Holy wow!  Shocked  That's amazing!  I want a Hobbit hole!
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2013 06:38:48 AM »

I featured this on Craftster's Facebook page.  I love some of the responses. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2013 07:03:47 AM »

Such a creative use of space, and I love that little Brownie door! Always wished I lived somewhere with little secret hideaways hehe.
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2013 08:41:07 AM »

This is amazing. I would stay in there from morning until night, too! You guys are the coolest parents ever!
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2013 03:31:02 PM »

I would have loved it as a kid. I would still love it.
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2013 12:11:12 PM »

This is more than amazing! I love it! I love you for making this for your kids! Okay with your hubs  Wink

Great work!! This rocks so hard!!  Grin


Queen of furniture for sure!!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2013 06:41:17 PM »

Very jealous! Great idea to cover the pipe, I need to remember cute things like that when it comes to little ugly spots in the house. A pixie Door!!
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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2013 12:38:58 AM »

I love this!!!   I always wanted something like this as a kid.   I still do.   Cheesy 
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« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2013 07:35:46 AM »

Who wouldn't love a secret reading room?!? You definitely get extra credit for your creative method of covering the pipe. So awesome!
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« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2013 10:49:06 AM »

Oh my gosh!  This is absolutely awesome.  I'm soooooo jealous!  I want one!
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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2014 06:31:00 AM »

Super duper little hideaway.  I would have loved this when I was their age.  I love the little cover for the pipe, just genius.
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« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2014 04:56:13 PM »

Your secret playroom is amazing!  Love, love, love it Cheesy
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I love this. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2014 03:26:13 PM »

Brilliantly done patty_o!
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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2014 07:30:57 PM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Smiley
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Congratulations. IMHO, This one deserves a prize on different levels....Best of...
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« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2014 07:12:43 AM »

 I am so jealous of your girls. I want a hobbit hole! Love the way you covered the pipe.
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Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Smiley

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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2014 06:42:41 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2014 02:01:18 AM »

I keep coming back to look at this. This should be featured all over the internet. Love it.
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« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2014 11:50:23 AM »

Your girls are so lucky! What a fun gift.
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« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2014 11:25:17 AM »

This is so freaking amazing!  Your girls are so lucky, though in my house I think there would be some competition from mom for a seat in the playhouse Grin
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« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2014 08:28:38 AM »

wow, I love it so much, I hope they loved it too
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What lucky kids!  They'll for sure be telling all their friends about it!
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« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2014 05:26:15 AM »

We had a hiddy hole under the stairs as a kid.  It was awesome. But not this awesome.  We needed flash lights and nothing was finished.  Your girls are so lucky! Looks so cozy! well done Momma & Pappa!
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« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2014 02:48:21 PM »

This is so amazing! The closest thing I had to this was a closet under the stairs but my parents refused to let us turn it into a play area. *sigh* But this is seriously awesome! I'm so jealous!;D
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« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2014 08:29:35 PM »

This is very cool. I wish I had a secret playroom when I was little!!!
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« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2014 10:13:58 AM »

That is astonishing! Now I know I have one solid requirement when I buy a house!! Only itllbe my hubby hole. Ooh I meant a hole for me to hide from hubby if I get one.but now I think itllbe HIS timeout hahaha
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Very creative ideas, I just love to have that in my house and stay there listening to music alone. Relax!:)
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