Since moving back to The Lisenby Farm, I’ve been swamped with household projects. I decided to make myself a little getaway “retreat” as I go through another life transition taking care of my grandparents and renovating the property.
My grandpa built this treehouse for me in 1994 and I moved away the same year. My mother moved us over an hour away that year and I could only return to visit this little gem every other weekend spent away from school. The staircase to access the treehouse had fallen down between the trees, so no one has been able to go in until now! It was a true time capsule from my childhood in 1996.
The first chore was learning how to use the tractor and clear a path way, take down a couple trees to line my path, spread mulch and lights and plants… It was A LOT of work!
I also had our contractor install new decking around the treehouse since it had all rotted out.
Look at this sweet little journal I found! It was still up there intact since 1996.
Next it was time to get painting! Thank you to my Grandma and best friend Britnee for chipping in. It doesn’t look like it, but we painted for days!
Shutters: FREE! Found on side of the road. (seriously)
Dog Dish: TJ Maxx
Welcome Mat: Johnson’s Hardware in Maple Valley, WA
Metal Wings: CountryPorch.com
Welcome to our treehouse!
Jack admiring his view from the treehouse. 😉
Little touches. Grandma brought out an old lantern and battery radio while we worked.
No details left behind!
Jack had to have a quick sip before heading back down.
View looking out to Mt. Rainier. Which you can’t really see very well from this shot.
I’m going to add some pictures of this at night time. I put lanterns everywhere I could.
These came from TJ Maxx and the hooks from Hobby Lobby.
I found these little cow charms when I was cleaning things out. I left the inside unfinished.
Love these little hooks I’ve found at Hobby Lobby. 50% off so they were about $3 each!
Chairs: FREE (found on side of the road)
It’s my belief that you can make anything new with a little paint. 😉
Sometimes, you don’t have to look that far away from something new. What is in your backyard that you could fix up really cute to create your very own “she-shack” retreat?