How to turn an entertainment unit into a doll house, school and superhero hideout
My kids have become bored with the kitchen I fashioned for them from an old entertainment unit so I figured it was time to put it to a new use. Before we started I gave myself a pat on the back for doing such a
half-arsed basic job when I turned it into a kitchen, because it meant it was easy to transform it into a totally different play space, whilst still being able to turn it back if required.
I’ve had both kids home all week as they’re unwell so this has been the perfect project to entertain all of us whilst stuck in the house.
I now present to you the doll house with man-cave basement, school, and secret superhero hideout.
Master 4 and Miss 3 can happily play side-by-side in the same play space. Sometimes they play with the dolls, other times it’s with the superheroes and villains, and many a time they are each playing their own game in companionable proximity. Often something the other is doing will peak their interest and their games will meld together; a delightful mix of family life, heroic rescues, and dastardly deeds that always result in jail time for the evil villain.
Here’s a closer look at what’s happening in this World. . .
Are you wondering why there’s a big stick hanging from the balcony? Remember it’s a man-cave. Usually Daddy’s drink when they’re hiding in their man-cave. Ho-ho-ho it’s so much fun to play practical jokes on your brother who teaches at the school, no? Use the stick to knock on the door below and then . . . (please don’t say golden shower, please don’t say golden shower)
Moving on. Here is the side view.
And now a closer look at the girly side.
Typical! The Daddy is playing silly buggers from his man-cave balcony whilst the Mummy is busy bathing the baby.
And here’s a closer look at the superhero lair. Please note the effort I have gone to to make it look all superheroey.
That’s the Green Goblin escaping from jail on the bottom right whilst Spiderman and The Green Lantern show off their dance moves or something in their funky futuristic-looking secret hideout.
What do you mean it looks like something only someone in the 1950s would think of as futuristic?
Look at those groovy futuristic bubble windows, and that awesome futuristic table made from a CD and tinfoil-covered toilet roll tube. Not to forget the awesome colourful tubes that were once part of a marble run. And then there’s the old formula tin covered in tinfoil next to the toilet that the soldier is taking a piss in. That’s dead-sexy futurism right there!
If you came to my website in the hopes of getting ideas to create an amazing kitchen or dolls house from an old entertainment unit, like all those cool ones you see on Pinterest, then sorry.
My advice to you is that you don’t need to put a whole lot of effort and money into creating the most amazeballs kitchen or dolls house, because your kids will love it whatever you do. And if, like my efforts, the transformation is fairly basic, it makes it easy to transform it into something else when the time comes. Hey I could even transform this old entertainment unit into an entertainment unit again!