Thursday, April 19, 2012

* Secret Sister Hideout - Closet Tunnel Between Children's Rooms

Two months ago, Geoff and I decided to cut a secret passageway
for the girls between their two closets. 

Yes, we cut a hole in the wall of our house to make a secret tunnel.
Yes, it IS the coolest thing ever (according to our kids and their friends.)

Pardon my crummy photos, I was mostly the helper for this project
and only remembered to take a couple of quick photos as we were working.

We started by cutting out a square of drywall in "C"s bedroom closet wall. 

Then, we went around to "E"s closet wall on the opposite side
and cut the same size hole through her drywall. 

There was one stud in the middle. 
Geoff carefully cut it away and used it to block the hole at the top of the square.

Then, we made a quick run to Lowes and got a couple of nice pieces of unfinished white pine.
We decided to keep it simple and not paint the wood, 
you could but we like the natural wood color. 

Geoff nailed and screwed the board into the opening and 
used his mitre saw to cut natural wood trim to finish the openings on both sides. 

The girls love their tunnel.

They crawl through it and trade secrets.
So many giggles.

They like to drag pillows and blankets in there with flashlights
and hide out with the closet doors closed.

Right now they have an elaborate doll house set up in there for their 18" dolls. 
It only took a couple of hours 
(including the time to run to the store) and the girls love it. 

Everyone who comes to our house now has to go visit the (not-so) secret tunnel!

Pink and Green Mama


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all kinds of awesome!!

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Alicia Stucky said...

Wow, I saw this and HAD to comment. That is flippin awesome. Coolest parents ever.. :-)

Marcela said...

This is SO COOL!

Angeline said...

Very cool! Love it!

Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky said...

Coolest Parents EVA. Such a fun idea, they will remember it for their lifetime.

Stevie MooreBabies said...

That is so fun!!

Cathy @ NurtureStore said...

What a fab idea - my girls would really, really love this!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness! That is the coolest thing ever. My kids would go nuts if I ever did something like that for them. Too bad their closets don't line up in our house. :(

Debi said...

What a very cool idea!

Monica @ Equipping Catholic Families said...

this is so cool! Wondering which of my 5 kids would enjoy this the most!

Growing a Jeweled Rose said...

This is so fantastic! Love it!

eryn said...

This is such a cute idea! Love it!

Lisa said...

My sister and I had one of these growing up, too! Actually, our closets just did not have a wall separating them. And we did feel so sneaky, not having to go into the hall to see each other. What a great way to promote a positive sibling relationship@!

Not Hannah said...

This is the cutest thing ever in the history of awesomely cute things.

Claudia Zines said...

I love this secret tunnel idea. My kids share a room and currently have an unfinished wardrobe which means they can climb through to their playroom. I was planning to seal up the back of the cupboard but now you've inspired me to keep a tunnel for them. Thanks. So much fun!

Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted said...


Court said...

Coolest. Parenting. Move. Ever. Love it, truly.

Anonymous said...

So cool, I love it!

jk said...

What fun! My kiddos would love this!!

Robyn... Pen Pals and Picture Books said...

That is SO WONDERFUL!!! what a great mama! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

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