Kids’ clubhouse

Kids’ clubhouse

Kids love to build forts, anywhere they can. But if you’re tired of the mess left behind, and the pile of blankets and pillows piled up in your living room, there is a more stylish alternative!

Studio 5 Contributor Sue Neal shares a creative idea for a kid’s clubhouse.

1. Working with a square or rectangular dining table, measure the distance between the insides of the legs on all four sides, and purchase four roller shades in corresponding widths.

2. Measure the height of your table from the floor to just under the table’s apron. Unfurl four roller shades on a clean work surface, and measure and mark this height from the bottom of each shade.

3. Using the photo below as inspiration, pencil a playful hideout scene freehand on the unrolled shade, making sure to stay within the marked area. Trace over your drawing with a fine-tip Sharpie.

4. Turn your table upside down and, following package directions, install bracket hardware. Make sure that the side featuring your artwork will face outward when pulled down, and leave enough space to accommodate the thickness of the shade when it’s rolled up.

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