Friday, December 10, 2010

Pretend Play: Wooden Castle (Peg People)

I started with this ready-to-finish wood castle from Michaels, originally $19.99, and used a 40% coupon. Total: $11.99 + tax

This is the UPC # in case you want to try tracking it down....

I wanted to duplicate the "look" of this castle from Melissa and Doug:
I think this is LITERALLY the exact SAME castle!!

A little wooden "storage bin" inside the castle:

And here it is painted:

I used Valspar brand paint from Lowes: Polka Pink and Vessa Gray, Glidden Rich Navy (windows) from Home Depot, and then decoupaged pieces of scrap paper onto the floors/walls for "rugs, tile and wallpaper".

***I am NOT LIABLE for any plans featured here. Please take every precaution and use your own discretion to make sure these toys are safe for children to play with them.


  1. Kristi, this is just AWESOME. Your whole website/blog is FANTASTIC!! Thank you for sharing - I hope to make something but where to start??

  2. Amy: the best "place" to start is with whichever project is the most appealing to you!! That way you'll be more likely to enjoy doing it and to get it finished....goodness knows I've got lots of old projects sitting unfinished because my heart wasn't completely "in it". I hope that whatever you decide to try is fun and rewarding for you! Let me know if you have questions....ENJOY!! Kristi

  3. Hi I am trying to find the castle that you purchased online for the 'michaels' store, but cannot find it anywhere. Please could you attach a link?

    1. Thomas,

      I'm sorry for the delay. :) We have a new addition to our family, so the blog is on "pause"...

      Michael's is a craft store that has a website where you can look up their store locations, but they do not have an "online store" where you can shop. Therefore, I cannot attach a link of where to "purchase" the wooden castle from online. Other readers have emailed me that they have had luck finding them in their Michael's store. I wish that I was able to help you further with a link.... :(


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