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January 17, 2021

Playhouse Makeover


We ended the year with a little home makeover, literally. We prepainted our daughter’s playhouse before building it. I had seen so many cute playhouses online but they were around a thousand dollars which seems a bit absurd for kid’s playhouses. So we decided to have a DIY project that turned out better than we expected. 


There really is not much to it. We choose two colors of outdoor paint, Chantilly Lace white and Tricorn Black, with gold spray paint. White for most of the house and black for the roof, doors, and accents. 



We purchased the Aspen Cedar House Kitchen. The material for the house we chose is made of Cedarwood which means it is sturdy but on the heavier side. This was a two-person job so my husband started by using the same cardboard from the box the parts came in to use to protect our grass while we painted. 


I measured the old curtains and I went out to Joannas for fabric. Once I got home, I used the old curtains as a guide to cut the fabric that I would need (left about 1/2 inch to sew the side edges in). I hand sewed them whenever I had free time. It was quick to make but I don’t have that much consecutive free time. 

Tip: It is a lot easier and quicker to use a hot glue gun to glue on velcro so that the curtains can be removed and switched off since the curtain rod is not removable. 

Flower Pots

I bought standard clay pots from Joanns that I painted white. I added a piece of styrofoam that I cut to fit in deeper. Then I added artificial flowers that should be easy to switch off. 

Sink & Stove Top

This part was the easiest to do. I spray painted the sink and stove with gold spray paint (two coats was enough). 

That’s it! You can choose any playhouse to do this with. I am assuming spray paint works easier on plastic and regular outdoor paint on cedarwood. I have linked a couple of playhouses that I liked as well since the one we got is sold out.

Backyard Discovery Sweetwater All Cedar Wooden Playhouse

KidKraft Modern Outdoor Wooden Playhouse with Picnic

Backyard Discovery Columbus All Cedar Wood Playhouse

More Affordable Option

Little Tikes Cape Cottage Playhouse

Little Tikes Cape Cottage Princess Playhouse



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