Have you seen those amazingly made over playhouses on your screen lately? You know, the ones that are nicer than your own home? So have I, but not in my own backyard. We purchased the playhouse almost two years ago for our daughters second birthday. After much love and (A LOT) of labor, the house was put together with no extra frills or details and was placed in our backyard. We had a great time playing and letting our imaginations take over. Now almost two years later, the playhouse no longer looked loved. The elements had gotten the best of it and the house was being overrun by the awful W's. Wasps and wolf spiders (eek!). The house was just begging for a make over, and after all, I do love a good project.
After thoroughly cleaning the house, I was able to persuade my husband to help take it apart and move it inside. Thankfully, after taking some measurements, it would fit in the playroom and so we moved it in there. Because of it's size, I chose to keep the colors light and bright. I started with a good primer and brushed painted the entire house. I then went to my go to white paint, Benjamin Moore Simply White, (this is my trim, door, and cabinet color in my house) and gave the house three good coats. I chose a pretty blush pink for the door and top window shutters and spray painted the phone, phone holder, and planter boxes in black. The play kitchen and food shelves fit perfectly on the back wall with two additional shelves installed above the kitchen for storage. Since the playroom can sometimes be a little dark, I opted to keep the window areas bare and not reinstall the plastic windows that came with the house.
To complete the space I moved the art desk and it's crayons and pencils to the opposite wall and painted the roof on the dollhouse in the blush pink to match the playhouse. Everything else in the playroom was able to stay the same (sources all listed here). The project took a full five days to complete and we are all enjoying having it inside. After a much needed makeover the playhouse is now loved again!