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Pretty in Pastels Playhouse


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!

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  1. avatar Christina says:

    Hi, where is the little chair from that is inside the playhouse? Absolutely adorable!

  2. avatar Allison says:

    Did the house smell after painting and need to be aired out?

  3. avatar Jessica n says:

    Hello! Where are those teal table and chairs from?

  4. avatar Zayra says:

    Yes, would also like to know where the desk came from, please!

  5. avatar Michaela says:

    Where is the desk from please??

  6. avatar JoAnn Ruud says:

    Where did you get the table and chairs

  7. avatar Shannon says:

    The wall color in this room is Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams. The color of the playhouse and all trim is Simply White by Benjamin Moore.

  8. avatar Shannon says:

    Hi Nickie, sorry this is late. Check out my latest Project Nursery post of my daughters updated bedroom. I list all dollhouse sources there. :)

  9. avatar Rachael Johnson says:

    What is the wall color of the room? I also love simply white.

  10. avatar Nickie says:

    I love the cute dollhouse furniture. Can you please let me know where you found it?

  11. avatar Shannon says:

    Thank you Kelly! I do, my profile name is shacosta. It’s mostly personal pictures of myself and my family, but there are posts of the playroom, playhouse, and coming soon…Elena’s updated big girl room! You are welcome to follow!

  12. avatar Kelly says:

    Looks great. Do you have an Instagram account?

  13. avatar Shannon says:

    Thank you Morgan! Unfortunately I don’t see this exact playhouse on Cedar Summit’s website anymore or in Coscto. The Bancroft model or the Georgian Manor are similar though and probably the same size. The wicker chair is a hand me down, sorry!

  14. avatar Morgan johnston says:

    I LOVE this playhouse. Do you know what exact one it is? Also, where is the adorable wicker chair inside the house from? Obsessed with all of this!

  15. avatar Shannon says:

    Thank you Peggy! The rail and cups holding the pencils, markers, and crayons are Sunnersta from IKEA.

  16. avatar Peggy says:

    Where did you purchase the hanging crayon holders? Great playhouse!

  17. avatar Shannon says:

    Hi Lindsay, we purchased it from Costco a couple of years ago. But I believe it’s manufactured by Cedar Summit. I posted the link to their website under sources.

  18. avatar Shannon says:

    Thank you so much Beth! We are having so much fun with it being inside.

  19. avatar Lindsay says:

    What brand is the playhouse?

  20. avatar Beth says:

    I love the idea of bringing a playhouse inside. Thanks for sharing this update to your adorable playroom with us!