Happy Monday friends! Hope you all are having a great start to your week. I have been receiving a lot of requests on our DIY Playhouse makeover on a budget. I am so excited to share what we learned along the way and how we redid my daughters’ playhouse on a budget. Don’t be intimidated by this DIY project, it’s time-consuming but super easy.
This post contains affiliate links.
My daughters love playhouses! We learned that at our friends’ house who has an adorable playhouse. My two year old wouldn’t leave the playhouse there or at the gym, so we knew we needed to surprise them with one. In Southern California we can enjoy our yard 12 months out of the year, so we had to make a fun space for the girls to play.
We purchased this playhouse for under $200 (click the image below)! Before photo (from manufacturer’s website):
Don’t spray paint the actual house with spraypaint! We learned this the hard way. My husband and I thought spray-painting would be a great way to paint this. Ten spray paint cans later it was not even halfway covered! The cedar wood just soaks up the paint. I recommend an exterior semi-gloss paint to help protect the wood. It will take multiple coats but be patient and it will turn out looking great!
We did use spray paint to paint the door. It’s a light pink color called Pink Peony and we love the way it turned out. We chose an outdoor spray paint in gloss and it has held up really well.
We spray painted the door handle, the wood letters (which I found from Hobby Lobby), and kitchen accessories with Rustoleum gold metallic spray paint. It’s my favorite gold spray paint. I have tried a ton of different gold spray paints and this by far is the best!
I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up some fabric and made a window shade with fabric glue and a glue gun.
It was so easy!
We added flowers, a wreath, and a green grass rug under the playhouse and the girls absolutely love it! It was so worth the time we spent doing this DIY playhouse makeover on a budget. You have to see my good friend Jenn with Jenn Loyd Life & Style’s playhouse here. It’s so cute and will leave you even that more inspired to complete your own DIY playhouse makeover!
I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know if you have any questions below!