kid’s playhouse makeover

I’d be lying if I said this project was easy (or cheap!) but after seeing the finished product and seeing how much my kids have enjoyed it, it was totally worth it!

What started as this:

turned into this!

The playhouse itself is a KidKraft set from Costco (way more expensive online – definitely go into the store!). The cons are that it’s heavy and hard to put together. The pros are that it’s exactly what I was looking for, is a great size, and was relatively cheap compared to the others I looked at.

I used Behr exterior paint in Polar Bear (it’s the white we use inside our house!) and Classic Silver, and Rustoleum spray paint (the best!) in black and gold. I started by putting together the base of the playhouse and painting it white.

I spray painted the door and windows black, and some of the accessories (the sink knobs, mailbox, etc.) gold.

From there, I painted the roof, put it together, and then put on all the finishing touches (the kitchen, bench, etc.). Re-reading it, it sounds easy but this thing came with hundreds and hundreds of nails. It was a project for sure!

The best part of the project was accessorizing! The wallpaper ceiling is from Target. It’s peel and stick but I also superglued it. Verdict is still out on whether or not it will hold up! A lot of the accessories were also from the Target dollar spot – the mini shelves, pillows, bins hooks, hello sign, and star banner. The plants are from Petittis and the doormat is the easiest Ikea hack that I’m going to share in another post (hint: painter’s tape + spray paint).

The thing I’ve gotten the most questions about is the flooring. It is flattened paver base (called step 2 paver base) topped with deck tiles from Costco. I also looked at Amazon and Ikea but my parents just happened to see these during a Costco trip and grabbed them.

All in all, this was a looong, challenging project but the result is something I hope my kids use for years to come! If you have any questions or if I forgot to mention anything, please let me know!