Jackson started preschool this year and he LOVES it, he especially loves pretend play. Whether it be with a kitchen, with a tool kit or a playhouse. I knew it was just a matter of time before we purchased one of our own. We also have a one year old daughter who he would share it with. We wanted something super cute that fit our aesthetic. I saw a few "makeover" tutorials but I was always intimidated by them. Not to long ago, Lauren over at Hand Makes Home shared that this playhouse was on sale. That was my cue. I headed over to walmart.com and ordered it along with all of the supplies. I jumped all the way in. This particular playhouse was SUPER easy to assemble. It actually came whole, which made it super easy to paint! It was a ton of fun and I hope you're inspired to try it out!
Wood Stain- Pinto White
Spray Paint- Flat Black
Lantern Hooks (2)
Potted Plants (3)
Remove all of the windows and anything you want to spray paint. Put all the screws in a ziplock bag or bowl and set them aside.
Spray paint. This is the most tedious step. I absolutely loathe drip marks. To avoid that, spray a very thin, light layer on first. Let it dry and then spray another light layer. Do this until it's completely covered. Make sure you spray both sides. Don't forget about the roof pieces like I did!
Paint the playhouse. This was the most therapeutic (longest) part. After my kids went to bed, I turned on audible and got to work! I did about 3.5 coats. It took a few hours. I opted to use a wood stain that is promised to be weather proof. You can use exterior paint as well.
Assemble! This was fun. Grab a drill and organize your pieces and all of your screws.
Accessorize!! This was my favorite part. I found really cute stuff from Hobby Lobby, Ikea, Target and Amazon.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial as much as I did making it!! If you makeover a playhouse, be sure to send me pictures!!