SCANDINAVIAN MAKEOVER OF WOODEN PLAYHOUSE

costco georgian manor playhouse revamped into scandinavian wooden white play house

I have seriously dreamt of making over this wooden playhouse since the day it was put together...three years ago. Sigh. Children...take what seems like a busy life and they magically make it even busier. It was in serious need of a major overhaul as the stain had faded and wood planks had fallen off. It was a case of "good enough" and "someday" but this summer, it finally got the makeover it deserved! To redo the whole playhouse took a little work, to say the least. We started by removing all of the curved features. Then, after the initial sanding, it took 3 coats of Behr Ultra White paint to get the house covered and then the fun began! We spray painted all of the trim (easy and quick!), fixed the boards, added a few extras and then it was simple decoration.  

girls in playhouse
kids playing with outdoor playhouse

Now...let me just show you what this beauty looked like BEFORE the playhouse makeover.

costco playhouse
 
costco wooden playhouse for kids
 

And...AFTER!  

kids costco playhouse repainted in white
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Same same but, oh-so-different! What do you think? Do you like the lighter version with pastel hues a little better???

"adventures happen here" sign
artificial flowers for kids spaces
fresh peach
children's playhouse
parade and company sign with jae on the wall garland

It's true...so many adventures really do happen here. With three kids 5 and under, there are countless play dates, backyard summer escapes, imaginary pies, lemonade stands, muffins made. Keep in mind I really do have a 5-year-old whose favourite food is blue cheese! Don't you love this adorable wooden sign from Parade and Company? It pairs perfectly with the garland from Canadian maker Jae to the Wall. These peaches were hand picked from Papa's tree the day we left from our week in the Okanagan and apart from making perfect props for the revamped playhouse, they were the juiciest, most delicious peaches I have ever tasted. 

mason jars for kid's lemonade
chalkboard menu and market basket with kids playhouse

This gorgeous market basket is from Majorel Design and I love the flowers from Gypsy Petal so much. They are indestructible and the kids love playing with them!

pastel stools and fresh peaches

So there you have it. Our wooden playhouse lovingly restored and refreshed for the kids to enjoy and make memories in for years to come. Who wants to come over and play?