This playhouse hack was one of my favorite projects that we have done. It took us a while to finish it because of the holidays and birthdays, but we finally got it done! We purchased this Backyard Discovery Timberlake Cedar Wooden Playhouse from Walmart when it was on sale for $159.
For the paint, we used Behr Polar Bear White exterior and used a paint sprayer to apply it. The roof was Rust-Oleum in semi-gloss black. For the door we painted that by hand and used a paint that we already had lying around. It was Folk Art chalk paint in Sea Side Villa which we got at Michael’s. We assembled the house before painting except for the roof and the door. We painted those separately by hand.
The outdoor light fixture on the front of the house has a little puck light in it so no wiring! I got the idea from Nesting with Grace. Brilliant idea and the kids love to turn it on and off themselves. The shelves and brackets we got were from IKEA but the shelves did not hold up very well. We got a decent amount of rain the following weeks after we added the shelves, and they started to peel. So my husband built new shelves to replace the IKEA ones and they have held up much better. Below I have links to all the extras we added on including the original IKEA shelves.
Here is a picture of what it looked like before, followed by pictures of it now that it’s done. We are so happy with how it turned out and the kids are really loving it.
Wooden playhouse- Backyard Discovery Timberlake Cedar Wooden Playhouse
Outdoor light- 1-Light Black Outdoor Wall Lantern
Puck light- Wireless LED Puck Light
Plants in planters- Artificial potted plant
Metal bucket-Galvanized plant pot
Stools- Children’s Stool
Sign (We bought this sign and painted over it)- Unless It’s Coffee Wood Wall Décor
Bracket for sign- Distressed Gold & Silver Curved Metal Bracket
Chalkboard sign on door- Ornate hanging Chalkboard with White Frame
Coffee set- Early Bird Barista Set
Hanging plant was from Homegoods. Check your local store!