Come see our renovated playhouse! This is such a fun backyard hideaway for the kids to play pretend. It’s even got a table and a reading nook!
Several years ago some neighbors gave us their old Rainbow playhouse/swing set play structure.
We’ve moved the thing at least three times, and our current yard didn’t have a great flat spot for it. We had a hill in the corner of our yard that wasn’t very usable, so we decided to separate the playhouse and swing set. And somehow I talked my dad into renovating it for us (yes, I’m THAT person). It was a pretty serious renovation- he extended the deck on both sides, built all new railings, and raised and re-oriented the roof.
Now it faces the house, and not only looks cuter, but I can sort of see what’s going on up there from my kitchen window. Win all-around!
The kids were over the moon when it was finished. And so was I! My dad,
Take a look inside!
The girls are always hoping to get mail delivered to their mailbox, and we are now a neighborhood hot spot, for better or worse. Playhouse picnics are also a favorite! I painted and stained these fun IKEA FLISAT stools to go with the table (also built by my dad).
I found this great Fab Habitat outdoor rug on
These curtains are actually inexpensive fabric shower curtains from
And I also love how it looks at night! One of these days we’re going to try glamping out there! You can check out my Outdoor Lighting 101 post as well!
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Absolutely adorable! This has given me the modivation to change up my kiddos playhouse this spring. I love the idea of adding an outdoor rug and lights. Too cute!
Thanks Nicole! I want to see pics if you do it!
I would have been in heaven if I had a playhouse like this as a child! It looks so amazing, great job on it!
Thank you so much Annie!
Oh My! That is super duper awesome playhouse. I am sure your children are enjoying it. When I grew up all I had were sticks and coconut shell to play with.
This playhouse looks amazing, and good place for kids to have fun! Thanks.
The playhouse is wonderful – great job. And can I borrow the handyman? LOL
Will pin to my board also:)
This looks so lovely. I wish i had such an amazing playhouse when i was very little
This make over is so beautifully done! I wish I could be a kid again, and had a play house like this! This could be a very special place for any child. Thanks for sharing the post!
I want one for me, it looks a fabulous space!
Haha thank you! Yeah it’s really more for me than the kids… I mean I don’t spend a lot of time up there but I like to look at it from the window:)
This is magical! I’ll bet you won’t be able to get your kiddos out of the garden now!
Thank you so much Jayne! Yes now they think they want to do school in the playhouse…
I love this playhouse makeover! It is so cozy looking inside. What a neat idea!
Thank you so much!
I love this! So cute! I really want to do this too, but how do you keep it all clean?
Thank you so much! You know, it doesn’t really get THAT dirty. The rug is made of woven plastic straws, so we hose it off at the end of the season. The curtains are shower curtains, so I take them down & run them through the washer at the end of the season, and I usually run the pillows through the wash too. Everything else is sweepable/wipeable, and sometimes I send the kids out with a tub of baby wipes to clean. But it’s really not that bad!