DIY Playhouse


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DIY Playhouse!

Playhouse Memories!

Growing up, I had the BEST playhouse that my Dad and Grandpa built for me! It was one of my favorite things growing up, and I remember spending hours playing house and school inside! When they offered to build this one for Charleston, I was thrilled!

I’ve been saving playhouses on my Pinterest (you can check out my Playhouse Pinterest Inspiration Board here) for some time now, and couldn’t wait until we were in our permanent home so Charleston could have one too!!

I CANNOT wait to dress it up for all the fun Holiday decor soon! (More details to come on that!)

What You Need:

  • KidKraft Greystone Cottage Playhouse with EZ Kraft Assembly
  • Door Number 
  • BLACK+DECKER 20-Volt MAX Lithium Cordless Drill With 2 Batteries, BCD702C2BWM
  • Bullseye 123 Primer 
  • Benjamin Moore Regal Select Exterior High Build Soft Gloss – Color White Dove (I couldn’t find a place to link this online, but you can google who sells Benjamin Moore around you. I went ahead and took a picture of our can. Most places can paint match to it as well.)

  • Glidden High Endurance Plus – Color Barely Blush
  • Rust-Oleum Gold Spray Paint
  • Rust-Oleum White Spray Paint – Windows
  • Rust-Oleum Spray Paint – Gloss Candy Pink for the flag

  • Paint Rollers & Brush
  • Painter’s Tape 
  • Drop Cloth
  • 4 ft x 8 ft plywood 
  • Sawhorse
  • Rubber Foot Pads & Flat Head Screws


How To DIY Your Playhouse:

Here are the steps we (I mean my Dad and Grandpa – haha) followed to DIY her playhouse!

  1. Gather all of the parts and organize! Based on the directions, it definitely seems like a project to involve your hubby (unless you’re way more handy than me)!
  2. Make sure you have a drill. There are A LOT of pieces that need to be screwed in.
  3. Build the roof of the house
  4. Build the bottom of the house  (Keep the roof and bottom separate for painting purposes so you can easily paint the inside.)
  5. They set up the drop cloth, sawhorses, and used a 4 ft x 8 ft piece of plywood to set the house on for painting.
  6. Prime the entire house using 123 Bullseye Primer
  7. Paint the house using the colors of your choice. We chose Benjamin Moore White Dove and Glidden Barely Blush (linked above).  They used these paint rollers and trim brushes. Since we wanted white, it took 3 coats of the White Dove to cover it. They also used 3 coats for the pink. For the mailbox, doorbell and door handle, we used this Rust-Oleum gold spray paint.
  8. After the paint was dry, they attached the roof to the base and added these rubber pads to the bottom of the house so water would drain out, and it’s slightly lifted.
  9. We also added a gold door number for something fun!


Playhouse Accessories


Other Playhouse Options




Thank You!

The biggest thank you to my Dad and Grandpa for putting this together for Charleston! She absolutely loves it!!!

Feel free to message me with any questions and please send me photos if you decide to DIY your own playhouse!




  1. Lisa
    October 21, 2019 / 4:34 pm

    I was curious if you can leave outside in the elements and the paint not peel off.

    • Brooke Jensen
      October 24, 2019 / 8:53 pm

      It’s the exterior paint we used on our home, so it should be able to withstand the elements!!

  2. Lily
    October 21, 2019 / 11:56 pm

    This is the sweetest house! Thank you so much for the step by step – we want to do something similar for our little girl. May I ask how long your Dad and Grandpa waited between each coat of paint?

  3. Sarah
    November 9, 2019 / 9:11 pm

    How long did this whole process take?

    • Brooke Jensen
      November 10, 2019 / 10:33 pm

      They did it in two weekends! Let it dry in between!

  4. Christine
    December 16, 2019 / 7:57 pm

    Hi!! Love this sweet little playhouse. You said you did 3 coats of White Dove. Did you use the bullseye primer too? If so how many coats did it take

    • Brooke Jensen
      December 17, 2019 / 9:42 pm

      Yes, they used 1 coat of the Bullseye Primer I linked on the post!

  5. Val
    December 25, 2019 / 10:35 am

    For the window, did you spray paint the red or paint it?

    • Brooke Jensen
      December 30, 2019 / 9:34 pm

      Just asked my Dad and they spray painted it! He said they just used a white spray paint color they had on hand!

  6. Eli
    January 5, 2020 / 5:49 am

    Thank you for sharing all the details!

  7. Eli
    January 5, 2020 / 5:50 am

    Thank you for sharing all the details!

  8. Jenny
    March 17, 2020 / 1:42 am

    This is so cute! I’m wanting to refresh our playhouse while social distancing. Did you guys use the plywood as a permanent floor. If so, did you do anything besides painting it?

    Thanks so much!

    • Brooke Jensen
      March 18, 2020 / 2:53 pm

      Yes! It would be a perfect project for right now! We did not put a floor in it! We have it sitting on our concrete slab right now!

      • Jenny
        March 19, 2020 / 1:16 am

        Thanks so much!

  9. Danielle
    August 2, 2020 / 4:16 am

    Hi love this and please tell me what finish/sheen you got the paint colors in? Flat eggshell satin semi gloss etc?

    • Brooke Jensen
      August 17, 2020 / 2:04 pm

      Hi Danielle! They are in semi gloss!

  10. Jill Caltagirone
    November 9, 2020 / 8:23 pm

    Hi! Do you know if it would be a mistake to paint before it is assembled?

    • Brooke Jensen
      November 27, 2020 / 3:39 pm

      Hi Jill! I think you could do it that way too! Just wanted to share what worked best for us!

  11. November 30, 2020 / 8:38 pm

    This is precious, and Santa is bringing this to our little one this year. It looks like your countertop/ledges on the left and right sides of the playhouse are deeper than what shows in the product photos. Did you add a larger piece of wood in those spots, or did yours come with them that big? Curious before Santa’s elves get started on the building and renovation. 🙂 Thank you!

    • Brooke Jensen
      December 3, 2020 / 8:29 pm

      Aw thank you so much! We used the pieces it came with!!!

  12. Katie
    March 2, 2021 / 9:39 pm

    Hello, did you use the barely blush to paint the flag? If not, do you happen to have the spray paint color? Thanks!

    • Brooke Jensen
      March 10, 2021 / 2:18 pm

      Hi Katie! Yes, it’s Rust-Oleum spray paint in Candy Floss Pink! I put a picture in the post!

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