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
- Paint Rollers & Brush
- Painter’s Tape
- Drop Cloth
- 4 ft x 8 ft plywood
- 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!
- 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)!
- Make sure you have a drill. There are A LOT of pieces that need to be screwed in.
- Build the roof of the house
- Build the bottom of the house (Keep the roof and bottom separate for painting purposes so you can easily paint the inside.)
- 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.
- Prime the entire house using 123 Bullseye Primer
- 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.
- 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.
- We also added a gold door number for something fun!
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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!