Have I got a fun project for you! This week, I gave a cubby playhouse a makeover. Now that my niece and nephew are at that fun age I wanted to get them a birthday present that they could play with for years to come and also get them out playing in the garden.
I remember as a kid I had a Wendy house and it was my favourite little thing to play in. I originally wanted to get a second-hand playhouse and give it a makeover but I saw that Smyths had recently got in the cubby house. I had seen these cubby houses on Pinterest but they were only available in the US.
I was delighted when I realized they were available in Ireland. These cubby houses are made from wood and are really easy to paint compared to plastic cubby houses. I have a full video sharing all the steps I took to give the cubby playhouse a makeover and I will link it here or you can watch it below at the bottom of this post.
If you do decide to purchase the cubby house then I highly recommend getting home delivery as the item is quite heavy. I would not have been able to fit this in my car and you will need two people to carry it.
It is really easy to assemble. I was able to assemble it by myself but you will need a drill to secure the screws in place. You want to make sure you have all screws properly secured as it is going to be used by children for play.
I set this up in my garden to give it a makeover but it will be leaving and heading to my niece and nephews house. If you need to transport the house you will need to use a van.
To paint my cubby house I choose three colours. For the base colour, I went with Autentico Versante matt in the shade Milk.
You do not need to seal this paint once it dries. It will have a matt feel but if you prefer a silky feel then you can use the Autentico eggshell paint instead. I have an affiliate discount code with Autentico, to get 10% off your order use the code DAINTY10 at checkout.
You can see in detail how I made the curtains and canopy for the cubby house in the video below.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks video. If you want to see my niece and nephews reaction I slotted in a few seconds of their reaction in the video below.
Let me know if you have painted something similar. If you are in the US, I think Kmart sold the cubby house and they also have cute cottage playhouses that you could hack. I love seeing what you guys are getting up to, you can tag me on Instagram or comment below.
Thanks for reading, Chat soon, Catherine.