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Rounding up: outdoor playhouses prime for a makeover


 hudson and harlow / outdoor playhouse roundup by mstarr design

hudson and harlow / outdoor playhouse roundup by mstarr design

 castle & cubby / outdoor playhouse roundup by mstarr design

castle & cubby / outdoor playhouse roundup by mstarr design

the promise of warm weather combined with every waking hour at home has me ready to give max her first outdoor playhouse! of course i made the mistake of pulling up some pictures when she was in the room and she was like a moth to a flame, immediately running over to ask “what’s that?” and “i want that one”. i’ve seen some really beautiful makeovers, some with minimal effort and some with herculean effort that i probably don’t have the patience for.


i ended up ordering this one from wayfair which is made of weather-resistant cedar, has good “bones” for a makeover, and is a good price point! it’s on the smaller side and while we technically have plenty of room for something bigger, this feels like a good size to start with. maybe if it goes well, we’ll upgrade her to a double decker down the road, ha. i have some thoughts on what i want to update and add…everything from adding a sconce, painting the sides, adding flooring, and of course decorating with lots of flowers!

 iron and twine / outdoor playhouse roundup by mstarr design

iron and twine / outdoor playhouse roundup by mstarr design

 porche and co / outdoor playhouse roundup by mstarr design

porche and co / outdoor playhouse roundup by mstarr design

what do you think? should i go white? black for a modern twist? a color?


i’ve rounded up additional options below…some are good to go as is and others could use some help whether with paint and/or decor.

 outdoor playhouses for makeovers by mstarr design

01 / this market playhouse was a top contender. i’d maybe spray paint the yellow bins + swap out the turquoise fabric but the rest is lovely!

02 / this is more of a custom design and a higher price to go with it but OMG IT’S AMAZING. IT’S A FARMHOUSE!

03 / those scalloped shingles are just adorable.

04 / a true cottage style playhouse, i mean look at the chimney! can you believe it could look like this?!

05 / a quick painting of the roof and this guy is ready to go.

06 / i just love the green color of this victorian house.

07 / picket fence for the win!

08 / another investment and a stunner farmhouse style.

09 / this is the modern style that molly {almost makes perfect} used for her break-the-internet makeover. it’s out of stock until may but often gets restocked more quickly than that.

10 / playhouse + playground all in one.

11 / love how this one has a built in bench for optimal pretend serving.


can’t wait for ours to arrive + to get to work!


emily



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