Thursday, February 12, 2015

Kid's Backyard Playhouse Decor for Cheap

I was given a $25 gift card to Goodwill San Antonio for this post

Today I am going to highlight a few things in the playhouse and where I found them. More details to come in an upcoming post.

I am absolutely obsessed with our backyard playhouse. We were lucky to have it given to us by our new neighbors, who had no use for it.
First, I painted the walls. I believe the paint is Revere Pewter in the Natura (non VOC) line from Benjamin Moore. I also painted the inside of the door in chalkboard paint.
This special space is beautiful, cozy and is where we like to curl up with books. The house has gone through a few transformations in the year that we have had it. I kept trying to put furniture and toys that were big and we ended up avoiding the playhouse because it felt crowded. Lately, I have been scouring Goodwill for items especially for the playhouse and I have not been disappointed.
The space is 7x8 feet with a 4 foot wide porch on the front. The peaked roof is 9 feet at the highest point, and the house has a loft (which we avoid, because the kids haven't mastered the rolling ladder or getting themselves down).

The two chairs were $3.99 each, wall shelf was $7.99, floor pillows were $2.99 each. All from Goodwill here in San Antonio.

Framed Picasso print $7.99, folding tray table $2.99, small chair $5.99, all from Goodwill.

See the quilts hanging on the ladder? This helps deter climbing and is great storage. 

My daugther has her own Hunter boots, courtesy of Goodwill. They were $2.99!!

 My favorite corner of the playhouse is the "kitchen". Van Gogh print was $4.99, mirror was $4.99, milk glass vase and play kitchen previously found at Goodwill.

Here is the floor cushion area...revised. I found the standard pillow sham (Barbara Barry! for $1.99) and sewed a temporary cover for one of the floor cushions from a thrifted sheet. The Gund dinosaur was 99 cents and in perfect condition. My plan is to eventually find XL men's shirts to sew cushion covers out of. I will be looking for red and chambray.

 Here is a view from the loft.

I am so excited that I am able to decorate this awesome kid's space for cheap, cheap, cheap! I can't wait to share more details of the playhouse next week, stay tuned!
This post linked up at my favorite Thrifty Thursday linkup!


  1. Love the playhouse! What a fun kid space! -CdeM

  2. Forget Kids Play house... I need this!


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