Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Walton’s Playhouse Project: Make it Your Own!

We were lucky enough to receive a very cute wooden playhouse from the online Waltons store  http://www.waltons.co.uk and join in on up-cycling & reusing items to create a fun house for the children.

We had a rough budget of £50 of our own money to spend on the playhouse, First things first though was putting it together! My husband Graham had the fun job of slotting and nailing the pieces of wood together to make this beautiful little house.

Graham said its was very simple to put together just have to make sure you have a hard sturdy base for the house to start with. It took just over an hour to build.

We built our house on a concrete pad, the house itself measures.
Width 6' 5" (1.95m)
Depth 5' 7" (1.69m)






As you can see our lamb jack loved it also!




 Once the house was built it was onto painting!


We ended up choosing Ronseal Woodland Colours in Ash White since we didn't want anything to starking i love the grey feel to it! it was around £20. 
We have enough left to use for next year also!



With having a boy and girl and 2.5 yrs between them deciding on a 'theme' for the playhouse was very difficult! Violet wanted it to be baby central and Alister wanted it to be a cave then a construction building! 

We finally came to agreement that we would change the theme with every other month to keep it fresh and inviting!

This month being Halloween we decided to kit it out in Halloween Themed decorations, artwork, book corner and a hideaway nook!
I purchased everything from the 99p store so was an absolute bargain at no more than £10!




We up-cycled and reused some of our old items to use in the house, the carpet was sat in the loft unused and just the right size! 

The blue paint for the flower was leftover paint from my sons bedroom.

I made some basic curtains from some fabric using my sewing machine!

And for the comfy corners and nooks we used old pillows/ fleecy blankets as well as an old Laptop desk for the kids to hide out in!


Graham hung up some very cute pumpkin battery operated lights.





We have really enjoyed joining in on this project and the kids are very pleased with their new house!






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