People Are Transforming This Costco Playhouse Into Miniature Dream Homes For Their Kids

We can't get over these playhouse makeovers!

Oh, the things parents will do for their kids! The latest? It appears that parents are taking a popular, $300 life-sized playhouse from Costco and adding paint, window treatments and more to create miniature dream homes for their children. Talk about going above and beyond.

PopSugar pointed out that photos of these playhouse transformations were popping up on Instagram. While the photos of these homes are quite impressive, it’s nice to know that these DIY projects don’t seem to actually require a lot of carpentry skills. Rather, they’re projects all parents should feel capable of trying out, especially if you’re looking for a fun weekend project.

Here’s what the playhouse looks like to begin with:


We’ve got to say — it looks pretty good all on its own. But just wait until you see some of these makeovers.

Instagram user @111lightlane transformed the cedar-sided home into a chic black and white house, complete with a lemonade stand:

Instagram user @thecleverbiotch used pastel colors to create gorgeous little playhouse, perfect for Polly:

Instagram user @the.pinl.dream showed that pink and white with gold accents looks absolutely charming:

With the right colors, you can have this Costco playhouse looking like a beach cottage in no time, as @listitplanner demonstrates on Instagram:

The Instagram account also shows that you can give your kids the chance to own and operate their own lemonade stand for the summer. How cute is this?!

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Instagram user @cozybythesealifestyle is proving that these tricked-out playhouses don’t necessarily have to come from Costco to achieve the same effect. One playhouse is as good as any other, especially after you work your DIY magic:

When ambition meets DIY…! I was determined to transform this “Costco playhouse” into a mini-version of what I want our house to look like! (Someday our house will look this good too… 🤷🏼‍♀️) Check out all the details of the modern farmhouse playhouse on the blog. • • • #Modernfarmhouse #Modernfarmhouseplayhouse #playhousemakeover #decorforkids #kidsplayhouse #dreamplayhouse #kidsdecor #costcoplayhouse #modernfarmhousekids #outdoorplayhouse #letkidsplay #mommyblogger #diyplayhouse #diy #blogger #bloggerstyle #childhoodunplugged #thepursuitofjoyproject #thatsdarling #postthepeople #candidchildhood #livethelittlethings #socality #honestmotherhood #momentslikethese #pursuepretty #darlingmovement #darlingdaily #liveauthentic

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Feeling inspired to create some dream homes for your kids? We can’t say we blame you! Beyond these Instagram posts, there are plenty of sources of inspiration online, and you don’t even have to spend big bucks to get these looks. I mean, do you remember the grandfather who used a cardboard box to make a pretty impressive playhouse?

Let the DIY-ing begin!