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:
@joannagaines @chipgaines @magnolia Regrann from @royaltysoaps – This is one of the secret sauce projects I have been working on! I haven’t been able to share because Polly was in the hospital for so long, but she finally came home last Saturday and I was able to give her this early birthday present of a whimsical playhouse I “renovated” and decorated! 💖 There is a link to the project video in my stories and highlights and I can’t wait for you all to see her reaction!! There is a full blog post with everything I used at www.katiewcarson.com if you want to do this yourself!! 🌟 . . . . #cubbyhouse #playhouse #teampollyanna #diyplayhouse #diy #playhousehack – #regrann
Instagram user @the.pinl.dream showed that pink and white with gold accents looks absolutely charming:
Y’all there is a sweet little review on the blog today: Sophia & Olivia’s playhouse makeover 🏡💕 Its só rewarding doing things for my girls, Sophia was so excited about her house and patiently waited while I did 3 coats of paint 😂😂 after the House was done she asked if I could build her a bed too! http://liketk.it/2vXrD @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKhome #LTKfamily #playhouse#playroomdecor#playhousehack#kidsfashion#hometour#costcofinds
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?!
Sometimes it’s okay to put your ongoing to-do list aside and focus on tasks that stem your creativity. Last week I managed to snag an old playhouse for $50 with the full intention to renovate it into something cute for the kids. Introducing the Lemonade Cafe! Swipe for more photos including the ‘before’ playhouse. Full details about the renovation in our blog – link in profile 💛
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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. www.cozybythesea.com • • • #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
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!