Juliet was psyched that daddy bought her a giant playhouse by Keter Kids. I however, was not thrilled with the selection. I was already eyeing beautiful custom teepees on Etsy that would work perfectly with our all-white and neutral living room decor. And he instantaneously squashed all my plans by having unboxed and assembled this gigantic eyesore, leaving Juliet to fall in love and me to desert my fantasies of a beautiful teepee taking its place. This Keter Kids Playhouse seemingly took over our precious living room space and suddenly seemed to take center stage as the new focal point of the room. So I planned a home makeover. First we disassembled the parts. Here is Juliet totally devastated assuming the big bad wolf came by and blew her house down.
Once we reassured her that the house would be put back together soon, we discussed colors. She screamed “red and yellow” to which I immediately vetoe-ed cuz the last thing I needed was Ronald McDonald’s house to replace this current version. I replied, “how about black and white?” This time she veto-ed. We finally decided on white and grey with a glitter sparkle roof. Below is the before and after.
The after shot is taken during Halloween when we turned her beloved clubhouse into a haunted house. And voila! She loved it! (Phew!)
It only took us 12 cans of spray paint and hours of sweating under the summer sun! Ugh, what a labor of love. Thank you hubby, for helping me in this seemingly never-ending home makeover. I do NOT recommend spray painting unless you have the special febreeze type nozzles for easier spraying. Otherwise, you’ll end up like us unable to pick up a fork or brush your teeth afterwards because your fingers are so weak and shaky.
(She was so proud to help put up the Halloween decor with me).
Now she parks her car next to the house with pride.