I challenged myself to build a playhouse using only what we had stored in the attic:
Here’s how we did it:
First I ventured up to the attic and scrounged all of the hoarded wood I could find:
– a vintage bed frame – 2 pallets – a chopped up desk – a few unused shelves & MDF boards
The pallets were attached together in an ‘L’ shape. The sturdy wooden shelves were secured to the top of the lower pallet to create the playhouse floor and the MDF board nailed to the upper pallet for the interior back wall.
The vintage bed frame had a two-piece headboard that made absolutely perfect side walls just as they were – no measuring or cutting required, hooray!
The solid wooden bedrails were cut to size and then added to the sides as roof supports.
The roof was created from 3 old wardrobe doors stacked and cut to size.
The roof was attached…
and one of the footboards from the bed frame added to the front.
The kiddo and I marched back up to the attic and she chose chalkboard paint for the back wall and we also found a couple of small shelves for “holding important things”.
Some oh-so-artistic details
+ a coat of leftover all weather blue paint to fancy it up and some furnishings
and a few “important things” storage hooks
and the playhouse was ready for action!
Now, head on over here and discover how I upcycled an old dresser into a marvelous munchkin sandbox (complete with a seat & cover):