It’s summer time and what is more fun for the kids than their very own playhouse? This post is little bit of a product review and hack (how I jazzed up the playhouse). I saw this Cedar Summit Storeycreek Playhouse at Costco and thought it would be a great addition to my backyard for my granddaughter, Madison. The price had dropped $100 at the warehouse. Madison has a July birthday, so, Germaine and I (the two grandmothers) decided to purchase it for her. I will say it was a challenge to get home. My friend, Terri, has a minivan with the seats out, and she helped me pick it up. It took 3 Costco staff to put it in the van and a neighbor to help us get it out at home.
Now time to build it! I enlisted Uncle Matt (my son) to assemble it. I went to YouTube to see what others had said about, and done to, the playhouse. Then to the manufacturer’s website where they have a great how-to video to assemble it. Matt decided to build it from the direction book provided and that worked for him. WARNING!! Building time is approximately 4-5 hours non-stop for a solo worker (the reviews I saw did say this, too).
The following photos are the assembly:
Now that the playhouse is built it needs some crafty touches, better known as HACKS.
- Curtains made from dishtowel*
- College desk floor mat (Big Lots)
- Storage bins for household items (Big Lots)
- Water jug (Dollar Tree)
- Personalized Framed Artwork (frames from IKEA; Hand lettering, ME)
- IKEA UTTER Table**
- Tablecloth from dish towel
- Silk flower arrangement (Dollar Tree)
- Dish towels (Dollar Tree, cut in half for smaller hands)
- Prince Frog standing by (he’s been in the backyard for ever. He got reposed to stand guard at the playhouse.
*Look for next week’s blog post on HOW-TO MAKE DISHTOWEL CURTAINS
**IKEA UTTER Table, $9.99, perfect size to fit in playhouse with room to play.
I hope you enjoyed my review and hack all in one place!
Now time for some lemonade,