Every time I see a fixer upper, i envision all the little tweaks i would love to do to update it. When I saw a local playhouse for sale, I immediately saw a modern little farmhouse for Hudson to play in. I snatched it up and Josh and I went to work!
First, we took the playhouse apart. We then drilled drain holes in the bottom of the pieces since we knew we would be power washing it and we didn’t want to get any water stuck inside.
We then power washed and scrubbed it.
After drying, we spray painted each piece. We added an additional coat to each, then finished with a clear top coat spray.
The only pieces that could not be removed were the shutters, so I wrapped the walls in plastic wrap, and using painters tape to secure it, while I spray painted it.
I purchased solar lights, a bell and mat. After drying, we drilled in the lights and bell, and I added topiaries. Hudson loves it! The neutral colors make it easy for us to decorate each season!
I covered old cornices that we already had instead of buying or creating new ones. My overall vision was during a textured grey cornice, tufting it with nickel nailheads, and adding textured drapes in a contrasting color, to give it depth, instead of trying to make it “matchy.” Measure the width of your cornice, including each of the sides and add at least 2″ to each side to staple, and determine the amount of yards of fabric you will need. Cover your cornice with the fabric, pulling it tight as you go, and stapling it along the edge to secure it.
Next, measure a straight line around your cornice, making a square, of where you will apply your nailhead trim. Carefully, place the nails and hammer in to secure.
I bought a basic curtain rod and we installed it underneath the cornice and added contrasting textured curtains.
I have a mere obsession with pretty packaging and unique stationery. It’s always a mission finding that perfect holiday card. Kate Spade never lets me down, (the Jingle All The Way cards were my top pick, & how cute are the Pop.Fizz.Clink. cards?) I came across Sugar Paper Los Angeles and just can’t get enough of their chic designs!