I started with this wooden playhouse ordered from Wayfair which I selected primarily because of its small footprint. Perfect for my small backyard but it could even be used on a patio or large indoor playroom. It arrived quickly and was pretty straight forward to put together. It's adorable straight out of the box but of course, I wanted to customize it.
The first step of this mini makeover was paint. Black, white and green are just about my favorite outdoor color scheme and it definitely transformed the look. I used patio decking to make the floor + porch and used white plastic garden fencing around the edges to create some more definition. Black and white patterned oil cloth cut and hung as bunting banners graced the eaves. A few hanging planters were added to the shutters and an oversized metal "A" marks the cottage for its tiny dweller.
And while I fully own that I was pretty determined to get Aggie a little cottage no matter what - I'm happy to report she absolutely adores it!
Naturally, I can't leave well enough alone so I plan on adding a few upgrades later this year inside in the form of an area rug and a makeshift play kitchen. Stay tuned for the next episode of This Little House!
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