Every little girl needs a playhouse. My wife Jamie has talked about her childhood playhouse and I’ve always wanted to give my daughter Madison the opportunity to have those same memories. When I was designing this playhouse I wanted to make it durable and easy to transport. Well, as easy as a playhouse could be to transport. Keeping those things in mind, I still wanted it to be cute for our little girl but not too girly so that our little boy could play in it too.
While the design of the playhouse was a big deal to us, so was the color and exterior paint. Not only do we love the colors that we chose for this project, it is great knowing that PPG’s Manor Hall Exterior Paint will protect our playhouse for years to come. And it helps that it’s dirt resistant. To see more about the planning for this playhouse check out our planning post. On to the plans!
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- Qty 3 – 19/32” x 4’ x 8’ Sheathing
- Qty 6 – 3/8” x 4’ x 8’ Exterior Paneling
- Qty 16 – 5/4 x 6 x 8’ Decking Boards
- Qty 3 – 4 x 4 x 8’ Pressure Treated Posts
- Qty 10 – 2 x 6 x 8’ Pressure Treated Lumber
- Qty 35 – 2 x 4 x 8’ Premium Studs
- Qty 5 – 1/2” Drip Cap (10’ long)
- Roofing Material for about 100 sq ft
- 3” Exterior Wood Screws
- 1-1/4” Exterior Wood Screws
- Wood Glue
- Trim nails
- PPG Paints Manor Hall Exterior Paint
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How to build a Playhouse
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Paint and Transform!
With all that building out of the way now we can paint and transform this dull structure into an amazing playhouse for our kids. We went with PPG Paints Manor Hall Exterior paint for superior durability.
With the paint colors picked out it was time to get started painting. We started with the interior and floor paint first in which we painted with the Gypsum color. Then we painted the exterior with a nice subtle aqua color called Sea Pearl. Finally, we painted the Chalkboard and the flower boxes with the color Silver Strawberry.
This was our first time using PPG Paint and we found it to be a great product. Lucky for you, our friends at PPG have offered up a pretty sweet coupon on their paint. $10 off any purchase of $25 or more AND you get a free quart for a color sample.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!