Playhouse Makeover!

Betty isn't the only one getting a makeover....the monsters playhouse was in need of a little something and as we are planning a house move in the next year we have decided to hold off with the bedroom decorating! 

So hmmmm how to use the blackboard paint that Rustoleum kindly send us? And the alphabet frieze sent from Chubby Pineapple?? I wanted them put to great why not spruce up the boring old playhouse turned dumping ground for plastic ball pool balls and broken outdoor toys and take it back to what it's makers intended...somewhere for fun!!! 

An outdoor creative station is the plan and soon I will add in a table with paper roll and also an art gallery for the kids to hang up there art (because who wants paper blowing around their garden right?) so here we have our new improved creative den 90% ready but I couldn't wait to show you it! ( I'll update you as soon as the rest is done! 


The lovely people at Rustoleum sent us the blackboard paint for entering a Pinterest competition ran by the lovely Hannah at Mums Days. 


The paint was really easy to use and didn't really have a strong smell so I allowed my sensible (at times!!!) Jenson to help out as he was busting to help me! 

After: Still a few of the edges to go, and the floor now needs a spruce up thanks to Jenson and his splatting! I used just 1 coat with the roller, where Jenson had painted with the brush needed 2 but I think that's down to Jenson not the paint (or brush!!) 

You can buy Rustoleum blackboard paint from most DIY stores and you can get it in black, blue, pink or red!! Check out the website HERE!!


As we painted all 3 walls I felt it a good idea to do something different on each side, so 1 side became our Alphabet wall. Chubby Pineapples alphabet frieze has really made it look great. What do you think?

The pictures are simple, recognisable and can choose from 2 colours blue or pink. We chose pink ('re not blind!) the pink is a subtle pale pink. The frieze comes in 1 piece, 3 metres long, I cut it to make it fit.

The letters are as they learn at school....

Jenson couldn't resist having a little practice scribble!

You can buy the alphabet frieze from Chubby Pineapple HERE!  

I've made a family portrait wall with frames for them to fill in with portraits.

 and included a little piece of name art using foam stickers! 

Other little details:

Star and flower fairy lights.

Chairs (for now!)

And this post wouldn't be complete without a few pics of my gorgeous monsters enjoying their new playhouse!

(oops as usual Elsie bear doesnt sit still, much to much stuff to touch and eat oopps I mean play with!

In the next few weeks we will finish of the floor I'm not sure what I want to do with it yet and also I want a small shelf around the top of the back wall and above the window to keep a couple of books, also I'll add some big cushions so it can become a little reading nook for them!

Disclaimer: We were sent both products for free to review. All thoughts, opinions and photos are my own.


  1. Fab indeed! The chalk looks so much fun and the alphabet frieze is a great idea - Thanks.

  2. Blackboard paint on the inside walls of a playroom... that is such an awesome idea!

  3. What a great idea! I love the frames for them to draw their own portraits in. I might have to try this in my kids den.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  4. I would love a playhouse, blackboard and chalk is fab for mark making :)


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