Garden Playhouses, The Vialii Way!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

If you are an avid follower of our blogs (and why wouldn’t you be?!) then you will be aware that we love a wee upcycling project at Vialii. And these projects are my VERY favourites that we have ever tackled. Welcome to the Vialii Garden Playhouse Makeover!

 

I LOVE my new playhouse!

I LOVE my new playhouse!

M&D are designing a garden for friends at the moment and tucked away in a corner of their garden, no longer used, was a playhouse which these (very lovely!) friends said we could have. As this saved Daddy the job of making our own playhouse, he now had the time and energy to help me and Mummy give it a bit of a makeover.

Before: the playhouse needed a bit of Lulufication (yes, that IS a word!)

Before: the playhouse needed a bit of Lulufication (yes, that IS a word!)

After a bit of a jet wash and sanding down, the old playhouse was ready for some painting. I chose some lovely green paint called Willow for the outside and off-white for the inside to make it nice and bright.
Here I am busy painting my playhouse

Here I am busy painting my playhouse

We tucked the playhouse in one of our borders so that it doesn’t take up too much space. We just needed to move a few plants.

  The new playhouse is tucked in the border between two apple trees


The new playhouse is tucked in the border between two apple trees

The view from inside is lovely, across the garden the fields and up to the Ochil Hills.

The view from inside my playhouse

The view from inside my playhouse

My clever mummy made curtains for the windows and door and some bunting for inside and out. I hung a beautiful painting I made at nursery inside and Daddy laid some artificial grass inside which looks like a green furry rug!

The inside all painted, my furry rug, artwork and curtains!

The inside all painted, my furry rug, artwork and curtains!

Daddy also made a lovely flower box for the front which we planted some alpines in. The final touch was a sign for the outside saying “Lulu & Tilda’s House, No Boys Allowed” (although I will make allowances for my BFF Euan!) onto which we stuck some shells I had collected.
  My new sign: Lulu & Tilda's House, No Boys Allowed!


My new sign: Lulu & Tilda’s House, No Boys Allowed!

While we have been very busy at Vialii Towers, my BFF Euan has also been flying the flag for upcycled Vialii playhouses. His clever Daddy has made his from upcycled pallets. Here he is loving his wee house:

Peek-a-boo

Peek-a-boo

 

Euan in his wonderful, upcycled playhouse

Euan in his wonderful, upcycled playhouse

I’d love to see pics of your playhouses so feel free to share…

Hugs & kisses,

Lulu xx


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