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How to Dress Up a Basic Playhouse Interior

From flooring and furniture to stylish window coverings and smart storage solutions, here are nine ideas to make a playhouse interior fun and functional.
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From Dingy to Bright and Functional

From the floors and ceiling to the walls and lighting, what was a dingy playhouse is now a bright place all about toys, crafting and reading. Get our tips to create your own cheerful and functional playhouse.

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The Playhouse, Before

After years of neglect, this playhouse was unappealing to kids and parents alike. On a modest budget with a timeline of two weeks, it was reinvented as a classic, colorful place designed for pint-sized playmates.

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Create Nearly Instant Architecture

Some ready-made playhouses are sold with plastic panel walls while others simply come with bare studs. For a quick and affordable wall upgrade, add 4X8' tongue-and-groove sheets of beadboard. Cut to size with a table saw, then attach each sheet directly to the studs using a nail gun. Then, sand the surface until smooth and add paint. Once installed, maintenance is a breeze, too: It's easy to clean and more durable than drywall.

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Use Play-Proof Fabrics

Indoor-outdoor fabrics are ideal for playspaces designed for active kids. Add privacy and help control harsh sun rays with durable window coverings made from indoor-outdoor fabric. Although intended mostly for upholstery use, this graphic fabric works equally well for custom, kid-proof designer drapes.

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