My Summerhouse

Hello everyone!

I ordered my summerhouse back in April, and on Thursday it finally arrived.  I love it so much, it’s essentially like having another room to decorate!  I’ve spent the last few days outside painting it until 10pm – I have blisters on my hands!  I still have some painting to do inside (oh and round the back…and the sides..and the doors!), but once that’s finished, I have an amazing blank canvas to play with and make pretty.

I wanted a soft grey for the exterior, and in the end I went with a paint by Alcro, a Scandinavian paint designed to withstand the coldest winters.  For the window trim and interior I used a good old Cuprinol in Pale Jasmine, a soft white.  Although I used a couple of coats of that on the floor, I then went over it with Ronseal Diamond floor paint in white.

I plan to add a few bits of furniture this week – a table for the children to sit at and do colouring, and for me to edit photos, a comfy chair, and perhaps a trunk to store blankets and cushions.  I shall keep you updated with my progress!

Tamsyn x



  1. 15th June 2014 / 8:15 am

    Gorgeous! Very, very jealous 🙂 xx

  2. 15th June 2014 / 9:21 am

    This is wonderful. I am so pleased to find your lovely blog too. Love laura. Ps I lobe the bay tree in the sink bucket, have you added holes in the bottom to allow drainage? I'd like to do something like this xxx

  3. 15th June 2014 / 4:45 pm

    Wow, this is so lovely! It's my dream to have a little summer house:)

  4. 19th June 2014 / 5:16 pm

    Gorgeous! I'm wondering what the dimensions are? also, do you mind if I ask where you ordered it from? We are in the process of planning to build a playhouse in the backyard for my daughter & I am interested in any inspiration for this project!

  5. 26th May 2015 / 9:48 am

    Hi, could you let me know the alcro colour looks beautiful , thank you sonia

  6. Debbie Riley
    17th April 2018 / 1:05 am

    I love your summer house, please can you tell me where you bought it from and what size it is. Many thanks Debs

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