My Summerhouse

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




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  • Gorgeous! Very, very jealous 🙂 xx

  • 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

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

  • 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!

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

  • Debbie Riley

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

  • Sophie

    Hi, I’m looking for a summer house just like this, can you please tell me where you got it from? Thanks

  • Louise

    Hi I love this colour! What is the name of the external grey you used? It seems all summer houses are out if stock so I have plenty of planning tome until I can order one! ☺️

  • Nicola

    I love this.
    Thinking about getting something similar. Please can you share the size? It’s so beautiful. Is it 8’ x 8’?

  • Gerlind

    Would love tones an update, have just been given a summerhouse/ pottingshed and can’t wait to get started. Delivery first week in March!

    • Gerlind

      To see! Sorry typo crept in there ☺️

  • Clare

    What colour did you use please. It looks beautiful

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