Swedish playhouse in dosfamily´s garden.

Frank´s playhouse By DosFamily


This is my son Frank and his playhouse. It is white on the outside and green and pink on the inside. It is usually really messy but I cleaned it out for him one day when his friend Nelly was going to come over. And it turned out so cute I just had to photograph it.


Every year it´s the same story:
As summer starts the kids totally ignore the playhouse. Mostly because winter has been cruel to it, things left in there has become damp and dirty (believe me – lots of things gets left in there). The spiders and wasps however love it and move in straight away. And once it´s full of cobweb and wasps nest the kids get even less excited about it.

When summer is close to an end I finally get around to cleaning it out. Making it enjoyable again.


And that was what happened this summer as well. I cleaned it out one day when Frank´s friend Nelly was visiting us. They are just too cute in this picture. (Usually they nag at each other like an old married couple)


On one side you can order burgers.


Frank and Nelly are ready to take you order.




When it comes to the decorating, this is what I did. I hired Viola and a friend of hers to paint the inside pink and green: (Körsbärsblom and Lindblomma från Beckers). I hauled out a lot of stuff: The kitchen sink and stove (from Brio). A carpet. (From Rusta). Happy meal toys and fleamarket finds to decorate the walls with. I even let two of my favorite ladies hang on the wall this year. Above.



The other side of the house has a black board and an old school desk. I did not have a stool that was the right height so I used a storage box- flipped on it´s side instead.


The bat -decoration is Isabelle´s design (from Ellos). The statue on the floor is from a fleamarket (bernardikonst)


Inside the desk: Blues Brothers and other great stuff!


The plates on the side are traditional Swedish Christmas plates. They are practically free at fleamarkets and look just as nice indoors as they do outdoors.

I also decorated some fencing poles with happy meal toys.( Just like I´ve done before but with birds. Remember?)dosfamily-brandtFranksplayhouse22


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August 21, 2014 at 16:13

Ah, this post brought such a smile to my face!

Isabelle McAllister
August 21, 2014 at 17:26

så härligt! Färger leken och alla tallrikarna ute är ju så fantastiska! du är bra du jenny

August 21, 2014 at 20:14

This is awesome!! You did a great job–it looks so great, and the kiddos look so happy playing there.

August 21, 2014 at 21:28

Arhmen det er jo FANTASTISK ! Jeg får lyst til straks ar løbe ud og opgradere/dekorere legehuset (playhouse) her i vores have.

Jeg må helt klart gøre det med tallerknerne/platterne efter. De koster nærmest ingenting her heller, og så synes jeg faktisk de er så fine.

Dejlig dag til dig.

KH Maria

August 21, 2014 at 21:39

What an amazing playhouse! It’s looking great from the outside, just like a really pretty retro diner. Love it! And the kids seem to love it too ;)
xo hope

August 21, 2014 at 21:55

Åh vilken fin inspiration, jag håller på och målar en lekstuga för mina soon to be hönor. Ja ett hönshus förstås men lekstuga låter finare efter att ha sett din… Härliga bilder!!!
: ) Sanna

August 22, 2014 at 02:39

Oh this is wonderful! I would love to order a burger from there! I bet they’re delicious!

August 22, 2014 at 10:06

Love the playhouse! And look at his face! Adorable :)

August 23, 2014 at 07:29

Så fin lekstuga och vilka fina bilder!

September 2, 2014 at 08:10

Helt underbart!

February 16, 2015 at 15:08

Aren’t some of those plates Royal Copenhagen? My mother has a collection and I always look at them when I’m thrifting here in the US. They aren’t so inexpensive here that I’d put them up outside. Enjoy them !

Jenny Brandt
February 16, 2015 at 18:23
– In reply to: GingerR

GingerR! Yes your right, some of them are. But they are all over here. And the practically give them away at flea markets. I should bring some to the US and sell them :)