I was lucky enough to be offered a cubby from Kidzshach in exchange to give it a makeover!! I was absolutely thrilled and started Pinning like crazy! Here’s the cubby I chose and my Inspiration Image that I found on Pinterest.
What I love most about my inspiration pic is the blue door & the stained roof as well as the cute garden & shrubs around the edge. I’m pleases to say that we have finished our cubby reno (Except for the garden) and I will be sharing with you my step by step below. Enjoy.
To start off I had to pick a stain colour. I chose this Cabots stain in the colour, Merbau. This was about $50 for a tin from Bunnings. I chose the water based stain as it’s easier for me to clean. First I stained the timber flooring. I wanted to stain both the inside and the patio of the cubby house. I did 2 coats on all stained surfaces. I stained the decking, the window frames and the roof.
After staining the deck and the cubby I wanted to start on the door! I had some helpers to help! We chose the colour Waterway by Dulux and painted the door with 2 coats.
Now it was time to paint! Off to Bunnings to buy some paint, I was about to leave with a $50 tin of outdoor paint but was stopped by one of the workers at Bunnings and he suggested using this paint by Walpamur. I was a little skeptical at first but he insisted that he has heard wonderful feedback about this brand of paint in the 5 years that he had worked at Bunnings AND it was only $36 a tin. So naturally, I went with the cheaper, better option. I chose the Dulux colour Snowy Mountain in Half strength.
Unfortunately I didn’t get any photos of the cubby painted unassembled. My partner, Mark and our friend Steyn both helped build it and it went up in about 2 hours with a couple of breaks in between.