ISSUE 74  |  The Kids Are All Right

DIY: Playhouse from a Cardboard Box

May 30, 2013 11:30 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

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Forget all the other toys, all any kid really wants is a good cardboard box—especially when it’s DIYed into a proper playhouse. We like this idea from stylist Aurélie Lécuyer in Nantes, France. For a similar budget conscious playhouse, see our sources below.

Above: Photograph via Le Dans La.

Above: Photograph via Le Dans La.

Above: Another eco-friendly non-toxic resource: Old Fashioned Milk Paint’s SafePaint. Organic, biodegradable, zero-VOC, and non-toxic, one gallon is $45.95. For nine other options, see 10 Easy Pieces: Eco-Friendly Paints.

Above: Made in Germany, Aglaia Natural Paints are free of chemical solvents and made from beeswax, carnuba wax, chalk, citrus peel oil, clove oil, mica, and talcum; prices start at $51.95 for a gallon through Aglaia Paints. For more on the subject, have a look at Green Your Nursery: Choose Non-Toxic, Eco-Friendly Paints by Jasmin Malik Chua.

Take a look at Aurélie Lécuyer’s home in House Call: Aurélie Lécuyer in France and Steal This Look: Pastel-Bright Children’s Room.