When I asked Ella what her dream house would look like she told me it would be a rainbow coloured brick house. The reason she wanted it rainbow coloured is because rainbows are pretty and they make everyone happy!

Before Ella could get started designing her dream house daddy had to build it first. Even on next to no sleep daddy still managed to assemble it in next to no time at all. And this is what it looked like.

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Eeek Ella was extremely happy that it was now built and as you can imagine she couldn’t wait to get started.

So as Ella decided she was going to paint her dream house, I got her paints and sponge ready for her to begin.

Ella – mommy I want to paint my roof purple, red and blue using my sponge to make it look like bricks. Ooò and I want my chimney to be red!

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Once Ella was done sponging both sides of her roof she move onto the side bit of the roof. Where the round little window is and she painted it red.

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The front, back and one side of Ella’s house are all bricked in orange, green and yellow.

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Ella decided to make the one side wall even more special by making it a feature wall. Instead of a brick wall like the rest. On her feature wall she painted a flower, then drew a balloon,  flowers on either side of the one window, a cake beneath the window and a butterfly above. Then using paint stamps she stamped butterflies and teddy bears.

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Ta-da one girlie feature wall finished.

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With only the doors left to paint Ella decided she wanted them to be purple  {her favourite colour}. Sadly painting the doors warped them slightly. However this did not dampen Ella’s spirits as she as so proud of her house!

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Look mommy my house is finished and I absolutely love it!!

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If you like what you have seen and you’re interested in purchasing a cardboard house to decorate too click here.

Disclosure we were sent this wonderful cardboard house by Ocean as a part of their ‘Cardboard Dream House’ Competition.