The Junk Gypsies Transform a Treehouse Into a Dreamy Guesthouse

When their friends asked Amie and Jolie to make over their backyard treehouse into a whimsical space for visitors, they jumped at the opportunity. See how they used vintage finds and boho design pieces to "gypsify" the unique guesthouse.
By: Sadee Hanson
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Photo By: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Photo By: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Photo By: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Photo By: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

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Treehouse Makeover

Amie and Jolie's friends Brian and Amy, fellow Texan upcyclers, built a treehouse in their backyard using recycled wood and windows. They called on the Junk Gypsies to help them transform the tiny space and turn it into a funky guesthouse.

Treehouse: Before

Before the Junk Gypsies got their hands on the treehouse, the small space had great architectural pieces like reclaimed wood, windows and chandeliers, but it was in need of furniture and décor to transform the space into a guesthouse. 

Treehouse: After

Amie and Jolie brought Junk Gypsy funkiness to the quaint treehouse. The bohemian-style furniture and décor liven up the living space.

Treehouse Décor

Jolie brings retro pieces from the Junk Gypsy store to decorate the treehouse.

Hanging Ski Chair

Since the treehouse owners recently relocated to Texas from Colorado, Amie and Jolie added a Rocky Mountain touch to the room by using vintage wooden snow skis to create a hanging chair. See more upcycling projects using vintage skis and other sports gear.

Treehouse Décor

The Junk Gypsies used antlers, a red rose and a framed needlepoint to bring their rebellious Texas style to the room.

Behind the Scenes

The Junk Gypsy team carried a variety of upcycled design pieces into the treehouse.

Treehouse Bedroom

The ladder in the sitting room leads to a loft area that offers just enough space to fit a double bed for overnight guests. The hanging wicker pendant illuminates the small space for night reading.  

Treehouse Décor

A vintage “Cabins for Rent” sign welcomes treehouse guests.

Treehouse Décor

Amie and Jolie found these décor items to “gypsify” the treehouse. 

Gramophone Speaker

The team created a cell-phone speaker using the gramophone from an old-world Victrola horn and a hollowed out wooden log, giving guests a way to listen to music without electricity.

Treehouse Décor

Vintage wooden boxes were nailed to the wall to serve as unique shelving.

Treehouse Living Area

Amie and Jolie used a glitter-covered carnival star, funky Edison lamp and colorful pillows to decorate the living space.

Treehouse Owners

Treehouse owners Brian and Amy Kleinwochter proudly pose in front of their newly transformed treehouse.