Friday, June 15, 2012

Extrememe Playhouse Makeover Reveal!

We took the playhouse apart to scrub clean, but the swinging door just would not budge,
so I had to paint it lime green to because I didn't want to deal with taping it off, etc, etc!

I used the Krylon Fusion spray paint for plastics {$3.49 per bottle at Home Depot}.
The painting took A LOT longer then expected.... primer, paint, then top coat. It also took a lot more spray paint then I had anticipated or read on the other blogs that posted their playhouse makeover:
14 cans of spray paint total
{2 gray primer, 2 maroon, 8 lime green, & 2 brown},
and three trips to Home Depot.
The paint drys to touch in about 15-20 minutes, but you want to let the pieces dry for 7 days before you put the playhouse together to avoid chips in the paint.

Playhouse on Craigslist     $20.00
14 bottles of spray paint     $48.00  
       Total Cost                       $68.00        

Granted I spent A LOT on spray paint, but $68 is way cheaper then the $250-$400 price tag
for a new Little Tikes Playhouse. I am sure that Bellamy, her future siblings, and their friends
will get many years of enjoyment out of the playhouse!!


Kristen at First Name Smith said...


Shannon Dew said...

OMG great job!!! Looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

I have told you this a MILLION TIMES, YOU ARE THE MOST ARTSY, CRAFTSY PERSON I know! It is sooooo cute.


AMJ217 said...

Ah! I asked a question on you earlier post...this post answers my questions! :)

Navy Wifey Peters said...


LettyVR said...

Totally adorable! How has the paint job held up? Anything you would've changed?

Anonymous said...

Love the idea but never would of used lime green!! :-\