Monday, July 9, 2012

Playhouse Remodel

Over the weekend I decided to give my kids playhouse a serious update.  I originally found this play house on Craigslist for $100.  They normal sell for $300 new so I though it was a bargain, although I'm sure if I spent more time looking I could have found one for cheaper.  The colors aren't the most attractive so I found some nice colored plastic spray paint for $5 a can (I used 6 cans total).

Here are my before, during, and after's:

I got the flowers and rabbit figurine from the dollar store and the door mat was only $3.  The spray paint I used is Kryon plastic spray paint.  They have a large selection of colors so you can make the house fit you personality easily.  My only advise is not to spray paint in 110 degree weather like I did.  Whoa! What was I thinking?  Good thing the paint dries very quickly so it wasn't too time consuming.

All total the house was ONLY $140 and super easy to make.  My kids better will love it for a long time to come I'm sure.


Anonymous said...

Very nice !! Wish I was creative enough to think of that.

k come karolina said...

wow! this looks so cool!!!

xoxo from rome

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing how many cans of paint you used! I actually picked up the same model of playhouse and am planning on giving it an update. :)

Cassy said...

I'm glad you found this post useful! My kids still love this house so I am glad I updated it to make it look nice. Good luck on yours!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I am a bit nervous, I've never taken on a project like this before. If it turns out well then I will be updating our Cozy Coupe. ;)

Shaun Walker said...

Thanks so much for the great idea! I just purchased a play house today to redo! Could you tell me how many cans of spray paint you used for the roof of the house and the bass of the house? I'm trying to figure out how many cans of each color. Thanks so much!