Playhouse Makeover Reveal

Monday


6 cans of spray paint later:


I used the Krylon Fusion spray paint for plastics and it was pretty easy to do.

My tips:
a) Tarp the different colored sections off and don't reuse the plastic tarps for different colors. (The old, dried paint flakes off the tarp and onto your new paint.)
b)Try to be very even with your strokes. You can see my stops and starts in the green wall paint.

There were also some cracks in the door, but I sealed them up with duct tape and painted over them. Up close you can see the darker line of the tape, but not from far away.



The green doesn't match our house exactly, but honestly, I was surprised that they even offered a stock color that came this close. I should have gone with a red roof, but the brown is much prettier. Seeing it on the playhouse, I'd now like to do our real roof brown.

This was a pretty satisfying, quick project. Now if only the REAL house was this easy to makeover!

16 comments:

  1. That picture below is absolutely priceless!

    http://toughkittypuffs.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow, that looks fabulous! You will have to keep us updated on how it does outside.

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  3. Love this! What a cute and quick idea.

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  4. I bought this same house off of CL today in hopes at redoing it. I am having issues removing the door and shutters. Did you remove them or just tape off? And if you did remove them, any tips? Thanks! Your's looks amazing!

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  5. I bought this same house off of CL today in hopes at redoing it. I am having issues removing the door and shutters. Did you remove them or just tape off? And if you did remove them, any tips? Thanks! Your's looks amazing!

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  6. Katie - I did just tape (and plastic bagged) the shutter and door off. It was a total pain, but I'm not sure if you could get them completely off without destroying them.
    Good luck!

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    1. I wanted to add that since doing this, I talked to someone who did successfully remove at least the shutters. She said they are installed with a pin-type system and you just need to lift and pry them off a bit.

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  7. An absolutely wonderful idea! When my daughters were young (in the days before plastic-friendly paint) the original pastels always steered me away. You may have single-handedly revived this playhouse's popularity. :)

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  8. how does it look a year later? chipping at all?

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    1. The only chipping we have is actually flaking on one part of the roof. It makes sense though, because that one spot had been previous coated with some kind of paint or glue.

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    1. Just below the chair rail and the roof. Inside isn't as colorful.

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  10. Did you by chance take it apart to paint?

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    1. Yes. I wasn't able to get the door and shutters off, but have since heard that this is possible.

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