How to Update an Outdoor Playhouse - Engineer Mommy
Jul 192016
 

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When we purchased our current house, the former owners left behind a Little Tikes playhouse! It was old and faded, but I knew it could be easily updated. I knew we would be spending a lot of time in our yard, so I figured the kids would get some use out of this playhouse! Sure, the paint was a little faded, but it was in decent condition! We kept it the way it was for about a year, and then I decided to update it!

Here’s what it looked like originally!

Updated Outdoor Playhouse

Updated Outdoor Playhouse


Not bad, but a little blah!

So I popped off all the windows, and spray painted them with a bright red spray paint! Make sure the paint is suitable for outdoor use and is suitable for plastic. I also like this paint and this paint! Check out the picture below… the windows on the left are unpainted and the windows on the right are painted! Much better, right?

Updated Outdoor Playhouse

Updated Outdoor Playhouse


I did the same thing with the door: popped it off and spray painted it. This time, I used this green spray paint!
Updated Outdoor Playhouse

Updated Outdoor Playhouse


I also spray painted the roof with a blue paint! This thing has been outdoors for almost 6 months now and still looks fabulous! I really love the way it came out! To make it feel even more like a house, I added a small white picket fence (I used garden edging like this!) I also added a little dog statue, a planter and a few pinwheels.
Updated Outdoor Playhouse

Updated Outdoor Playhouse


To give the windows a bit more definition, I also painted some white trim above and below the red shutters! I think it really helps spruce up the windows, don’t you think?
Updated Outdoor Playhouse

Updated Outdoor Playhouse


My daughter loves to take her little adirondack chair out there and sit next to her house! This was a fun project and my kids get plenty of use out of it!
Updated Outdoor Playhouse

Updated Outdoor Playhouse


Eventually, we added a little vase with flowers inside the house, a few more pinwheels and these painted stone bugs by the door! Like many things in my yard, this project is ever-evolving!
Updated Outdoor Playhouse

Updated Outdoor Playhouse


So what do you think? Would you update a faded playhouse with spray paint?

Here’s a pinnable image if you’d like to save this project!

Updated Outdoor Playhouse

Updated Outdoor Playhouse







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