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Makeover A Plastic Playhouse

Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill

It's time to clean up those outdoor kid's toys! Do you have an old plastic playhouse that's looking a little worn out? Make it over with spray paint and make it look new.

Choose Your Spray Paint Colors

I'm going for a beach cottage vibe on this one.  I chose white, gray, and teal for the playhouse makeover Don't Use Gloss Paint!!

I removed the roof, gave the entire house a good cleaning before using a white primer on the house.  

What's Next:


Door & Shutters

I did remove the door and shutters to paint but the shutters were tough to get back in. If I did it over I would have painted the shutters in place (cover the playhouse with newspaper while doing it)

What's Next:


Top Tips

For the most durable finish it's important to wait a day between coats of paint.


Matching Chair

I found kid sized Adirondack chairs and spray painted them to match the playhouse

Ready for another Summer!


From Beat-Up to Beach Cottage

It looks brand new! Well worth the effort and cheaper than replacing the playhouse.