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Thursday, August 8, 2013

the painted playset

J.B. and I have been thinking about getting a play set for Jake. Something small and simple for now.

So when we happened upon this old play set out on the road, we got super excited. 
Okay, so it was faded and moldy and covered in bird crap... But I had a vision!

before:




And here's how that vision panned out... 




Isn't it the cutest little play set ever?! I'm crazy about it. 


Okay, so the my little plan of attack.
 First I scrubbed this nasty thing down with soap and water. I used a brush to get all the leftover sticker parts and mildew off.  After letting it dry, I started with the spray paint.

This is my arsenal:




The lime green and baby blue are from the Valspar Color Radiance line. They are both paint and primer, and they're also good for plastics. 
The navy blue is from their regular spray paint line. Regular spray paint doesn't always apply well to plastics, so I also grabbed the Valspar plastic primer. 

Then I just... painted. 

I think this sweet fella' loves his new play set!








Love.
You'd be amazed at what a little spray paint and imagination can do!


4 comments:

  1. Your little boy is so cute! Love the concentration on his face as he is mastering the slide :)

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  2. May I ask how the spray paint held up? Did it chip with the primer? Thanks!

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  3. May I ask how the spray paint held up? Did it chip with the primer? Thanks!

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    1. It held up pretty well for about a year outside in the weather. At that point, we got a larger set for him and I'll passed it on to someone else!

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