A few years ago, I saw this playhouse sitting on the side of the road. I never had one when I was growing up so I whined and pleaded with Josh to get it for me. The day he went by to ask about it, he showed up at my parents with it crammed in the back of his Ford. Kade was tickled. And Kyleigh couldn't walk yet, so she wasn't the biggest fan. It was faded out, missing a shutter, and had rusted hinges and knobs that had been replaced. But for $30, it was a steal!! I have checked these houses out now. One similar would cost us at least $150.
This playhouse sat at my parents for a while. When we got situated in our old house, we took it with us. And of course, it was rarely played in. Mostly used for sitting on the roof and watching lightning bugs in the summer. I told my daughter back then that I would turn it into a Doc McStuffins clinic for her. Which, a year and a half later I have come through on. Back in May, I got tired of looking at it sitting in the fenced yard. Faded out and rusted. I went online, found a picture of the colors of Doc's clinic and took a trip to Walmart. I found Rustoleum Seaside, Marigold & Apple Red in High Gloss. Spraypainting wasn't the headache on this project, taking it apart to paint it all different colors was.
I ran out of the Seaside Blue (which I've been unable to locate, until now on Amazon.) I'll be posting more pictures of the finished product. I only have the tiny part at the base left. Then i'll be moving on to the inside. And I haven't decided what i'll do to it. But this is a huge improvement from the eyesore it was before. The kids also have another Little Tikes Playhouse at my parents I'll be doing once I'm finished with this one. I'm thinking i'll let Kade pick out what theme we will go with for it. Keep checking back for updates of the finished outside & interior ;)