Kids playhouse remodel backyard makeover with elbow grease and Krylon fusion spray paint

July 01, 2014  •  4 Comments

This playhouse remodel was done for our little girl who calls her playhouse the "tree house." So with that inspiration in mind the colors picked to transform this sun bleached old playhouse into one that wasn't such an eyesore.

Our backyard does not like to grow grass due to heavy shade. Our solution was to make a play area using pallets (that we stained) and rubber mulch chips.

The main spray paint for used was Krylon Fusion Spray paint because I wanted to try the new "Plastic-Bonding Paint" However it only comes in a few colors. So I ended up using Krylon regular spray paint which covered as well though there there was something different about the the Fusion including being dry to the touch in 15 min. or less.


Finished Product:

Kids playhouse remodel with Krylon fusion spray paintKids playhouse remodel with Krylon fusion spray paintKids playhouse remodel backyard makeover with elbow grease and Krylon fusion spray paint


Colors Used: 8 Cans total

3- Krylon Expresso Bown (outside)

2- Krylon Ivy Leaf Green (outside roof)

1 - Purple Door (outside)

1- White (inside)

1- Blue (inside)

I did not redo the shutters because I felt the original color worked with the new color scheme.

Time: 3 hours give or take


- Don't skimp on the spray paint. Especially if you find a sale. (Found it for about $4.50 at Wal-mart, and $3.99 on sale at Ace Hardware. )

- Make sure you take everything apart. It makes spray painting a breeze.

- Lay everything flat on the ground. The spray paint really dripped when things were upright.

- Don't paint when it's windy. Even a little bit of wind equals lots of wasted paint.


Fabulous! She loves her new "tree house."


Process: The biggest and most time consuming part was  taking apart and cleaning the entire playhouse.

After using Krylon spray paintAfter using Krylon spray paintAfter using Krylon spray paint for playhouse remodel. We took all the parts apart, washed and dried them, then spray painted them.















BeforeBefore the remodel


Boondocks Portrait Studio Neenah, Wisconsin
Hi Jenn,
I know the feeling that you feel like it's going to break, but they won't. Sarah ended up using a crowbar to get her door off. The "hinges" or nubs have one end that is angled/ shorter. Once you wiggle that one side out they come free. It's honestly just force to get them to pop out. And they are a pain! :) Once you get one out it's like aha moment and the others will come out easier. - Angela Kipling,. Boondocks Portrait Studio & Hat Shop
i can't get the door or windows off! I'm afraid to break it. I saw your comment but I could use some more clarification about removing them if possible!
Angela Kipling(non-registered)
Hi Sarah, ( I also sent you an email if you have more questions, or don't come back to this Blog)
Congratulations. This was by far my favorite project we did for our back yard.... but Oh that darn door (and most of the other parts!) If I remember correctly if you look at the "hinge" or nubs of the door, one end is shorter and angled. The trick was to get that piece of wall apart, lay it on the ground, or up against something and then wiggle and pull at just the right angle. I vaguely remember having a foot on the plastic threshold, using the window of the door as a handle and then just working it until it popped loose. I am also pretty sure there was two of us. I should have taken pictures. The shutters were of a similar fashion but smaller scale. Hope this helps.
I'm working on mine right now! I can't seem to get the door off though :( how did you do it?
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