A couple Summers ago I purchased a well-loved water table for Evie to play with. I knew it was something she would love playing with especially during the hot days. It’s perfect for putting in the shade, and just splashing around in. Sadly by this Summer it had seen much better days. The colour had faded so much, it needed a makeover!
Now I was a little uncertain as to if this would work. I’d seen so many posts on Pinterest of people doing makeovers of those kids play houses that are for outside. I read up on those and decided to give this I try. I headed to our local hardware store to pick up what I would need.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- spray paint ($6-$12 depending on brand)
- plastic drop sheet ($1 … use a table cloth from the dollar store)
- scrub brush
We gave the water table a good cleaning. It had been sitting outside since last Summer. It had collected rain, leaves, and dirt over that time. I used a scrub brush and dish soap and cleaned it up again. My husband popped the pieces apart for me and I made sure all the little corners were clean too. Found the odd spider and made sure they relocated elsewhere.
Thanks to the hot weather we have been having it did not take long at all for the table to dry out in the sun. I spread out the plastic sheet in our yard and put some rocks around the edges to hold it down so the breeze wouldn’t catch it and lift it up.
Following the instructions on the spray paint the pieces received several light coats leaving time for each coat to dry in between. Evie’s favourite colour right now is pink and I lucked out in finding two shades of pink for the table. I selected a berry pink and a coral. I absolutely love how they look together. Bright and fun for Summer!
I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out. The legs had to be clicked back into place and there was the odd spot that needed just a slight touch-up. We let it off-gas for a bit and to allow the paint to cure. Then it was filled with water and put to use. I am looking forward to both of my girls continuing to use their newly made over water table.
Have you ever given an outside toy a makeover?