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Friday, November 5, 2010

The WAGON: From His to Hers

When my son turned one (now 12), he almost instantly did not want to ride in his stroller anymore.  Even though he was pretty light, there was no way I was going to carry him around everywhere when he did not want to walk.  So in comes a wagon.  It was a bright teal wagon with a side door and seat on each end.  It was perfect!

So now 11 years later, my 1 year old daughter decided she doesn't like being in the stroller too much either.  Maybe it's genetics... who knows?!?  BUT I did have a good idea on what she would like... a wagon! I searched the online classifieds and found the SAME wagon for only $20... his was $80 over a decade ago so the $20 deal was a bonus.

Now he is was a little boy... and she is a little girl so I wanted to make hers a little more, little lady like... so I turned to my dear friend... KRYLON, who just happens to carry a great spray paint made for plastics.

This is her in the wagon before the transformation...

I first sprayed it with the white primer since the teal is a darker color.



After I let that dry... and it didn't take long, I sprayed it with the Krylon Fusion for Plastic spray paint... I use this spray paint at least twice a month to give my thrifty finds new life.

For the wagon, I used bright pink and finished it off with touches of granny apple green. 



She absolutely loves it... and so do I!

I am entering this project into the DIY Club Project Party... wish me luck!

26 comments:

AmieAnn

This is soo adorable and perfectly fit for a princess! Great job! Thanks for linking up to the Pink Hippo Party!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts

Wow! That turned out awesome! My one year old also isn't a huge fan of the stroller or sitting in general :-) She would rather walk everywhere! Stopping by from Craftastic Monday!

Amy Meyer

That is amazing! I had no idea you could spray paint plastic! I will have to tuck that info away! Great job!

Janet

I love your pink wagon. :) It's so amazing what you can do with a can of spray paint!

Shantel

That is so cute!!! Paint is such a wonderful thing!! I'm your newest follower...come check out my blog when you have a chance.
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Kimberly

I LOVE krylon fusion! Awesome paint...

the wagon looks perfect - good job!

(stopping in from SSB linky)

Life In The Thrifty Lane

Wow it looks great!!! Love spray paint!! Stopping by from Metamorphosis Monday :)

Kim

What a great idea! I love the colors together. Thanks for sharing!!

Hanna

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Fussy Monkey Business

What a great idea. I want to do this to our exact same wagon. My hubby decided to use it to cart around stain for our fence and ruined the wagon. Now I know I can fix it:o) Thanks so much for sharing. Visiting from Tip Junkie.

The Autocrat: Haley

Super fabulous!

Cristie

So cute, what a super great idea!

KellyH

Hey that turned out great. I've got a plastic side table i got from Company Store several years ago that I would like to try that paint out on. I think I'll try!

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MessyMissy

What a good idea!! I'm definitely thinking about my kiddo wagon in a new light. :-) Thanks!!

Monica

Very cool, I wanted to ask how you are getting the paint to stay put, I used the krylon plastic paint on one of those step 2 tables and chairs and it just scraps off. Do you have any tips?

Jill

Wow! I never would have thought! It looks brand new again!

Brooke

I love this idea. I have thought of painting mine so its nice to see it can be done!

Julie

So cute! My daughter has that same wagon. Maybe I should make it over!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com

Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial at the DIY CRAFT TUTORIAL linky party at http://www.FineCraftGuild.com

I love this idea, and I know all about PINK! It's my favorite color also.

Hope you found some other projects in the party that interested you also.

See you back next Wednesday, we hope, and meanwhile, have a creative week,

jennoreilly

Brilliant! Love it, looks awesome in pink! I'm pretty lucky, my son (2) still likes the stroller and then I have to take both kids (2 and 3) out they are happy in their red wagon!

Here from Thrilling thursdays!

Shannon

I'm getting ready to use this spray paint to make my daughter a vanity table. I'm glad to read that it is good stuff!

I'm having a Christmas card giveaway on my blog right now. Stop by and enter!

Cheryl

Really cute & now it's unique! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy

Adorable, what a great idea! I bet she loved it. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Its So Very Cheri

What an adorable transformation. I know a little girl at this house who would love it. If it is pink she loves it.

Thanks for entering the diy Club competition.

I hope you've had a fabulous weekend.

Cheri

Betty

Hi, I'm visiting from Twice Owned Tuesday. You did an amazing job! Too bad it's freezing out, as now I'm inspired to spruce up some things around my yard.