Before and After Pictures of our Summer Project–The Backyard Playset Makeover
We took our backyard playset from drabby to fabby! As my children have gotten older the past two years I have had them take on a summer house project. Last year it was painting our fence from brown to white, and this year it was giving our backyard playset a major makeover. Our playset was in bad shape the day we moved in, and honestly since my children are older I was thinking maybe we would just get rid of the playset. But I thought it would be a good resale value if we just gave it a little makeover. Families usually love playsets, especially if they are in good condition! My kids were scared of our playset because there were too many cobwebs, they always got splitters and too many bugs and weeds growing underneath. But with a little paint, we gave our backyard playset makeover another life!
Some of the problems with the playset was that the wood hadn’t been taken care of and was splintering. Not good for summer bare feet! It needed a good restaining. The canvas top of the playset had ripped off and the pole had rusted, so that needed to be replaced. Underneath weeds had overgrown and the sand pit had turned to dirty mud. We decided to power wash and sand, give it a fresh coat of paint then replace the canvas top.
We painted the backyard playset makeover a Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray with accents of Benjamin Moore Steam. This is the same color we painted our house and shutters so it matching the house which is a nice complement. I didn’t want to put too much money into the project so I kept the swings. We will probably replace the chains in the future but it starts to add up very quickly with budget! We added small pebble rocks underneath the playset and fresh play sand. For the canopy, I decided to just sew a new cover. It was very easy and I used velcro to attach over the poles so during the winter months I can take it down and also wash it. The fabric is sunbrella and water resistant. I bought it from this outdoor fabric company that has a lot of great heavy canvas fabrics. I love the light gray striped fabric! We love how our backyard playground makeover turned out!