Another Little Tikes Home Makeover

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We love playing host to a circle of inspiration among our readers and Lisa wasted no time getting inspired by Julie's terrific Little Tikes playhouse makeover. She saw. She painted. She conquered.

Lisa describes her enthusiasm to take on this project: I was so inspired by the post last Friday that I scoured Craig's List until I found the identical house (for $30). I've spent all week cleaning and painting the house (while still holding down a full-time job!!). I painted the playhouse with Rustoleum "plastic" paint, and accented with balsa wood cut-out flowers that I painted to look like Edelweiss (as a nod to our German heritage).

I have the house tucked away in a corner of my yard, in a neglected Woodland Garden. I'm planning on letting my 2-year old son "discover" it this weekend [update: see photo 4 above!]. He will be so excited!

Thanks Lisa! And thank you Julie!

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As Apartment Therapy's Managing Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.