“Your kid will love you forever!” said a reader when she saw what this cool mom did

Give your little one’s old, faded, plastic Little Tikes car a makeover using Krylon for Plastics spray paint!

Time: 5 Hours Cost: $20 Difficulty: Medium

 

little tikes car makeover, outdoor furniture, painted furniture

These little toys may last forever but their colors fade over time.
To give the car new life and a new look, the first thing you need to do is disassemble and clean it. Following the manufactures instructions on the Krylon spray paint, I cleaned the car. Prep work is extremely important on this project

 

little tikes car makeover, outdoor furniture, painted furniture

 

little tikes car makeover, outdoor furniture, painted furniture

 

little tikes car makeover, outdoor furniture, painted furniture

 

little tikes car makeover, outdoor furniture, painted furniture

Next, cover the wheels, and steering wheel and spray paint the body of the car.

 

little tikes car makeover, outdoor furniture, painted furniture

Spray the top pieces.

 

little tikes car makeover, outdoor furniture, painted furniture

Then, detail the steering wheel and wheels.

 

little tikes car makeover, outdoor furniture, painted furniture

 

little tikes car makeover, outdoor furniture, painted furniture

 

little tikes car makeover, outdoor furniture, painted furniture

After the paint has dried, reassemble and add the finishing touches.
I used a regular paint pen and black sharpie to draw on the details on the face and grill.

 

little tikes car makeover, outdoor furniture, painted furniture

And even gave it a custom “license plate” with my son’s initials.

 

little tikes car makeover, outdoor furniture, painted furniture

Once that dried well, and just for good measure, I covered the entire car with Krylon for plastics Clear Coat.

To see more: http://www.justalittlecreativity.com/2011/09/pimp-that-cozy-ride-little-tikes-car.html#.VkbOPekqIow