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Little Tikes play house gets a spray paint makeover. This would fix most of my aversion to the "cheap" plastic playhouses.
Little Tikes play house makeover
The kids want a play house so badly but I hate to spend a ton of money on something they will just outgrow in a year or two. Solution: Buy a used Little Tikes playhouse and paint with rustoleum spray paint! Love it!
Little Tikes playhouse makeover with spray paint