The fixer-upper play set

I called dibs on a neighbour’s play set when their youngest was in Grade 5, and I felt like I’d won the jackpot when they decided they were ready to sell it to us. These wooden play sets can be $1,000 brand new, but we got their well-loved one for a fraction of the cost.

We took it apart, lugged it up the street in a borrowed truck, and put it back together again. The kids were overjoyed but I knew it needed a bit of freshening in order to really look great in the yard. 

Here’s what we did to give our new-to-us play set a budget-friendly makeover …

Read the full tutorial over in my weekly DIY column, My Handmade Home … 

So what do you think?

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