Become your son’s HERO! Turn a plain play set into a Fire Station!

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I am in the process of turning my son’s play set into an
awesome Fire Station!
It’s not quite done yet but I couldn’t wait to share it with y0u.
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We bought this Cedar play set used from a family that was moving and couldn’t take it with them.
It cost $1800 new but we paid $500 and it’s only 2 years old!
They even took it apart in 3 pieces and loaded it for us!
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We prepared an area in our yard.
We bought 6 foot rubber flexible borders at Mernard’s
{ I think we bought 10 at $20 each}
and 2 rolls of weed barrier.
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And a box of stakes to hold the mesh and border in place.
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Then we bought a load of pea gravel.
{ I think maybe around $50}
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{front}
It took 4 of us to put it together again.
{I should mention that we didn’t anchor it and this winter it blew over!}
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{back}
It’s a great place to play…….
BUT I wanted to make it even better!
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Lucky for me I had ALL the paint I needed to complete this project!
Our last house was red with white trim…
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Red, white and blue!
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I painted the green slide black with
Krylon K02519000 Fusion For Plastic Aerosol Spray Paint, 12-Ounce, Flat Black

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One can covered the whole front…the can says
it will be chip proof in 7 days…we will see..
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and I made a Fire Station sign!
I used the same stencil technique as my first Silhouette Project 
I just cut each letter out of a 12x12 stock card with my Silhouette.
This is 2 pieces of leftover red siding from our old house.
I glued and clamped them together, glued the letters in place and painted over the whole thing in yellow
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and there is the top painted…
Notice the Fire Danger is HIGH...that is a piece of cedar painted with chalkboard paint for a cute fire danger sign.
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Every Fire Station needs a fire hose!
I used a yellow garden hose and an old rusted bucket.
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 I screwed the bucket to a board and wrapped the hose around it.
It’s very close to water hook ups so this will allow lots of
summer water FUN!
I used my Silhouette to cut an arrow out of orange vinyl.
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I painted the ceilings white and attached a light.
I bought this light on clearance years ago and never used it,
here’s it’s just d├ęcor.
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Painted the roof and bridge black.
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Isn’t it the cutest Fire Station ever?!?!?
AMAZING what a little paint can do! 
Oh and we anchored it this time...so it should NOT blow over! 
I am in love…….this took me a Saturday and Sunday to paint.
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I still have to finish the interior, make a few more signs, install the fire pole, make a wall of ‘fire’ for my son to spray out 
AND convince the hubby that I NEED
THIS:

OMG! Wouldn't this cute little fire bell just complete my project!

oh and THIS:

Every Fireman needs a Fire Fighter Suit!
Check out updates to the Fire Station HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Please check out all the places I party!
TDC Before and After

35 comments:

Karla said...

This is SOOO cute! I love it. Ah! I can't wait to have kids. :) And you're right, you NEED that bell. :) It will look adorable in your fire station. :) You son is a lucky lucky boy :)

Megan said...

AMAZING!!!! thanks for linking up to Make it MOnday! Just shared it with the BRassy Apple FB readers and twitter followers! :)

Shantalle@lifestylesofthestayathomemom.com said...

Yep, you're a hero alright! I'm going to move into that Fire Station, don't mind me ;)

Netties Expressions said...

Wow! You are so talented! What a wonderful idea!

Tamsyn said...

Oh my goodness, I love this so much!! My son would go crazy for something like this. You're so talented :)

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said...

This is amazing!!!

Jen Sue Wild said...

This is awesome!

Creative Raisins said...

Okay seriously how amazing is that I am sure he is over the moon.

Jenny from My Handmade Home said...

I love this!!! You are so awesome.

Janean said...

thats so awesome!!! my kids would love this! such a great idea!
xoxo janean@howikeepsane.com

Serena said...

That is a great idea! I love how you put thought into each and every detail!

Serena
Thrift Diving
www.ThriftDiving.com

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Oh my goodness. You are soooo Rocking the Coolest Parent Award right now!!
How great is that!!
Great job!!

Chatty Chics said...

Oh my gosh! Your stuff is so fabulous! LOVE the firehouse! Great job!
Melody

Alese said...

This is so awesome. My husband is a fireman this would be great for us! Every Friday I feature a craft on my blog www.2crafty4myskirt.blogspot.com I would really like to feature this project. Please contact me if you are interested at toocraftyformyskirt@hotmail.com

Amanda said...

This is fantastic!! I know your little man loves it!

At The Picket Fence said...

That is seriously beyond amazing Michell!! You just never cease to surprise us with your creativity and awesomeness! :-)
Vanessa

Katie Olthoff said...

That is so cool and I can't wait to hear if the slide paint holds up. I need to paint our slide - we got our swingset on craiglist for $100!

A Mother and A Daughter said...

I LOVE THIS! So cute! My husband is a firefighter and my dad is a volunteer firefighter! My kids would love to have this in our yard!!! ~ Alicia

Christine said...

Are you serious?? You made this?! You are the BEST MOM EVER!!!!!!! Way to go!! It's wonderful!!

Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

Frazzled Mom of Five said...

This is adroable! Glad to have found you from DIY Dreamer!!
New Follower!
Jen @ f5

Michelle said...

This is pure creative awesomeness! Your boy is one lucky little man. :)

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

No way?! Michell, you are amazing! And such a great mom. This is really amazing, and I bet your son loves this. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Jessica said...

Love it!! What an awesome idea and a lucky boy!
Jessica@www.hillcountryhomebody.blogspot.com

Nighttime Crafter said...
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Nighttime Crafter said...

That is a great idea! I think my son would just die if we put this up in the backyard. You did a great job, I say a firehouse is not complete without a bell (hint hint hubby)!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!!
-Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

shopannies said...

how super cute my son is a fire fighter and I am going to share this with them my grandkids would lvoe it come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Natural-Nesters said...

I LOVE THIS!!! My husband is a firefighter.. and I guarantee my son would drove this... Now-- to find that playlet!

We would love to have you link up with us at our Naturally-Nifty Linky Party!!!

http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/03/yay-naturally-nifty-linky-party-is-up.html

Urban Hoot said...

Wow! Such an amazing, creative idea! What a lucky little boy you have.

Betsy @ Anna Nimmity said...

Oh my goodness, this is adorable! What a fantastic project that your little guy will love for years! Great job.

Daylight said...

When my son wanted to be a fire-fighter for Halloween, I made a air tank out of a plastic 3 qt. soda bottle that I painted yellow, used some thread to attach 2 tops (from squeezable applesauce) to the lid area for knobs, and used 2 long pieces of duct tape (sticky sides together so they were stronger and not sticky) for the straps. My son LOVED it and many people asked me where I got it!

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

This is amazing!!!!! What a great idea, I love it so much!

cheapcraftymama said...

That is AWESOME!!

Misty Reinhart said...

way to go michelle! awesome as always!

Fixer Mamma said...

that is AWESOME-Schmaltz as we say at my house!
I have a craft blog and I will be linking to you in the future - you deserve a lot of praise for taking something regular into something EXTRA-ordinary!

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