I would love to eventually begin a Power of Paint series here on Piers and Chandeliers to showcase the impact that paint can have in so many different projects. Paint is the most affordable way to increase the value of our homes, enhance the beauty of our spaces and turning the ordinary into remarkable. Those of us that are lucky enough to be good painters the possibilities are endless and for the rest of us - it is a good idea to have a talented and reasonable painter in your good graces.
Until then I would like to share with you a fun project that my girlfriend created for her daughter with paint. She transformed a typical cedar play station into an attractive, charming and elegant little playhouse.
The wood was painted white and the playhouse was given faux red brick walls, windows and window boxes overflowing with flowers and even climbing vines - all resembling the big house. Grey stones were painted to lead the way up to the playhouse as well as on the bottom just as the stone path leads you through the garden.
A wisteria covered arbor meets you as you enter the garden and and then continue to meander down the path to this sweet little mini home and play area that not only look beautiful in the yard but will bring hours of fun and laughter to the children that are lucky enough to play here.