Friday, April 6, 2012

DIY: A New Playhouse Roof

A few weeks ago I ripped off the mangled blue tarp that had been covering our play structure for the past four years and decided that enough was enough. That tarp was an eyesore. It was ripped, ugly, and well past its prime.

I went to Hacock Fabrics and purchased this red and white striped outdoor Sunbrella fabric. I purchased six yards just to be on the safe side. Once I got home I simply measured the length by holding it over the play structure supports and then staple gunned it to the structure.

I didn't hem the sides because they matched up perfectly with the width of the structure.

I know, my methods aren't perfection but the end result sure looks better. I am confident that my neighbors are thanking m.

Guys, this is REALLY easy to do. It cost me $38 (I used a 40% off coupon at the store) and borrowed a friends staple gun (thanks Sarah!). There is no need to spend over $100 on a new tarp that probably won't even LOOK the way you want it to look.

I like looking out my back window now and seeing this circus-feel play structure.