We had an old faded Little Tikes Cozy Coupe, like many other families with toddlers, that had a couple broken parts and needed a bit of revitalization.
Enter Pinterest, with all of its cool Cozy Coupe makeovers, and the seed was firmly planted in my head to "upcycle" ours.
|It looked more faded in person, I promise you|
I hadn't seen any that were made-over to look like a John Deere tractor, but I thought that would be perfect for Miles, our tractor lover. Tyson also loves the color green, so even though he is almost too big for the Cozy Coupe, it's a win-win situation for both kids!
This past week was warm enough but windy, so we had to pick and choose our days to work on this spray painting project. I chose the Rust-Oleum colors Meadow Green and Sun Yellow (in gloss), which are suitable for plastic/outdoor use, along with a clear gloss top coat.
First I took everything apart - there are only two screws, so it was simple enough. Tyson and I took buckets of dish soap and water outside and scrubbed it all down.
The next day, I tied grocery bags around the tires to cover them, laid down my drop cloth, and got to spray painting. After doing a couple coats, I ended up using the whole can of green and most of the yellow.
After spraying on the top coat, putting it back together, and adding the John Deere decals that I found on Etsy, it was complete!
The paint is already chipping in a few places, like where the door opens, but I'm happy with the finished product and more importantly, so are the boys.
|What a good model!|
When Miles woke up and saw it, he yelled, "YOU MADE ME A TRACTOR!!"
And there you have it, the simple Cozy Coupe to John Deere Tractor Makeover.
It sure is worth it making these little people happy. ;-)