6 DIY Projects That Will Impress the Whole Neighborhood

What dad doesn't want to make epic DIY projects come to life for their kids? These projects prove all it takes is a man with a can.

This story was produced in partnership with Krylon, the spray paint brand that can easily restore, refresh, recolor, and revive any project.

Not every dad is a great DIYer, capable of building their kid that three-story treehouse with a working elevator and slide. Few dads have such skills, let alone time. But with a few cans of Krylon® spray paint, a dad can flex his DIY skills and impress his kids — by building them a shiny new customized bike; turning a pedal car into an epic red fire truck; or converting an old swing set into a bright and cheerful play space. Looking for some accessible DIY inspiration? Look no further. Here are some awesome DIY projects that require little more than a man with a can.

How to Make Your Kid’s Bike the Coolest on the Block

This one's for all the kids on the block.

Posted by Fatherly on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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A few coats of spray paint can give an old bike an epic new look.

How to Make Your Kid’s Bike The Coolest on The Block

The Ultimate Swing Set Upgrade

This guy might just be dad of the year. #DailyShake

Posted by Fatherly on Sunday, October 21, 2018

Breathing life into an old swing set is as easy as cutting out some plywood shapes and finding some popping new colors.

Give Your Old Swing Set the Ultimate Upgrade

The Coolest Picnic Table

Here's how to turn a boring picnic table into the life of the party. #DailyShake

Posted by Fatherly on Thursday, October 18, 2018

With a little ingenuity and a few coats of spray paint, a boring old picnic table can become the life of a party.

How to Transform a Picnic Table Into a Backyard Masterpiece

The Pedal Car Firetruck

Watch this dad turn an old pedal fire truck into something incredible for his son. #DailyShake

Posted by Fatherly on Monday, October 15, 2018

Raising a future firefighter? This DIY project will make dreams come true.

Transforming an Old Pedal Truck into a Shiny Red Fire Truck

The Ultimate Media Center

When this dad got tired of his old TV set-up, he decided to make it epic.

Posted by Fatherly on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Don’t toss out that old media center. Spray a few coats of spray paint on it, add some LED lights, and give it new life as the ultimate media center.

This Self-Rising TV Stand Is a Movie-Lover’s Dream

The Tailgating Truck

This “man with a can” transformed his old beat-up truck into the ultimate tailgating truck. #DailyShake

Posted by Fatherly on Monday, October 29, 2018

Your truck’s tailgate isn’t working hard enough. Give your truck bed a new look (and some reinforcement) with Krylon® Automotive Truck Bed Coating and then give your toolbox a new color — to match your team — and a new life by turning it into a portable grilling and cooling station.

Transform a Truck Bed into a Tailgating Machine


These six projects prove that with a few cans of Krylon® spray paint, a dad can flex his DIY skills and impress his kids. Take a look in your basement, around your yard, and in the garage and ask yourself, what’s your next project? Then, with can in hand, give your home new life.