Friday, April 5, 2013

The Castle Project

Our projects usually come about something like this: I have this grand idea and tell my hubby about it. I think it'll take a day and he wants to do it big, really BIG. And well, that takes more than a day.

This project took us four full days. Needless to say, we are tired. But the payoff was worth it. Our kids love it!

My idea was to turn our kids' bunk beds into castles and the underneath part into a sitting area and toy storage. Matt didn't jump right on it but he did start thinking about it and planning. Before long, we found ourselves scouring the aisles of Lowe's and carrying home some very heavy MDF. 

Our kids knew we were working on "something" they weren't allowed to see until we finished, but they had no idea "what" it could be. 

Over these past few days, I believe I've learned enough life lessons to write an entire book called "The Castle Project"... maybe I will. 

Without further ado, here are the finals:

Sir Alec's castle:

Princess Lora's castle: 

Love the underneath lighting: 

The look on their faces was priceless! Even better was Alec's expression when he realized that he actually got to sleep in the castle, not just play in it.
In the end, it was worth the blood, sweat, and tears! Love my kids!

Until the next project, 
Smile :) donnamusing