Monday, June 21, 2010

Yo Ho Yo Ho A Pirates Life For Me

This is where it all began. Once he had on his outfit he never wanted to be anything but a Pirate.

I made this pull toy for him on his last birthday.

It has been three years now since my grandson started liking pirates. He dresses up as a pirate most days and plays out  scenes from a day in the life of a pirate. We have to walk the plank or swab the decks. It is so much fun to hear him do his Arrrr! me mateys. Here are some of my favorite photos of him dressed up. He wanted a pirate birthday party (of course) So my daughter and I made this bean bag toss game for him and his mateys to play at the party. Pirate treasure can be won by all if you can blow up the ship with the skeleton bean bags. We love him so much he is the real treasure

Monday, June 14, 2010

Headboard and Bed Crown

I have finished the bed crown and today I found this room divider for only $29 at the antique store. I think it makes a great headboard. The colors are not right in this picture but it looks really good. I am very pleased with the way it turned out. Now I have to make some pillow covers to add to the bed.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Bedside tables and bed crown

I have been busy making these side tables from an old broken table that my Daughter was given. It started life out as one square table. I am decorating a guest bedroom and I needed two bedside tables. As I only had four legs to work with I made two half circle tables. I also wanted a bed crown for that room but they are so expensive. I had a mold of little leaves so I made some using water putty. I glued them on to a box that I made from scrap wood and painted it in black. I dry brushed the crown and tables with silver. As soon as they are dry I will install them. I think I saved a few hundred dollars by doing it myself. I didn't have to spend a penny on them as I had the scrap wood and paint. I will post pictures of the room when it's all done.