The Princess Room and Castle Bed

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  1. ArcticCat

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    My wife had this hair brained idea that we could build my daughter a bed when we moved her into her new room... Now the "we" part actually meant "me", but this is usually the kind of thing I go over board on. She sent me a picture one day from work. Oh boy, she was challenging me this time and I accepted.

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    So I took off to Home Depot and $350 in wood later... The insanity began.

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    Now I had one request from my wife... no slide, oh the joy kill. I was bumbed. lol

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    once I had it completed in the garage, I had to take it back apart and find a way to get it up stairs. Now I have an older house, so the stairs were a little steep... not allowing the stair section through the door and up the stairs. So I had to remove a window on the back side of the house last week. No problem other then the fact it was only 7 degrees here in Michigan. BRRRRRR

    On goes the paint... The daughter picked pink and purple, a very light pink and purple...

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    So, I had to get creative to help keep it from being a bit of a nightmare.

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    more coming . . .
     
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  3. ArcticCat

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    That all for now, more updates to come. As you can see, my oldest princess is happy so far.

    After the bed is complete, the room will get a 360 degree mural. Should be done before shes 21... lol
     
  5. momto3gr8boys

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    This is fantastic!!
     
  6. MissKip

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    wow! Nice work! :thumbsup2
     
  7. ArcticCat

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    I have a few smudges to clean up, but all in all I'm happy.


    The room will have Cinderellas castle along with all the princesses. She also wants a few other characters. I really dont have a game plan, so I hopeit doesn't turn out to be a mess. Time will tell.

    Ken
     
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    Fantastic job so far! Are you freehand sketching the characters or using an opaque projector of any type? You've got some talent there, Sir! :artist:
     
  9. ArcticCat

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    Projector for the characters, so I get everything as close as possible and free hand the rest. The projector is a normal presentation projector, attached to my laptop.
     
  10. Iris82

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    That's fantastic! I want to be 7!
    She'll never forget that.
     
  11. wannabemini

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    Just beautiful!! And a lovely princess to sleep in it! Great job, dad! She will always remember it. I have a shelf my dad built for me with princesses all over it, 42 years and going strong. :0)

    Awesome job!!
     
  12. BernardandMissBianca

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    Beautiful!!!
    Don't let my DD see it!! LOL
     
  13. chipdale74

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    That is awesome!
     
  14. annawilliams

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    Sheesh! Can I have one of these? Ha! It's amazing! Great work!
     
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    Awesome job!!!

    Btw, like your Google Sketch Up model. I'm an architecture major, and there is a debate in the architectural community about whether or not Google Sketch Up is a good tool. Some argue that it's too basic. However, there are actually a good number of firms that use Google Sketch-Up, then render in Photoshop (a style which I like to use myself). But IMO, the best thing about Google Sketch Up is its simplicity (with everything but curves... ugh) - a child could use it. And it's a good medium to use to generate ideas from professionals and non-professionals.
     
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    That's crazy goid
     
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    had a bit of a family illness to get through... but I'm back at it.

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  19. ArcticCat

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    the blank spot in the corner will be a closet. it may also be Maximus's stable... havent thought to much on how. lol
     
  20. huntforjulia

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    Wow! That is so great! Wish I was a little girl again. You are one great Dad to do this for your lucky little princess!
     
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    This is too cool! I look forward to seeing updated photos.
     

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