Good Monday Evening to all , hope you are staying warm , it has been bitter cold here in Ohio ! Expecting snow overnight tonight and single digit temps with wind chills below zero , and the Princess is wishing for a SNOW DAY tomorrow !!!
So, about todays title...that P ??? Well, it's NOT what you think ...
P IS FOR PAPAW!!!
Princess is a very LUCKY lil girl, she has 3 Super Awesome Papaws that she LOVES to Pieces, but today's post is about my Dad/ her Papaw Stevens.
You see MOST years for Christmas my Dad makes my Sisters and I a handmade wood gift from his woodshop/garage in lieu of purchased gifts, as he is an AWESOME woodworker by hobby. However this year for Christmas I contacted him and asked if instead of making me something for a gift( as I'm not only out of ideas, I'm out of space ) would he be interested in making a loft bed for the Princess as she needed a way to free up some floor space in her narrow room for her and friends to play and I financially just could NOT afford the OUTRAGEOUS prices stores ask for a loft bed !!
HE SAID YES!!!
So, the week before Christmas , I had my Mom take Princess to the hair salon while Papaw and I put together her new bed ! A CHRISTMAS SURPRISE FOR THE PRINCESS ! Needless to say she came home and was totally SHOCKED ! Papaw made her squeal with delight ,and smile from ear to ear, she even said " it was so beautiful that she could cry " . :) Papaw sure went above and beyond for certain !
In the time since it was assembled , she hardly ever leaves her room , and now all her friends have visited , approved and want one too ! We have also customized it some , which I will share in photo captions !
But , the REAL REASON for today's post was to not only share this great gift , but to share that I made curtains today for her bed( Yes I got up two days in a row) with a lil help from Mr. Chuck , I had to have him hang the brackets on the bottom of the bed , he moved my sewing machine to the counter so I could sew standing up and didn't have to bend to see what I was doing . I think they turned out pretty cute and Princess was THRILLED when she came home from school to find them finally done, as she now has a PERMANENT BLANKET FORT !!!
The curtain was made from a teal $4 flat twin sheet , far cheaper than buying that much fabric , and it was the perfect size .
I am just thrilled to finally get them done , but that was the extent of my energy and pain meds today ! I hope you enjoy your visit and I look forward to visiting with each of you again soon ..and until we meet again ...I'll always be ...just a lil raggedy ! hugs
|The "bed " portion in process|
|Papaw building the "deck"|
|THE PRINCESS AFTER COMING HOME TO HER SURPRISE|
|THE STAIRS/DECK PORTION OF THE BED , the bookcase is not attached but fit perfectly , originally the stairs were to be there but Papaw decided upon arrival to switch walls and move steps to back as to allow for more useable floor space|
|Under the bed on the back wall she has customized her "clubhouse" wall to make it her own , we also strung a strand of white Christmas lights under the bed for "magical" lighting|
|we added this old shelf underneath at the head of the bed , which fit like a glove and was PERFECT for holding all her new Shopkins playsets|
|Under the deck we added a tote for stuffed animals and dolls , and there is space for her doll beds too|
|Princess can't fall asleep without her tv on so we needed to find something to hold her remotes and her water bottle , back scratcher ,and robe she keeps beside her bed at night ...this over the door metal bath organizer works perfectly|
|FROM INSIDE THE "FORT"|
|THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WITH THE MAIN ROOM LIGHT OFF ...A PERFECT ROYAL RETREAT :)|