My kids are keenly aware that their mother is a DIYer.
Yesterday, at 4 pm, my daughter asked, “Mom, do we have any wood?”
Me: “Yes. Why?”
Daughter: “I want you to build a fort in my room.”
OK, pause right there. My daughter’s room, as you can see here, is not big enough for a fort. That, and I didn’t have enough wood to build her one at 4 pm on a Monday.
Me: “I think we have some other materials we could use to make a fort.”
What did I do? I found some curtains that I wasn’t using – they used to be in the guest room:
They didn’t really work in there, plus I’ve since re-done that room anyway. Bottom line: we weren’t using them. And she loved them because they were green – score!
I grabbed a tension rod and went up to her room.
I hung the curtains on the clothes rod in the closet and then hung the tension rod in the doorway. I draped the curtains over the curtain rod to create a tent effect:
Daughter was thrilled!
She loaded it up with some pillows and a sleeping bag. I added a small, 3 x 5 rug on the floor under her sleeping bag, just to soften it up a bit.
The inside needs a bit of work, as you can see.
Daughter: “Mom, do you have a chandelier? I need some light.”
And just like that, another project is born.
The moral of the story: You can create a cute play fort or play space with what you have on hand. Just be creative.
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I’m off to figure out the whole chandelier thing now. Wish me luck.
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