- 5 years ago
- Wedding: February 2015
So I’m just going to be a little self congratulatory and annoying for a minute. My SO and I spent all weekend working on his 3 1/2 yo’s Christmas present and I’m so excited! We share custody and we never painted his son’s room (or any other room in our apartment. The livingroom is the next project!). It also hasn’t really been updated since he was a baby and the decorations are a little young for him. He doesn’t know the difference or care but we thought it’d be nice to give him a really cool space that’s just his. He is absolutely obsessed with pirates so we decided to do a pirate theme. We found this awesome comforter with a silhouette of a pirate ship on it. We pick out paint colours and will be painting his room with alternating shades of blue (sort of like an ocean). We spent all of saturday hand drawing a very large treasure map. We plan to stain the paper with tea and burn the edges. We’re thinking we’ll roll it up and give it to him at christmas and then eventually put it up on the wall beside his bed. My favourite part though is that my SO and I bought some cheap wood and we carved out a boom and mast. We carved ‘Captain HisName” into it and stained the wood. We got some light weight fabric that looks like burlap and a big thick rope and we plan to rig up a “sail” that will function sort of like a curtain. It’ll normally be against the window, but because it will be on a hinge, he’ll be able to use the rope to pull it towards his bed to make a “wall” at naptime. I’m so excited to see his face when he sees his new room. Alright, my arms’ fallen off from patting myself on the back so much. Are any of you super excited to give a specific gift this year?