It finished!!!! Our Masterpiece!!!! Well....Almost complete. But we could resist no longer in sharing it with you. The only thing we have left to do is paint the staircase white. (and decorate inside the fort of course..little white lights, etc. ) Sophie slept in it last night and LOVES it so much.
It took me exactly a week to complete it. And I actually didn't work on it on Friday and only about an hour on Saturday painting. It was a blast, exhausting, wonderful, frustrating and I am SO proud of taking it on!!
There were only a couple of issues along the way. Screwing things together wrong, re-cutting pieces of wood, running up and down the stairs forgetting things (I lost count at 157, 942) . The biggest was the back side NOT wanting to fit up our staircase. And that was a big one! I was almost brought to tears. But scratched the head for a bit, grabbed the saw and cut. Yes...it was very scary to have to do that. I didn't want to compromise safety. But, luckily, it was easy to screw that section where the stairs went back on safe and sound.
For my little princess.....may you have sweet dreams in your castle for many, many nights.
If anyone is interested in getting adventurous, here is where I got the plans. I actually adjusted to make it fit a full size bed. (which added 15 inches to the width) A little extra calculating of wood, etc.
Ana-White is a very inspiring! There is just no telling what else I may take on. I'm thinking the farmhouse bed for me and hubby! What do ya think?