Many kids love to play pirate games in their backyards with twigs for swords and pennies for treasure. In fact, a life of searching for buried treasure and exploring the ocean sounds pretty cool, no matter how old you may be.
One creative dad made his son”s imaginary pirate world a reality with the coolest bedroom, complete with a lofted fort bed. It”s so neat, the young and old alike would be enamored with such an awesome living space. Check out Kian”s pirate room below, matey!
Watch Kian react to his awesome pirate bed in this video. Then we”ll take a look at how his dad made the room.
(via Jake B)
Kian”s dad started planning for the pirate bedroom before Kian was even born. He began by collecting ship-worthy accessories at garage sales and on Craigslist.
Kian”s dad acquired an old wine barrel and turned it into a cabinet and end table for the room.
The barrel serves as a stand for this awesome, pirate-themed fish tank.
He used stain, spray paint, and other materials to make various decorations look old and worn. To make this painting look rustic, he used a towel and some black paint.
Using very thin plywood, he covered the walls with faux ship planks.
Here they are after being stained.
These light fixtures came from an old restaurant.
A fake electric fireplace becomes old-timey with a coat of black paint and some wooden embellishments.
This Craigslist find was a perfect treasure chest.
When Kian was old enough to sleep in a bed and not a crib, his dad began building a bed frame.
The bed is on the bottom level of the loft, while a cool fort sits on top.
The finished product is awesome. I”m totally jealous.
Here”s what the inside of the fort looks like.
Even Kian”s stuffed animals have a place to relax in the room.
Kian can get cozy next to the fireplace at night.
This guy definitely deserves a “Dad of the Year” award.
I don”t care that I”m a grown adult…I want a bedroom like this! Instead of a playroom in the loft, I”ll make it an office. What do you think of Kian”s amazing abode?