Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pirate Ship Playhouse


If you have been reading this blog since close to the beginning you might remember Harris' pirate birthday party. At that party the focus was supposed to be on our new pirate ship playhouse that Bryce built- but it rained. Soon after the party we did manage to paint and stain the ship but many of the details never quite got finished. We are a little embarrassed that it took us almost two years to finish everything but we feel better by assuring ourselves that it has been totally play worthy, just not as cute as it could have been.
While we were in Annapolis we found a fun pirate ship flag and that is what propelled us to finish everything up! We gave the ship a fresh coat of paint, added some twine rigging, a flagpole and we christened it with a name!


We still felt like something was missing though. Everyone knows that pirate ships have a figurehead and we really felt like ours should have a frog to match it's name. Fortunately, we happened to have a garden statue that had been in the throwaway pile numerous times but somehow kept finding it's way back into the garage! It was meant to be! Bryce cut the frog in half, spray painted it, set it on wood and then mounted it to the ship. I LOVE it and think it adds just the right touch to the ship!




10 comments:

  1. Wow! Your kids must really LOVE that playhouse. Now, whenever I see frogs, I think of you. Can't help it. Saw this recently and thought it was cute.
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  2. We love pirates...that ship is to die for! =)

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  3. This is incredible - What a beautiful pirate ship! I am so impressed by all your beautiful ideas for your lovely family. You are such an inspiration!

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  4. The frog is the crowning touch!

    Kelly

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  5. Congrats on the great completion of the ship. We'll enjoy seeing it in person!

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  6. I love this! I have been totally inspired by your Children's garden and we are in the process of redesigning our children's play area. Thanks for all the inspiration and cute ideas!

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  7. I want to be you when I grow up...actually I want my husband to be your husband when he grows up. (shhh...that's our little secret :)

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  8. amazingly wonderful creation!! Aiden wants to know if it is seaworthy.

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