Yesterday while going through some of my favorite blogs, I ran across this beauty at Roots And Wings Co:
I was so stinking excited to see this! We moved about 6 months ago. When we started packing, we had NO boxes. So I borrowed, begged and bought tons of cardboard moving boxes. When I got to the new house and unpacked, I swore I'd save every good box we had so I didn't have to stress if/when we ever move again. Then I realized I was taking up pretty good storage space in the guest bedroom for EMPTY boxes! Even flat, they take up space!
When I saw that castle, I knew it would be perfect for my little guys! I started immediately. All I needed was a box cutter, old boxes, and tape. Lots of tape!
I didn't mean to copy their castle tower by tower, but it did end up looking really similar. I did totally mean to copy her windows, though - those are awesome!
Here's what I came up with:
See those cute little piggies entering the tower with Cookie Monster? <3
When the older boys came home from school, they insisted I add rooms to the back - with a roof! So I spent another 30 minutes or so adding another room. Each tower on the ends have a door - one with a fabric flap, one with a cardboard cutout and ribbon to serve as a door knob. The tower in the middle has both the drawbridge and a back door so they can go through to the rooms in the back.
So far, the kids have had their snacks in there, played knights fighting a dragon, and used the castle to hide during a big Nerf gun war! It's a ton of fun, even for me. I'm really tempted to paint the whole thing - a bit over the top, right? Convince me not to. lol
Oh, and FYI - this is in our formal dining room, right off our entry way. This is the only room we don't have furniture in, so it was a perfect spot for a castle!
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