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« on: January 17, 2011 07:51:52 AM »

In apartments the question is, to decorate, or not to decorate.  Can I stand the boring white walls?  Or will painting and hanging be worth the work of taking it all down in a year or two.  For my daughters bedroom I wanted to make something awesome!  But also something mobile that we can take to the next  apartment or <fingers crossed> house.

This Castle was made from a HD TV box.  Every bit of it, from the rampart to the flower box.  I got to give my hubby props for coming up with the idea.

Finished! complete with circling Dragon.


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The hubby brought home a new giant box last week, oh dear.  So perhaps we will add a Keep soon.
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011 08:05:38 AM »

That is so fantastic!!! Reminds me of a cardboard castle I had when I was a tiny tot. Great job!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011 08:56:27 AM »

That is so cool! I love all the details and the drawbridge is great.

BTW, I don't know if you know, but if you put the completed photo first, it will show up as the thumbnail picture that people see when they decide whether to click on a project.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011 09:05:49 AM »

Thanks for the comments and the tip! Its my first topic, the advice is totally appreciated.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011 09:15:55 AM »

this makes me wanna have babies right now!  um okay maybe not rught now but when i do they are sooo getting one of these.  and it that a lord of the rings reference to the left?  speak friend and enter? 
awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011 09:17:39 AM »

Oh my gosh that is the COOLEST thing EVER! It could be none more cooler. It is simply AWESOME!
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011 09:40:36 AM »

This is so awesome! Best parents ever!
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011 09:52:40 AM »

Wow! I would have absolutely adored something like this as a kid! Perfect example of crafting on a budget and recycling materials. The drawbridge looks super fun and I love the Doors of Durin painting! <3
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2011 10:00:50 AM »

Absolutely adorable!  Well done to both of you.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2011 11:25:08 AM »

It looks like so much fun! I featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page today. Thanks for sharing!  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2011 11:56:54 AM »

Wow, thanks Racky!  And everyone else. =]  The Lord of the Ring doors are part of a bookshelf my husband (then bf) painted together years ago.  He was the one who replicated to Mine doors.
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2011 01:19:50 PM »

A great idea. I bet your children love it for many years yet.  My children did play in cardboard boxes but I never thought to turn them into something better like you did. 
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2011 01:58:07 PM »

This is such a great idea. Much nicer than those $10 "life size" cardboard houses the kids can color that I saw in my local Menards.
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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2011 03:22:52 PM »

When I was little my dad used to make me pictures with a teletype machine, Fred Flinstone out of # and & symbols, that sort of thing. Your husband is a much cooler dad.
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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2011 02:20:46 PM »

I love it.  Great job, it looks like she will have lots of fun with it.
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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2011 01:19:16 PM »

 Grin Upcycling at it's finest!!  You guys are awesome AND clever parents!

p.s. That kid of yours is adorable...what a mug  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2011 02:42:07 PM »

What a lucky child! This is so amazing and creative - thanks for sharing!!  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2011 06:02:11 PM »

Thats a really neat idea. I would have never guessed it was a TV box before you mentioned it. Thumbs up!
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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2011 01:14:52 AM »

It's great, it's cool, with something so simple as a TV box you have made something so perfect! :O
Now I want to make castles for all the children I know XD
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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2011 06:41:35 PM »

That is the coolest thing EVER! What fun that would be!
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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2011 12:14:13 PM »

Oh wow! I can't wait to show this to my kids! They have a bunch of boxes in the basement from our recent move, and have been talking about making a castle. They'd adore something this wonderful!!
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2011 01:17:07 PM »

cool!!!
Cant wait to see what you are gonna make from the new box.
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