One doting dad gave his little princess the bedroom of her dreams.
Check out this magical tree that’s fit for Tinker Bell herself.
Rob Adams, of Bellevue, Washington, built the fairy tale-like forest for his 6-year-old daughter, Lia, who loves reading books inside the trunk or climbing to the top for playtime.
“It started when we were trying to figure out how we were going to theme the room,” Adams, 44, told ABC News of how the family originally came up with the elaborate idea. “My son’s room is like an undersea world. He’s got the undersea world, so we thought, ‘What are we going to do for her? A fairy forest.’ When we were figuring out how to decorate it, she was really excited about the tree idea.”
The entire project took him about 350 hours to complete, equipped with sketches of the designs, drawing silhouettes on the wall and welding the full shape.
Once that hard work was complete, Adams added the final touches with concrete, paper mache and paint.
“The pre-planning and building the model and doing the drawings took about six or seven months. But it was about 18 months of building,” he explained.
The tree itself cost about $1,400 in materials, but the entire room start to finish cost Adams about $4,200.
“I finished it two days before Christmas. I had to have it done before Christmas,” he said. “She put her arms around me and said, ‘Oh my God, thank you so much.’ It was so great.”
And as for how many sleepovers he’s had to endure now that his daughter has the coolest room on the block, “It’s definitely made her a little more popular,” he quipped.
Needless to say, his happy girl loves her homemade jungle gym.
“She loves it. She loves climbing in it, she loves reading in it. She loves showing it to people,” said Adams. “It’s just neat. We get a lot of rain here and we have forests all around us, but when the weather is really horrible outside it’s nice to have a forest play land where she can be inside.”
The fun even continues at bedtime when little Lia can fall asleep to the twinkle lights that work on a dimmer, sparkling from the branches across her ceiling.
“When you turn them all the way down they look like stars,” he said. “And the fairy windows are low voltage light bulbs inside there, so that’s what I had been looking at the whole time I was building. But once I put those windows in I brought the whole family in and we were all just staring at it like, ‘Those are so cool.’ At night it’s really magical.”
The proud father, a video game creator by day, says he found this project so rewarding that he’d be interested in expounding upon the idea for future larger projects.
“If I found the right company with the right architect who was set up to do this professionally, I would definitely consider working on these types of things for children’s hospitals or libraries where they really want to create a fun and magical experience," he said.