A father is getting praise for his viral attempt at redecorating his daughters’ room.
The dad said that he wanted “to create a room that had floor space to play on, clothes storage but also make a space for them to crawl around in under neath as a ‘Fort’ of sorts.”
“Then I started thinking how could I make it more interesting than boring old plywood. I came up with the idea to make it seem like a castle and there could be cutouts for hands for climbing up and to see out. I thought about painting it to look like rocks,” he wrote. “The castle idea was quickly abandoned once I thought of the indoor treehouse idea. So I went with it.”
In the video, the first step was to “clean the room” of the girls. Then, it shows a very fast time-lapse of how he accomplished building the home.
In all, it took about three days to complete.
He added that he built the indoor treehouse around an Ikea Malm Dresser, an extremely popular product from the brand.
Commenters praised the father’s sweet gesture to his girls.
“You are an amazing dad! This is brilliant! Well done! :D” one person wrote.
“Meanwhile my dad can barely cook breakfast,” wrote another.
A third said, “It’s always so rewarding to see the kids faces just light up with joy. These little girls are very lucky to have such a devoted dad.”
DIY Weddig Cake
San Antonio wedding consultant Jessica Hoyle-King recently helped her brother Jeremy and his new bride Gosia save money for their honeymoon to Italy by making a DIY wedding cake in April.
The consultant worked with her mother and St Ermins Hotel head pastry chef Jamie Warley, who was Gosia’s brother-in-law, to make the impressive four-tiered cake for under $50.
They used two sheet cakes from Costco that cost $18.99 each that were divided up, frosted with buttercream icing, and decorated on top and the side with $10 flowers from Trader Joe’s.
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Y’all this DIY cake! It is no secret my bother is frugal…but this wedding took frugality to a whole new level. They bought two @costco cakes, cut them, stacked them, re-iced with buttercream icing, and covered with $10 @traderjoes flowers. Boom a $50 DIY Cake! Displayed on the stand I built using stuff from @hobbylobby …beautiful on a budget! The wedding was fun, but a sigh of relief we can get back to regularly scheduled projects around here. 🙌🏼 . . . ETA: My sister-in-law’s brother-in-law, @chefjwarley was in town from England for the wedding and took their idea of the cheap wedding Costco cake and threw it all together in a couple of hours at the venue the day before the wedding! Go follow him! (Didn’t know he had an IG, or I would have tagged him!). . . #hoylewedding2019 #countryweddingstyle #countrywedding #countryweddings #weddingcake #costcofinds #costcodeals #diycake #diycakes #diycakestand #costcodoesitagain #costcocake #traderjoes #traderjoeslove #traderjoesfinds #traderjoesflowers #hobbylobby #hobbylobbyfinds #hobbylobbyfarmhouse #hobbylobbydecor #hobbylobbywedding #hobbylobbylove
“The cakes were cut into tiered squares, stacked, re-iced, and arranged a few of the real flowers from the piles of flowers used for decorating … boom a $50 DIY cake,” Hoyle-King wrote on Instagram. “My sister-in-law’s brother-in-law, @chefjwarley was in town from England for the wedding and took their idea of the cheap wedding Costco cake and threw it all together in a couple of hours at the venue the day before the wedding … go follow him.”
Hoyle-King even made a cake stand and set up 24 tables for the wedding, which was finally held at Shady Springs Party Barn in Austin.
“All displayed on a rustic looking cake stand made with supplies from Hobby Lobby,” she said.
She described the results on social media as “beautiful on a budget.”
Epoch Times reporter Richard Szabo contributed to this article