An Antique-Quilt Teepee for the Little Guy
THE RAVENNA HOUSE Happy 2015 everyone! We had a great holiday full of food, kiddos, and celebrating in the mountains of Oregon with my sis and her fam. It was a great start to the new year!
But before we left town for the mountains, Wilder and I got to spend a couple of days hanging out between Christmas and New Years. And with extra time on our hands, I wanted to do something special for the two of us during the holiday break. So I planned out a DIY project that we could build together. DIY is extra special, right? Right.
So this holiday break, Wilder and I built an antique-quilt teepee in his bedroom!
I've wanted to get Wilder a teepee for a long time now, but after seeing the price of some cute options at Land of Nod and Pottery Barn Kids, I decided we'd build our own. And since I happen to have an abundance of antique quilts laying around (thanks Mom!), I decided our DIY version would be an antique-quilt teepee. I'll share a DIY tutorial next week, but for now, here are some pics of our new favorite play space:
And how about those antique quilts...aren't they beautiful? Here's a closer look:
The first quilt, a hand-stiched double-wedding-pattern quilt, I bought off Craigslist for $50 a few years back. And my mom, an avid quilter herself, scored the red-white-and-blue lovely from a quilting retreat she attends every year. It was a real battle with my sis to see who would end up with it, but I guess mom just likes me better! Just kidding of course...;) But I did promise my sis joint custody of the quilt...so I may need to part with it for a few weeks every year.
Building this teepee turned out to be a really fun and easy project for Wilder and I. He is really proud of it, and I'm really happy to have a special little nook all our own. Plus I'm already excited about the other places we can set this teepee up, especially this summer. Like maybe outside, with an animal skin floor, hanging lights and a garland. But that's getting a little ahead of myself! For the time being, you know where this little family will be hanging out!
p.p.s. I bought this William Wegman kid's book for my dog-loving niece,Winnie. It's awesome! And yes, William Wegman really does kids books.
p.p.p.s. In case you missed it over the holidays, I posted about my favorite projects from 2014 and a by-the-numbers year end recap. Writing those posts sure made me feel like 2014 was a productive year for us at the Ravenna House! Thanks for following along!