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Pirate ship we built for our grand boys! I want this pirate ship/fort/swing set to look stressed and worn. For those that have see my earlier posting please forgive me for re posting. Having troubles loading my photo!

  • Bernice H
    Bernice H Woodburn, OR
    on Jul 7, 2012

    This is so wonderful! What a loving thing to make for the boys, so many memories to be made!

  • 3popps
    on Jul 7, 2012

    This is fantastic. I am jealous of your grandkids.

  • FunkyJunk Interiors - Donna
    FunkyJunk Interiors - Donna Canada
    on Jul 7, 2012

    WOW... now that is some playground! Totally amazing. Those lucky boys will never forget this playground. :) Donna

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on Jul 7, 2012

    I do not know what kind of lumber you used, but unless you used the pressure treated kind, I would worry more about making sure this lasts than trying to get a particular look for it...??? This is too fantastic to allow the elements to damage it before its time!

  • G B
    G B Ripley, TN
    on Jul 7, 2012

    Paint it, then sand off areas for a distressed look.

  • Robin A
    Robin A Jacksonville, FL
    on Jul 7, 2012

    Pressure Treated

  • The Space Between
    The Space Between Key West, FL
    on Jul 7, 2012

    This is really, really cool! You could apply a stain or even water down some paint to create a glaze and give it an uneven finish that looks aged. Either way, I'm sure it will provide many hours of enjoyment. :)

  • Thistlewood
    Thistlewood Grand Rivers, KY
    on Jul 7, 2012

    I second the space between....and I think the weather will help a little bit with the distressing!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jul 7, 2012

    Glad you got this up, Robin! Way cool. Welcome to Hometalk!

  • Eclectically Vintage - Kelly
    Eclectically Vintage - Kelly New York, NY
    on Jul 10, 2012

    You win grandmom of the year for this one!

  • Susan Lynn
    Susan Lynn Summerville, SC
    on Sep 12, 2012

    Did you come up with the plans yourself or where would I be able to find plans for this. I have looked before, but was unable to find any. I would appreciate any information you could give me. Another grammie wanting to make this for her grandkids.

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