おとぎ話の世界に入りたい!娘の願いを18ヶ月かけて叶えたパパの努力が話題に

おとぎ話の世界に入りたい!娘の願いを18ヶ月かけて叶えたパパの努力が話題に

娘への愛が試される「お願い」

「パパ、私もディズニーの映画みたいなお家に住みたい!」
もし自分の娘にそんなことを言われたら、あなたはどうしますか?

実はいまそんな願いを聞き届け、最愛の娘のために18ヶ月かけて夢を叶えたパパの努力が話題になっています!

このファンタジーなお部屋の画像を投稿したのは、娘を持つパパ。

My daughter wanted a fairy tree in her room that she could sit inside and read books, climb the branches, and also have a top sitting area. I was kind of un-prepared for the physical realities of this project. I used Disney set-design as my inspiration. Even though it was difficult, I learned a huge amount along the way. It turned out pretty well, and she's so happy in her new room!

Materials cost for the entire project, including the room renovations was about $4,250. It took about 350 hours of my time -mostly spent on weekends or at night during the past 18 months.

彼はある日、娘にこんなことを言われました。

「中に入って本が読めて、枝に登っててっぺんに座れるような、おとぎ話に出てくる木がお部屋に欲しい!」

そして、この日から彼の戦いの日々が始まったのです・・・。

大変なときは娘の写真が励みに!

まず彼はディズニーのデザインから着想を得てスケッチを描き、ミニチュアモデルを製作。

I'm an artist in the video game industry, and don't usually draw with paper so I'm out of practice. Anyway, this was the last of about a dozen sketches I did before building the model. Most of the earlier drawings looked too scary, and the last thing I wanted was for it to give her nightmares!

I used Sculpey modeling clay and some plywood cut in the dimensions of her room, including the window and beams in the ceiling. I drew grid lines 1" apart. I put the whole thing in the oven for 25 minutes at 275 degrees to bake it to hardness.

ミニチュアを元に比率を計算して、実際に部屋をリフォームしていきます。

If I drew the silhouettes of the model on the wall, I could attach the steel rebar straight to these lines. The nice thing about organic shapes is you can get away with eyeballing things. Mistakes were made.

I found my welding teacher on craigslist. She's a professional sculptor named Carla Grahn, and she was offering 1-day private classes at her studio in Seattle for a few hundred bucks. I learned a ton from her and it was well worth the cost.

Just like painting my war-gaming miniatures, I started with a very dark coat, then gradually applied lighter colors.

とても大変な作業だったそうですが、この写真を常にそばに飾って頑張っていたんだとか!(笑)

I kept this picture of her in the room to help me through the tough parts.


要した歳月は実に18ヶ月
娘への愛があったからこそ成し遂げることが出来たビッグプロジェクトでした。

パパの涙ぐましい努力に娘も大満足!

そうして完成した部屋はまるで映画の中から飛び出してきたかのような精巧なクオリティ!以前の部屋とはまるっきり別物です。

She has her own reading light inside the tree, which is a 12v fixture on its own dimmer switch (located next to her right arm on the carpeted inside wall). My wife suggested the sitting area in the middle. This feature made the whole project more daunting, but in the end, I was glad she thought of it.

The knot hole fairy windows are on their own 12v circuit, dimmable from a switch near the door. At bedtime these make awesome nightlights.

・以前の部屋↓

Pretty ho-hum little girl's room. Definitely ready for a make-over! Notice how she's not in the picture. She wasn't very excited about her room at this point.

樹の枝には蝶が止まっていたり、ファンタジーな装飾品がついていて細かいところにまでこだわっていることが伝わってきますね!

Hot glue gun strikes again.

Hand-blown glass. Most of the decorations are cheap but we splurged on a few of them. I made sure to fasten ones like this with heavy wire to steel parts of the branches.

A trip to the local Michael's craft store yielded some good details pieces for the door. I found the doorknob at Anthropologie. I made the big gold hinges from Scupley and painted them with Testors paints.

娘のためにここまで頑張った彼はまさに父親のかがみと言えるでしょう。
パパ、お疲れ様でした!