BELLEVIEW, WA (WFLA) – A father designed and built a breath-taking bedroom for his little daughter. He posted the photos of his DIY project on social media and they are getting national attention.
Rob Adams is a video game world artist. He works for Bungie, the company that has developed Halo and Destiny. Rob said that he had designed his son’s room first and it has an under-the-sea theme. He had to do something for his daughter too, he explained.
The design of the girl’s room has a Disney meets video-game feel to it, Rob said he wasn’t going for anything realistic.
He spent 350 hours stretched over a period of 18 months working on the project on weekends and nights. His original idea included some fake trees from Naturemaker, the company that sells one of a kind Steel trees. But the price tag on that idea was between $50,000 and $100,000 so he decided to build what he wanted himself.
He had to study tutorials, had to teach himself a lot of things and even took a private lesson with a welding teacher in Seattle, but the results were absolutely worth it.
“I think my video game developing work absolutely help me with the planning, composition, and the shapes for this,” he said. “I also got a lot of inspiration from Disney, and what they’ve done with Tarzan’s treehouse at Disneyland with how I wanted the tree to look.”
The total cost for the tree and redoing his daughter’s room including the carpeting, hardwood floors, concrete, paint, electrical fixtures, lights, welding hardware, supplies, and wiring was $4250.
“Looking back on it, I want to say it was a little too much work, but that’s only because I had to learn how to do it while I was doing it. If I were to do it again knowing what I know now, it would take a hundred or so hours less.”
He says he is planning to build a pirate ship tree house for his son next, complete with pulleys, an air cannon and more.
Rob says he put up the photos online to show to people that something like this is absolutely doable.
“It took time for me to do, to take off work, or weekends, or nights when my children were asleep,” he said. “But this is something I feel that any person could do if they want.”