When my youngest daughter was in high school she had to finish her senior year by doing a senior project in something that she had an interest in. I had this room in the basement that was kind of a "catch all" room" and she asked me if she could make it into a "Grand kid" room. At the time we just had grandsons, so we designed it to be a boy room. Now, I have 8 grandsons and 3 granddaughters, and the granddaughters seem to love it as much as the boys. We asked one of the grandsons what kind of room he would like and his answer was,"a cowboy, police room." So my daughter started thinking of ideas and thought she would make it into a cowboy room with an old time jail in it. This has definitely been the favorite room to go to when the grand kids come to visit. Below is a before picture of the "catch all" room.
So "Saddle Up" and come on in!
Here is the after shot of the finished room, I wanted to change the old ugly carpet but we decided to leave it because cowboys love dirt and it kind of looks like dirt!
We found this horse swing and thought it would be perfect in our cowboy room, it is one of the favorite parts of play.
We made "Wanted" pictures of each of the grand kids, and their reward is of course "5 billion dollars" because that is just a portion of what they are worth, or maybe I should have put "Priceless".
Of course, inside the jail you need to have a place to eat and sleep!
We have acquired some more horses, it just seems like a place they want to migrate too.
Our collection of boots have increased too, because you can't be a cowboy unless you've got the boots! This last visit one of my little grandsons didn't want to take his boots off the whole week he was here!
I have had to get an extra set of keys because it seems like everyone wants to be the sheriff!
Don't worry this isn't really barbwire! It is made out of a plastic cord and it is really soft to the touch.
Here is one of our "Cowboys" enjoying the swing
And of course you are not a real cowboy unless you haul hay for all of those horses you need to feed.