It’s here! My dad has completed Drew’s sailboat mobile! I asked him to make it after we found out the one we loved from Restoration Hardware was sold out and he took to the challenge beautifully!
The room is primarily in blues, browns and whites, so I asked him to give a little pop of color with some red and yellow boats to match the navy ones. He made each boat out of balsa wood and each sail is fabric that he covered in a glue / water mixture and baked in the oven to harden. To give each boat the vintage-y feel he sanded down the inside so some of the natural wood poked through.
Doesn’t that make you want to ask him to create one for you? He’d refuse. I guarantee it… this dominated his free time forever because he’s such a perfectionist and because he came up with the template and design himself! THANKS DAD! We love it!