We are having a pirate party for my son that just turned 9 on Saturday. I made invitations, tore them out and burned the edges. The invitation say:
ahoy thar matey!
Stop yer pillaging, lend me yer ear, I have a message fer ye to hear! The treasure’s been stolen, it must be found. Tighten yer sashes, skull island be bound. Shiver me timbers, thars pirates on board, drinkin rootbeer and flailin their swords. Captain kyle sets sail October 25th at ten, we need all ye pirates to be there by then. Wear ye pirate shirt, the captain will give ye the rest. Come prepared to search for the pirate chest. Wave ye flag or call if ye will be attendin, have yer mum come back at twelve when the party’s endin. See ya thar- aarrgh!
We needed a treasure chest for the little pirates to find. I searched and this is the 2nd best I could find. The perfect one was $15.00 and this one was $1.00. I felt really bad because Grandmaw that painted this had artwork and a lot of painted things out there for sale. Knowing the time she put into it and that I would be painting over it- I just feel so bad.
This is what it looks like after painting. I may paint my initail on the front and use in my office area after the party. I will have to get my desk up to my room and play to see what I need to accessorize and store my craft stuff. If you look at the before photo the woman had painted part of the handle. I took my Sophisticated Finishes and painted the hardware back to a black/bronze color.