I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
Someone pointed out to me that having Sun Kissed Boy #2 helping me re-do The Terrific Turquoise Dresser made it all that more special. That got me thinking about the things I love in my house for purely sentimental reasons. Let's take this dresser.
My mom bought this dresser for me from a garage sale when I was in high school. It was a bright yellow but it held my clothes so I didn’t think much of it. When my husband and I moved in together, we painted black and used it as a buffet. While we were painting, he painted our initials in a heart on the back of the dresser (awh, young love!). That stamped it in my heart forever.
When we found out we were having a baby boy, we painted it again. On the back, we wrote his name and the month and year we painted. Name has been blurred to protect the innocent :)
When we moved the dresser to the office/spare bedroom/computer room/Wii room, we repainted it once more. At that point, we traced the Sun Kissed Boys' little hands.
BTW, when we painted the dresser for Sun Kissed Boy #1, Sun Kissed Husband and I painted a sailboat on each side of the dresser. He painted one side, I painted the other.
When we repainted it black again, Sun Kissed Husband couldn't bare to paint over his work of art, so he left it. I'm glad he did.
I am sure when I redefine the office/spare bedroom/computer room/Wii room for one single use, the dresser will be painted again. And I am sure that we will stamp it once more with something else sappy to make me love it all the more.
Another little sentimental thing is Sun Kissed Boy #2’s little handprint on one of our walls. I didn’t have the heart to paint over it so there it sits as if it was wall art.
Sun Kissed Boy #1 leaves his mark in a less “cute” way.
My Sunny Days step stool has his mark already! He stepped on some paint I had out while working on a project. My bad.
In case you’re wondering, Sun Kissed Boy #1 had his share of wall painting but had outgrown it when we moved into our current home 4 years ago. Hew!