Friday, May 21, 2010

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!   

Yanet  IIIII

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Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I don't think I could part with that dresser, either! I'm way too sentimental. I love all the sweet touches your boys have left on your home.

Nadeen said...

What a great way to record life. Way better than a wall, from which you move or remodel or repaint.

Great idea created from randomness.

Natasha in Oz said...

How sweet-a true piece of art for sure.

Best wishes and happy weekend,

Christy said...

What a sweet sentimental story! I love the last one with the foot prints - looks like it was meant to be!

Pondside said...

That dresser is already a family heirloom, I'd say!

H said...

I have lots of things around my home which are kept for purely sentimental reasons. Memories are important. Thanks for sharing yours :)

Jenny said...

I love this! You are so talented and I love how you integrate your children into each piece of furniture you create!

Another lovely link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "S"!


jenn said...

i LOVE that you left the handprint on the wall. that's such a cute thing! we should do that in my parents' house with their grandbabies.

Mary said...

LOVE the traced hands & wall hand print :-)

Amanda Lee said...

What a treasure you have! And the dresser is pretty neat, too!

Jenny said...

My favorite is the hand print on the wall. If you ever paint again, I'd cut that piece of drywall out & frame it. :)

When my ds was 2 he left a hand print on the inside of the car windshield. Dh cleaned around that hand print for 15 yrs. You could see it pretty clearly for at least 12 yrs - after that it was really just a very dirty spot. LOL Still, dh cleaned around. A few weeks ago he wrecked the car. My first thought - after I knew he was ok - was the hand print. The windshield shattered so it's gone. The memory is there though & our son has watched his dad treasure that print all these years.