Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ode to my daughter's old room

How long have you lived in your current home? Have you made many changes in that time?

Last September I had been in this same house for 22 years. I’ve made a few changes over the years. 

Hopefully soon I’ll scan in the pictures which tell the story of why I fell in love with this house, but for now I wanted to show off the latest changes I’ve made.

When we bought this house, it only had two bedrooms. For many years, Nick and Val shared one room. As they got older, we put each of their beds on opposite sides of the room and lined their two dressers down the middle, so that they had the tiniest shred of privacy.

In 1999, we put on an addition (which will no doubt be blogged as well), and each of the kids got their own room. Val stayed in the same room. We did some painting, stenciled, Granma made a comforter. 
November 12, 1999 
When Val was a senior, we took in a foreign exchange student and Val lost her bed frame. Poor kid, practically sleeping on the floor til she went off to college the next fall.
November 1, 2007
Then I don't remember where Val lived, but I apparently turned her bedroom into my sewing room.
April 4, 2010
 She must have come home at some time because I turned the room back into her bedroom. Kind of.
March 6, 2013
 Then it dawned on me that she probably wasn't coming home again, so I took over her room one more time.
March 9, 2013
 I turned it into my office, aka Snoopy room. Let the creative juices flow.
March 11, 2013
What's the saying about you can never go home again? But at least you can read a Peanuts cartoon there.

2 comments:

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

Hi Chris! We have lived in our current home 9 and a half years! I can't believe how we have changed the spare bedrooms in that amount of time. Spare bedroom, junk room, office room, bedroom, junk room, writer's room -- yeah!! I loved that change for sure and for certain! Blessings This is another one of your great shares!!

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

Sue, you'll have to watch for the reveal of what I did with the old office! Coming up this Tuesday!