Preserving Fun Memories

When we re-painted our stairway wall as part of the living room re-do

we came to a spot that we just didn’t have the heart to paint over.

Fourteen years ago when we painted the wall bright yellow

our oldest child was 2—and as he went up the stairs

I reminded him not to touch the walls because they were wet.

He was 2. He was left-handed. He needed help up the stairs.

And his habit was to put his little hand on the wall while he climbed.

So, we had these precious little 2-year-old handprints

from 14  years ago on our stairway wall that we just didn’t want to lose.

We decided to preserve them…and even highlight them in a fun way

when we re-painted.  We outlined them lightly..one even included an arm! ha!

And then we ‘framed’ them in Cape May pebbles…..one of our son’s favorite

vacation spots.

We now have these two cute little framed handprints going up the stairs

to treasure for always.  We have even talked about cutting that

part of the wall out if we ever move. 🙂

There’s plenty of other things on our walls that we don’t

want to preserve….the large dent from our son’s head

when he flipped back in a chair in the dining room,

the pin holes one of our daughter use to like to make behind her bed

in neat patterns {she thought we didn’t know}, and many others.

But, this one…..it is super special. And we didn’t want to lose it

behind a coat of paint.

What do you do to preserve special memories in your home?

Happy Wednesday~

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3 thoughts on “Preserving Fun Memories

  1. Hello,
    I love this – a very clever, charming way to preserve a moment and make it a lasting memory! Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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