Sunday, June 24, 2012

Can't Paint It!

This is the one thing I couldn't paint in preparation for selling the house.  Just couldn't do it!



Too many memories attached and maybe the potential buyers will find it charming but insist it be painted.  I would do it then.


But not before.

Had some potential buyers come and look last night.  Young couple, no kids yet.  IF they are THE ONES, maybe it will inspire them to keep track of the years as we have.

Joining Elaine for Sunny Simple Sundays.

Thanks Elaine for hosting!

19 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

If it needs to be covered let them do it after you move - we have one too and I could never cover it either. It would break my heart. Good luck selling. sandie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have the same issue going on inside my pantry door but on the door jamb. I asked Eric if he could pry it off. :)

Orlando Grandma said...

Leave it there as long as the property is yours. Can not forget all the exiement eveytime somebody grew an inch. Those lived experiences stay with you a lifetime.

Orlando Grandma said...

Leave it there as long as the property is yours. Can not forget all the exiement eveytime somebody grew an inch. Those lived experiences stay with you a lifetime.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

We have the same thing in our kitchen of all places. We keep saying we need to transfer it to a board and make it something we can take with us. Getting ready for the move?

Sue said...

On the door jam of my house, that I bought about 12 years ago, there is marks on the hall door jam with the previous families kid's height as they grew up. I have a "grown' chart" of my grandkids heights on the door jam in my bedroom. Somethings in life are just meant to be "untouched"!

Take care,
Sue

Rachel Lloyd said...

Thank you for stopping by for a visit!Here I am surfing away catching a big wave with your blog!Love it!Great pics!

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Ann,
Yes, I agree, don't paint it now. Your potential buyers will understand, and know your house was a home where a real family lived.
It is charming!
Take a good picture as well, it might be one you will frame and put on the wall of your new home.
Brenda

Olive Cooper said...

I understand Ann. That will be hard to paint over. I did CC's growth chart on a long poster. It moves with me. She does too so far:}

Tracy said...

Good advice from the other ladies. I too would leave it until the house sold. Best of luck!

Mr. Connor said...

Take some real good pixs and get the best one framed. What a treasure !

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Your's is on the plaster?
Mine is on a door trim... I told the Honey...that board will have to be replaced if we ever move. I'm prying ours off and taking it with.
~~~crazy,I know. Pat

My Cozy Casita said...

Tan you for stopping by a d your nice comments.
Blessing
Isora

AshTreeCottage said...

I would hate to part with that growth chart too. Maybe you could photograph it in segments and piece the pics together and take it to a print shop to enlarge to full size and keep it forever. Just a thought.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

PS: Love your Boston Terriers. Bentley is a Yorkie who lets us live with him.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I'd have a hard time painting over it too. I'd take that picture you took and frame it tho!

centerofgravity said...

I love the growth lines, too. Mine is on the wall paper in bathroom next to the family room. I always figured that I would just take the wall paper with me. The room needs to be undated anyway, but I'll keep the growth chart. Good luck selling the house, dear friend

centerofgravity said...

I love the growth lines, too. Mine is on the wall paper in bathroom next to the family room. I always figured that I would just take the wall paper with me. The room needs to be undated anyway, but I'll keep the growth chart. Good luck selling the house, dear friend

Razmataz said...

I think you need to photogrpah that really well and then get it blown up into a large sticky back stencil and install it in your new house...a good print show would do that for you.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Aren't you glad you can take photos to keep forever? that way you will have it and it will always be remembered!