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  •  From experience, I know that he won't want these (4+ / 0-)

    things as he matures, either.  You can keep them in the garage for a few months or edit now!  When the time came for us to clear a room, I saved a few objects that were important to me!  ;0)   Maybe someday there will be some acknowledgement, but so far, offspring has moved on to new things.  

    Have you decided on what the new look of the room will be?

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    by weck on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 06:59:12 AM PST

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    •  He brought me some things that he made :) (4+ / 0-)

      A train, a dinosaur puzzle that he made in preschool, a painted skull, and a log cabin :) He asked me rather shyly if I wanted to keep them. I have a shelf in my office for treasures :)

      Sort of. He wants a double bed, but he is already 5'8" at 13 and will be between 6'4" and 6'7" as an adult, according to parentstages.com. Not surprising. My father was 6'3", a great-uncle was 6'4", and one brother is 6'4". DH is 6'2". So I wonder if we should get a queen size.

      He wanted a couch and a flat-screen TV. Not getting the TV! He has a very nice dresser that used to be mine, so he'll keep that. And an Art Deco desk, but it is pretty small.

      He wanted to paint the room bright orange, like my brother painted the upstairs bathroom in the beach house. It is HIDEOUS. Weird, because my brother has excellent taste. Usually. He did it to warm up the room. Son's room is French blue now.

      There was a window seat in his room, but a previous owner built a desk with two little chests under it. We'll knock that out and put either the bed or the couch there.

      He has three bookcases. He'll keep one or two. He has the black shag rug that used to be in the basement.

      Kid is a minimalist. Maybe we'll paint the room a deep cream color. Or pale yellow. Window blind, bookcase, dresser, and desk are cherry.

      There are shelves running the length of the room, where he kept his stuffed animals. He wants the shelves gone, but DD wants them. The rooms are different sizes and shapes, so I may need to cut them.

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      by BadKitties on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 07:26:22 AM PST

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      •  Sounds like quite a project! (3+ / 0-)

        I hope you can keep some treasures.

        A cream colored room can have lots of bright orang accents and curtains!

        If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. & http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Okiciyap

        by weck on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 07:58:11 AM PST

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        •  Augh! Yes. Huge project :( (2+ / 0-)
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          We'll have to get the drywall guy in, and the painter. We have to sell the bunk beds and bedding on Craigslist. We need to buy the bed and couch. Will sell the Legos on eBay if my brother doesn't want them.

          I want to keep a couple of the bears (he used to collect them, so we brought him one from every trip) and I don't know what to do with the rubber duckies. There are duckies from my mother's travels.

          Ohhhh :(

          Lawmakers, either get out of the vagina business, or go to medical school. Senator Wendy Davis

          by BadKitties on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 08:10:32 AM PST

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          •  Duckie races are another fundraiser! (1+ / 0-)
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            Put them in a stream after numbering them!  The first duckie to cross the finish line wins!  They can be used over and over, folks "sponsor a duckie"  and collect a ribbon (or other prize)  for the win.  The stream doesn't have to be natural or long, but it should have rocks to create turbulence.  Works well at church bazaars in warm months.  Trickier indoors.

            Does somebody need more duckies for their fundraiser?  Is there an empty spot for them under the new bed for now?  I don't know how you mom would feel.  

            If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. & http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Okiciyap

            by weck on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 08:59:22 AM PST

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