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My first project is complete and it has special meaning!

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I spent a lot of time at my grandparents when I was a child. After my grandpa's passing I wanted to create a room box of their kitchen, as this is where we spent most of our time. I can still remember my grandpa sitting at his special place at the table and my grandma slaving over the store making one of her many, delicious suppers! It took me years to complete the room box because of time restraints but I can happily say that I think I'm complete! I actually completed it just in time to showcase it at my grandma's funeral. It was a huge hit!

 

 

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Started w/the outside; Family pictures at my grandparent's over the years

 

 

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In progress- Photo of my Grandpa and niece at the kitchen table. Starting to looks so real!

 

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My grandpa taught me how to color so a coloring book and crayons on the table were a must!

 

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Walking into the kitchen; I always remembered the duck on the counter holding pens and bills, the family tree plaques and antlers above my grandpa's chair, some type of pie or baked good being prepped for baking on the counter, green Kool-Aid was always made in the waiting in the frig, my grandpa's inhailer always on the window sill by his chair at the table, the latest family photos stuck in the trim behind my Grandpa's chair, the rug that my Grandpa had to have under his feet when sitting at the table and the most important- cards on the table from the hundreds of crazy 8 games that were played!

 

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The retro metal sink and dumplings cooking on the stove (a family fav!)

 

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My grandparents only source of heat! This was also grandma's favorite way of cooking. Notice the huge burn mark on the floor- that was Grandma- she dropped the stove cover one day! Opps!

 

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Top view of the entire roombox

 

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My grandpa and his annual growing of his amaryllis. Notice it on the table!

 

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My grandparents! My Inspiration! Miss them dearly!

 

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What sweet heirloom you have created. Thank you for sharing it and the inspiration behind each item.

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This is wonderful!!!:clap:You've added so many special details.  What a beautiful tribute to them.  Did you make most of the items yourself?  So many of them seem unique and special to you.  You have done a spectacular job of recreating the kitchen, even down to the window treatment, tablecloth and flooring!

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You did great re-creating it all from the photo and memories. Wow!

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What a precious project. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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@ Deborah- the only think I didn't create was the table and chairs (although I did add the table cover-that was always a must with Grandma), telephone, toaster and the one fish hanging on the wall. It was so much fun and thank you for the kind words everyone!

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As others in the family tell you their own memories you can add them.  What a great addition to family gatherings.

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Thank you for sharing photos and story of this very special roombox.  Love the details you have recreated, especially, the amaryllis and the burn on the floor.

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What a wonderful way to remember your grandparents and their home.  Great idea and great room box.

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Brought tears to my eyes...this is just wonderful! The details make it perfect! :D 

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Wonderful.  That could be my grandpa.   Just stick a little radio on the shelf and tune into bluegrass church songs.

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I truly Love it.... I have such fond and loving memories of my grand parents too... You did an amazing job!! <3 

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OH how wonderful, I just love it. Thank you for sharing.  There is just something about our grandparents house isn't there 

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This is so great. What a fantastic idea. Now you have a 3D memory. :D
 

 

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You did a wonderful job. I love that you were able to recreate so many memories. 

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What a wonderful tribute. I'm sure it was a special treasure for the whole family. Thank you for sharing.

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What a great idea.  I love this.  How very special.  My favorite is the burn mark on the floor.  So cute. 

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That's is so beautiful. I don't have the right words. This def is a family heirloom

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Bravo!!! This is such a wonderful and touching demonstration of your love for your grandparents and of the time you spent with them! What a fabulous way to relive memories too! 

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I was reading older threads and so happy to have opened this one. My eyes are leaking, in a good way. What a beautiful tribute, executed perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing!

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