4/7/11

secret rooms to hide and relive your childhood in

growing up, i loved to hide in the closet under the basement stairs. the room itself was only about 2 feet tall and 5 feet wide, getting shorter and shorter as the staircase above got closer and closer to the ground. even as a child, i had to duck to walk in. the door had no handle and you could only open it by pulling your fingernails along one of the grooves in the wood panelling that camouflaged the door.

i brought some of my favorite dolls and toys to play with into that secret room, and i loved eating snacks where my mother wouldn't catch me spoiling my dinner. it was my #1 hiding spot for playing hide-and-seek with newbies in my house ;]



i especially love this secret room hidden behind an armoire. makes me think i'm about to discover narnia :]



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readers, did you have a favorite secret spot that was all your own growing up?

13 comments:

Lisa said...

OMG i'm seriously so tempted to do that naria room in my future house hahahaha

Couture Carrie said...

Oh these are so fun!
Especially loving the last one!

xoxox,
CC

lauren said...

love these!

theeclecticlife said...

this is seriously awesome! i love the idea of secret rooms and passages. i think i attempted two times to have a pinterest board called "something's hiding here," but i had trouble collecting images like this! i never had a secret spot growing up, but i always wish i did!

Maria said...

fun! wonderful post! love the last one...

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sensiblyluxe said...

I always wanted a secret room growing up... A family friend had a long hallway of mirrors, and if you pressed on one of the panels, it opened up to reveal a secret room... That really captured my fancy for a long time.

moderngirl said...

fun!!! my secret spot was underneath the dining room table. not much of a secret.

cheers,
yvonne
modern.girl

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

OMG - secret rooms are my favorite! Remind me of the secret garden and narnia, which btw i love that armoire pics you found. Great find and nice share!! I will definitely have a secret room in my house someday!

best, tamra

tamrasanford.blogspot.com

Linda [the young curator] said...

glad to see you all enjoyed these! i can't wait until i build my own house and hide secret passageways and rooms for my kids to find :]


@sensiblyluxe -- what??? that sounds AWESOME! i wonder what other secrets your family friend's house holds

@moderngirl -- i hid under the table too hahaha

Kayla Poole said...

I was the queen of finding cool hiding places as a kid. Even as an adult, I much prefer to spend my time in smaller, more cozy spaces. When Tiho and I moved in together, my living space quadrupled. I still don't know what to do with it all!

Colleen / Inspired to Share said...

Ahh, these are so cool!!

Veronica Fukuda said...

What a fantastic post! Congratulations!

Style Maniac said...

My next door neighbor actually has a bookshelf that swings open to reveal his secret office behind it. Pure magic.

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