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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Shhhh...It's A Secret

Hi Friends,

A few months ago my hubby was looking for the entrance to get down underneath the main floor bathroom as we'll be doing some renos and he needs to know what our options are.  He couldn't find it anywhere.  The bathroom isn't located in the original  home but an addition that was put in some time later...we have no idea when.  Therefore, you can't access it through the basement but we knew there HAD to be a way.  There was a spongy spot in the dining room floor which is next to the bathroom so he decided to pull the carpet up in that area to access it.  Nope!!!  No entrance there.  Instead, we found a secret.  Shhh...don't tell anyone.



We found this cement safe built into the floor.  We remembered at that point that somebody once told him that he had installed a safe in that room many years ago, we had forgotten all about that.  To our surprise, we found it.

When he pulled back the carpet, this is what we first saw.  Not too exciting lol.  Just the carpet underlay haha!!



Step 2 - still quite boring!  Hang on friends, the excitement is starting to build...



Drum roll please...there it is, the safe.



When he began to remove the top of the safe it was so exciting.  What would we find?  Money, jewels?????  No...just an old tea towel.  How disappointing, the story of my life LOL!!  We figured it was placed there to keep dampness away.



As you can see from my favourite striped helper, it isn't that large.  He's a big boy though.



The cement slab that had to be removed to access the safe is about 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) thick.  It's heavy!  You can see it on the right side of this photo.


This photo gives you a little better view of the depth of it.


Remember, it's a secret.  Don't tell a soul!!

Thanks for visiting!

~ Kelly ~

20 comments:

  1. Well of course, the cat would have to investigate! lol My cats would be the same way.
    I was hoping for rare coins are old diaries!

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  2. Very cool discovery, Kelly! Thank goodness the safe didn't contain any old bones or something...I watch too many mystery shows. HA!

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  3. That's exactly the luck we have...nothing but a towel in the safe. :) I should read more of your back post. I was thinking Lily was your daughter. She is cute! Sure understand about having the house to yourselves. Our three grandsons used to come for nine days at a time. We loved having them but after nine days well, we were ready for a quiet house again.

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  4. Well gee, instead of making history by finding a cache of rare jewels or bundles of old bills from a train robbery....you are the proud owner of a new tea towel. Haha, that would be my luck too Kelly. Interesting bit of history to your house though!

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  5. Well, now you will have somewhere to store all your jewellery!

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  6. Ok we won't tell! Great find!

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  7. Oh darn no treasure just a tea towel ?! geesh ! lol . Yup that would be us to , to find something like that in an exciting type encasement , oh well at least it was fun thinking about what could of been lol ! The history of the mystery tea towel dun dun dun dunn!! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  8. Oh, my word. I can't imagine how exciting it was to peel off these layers with anticipation of what treasures might be hiding in that safe! Too bad it was a tea towel...oh, my. Perhaps there are other neat things hidden beneath your floors!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  9. Your secret is "SAFE" with me :D How exciting to find something like this in your home though! Very interesting, and I hope you can figure out a way to get to your bathroom! Have a blessed day :)

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  10. I wonder what the original safe installers stored in there? A tea towel isn't that exciting, is it? But the idea of a hidden safe certainly is.

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  11. oH my.... what an exciting find.. Such a treasure..[even though finding money would REALLY have been fun.ha]. I bet know one has a built in safe under there floor.. wow!!
    Love this post..so fun.

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  12. Wow what a great find..too bad there was nothing of value in it. Loved reading about it. Janice PS Your secret is SAFE with me. ;=)

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  13. That would have been a whole lot more fun if at least that was an interesting vintage tea towel of some sort. Oh well.

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  14. that would have been very exciting if you did find something there, it sure makes a person wonder what may be just a few feet away that you know nothing about, good luck with your Reno's :)

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  15. How exciting to find something like this! Sorry there was no treasure though, but maybe there are more hidden secrets in the future :)

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  16. That's a really interesting find, now you have a 'safe' place for your treasures :)

    Diana

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  17. Oh, too bad you didn't find any treasure there, but exciting none-the-less to find the safe! I hope you find a way under the bathroom, though! Old homes have so many secrets! xx K

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  18. Don't you just love the secrets old houses hold? What a nice surprise to find it when you weren't even looking for it. Good luck in finding your bathroom entry. Is there a crawlspace under the addition?
    Wendy

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  19. Well at least the tea towel was pretty! Fun find!

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  20. What a crazy find! No treasures, but at least you have a fun story to tell!

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