Bettendorf family creates memories in reimagined space | Home & Garden

In reality, Sue had been fascinated with giving freely the ping pong table that stood within the unused storage room. The table’s solely objective appeared to be as a flat floor on which to pile “unneeded objects,” as she calls them.

However impressed by on-line pictures and YouTube movies, she and MikeĀ  reworked the house right into a sport room.

Mike constructed barn doorways to cover the storage cabinets, they usually adorned the partitions with pickleball paddles, a bowling pin and a putter, every representing actions they take pleasure in.

In addition they displayed Richard Petty race automobile plaques and reproduction mannequin automobiles Mike drove in earlier days “which undoubtedly made him smile,” Sue says.

Different objects: a Tornado sport clock, Scrabble sport letters, a dart board and the 40-year Anniversary Pac-Man Arcade. “Pac-Man turned 40 this yr, as did one among our youngsters,” Sue explains. Shopping for it was a salute to their kids’s childhoods and the sport requires no cash to play.