Anyone who has ever renovated an old home knows what it’s like to discover hidden antiquities within the floorboards, behind walls, in the attic or beneath the wallpaper.
Sometimes the discoveries are creepy, on other occasions mysterious, and in very rare circumstances what homeowners find ends up changing their lives forever.
For example, take this couple: soon after beginning the renovation on their kitchen, they found a hidden safe beneath the island.
“When we first moved in we found a safe code in the back of a medicine cabinet but never found a safe. Still, I saved the little code just in case. The safe looks like it’s about 10-20 years old. After a half dozen attempts it actually worked!” imgur user sarm explained.
The couple came up on $51,080 in cash, a vintage bottle of bourbon and what appears to be a map leading to some kind of treasure.
“We stared in disbelief. Time stood still. I started to reach in the safe and Eddie yelled, ‘Wait it might be booby trapped!’ I’m still laughing at that one,” she said.
At this point, they haven’t figured out what they’re going to do with all that money, but we’re sure they won’t have any problem spending it.
What is the best or worst thing you have ever discovered while renovating?