When my husband and I bought our first home, we started almost immediately to add secret messages to it. Everytime we had to move something semi-permanent to paint around it - a bathroom mirror, the refrigerator, etc. - we added a secret message behind it before we put it back into place. So, behind the mirror in the master bedroom it says C.B. loves B.B. and the date we painted it. The mirror in the upstairs hall bath hides my daughter's name, put there before she was born and before anybody but us knew what her name would be. And high up on the inside wall of the linen closet, the part where you have to go inside the closet and turn around to see it, is our first secret announcement that our son was on the way.
We sold that first house five years ago, and have spent the time adding new secret messages to our curent house. I wonder if our secrets are still safe in out old house. The ones behind the mirrors, maybe not, since people do paint and they are likely to have been discovered. The linen closet I bet is still safe though, unknown to anybody but us. And I like to think that maybe if they have been found, the new owners might have left them there, or even added their own secret messages along with ours.
Have you every hidden secret messages in your house? If you found one someone else had left, would you paint over it or let it be?
(Image from fig studio, since my secret messages are secrets.)