Saturday, September 12, 2015

We painted.

 I  couldn't think of anything exciting  for the blog post title so here it is... we painted.  I had this in mind for a long,  long  time. I purchased this cupboard a few years ago online. It's quite heavy so I didn't want to just throw it out.  It's still very good. The problem was is that it had marks on it that I couldn't get rid of so I really wanted to paint it. 


 So I went and bought paint and brushes and because it was warm outside on Saturday we dragged it out and I got my eldest to sand it down a bit.  Then the girls wanted to paint and I thought why not? And let them. The nine year old was good. I've been keen to get the kids more involved in jobs. I helped my five year old girl paint as she needed supervision.  She tipped the paint tin over and thankfully I decided to lay down an old cardboard box on the floor so it didn't end up on the floor.  Good decision by mum! 

 After a while though she wasn't getting it right so I told her I would take over and she was pretty okay with it. I did two coats of plain white. It's not glossy and there is a skill to be had when painting... I do not have it. I suppose you get what you pay for so I went cheap with the paint ($7.00 for 500ml) and cheap brushes. It would have turned out much nicer with more expensive stuff but I'm very happy with it.  I only painted the outside and top open section. 


It looks great back in the girls room. I dressed it up with some nice napkins, rosary beadsbeads,  a vase with flowers and a few first holy communion things.  I put boxes along the bottom row only for shoes and the girls can fill in the other shelves with books and toys. I reminded them that they are not allowed to draw or wipe snot on it! Kids! Am I the only one who deals with this issue? 
Anyway,  it's nice to have something finally done especially by yourself. 
Now,  what else is next? 


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