Friday, June 4, 2010

Line 'Em Up

While I was home in Ohio, after the Texas trip, my mom put me to work. Welll, I kinda put myself to work. I felt like I had to make up for my mud-loving dog that left his huge paw prints everywhere. My goal was to finish the bench Jeremy and I had made for mother's day and get her master bedroom bathroom painted. After some careful deliberation, my madre decided to put the bench in the screened in porch. She recently hung some white sheers to get a light and airy feel, so we thought painting the bench white would go great. So I got to work.

First step: Priming.

 I'm pretty sure it took longer to paint this than to build it. And I'm not sure why I didn't flip the bench over.

While the primer was out and I was doing the work (haha) my mom had me prime a planter stand, and a kids tabletop too. Again, I was making up for Mr. Mud, so it was ok. I have to admit, I kinda like helping out, so I was actually more than willing. I got about halfway on the planter stand before I remembered a before picture:

And here's the kids table:

My mom started to sand off the shiny top.

Here's everything primed and ready:

The doggies wanted to get in on the action too:

My Izzie girl!

Harley got a little too ambitious and got paint on his nose.

The kids tabletop was being primed so it could become a chalkboard! We used the spray chalkboard paint. I got the honors of painting it since I primed it. Trust me, even my brother gathered around to watch, so it was an honor. He even gave it a spray so he could "feel the power." I don't even know what that means, haha.

Here's the after shot:

My goal was not achieved though because although I did get a lot of painting done, I only got one coat of paint put on the bench and one on the bathroom walls as well. So when my mom finishes both of them, I'll make her figure out her camera and send me proper after pictures!

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  1. Great idea! I bet the kiddos will LOVE this! Chalkboard paint IS the best, isn't it!?!

  2. We have done several projects using chalkboard paint and have found it to work well for our projects too. Thanks for sharing on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

  3. The kids did love it! My mom said the kids accidentally colored on it using crayons though! haha